Bruce Springsteen and Sheryl Crow Duet at Stand Up for Heroes, Help Raise $5.7 Million for Veterans
John Oliver was the headlining comedian of Stand Up for Heroes, which launched the New York Comedy Festival while raising $5.7 million for the Bob Woodruff Foundation — to be distributed to organizations committed to helping veterans.
Each year features comic superstars Oliver and Jon Stewart, plus a show-closing performance from Bruce Springsteen. Woodruff also always reads the names of the wounded warriors in attendance and a veteran addresses the audience. But maybe what’s most astonishing is how the event still surprises every year — be it a special appearance by former President Bill Clinton, Springsteen riding a motorcycle onstage or Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters singing with wounded warriors.