Bruce Springsteen Stands Up for Heroes
In its 5th year, The Bob Woodruff Foundation and The New York Comedy Festival’s night of Stand Up for Heroes, featured a number of comedy’s best voices
Ricky Gervais, Jim Gaffigan, Seth Meyers and Jon Stewart among them, but this annual laugh fest to benefit something very serious also had a few personalities less known for making people laugh. Bill Clinton thought it odd he’d open at a comedy night and had a great moment reminding the packed Beacon Theater that through genome research he’s learned that he, Hillary and Chelsea are all descended from Neanderthals. Even Bruce Springsteen got into the comedy: showing off New Jersey moxie and menschlechkeit, he graces this stage every year, rocking out and auctioning off a guitar or two.