PHOTOS: Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Kimmel, and Sarah Silverman Share Awkward Teen Photos to Support Puerto Rico
“Big Mouth” creator and recent Wrap Up Show guest Nick Kroll inspired the charitable endeavor this week on “The Late Show”September 28, 2017
In the process of promoting “Big Mouth”—Nick Kroll’s new animated Netflix comedy about the hilarious horrors of puberty—Kroll and late-night host Stephen Colbert have inspired a number of celebrities to flaunt photos from their own awkward teen years to help raise money for the victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.
During a sit down Wednesday on Colbert’s “Late Show,” the actor, comedian, and recent Wrap Up Show guest issued the “#PuberMe” challenge, inviting all of the Hollywood heavyweights watching the show to post pictures of their pubescent years in the hopes of helping awkward teens everywhere realize they are not alone.
“I’m shouting you out, The Rock. I’m shouting you out, The Hillary Clinton,” Kroll told Colbert, adding “there’s catharsis in showing who we were and what we became.”
Not only did Colbert accept Kroll’s challenge and publish an embarrassing teen photo, but he also promised to donate money to his hurricane relief-focused Americone Dream Fund for every celebrity who followed his lead.
Before long a multitude of mega stars were posting similarly awkward teen photos, from Stern Show regulars like Jimmy Kimmel, Sarah Silverman, and Judd Apatow to Paul Scheer, Mark Duplass, Mike Bloomberg, Topher Grace, Kroll’s “Big Mouth” co-star John Mulaney, and “Annihilation” actress Gina Rodriguez.
These are of course only a few of many celebrities working to help support Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, which left millions of Americans without electricity and low on vital supplies like food and water. 2016 Stern Show guest Pitbull, for instance, sent his own private plane to Puerto Rico in the hopes of transporting cancer patients, while “Hamilton’s” Lin Manuel Miranda has penned an impassioned plea in the Hollywood Reporter calling for people to donate to the Hispanic Federation.
Check out the #PuberMe photos (below).
Nick Kroll asked me to post a pic of my awkward stage, but I never had one. So here’s me lookin’ cool as hell! #PuberMe #PuertoRicoRelief pic.twitter.com/UC9a7XtjZa— Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome) September 28, 2017
Thank you Stephen. In return, here’s me trying to look like a tough guy because I hadn’t yet hit #puberme. #PuertoRicoRelief pic.twitter.com/WAzZ6kk6qb— nick kroll (@nickkroll) September 28, 2017
Hey @NickKroll & @StephenAtHome here’s a photo of me from earlier today #PuberMe #PuertoRicoRelief pic.twitter.com/TELUdYH43d— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) September 28, 2017
Yo ma mensches @nickkroll & @StephenAtHome here’s some sweet awkward #Puberme for #PuertoRicoRelief pic.twitter.com/y4JrPr7ekf— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) September 28, 2017
.@NickKroll & @StephenAtHome asked me to post a photo from an awkward age to support #PuertoRicoRelief. Here’s one I took last year #PuberMe pic.twitter.com/6ccgSwNoBB— Mike Bloomberg (@MikeBloomberg) September 28, 2017
This is #PuberMe. Silk on Silk. It’s like Cirque de Soleil camouflage. Help @nickkroll @StephenAtHome raise money #PuertoRicoRelief pic.twitter.com/eEXNmabgKB— Paul Scheer (@paulscheer) September 28, 2017
Okay @nickkroll @StephenAtHome @jimmykimmel here you go! Rocking the Fred Perry hard! #puberme @puertoricorelief pic.twitter.com/4rDpC2zoSL— Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) September 28, 2017
Ok @nickkroll & @StephenAtHome. Homecoming Freshman year. Why’d the photographer allow this? #puberme #puertoricorelief pic.twitter.com/lx410NnAVm— John Mulaney (@mulaney) September 28, 2017
#tbt #1992 #PuberMe #damniownedthislook pic.twitter.com/Dbl202YzT2— Topher Grace (@TopherGrace) September 28, 2017
Awkward phase @nickkroll come on meow who doesn’t love braces?! Super fly 😎 #PuberMe #PuertoRicoRelief pic.twitter.com/olULe4VS4T— Gina Rodriguez (@HereIsGina) September 28, 2017
Dear @nickkroll & @StephenAtHome. Pls find this picture of me before my brain was fully formed. #PuberMe #PuertoRicoRelief pic.twitter.com/gnSDzGKln3— Mark Duplass (@MarkDuplass) September 28, 2017
I my defense, I knew looked horrible. #PuberMe #PuertoRicoRelief pic.twitter.com/7wo2m9PIhE— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) September 28, 2017
what awkward phase? #PuberMe #PuertoRicoRelief @nickkroll @StephenAtHome pic.twitter.com/i61M0bMzbq— Katie Aselton (@duplaselton) September 28, 2017
Hey @nickkroll & @colbertlateshow – post a pic from my most awkward years and you’ll donate to #puertoricorelief you say?? Challenge accepted! #puberme #headgear #tbt #YOUREWELCOME
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Here you go, @nickkroll. The #puberme years. Shirt by #izod, hair by #bridget #puertoricorelief
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My buddy @nickkroll asked for a photo from my awkward phase. I didn’t really have an awkward phase but here’s a pic from when I was balling #PuberMe #puertoricorelief
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