Padma Lakshmi Is Ready to "Get Weird" for a Good Cause (UPDATED)

The Bravo's Top Chef host is putting on a charity comedy show — and, of course, it's already sold out.

UPDATE (Oct. 26, 2018, 1:25 p.m.): Padma Lakshmi's comedy show to benefit the Movement Voter Project was a success! On Wednesday, October 24, the show, aptly titled Padma Puts on a Comedy Show, was held at the Bell House in Brooklyn. Padma took the stage alongside some special guests, including comedian Chris Rock. The Top Chef host shared on Instagram: "We put on a damn comedy show! (And I tried standup) ...Thank you so much to the hot & brilliant people who donated their time & talent. We raised almost $20k for [the Movement Voter Project]! Now who’s voting on Nov 6th??"

She also shared snippets of the night on her Instagram Stories.

Photo: @padmalakshmi/Instagram Stories

Photo: @padmalakshmi/Instagram Stories

Photo: @padmalakshmi/Instagram Stories

Photo: @padmalakshmi/Instagram Stories

Photo: @padmalakshmi/Instagram Stories

Photo: @padmalakshmi/Instagram Stories

Photo: @padmalakshmi/Instagram Stories

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Did you hear the news? Bravo's Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi is "putting on a dang comedy show!" to benefit the Movement Voter Project later this month in NYC. The event will feature sets from Michelle Wolf, Jo Firestone, Ziwe Fumydoh, Larry Owens, Roy Wood Jr., Patti Harrison, Catherine Cohen, and Pat Regan — as well as special guests, which could mean that when Padma shared that there will be "a 3-hour set by [Tom Colicchio]," she was either really serious or totally punking us.

Matt Rogers and Bowen Yang will be on hand to host the event aptly titled Padma Puts on a Comedy Show, set for October 24 at the Bell House in Brooklyn. According to the official website for the Movement Voter Project, the organization "works to strengthen progressive power at all levels of government by helping donors — big and small — to support the best and most promising LOCAL community-based organizations in key states — with a focus on youth and communities of color. We support hundreds of incredible organizations that BOTH turn out unlikely voters AND organize communities to grow their power and create transformation — from policy to the streets. We believe that supporting local “movement vote” groups is both the most effective AND most cost-effective strategy to transform our country."

Sadly, however, for those hoping to still score tickets to the event, well, better luck next time: "Thanks to all of you comedy patriots this show sold out last night! But stay tuned for a surprise!"

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