Jon Stewart and SNL star Pete Davidson to host celeb-studded comedy benefit for 20th anniversary of 9/11
New York City's Madison Square Garden will welcome an impressive group of stars on Sep. 12 with NYC Still Rising After 20 Years: A Comedy Celebration, a show set for the day after the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attack on the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center on Sep. 11, 2001.
Davidson's father died in the 9/11 attack, and Stewart has long advocated for the victims, survivors, and first responders still dealing with physical, mental, and financial difficulties from that day years later.
Together, they have put together a lineup that includes them as well as Dave Chappelle, Davidson's Saturday Night Live cohorts Michael Che and Colin Jost, The Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon, Amy Schumer, Wanda Sykes, John Mulaney, Colin Quinn, Tom Segura, Bill Burr, Dave Attell, and Ronny Chieng.
The comedians will play to a fully vaccinated audience after New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a mandate that attendees of most indoor events, including those taking place at entertainment venues, must be vaccinated against COVID-19. No cellphones, cameras, or recording devices will be permitted during the show. Attendants will collect them beforehand and return them after it ends.
Tickets will be available through Ticketmaster.com this week. Pre-sale tickets will be available on Aug. 11, while general admission tickets go on sale Aug. 13.