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Comedy Heavyweights to Appear Together

Sep 12, 2016  •  Post A Comment

Jerry Seinfeld, Jon Stewart and Louis C.K. are lined up to appear on the same stage, along with rock icon Bruce Springsteen and others, at the upcoming Stand Up for Heroes benefit concert.

The annual event raises money for injured service members and their families. Jim Gaffigan is also in the lineup, along with surprise guests. Springsteen has performed at the show every year since 2009.

“Last year, Springsteen raised over $740,000 auctioning his own autographed guitars,” Rolling Stone reports. “Stewart, Seinfeld and C.K. are also recurring participants in the fundraiser.”

ABC News correspondent Bob Woodruff, the co-founder of the event, said in a statement: “We look forward to Stand Up for Heroes each year not only because it’s grown into New York’s biggest night of comedy and music, but because a decade of laughter has translated into a lifetime of immeasurable support for our nation’s injured heroes. As we commemorate the 15th anniversary of 9/11 and the wars that have followed, it’s important not to lose sight of the fact that a small percentage of our population stood up for us — it’s now our turn to stand up for them.”

Tickets go on sale Tuesday, Sept. 13, at noon ET on the Bob Woodruff Foundation website and at Ticketmaster.

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