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Bruce Springsteen, Jerry Seinfeld, more stars set for Stand Up for Heroes benefit at Madison Square Garden

Bruce Springsteen will likely tell jokes between songs

Bruce Springsteen will likely tell jokes between songs during the Stand Up for Heroes benefit. Credit: Getty Images / Jamie McCarthy

Bruce Springsteen, Jerry Seinfeld, Louis C.K. and Jon Stewart are set for Stand Up for Heroes’ 10th anniversary celebration at the Theater at Madison Square Garden on Nov. 1.

Though the event, sponsored by the Bob Woodruff Foundation and the New York Comedy Festival, raises funds to aid the nation’s injured veterans and their families, it is traditionally a raucous affair, with often the dirtiest jokes told by Springsteen in between his songs.

“We look forward to Stand Up for Heroes each year not only because it’s grown into New York’s biggest night of comedy and music, but because a decade of laughter has translated into a lifetime of immeasurable support for our nation’s injured heroes,” ABC News’ Bob Woodruff, the event’s co-founder, said in a statement. “As we commemorate the 15th anniversary of 9/11 and the wars that have followed, it’s important not to lose sight of the fact that a small percentage of our population stood up for us — it’s now our turn to stand up for them.”

Tickets for the show, which will also include an appearance from Jim Gaffigan and other special guests, are on sale now through Ticketmaster.

“We could not be more proud to partner with the Bob Woodruff Foundation to celebrate such an incredible milestone as the 10-year anniversary of Stand Up for Heroes,” Caroline Hirsch, founder of the New York Comedy Festival and Carolines on Broadway, said in a statement. “The organization’s remarkable perseverance, passion and contribution to wounded soldiers and their families is outstanding. Nothing would be possible without the time and dedication from all of the performers and supporters of the organization over the years.”

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