Puberty may be a painful time for most people but Stephen Colbert has found a way to turn that teen angst into hurricane relief. Last week, comedian Nick Kroll was a guest on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert to promote his new puberty-focused, animated show Big Mouth. During the interview, Colbert and Kroll came up with an idea that would bring joy to all of our lives: for every celebrity who shared an awkward puberty photo, Colbert would donate $1,000 to aid people in Puerto Rico, Florida, and Texas who were affected by the recent hurricanes.
To participate, celebrities simply needed to share a photo online with the hashtag #PuberMe. Unsurprisingly, dozens ended up posting their hilariously embarrassing photos with the world. Here are a few of the best, most cringe-worthy pics.
First up was Stephen himself, who once looked like Dracula’s dorky nephew.
— Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome) September 28, 2017
Kroll then returned the favor, showing a picture of his pre-puberty-self failing to look tough but succeeding at looking downright adorable.
— nick kroll (@nickkroll) September 28, 2017
Fellow late night host Conan O’Brien showed off his charming (and not at all unsettling) smile.
— Conan O'Brien (@ConanOBrien) September 29, 2017
Sarah Silverman’s style as a teenager was basically just Wayne’s World Cosplay.
— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) September 28, 2017
Before he created “Seinfeld on Crack,” It’s Always Sunny actor Rob McElhenney was just a sweet little altar boy.
— Rob McElhenney (@RMcElhenney) September 30, 2017
John Oliver revealed himself to be the primary inspiration for McLovin.
— John Oliver (@iamjohnoliver) September 29, 2017
Actress Kristen Schaal looks exactly like her character Mabel from Gravity Falls.
— Kristen Schaal (@kristenschaaled) October 1, 2017
Patton Oswalt shared a totally boss photo but had a hard time seeing why anyone would find it funny.
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) September 29, 2017
Lin-Manuel Miranda showed off some of his early musical talents, along with a very unfortunate bowl cut.
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) September 29, 2017