Bruce Springsteen and a collection of all-star comedians will headline the eighth annual Stand Up for Heroes event at the Theater at Madison Square Garden on Nov. 5. Louis C.K., John Mulaney, John Oliver, and NBC’s Brian Williams are already confirmed, and several surprise guests are expected. The event, presented by the Bob Woodruff Foundation and New York Comedy Festival, has raised millions for injured military veterans and their families.
“Lee and I are so humbled by the generous contributions of the talent, sponsors, and variety of organizations in honor of our nation’s heroes and their families,” said Bob Woodruff, the ABC News journalist who nearly died in 2006 after being struck by an IED in Iraq. “Each year the show gets bigger and better, demonstrating the unwavering support of all those involved.”
Tickets for the Stand Up For Heroes show go on sale Wednesday at noon ET and can be purchased at bobwoodrufffoundation.org or www.nycomedyfestival.com. The 11th annual New York Comedy Festival runs Nov. 5-9. Maria Bamford, Hannibal Buress, Dane Cook, Bill Cosby, Chris D’Elia, Bill Maher, Marc Maron, Tig Notaro, Nick Offerman, and Amy Schumer are all slated to perform at the festival.