Jon Stewart, John Oliver, Seth Meyers, Ray Romano, Bruce Springsteen and trumpeter Chris Botthi are among the performers set to attend the ninth annual Stand Up for Heroes event organized by the Bob Woodruff Foundation, the organization announced Tuesday.
The benefit will be held Nov. 10 at New York’s Madison Square Garden to honor the nation’s injured veterans, service members and their families. Surprise performers are also expected to appear at this year’s annual event, which in past editions has seen big-name comedians including Louis C.K. and Jerry Seinfeld perform.
“Despite their wounds, veterans are returning home looking for their next challenge, to make a true difference in their communities — sometimes, they just need a helping hand — and events like Stand Up for Heroes help us do that,” said Bob Woodruff.
The event is presented by BWF and the New York Comedy Festival in conjunction with Veterans on Wall Street.
Stand Up for Heroes kicks off the 2015 NYCF that runs Nov. 10-15. More than 200 comedians are slated to take the stage over the course of the festival including Bill Burr, Margaret Cho, Billy Crystal, Nathan Fielder, Gabriel Iglesias, John Leguizamo, Norm Macdonald, Bill Maher, Kumail Nanjiani, Trevor Noah, Patton Oswalt, Iliza Shlesinger, Sarah Silverman, and David Steinberg.
Tickets go on sale for Stand Up for Heroes Sept. 16.