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Bruce Springsteen and Jon Stewart to headline fundraiser for veterans

2019-09-09

The Jersey boys are back.

New Jersey natives Bruce Springsteen and Jon Stewart will return to headline the annual Stand Up for Heroes fundraiser — the country’s largest comedy festival that also benefits injured veterans and their families.

The event, which will be held on Nov. 4 at at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden, will also feature comedians John Oliver, Hasan Minhaj and Ronny Chieng.

Stand Up for Heroes was first held in 2007 and is produced by the New York Comedy Festival and the Bob Woodruff Foundation

“Even after 13 years of Stand Up for Heroes, the event continues to inspire our audience and our nation,” said Woodruff, who was hit by a roadside bomb while covering the war in Iraq. “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.”

Other stars including Tony Bennett, Stephen Colbert, Ricky Gervais, Whoopi Goldberg, John Mayer, Seth Meyers, Trevor Noah, Conan O’Brien, Jerry Seinfeld, Ray Romano and the Red Hot Chili Peppers have all performed at the event.

The festival runs through Nov. 10. Tickets will go on sale Tuesday at noon.

With News Wire Services