Pardcast-a-thon is the podcast telethon held by Never Not Funny in the Spring of every year (previously held on the day after Thanksgiving, Black Friday). The show is streamed online for free with video and audio-only options available. Items are auctioned off and donations are accepted, and the event is available for purchase afterwards. All the money raised goes to benefit Smile Train.
One week after Pardcast-a-thon 2018 concluded and all the auctions were done, Caitlin Rourke at Smile Train said that they broke the single-year record for PCAT fund-raising with a stunning $216,713.06 total on the year. That puts them at $1,035,367.02 all-time. (Never Not Funny mailing list)
Guests who have appeared every year so far include Danielle Koenig, Todd Levin, Rich Sommer and Paul Gilmartin.
Date: November 27, 2009
Amount raised: $12,281.69
Guests: Danielle Koenig, Todd Levin, Jon Hamm, Rachel Quaintance, Chris Hardwick, Janet Varney, Greg Behrendt, Rich Sommer, Brody Stevens, Oscar Nunez, Paul Gilmartin, Jordan Morris, Jimmy Dore, Dan Kaufman, Scott Aukerman, Maria Bamford
Date: November 26, 2010
Amount raised: $25,679.69
Guests: Rob Corddry, Rich Sommer, Jesse Thorn, Sarah Silverman, Steve Agee, Danielle Fishel, Tom Dreesen, Danielle Koenig, Aimee Mann, Kevin Pollak, Andy Richter via Skype, Paul Gilmartin, Jen Kirkman, Paul F. Tompkins, Todd Levin, Graham Elwood, LaBamba, Paul Rust, Tami Sagher, Doug Benson, Greg Behrendt, Mike Schmidt and Dave Holmes
Date: November 25, 2011
Amount raised: $34,636.69
Guests: Jesse Thorn, Amy Poehler, Joe Lo Truglio, John Ross Bowie, Lisa Loeb, Rachel Quaintance, Adam Carolla, Walter Koenig, Danielle Koenig, Wayne Federman, Andy Richter, Janet Varney, Jon Hamm, Paul Gilmartin, Rebecca Corry, Todd Levin, Bil Dwyer, Eli Braden, Graham Elwood, Rich Sommer, Dave Holmes, Greg Behrendt
Date: November 23, 2012, Noon to Midnight
Amount raised: $105,426.92
Guests: Bob Saget, Doug Benson, a game of Movie Katz, Jon Hamm, Jen Kirkman, Conan O'Brien, Simon Helberg, Laraine Newman, Hugh Fink, Kevin Nealon, Kevin Pollak, Paul Gilmartin, Sarah Silverman, Samm Levine, Scott Aukerman, Colin Hay, Paul F. Tompkins, Danielle Koenig, Rob Corddry, Mike Siegel, Zach Galifianakis, Dave Holmes, Rich Sommer, Greg Behrendt, Todd Levin, Mike Schmidt.
Date: November 29, 2013, Noon to Midnight
Amount raised: $134,592.32
Guests: Patton Oswalt, Jack Wagner, Paul Gilmartin, Phil Hendrie, Zach Galifianakis, Bob Odenkirk, Jesse Thor, Jill Whelan, Super Dave Osborne (via phone), Doug Benson, Joel Stein, Carolyn Hennesy, Jon Hamm (via Skype), Greg Behrendt, Jack McBrayer, Andy Richter, Budd Friedman, Janet Varney, Rich Sommer, Danielle Koenig, Jon Hamm (via Skype), Matt Walsh, Eliot Hochberg, Todd Levin, Paul F. Tompkins, Jon Hamm (via Skype), Scott Aukerman, Dave Holmes, Mike Schmidt
Date: November 28, 2014, Noon to Midnight
Amount raised: $156,088.14
Guests: Tig Notaro, Chris Hardwick, Paul Dooley, Weird Al Yankovic, Jon Hamm (by video), Allan Havey, Wendi McClendon-Covey, Paul F. Tompkins, Doug Benson, Fred Willard, Chris Fairbanks, Jason Thompson, Matt Braunger, Kathleen Wilhoite, Conan O'Brien (by video), Wink Martindale, Billy Eichner, Ben Schwartz, David & Leeman, Kevin Nealon, Patton Oswalt, Adam Scott, Danielle Koenig, Zach Galifianakis, John Ross Bowie, Sarah Silverman, Graham Elwood, Phil Hendrie, Greg Behrendt, Rich Sommer, Lauren Ash, Ellis Paul (by video), Paul Gilmartin, Dave Holmes, Scott Aukerman, Mike Schmidt, Todd Levin, Rachel Quaintance
The guys decided to move Pardcast-a-thon to the spring, so there was no show in 2015. PCat 2016 takes places on Saturday, March 5th.
Date: March 5, 2016, Noon to Midnight
Amount raised: $169,273.18
Guests: Rob Corddry, Cristela Alonzo, Timothy Omundson, Scott Aukerman, Phil Rosenthal, Danielle Koenig, Matt Walsh, April Richardson, Mike Mcshane, Tommy Shaw Phone Call, Ben Schwartz, Anthony Rapp Calls In, Michael Sheen, Sarah Silverman, Conan Skypes in again, Paul F. Tompkins, Doug Benson, Alison Rosen, Dave Holmes, Rich Sommer calls in, Jon Hamm calls in, Justin Willman, Greg Behrendt, Lauren Ash, Andy Daly, Paul Gilmartin, Todd Levin, Janet Varney, John Ross Bowie, Paul Scheer, Todd Glass
Date: March 4, 2017, Noon to Midnight
Amount raised: $144,666.90
Guests: Lauren Ash, Jon Cryer, Paul Gilmartin, Dave Holmes, Rachel Bloom, Andy Richter, Chelsea Crisp, Vance Gilbert, Sarah Silverman, Randall Park, Jae Suh Park, Scott Aukerman, Richard Kind, Jon Hamm, Angela Kinsey, Rhett & Link, Kumail Nanjiani, CeCe Pleasants, Greg Behrendt, Mindy Sterling, "Mark Wahlberg," Danielle Koenig, Paul F. Tompkins, Kira Soltanovich, John Ross Bowie, Rachel Quaintance, Andy Daly, Erin Foley and Todd Levin.
Date: March 3, 2018, Noon to Midnight
Amount raised: $157,453.57
Guests:Conan O'Brien, Oscar Nunez, Tig Notaro, Matt Walsh, Paul F. Tompkins, Alison Rosen, Al Jackson, Kevin Nealon, CeCe Pleasants, Rory O'Malley, Dave Holmes, Tom Bergeron, Danielle Koenig, Rachel Quaintance, Doug Benson, Cristela Alonzo, Jon Hamm, Demi Adejuyigbe, Paul Gilmartin, Karen Kilgariff, John Ross Bowie, Milana Vayntrub, Zach Galifianakis, Scott Aukerman & Courtney Pauroso, Todd Levin, Janet Varney, Laurie Kilmartin, Andy Daly, April Richardson, Mike Schmidt and Rich Sommer.