A special live event taking place tonight in New York will feature a lineup of A-list comedians including Conan O’Brien, Jon Stewart, Trevor Noah and John Oliver. The AP reports that the comedians will be joined by the Red Hot Chili Peppers in a fundraiser for military veterans.
“The annual Stand Up for Heroes event is co-presented by the Bob Woodruff Foundation and the New York Comedy Festival,” the AP reports. “It kicks off the festival and raises money for the Woodruff foundation, which funds programs for injured veterans and their families. The foundation is named for the ABC news anchor injured in Iraq in 2006.”
Also appearing at the 11th annual Stand Up for Heroes are Hasan Minhaj and John Mulaney. The event takes place at the Theater at Madison Square Garden.