Bruce Springsteen hits Heroes event

Philbin emcees Woodruff Foundation benefit

NEW YORK — The comedians brought the laughs at the Bob Woodruff Foundation’s Stand Up for Heroes benefit Nov. 5, but it was Bruce Springsteen who brought home the bacon.

During the live auction, the Boss offered up his motorcycle (which he drove on stage), and threw in the jacket off his back, ultimately goosing the bidding to $70,000. He then gave up the guitar on which he’d just played “The Rising” and that along with a promise to inscribe the instrument, fetched an additional $50,000.

Regis Philbin, who emceed , drew a blank when introducing comedian Darrell Hammond. The SNL vet joked about the gaffe and then launched into a dead-on impression of Philbin. While Ricky Gervais earned chuckles with a passive-aggressive bit about doing “too much for charity.”

Proceeds from the night benefited the foundation, which provides care, education and financial support to injured veterans.

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