Bruce Springsteen, Jon Stewart, and More:
10 Highlights from Stand Up for Heroes 2019
Twelve years ago almost to the day, ABC news correspondent Bob Woodruff — who was seriously wounded in Iraq while covering the war in 2006 — brought Conan O’Brien, Lewis Black, Robin Williams, and Bruce Springsteen to New York’s Town Hall to raise funds for wounded veterans. The Stand Up for Heroes benefit (the start of the week-long New York Comedy Festival) has been held every year since, moving up to the Beacon Theatre and then the Theater at Madison Square Garden, raising over $55 million in the process and helping countless American heroes rebuild their lives.
The lineup rotates a bit each year, but Bruce Springsteen has been at every single one besides the 2017 show when it conflicted with his Broadway schedule. He’s always joined by many of the biggest names in comedy for an incredible evening of music, laughter, and moving speeches about the incredible work of the Bob Woodruff Foundation.
The 2019 Stand Up for Heroes show was held on Monday night at the Theater at Madison Square Garden with Daily Show correspondent Ronny Chieng, former Daily Show correspondents Hasan Minhaj and John Oliver, and former Daily Show host Jon Stewart (see a pattern here?), along with Bruce Springsteen, Sheryl Crow, and Frédéric Yonnet.