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Stand Up for Heroes: Event announces Jon Stewart, Bruce Springsteen to perform

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John Oliver, Jon Stewart, and Bruce Springsteen are among those expected to perform at the ninth annual Stand Up for Heroes event at The Theater at Madison Square Garden this fall.  

Presented by the Bob Woodruff Foundation and the New York Comedy Festival, the event aims to spread awareness and raise funds in support of BWF. It’s produced more than $27 million for wounded members of the military and their families, with some of those service men and women expected to be in the audience night-of. 

This year, Oliver, Stewart, Springsteen, Chris Botti, Seth Meyers, and Ray Romano have all been booked, with more surprise guests slated to take the stage. Past performers include Stephen Colbert, Louis C.K., Jerry Seinfeld, and Conan O’Brien. 

Springsteen is a staple at Stand Up for Heroes, as the “Born in the U.S.A.” singer has performed at every event since the very beginning.

“Despite their wounds, veterans are returning home looking for their next challenge, to make a true difference in their communities—sometimes, they just need a helping hand—and events like Stand Up for Heroes help us do that,” Bob Woodruff, the ABC News correspondent who sustained injuries from a roadside bomb in Iraq back in 2006, said in release. “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. Each year the show gets bigger and better, demonstrating the unwavering support of all those involved.”

Stand Up for Heroes is part of the New York Comedy Festival, which kicks off its 12th installment on Nov. 10 and features performances all over New York City. Stand Up for Heroes takes place Nov. 10 at the Theater at Madison Square Garden, with tickets officially on sale Sept. 16 at 12 p.m. ET. 

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