Stephen Colbert’s Awkward Photo Campaign For Hurricane Victims Snaps Up Such Stars As John Oliver, Judd Apatow


Refresh for updates. A growing roster of celebrities are stepping up to humiliate themselves for a good cause: John Oliver, Judd Apatow and Sarah Silverman are just a few famous faces sharing their awkward years as part of the #PuberMe challenge, launched when Nick Kroll and Stephen Colbert shared photos from their teen years.

Colbert’s AmeriCone Dream Fund has offered to donate $1000 for every awkward picture tweeted and/or Instagrammed by a celebrity with the #PuberMe and #PuertoRicoRelief hashtags. The money will go to One America Appeal, an organization started by five living former American Presidents to encourage their fellow citizens to support recovery efforts from Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria.

In a time when people in power, particularly in the U.S. should be reaching out and helping Puerto Rico and the Caribbean in the wake of devastation left by Hurricane Irma and Maria instead of tweeting negativity, many are stepping up and doing what they can for relief — including celebrities. Many are using their platform to send money and aid. Jennifer Lopez donated $1 million and continues to support while Beyonce lent her voice to a remix of J Balvin and Willy William’s “Mi Gente” with the proceeds from the song going to hurricane relief efforts.

The #PuberMe campaign is a positive and lighthearted way to bring awareness and aid to Puerto Rico and everyone affected by the recent hurricanes.

After Colbert and Kroll shared their pics, others started rolling in. This included enjoyable snapshots of Kroll’s Oh Hello and Big Mouth co-star John Mulaney and Sarah Silverman. Judd Apatow’s is reminiscent of Freaks and Geeks while Steve Martin’s is very…beardy.

The talk show crew didn’t waste any time sharing theirs. John Oliver is sporting some serious David Koresh glasses while Samantha Bee reminds us of the magic that was Sun-In and Liz Claiborne. James Corden smolders while he rocks some gently feathered hair and then there’s a pic of Conan O’Brien that you will never be able to unsee.

Debbie Harry, Yvette Nicole Brown, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Monica Lewinsky, and Kumail Nanjiani were brave to share crucial moments during their hair journeys.

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Dear @StephenAtHome & @NickKroll may I present #PuberMe. What have we learned? That 80's era mom hair came for us ALL and that #JustSayNo should have extended to plastic fashion "jewelry". #PuertoRicoRelief ❤

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Then there’s this pic of Weird Al Yankovic using a silly straw to drink out of a coconut. He actually looks kind of cool.

Clark Gregg is not wearing a bowtie. That bowtie is wearing Clark Gregg.

Lin-Manuel Miranda practically wins the #PuberMe challenge with this video.

We could barely recognize Ryan Seacrest and Andy Cohen in these pics.

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Hey @nickkroll @stephenathome – wanna fight?? #PuberMe #PuertoRicoRelief #1983

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These snaps of Reese Witherspoon, America Ferrera, Aidy Bryant and Gina Rodriguez are just too adorable to be awkward.

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Here you go @nickkroll… giant glasses, awkward hands, feeling 14! All for a good cause. God Bless Puerto Rico. #PuberMe #PuertoRicoRelief

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this uncomfortable little lady goes out to @nickkroll for #puertoricorelief #puberme

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And here are some other #PuberMe pics that are sure to remind us that celebrities went through awkward phases just like us.

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Remember home video? #PuberMe #PuertoRicoRelief

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Alright @nickkroll here’s my sexy awkward middle school phase #PuberMe pic for #PuertoRicoRelief

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