NEW YORK (AP) — Bruce Springsteen, Jon Stewart, Jim Gaffigan and Seth Meyers are headlining this year’s Stand Up for Heroes fundraiser, which benefits injured veterans and their families.
Jimmy Carr and Eric Church are also on the bill for the Nov. 5 comedy event at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City.READ MORE: 1 Person Injured After SUV Crashes Into Building In West Englewood
Stand Up for Heroes was first held in 2007.
The event produced by the New York Comedy Festival is the brainchild of festival founders Caroline Hirsch, Andrew Fox and ABC News correspondent Bob Woodruff, who was nearly killed during a 2006 attack in Iraq while embedded with U.S. troops.READ MORE: CTA Red Line Trains Running With Delays After Early Morning Power Outage
He calls the event a chance to “put aside our differences” to “honor those who have and continue to sacrifice so much.”
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