Bruce Springsteen, Jon Stewart Among Headliners For 13th Stand Up For Heroes Benefit

Danny Clinch
Bruce Springsteen

The 13th annual Stand Up For Heroes celebration has landed a major headliner for its Nov. 4 date at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden.

The event honoring the nation's veterans and their families will once again welcome Bruce Springsteen to the stage alongside comedians Ronny Chieng, Hasan Minhaj, Jon Stewart and John Oliver.

The event, presented by the Bob Woodward Foundation and the New York Comedy Festival, along with Veterans on Wall Street and supported by founding sponsor GFI Group Inc. and Craig Newmark Philanthropies, will also feature a number of other soon-to-be-named surprise guests in what a release promises will be a "unique evening of comedy and music to raise funds and awareness in support of the Bob Woodruff Foundation." 

The special event coincides with the nation's largest comedy festival (Nov. 4-10), with more than 200 comedians performing at 100 shows across New York. “Even after 13 years of Stand Up for Heroes, the event continues to inspire our audience and our nation,” said Woodruff, ABC News correspondent and co-founder of the Bob Woodruff Foundation. “We can’t forget that these brave individuals stand up to serve in our military, and we need to show our support by standing up for them in return.” 

Over the past 12 years, SUFH has featrured sets by everyone from Stephen Colbert, Jim Gaffigan, Whoopi Goldberg and Trevor Noah to Tony Bennett, Eric Church, John Mayer, Red Hot Chili Peppers and more. 

“The New York Comedy Festival is extremely proud to continue to partner with the Bob Woodruff Foundation to present Stand Up for Heroes,” said Caroline Hirsch, founder of the New York Comedy Festival and Carolines on Broadway, and Woodruff Foundation board member. “This special event continues to bring joy and laughter to the extraordinary veterans who have risked their lives for our country. It is a humbling feeling to provide support for veterans and their families.”


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