Bruce Springsteen, Jim Gaffigan and more Honor U.S. Veterans at MSG, Raising over $5.4M

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Eric Church and Bruce Springsteen perform on stage at The New York Comedy Festival and The Bob Woodruff Foundation present the 12th Annual Stand Up For Heroes event at The Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden on November 5, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Brian Ach/Getty Images for Bob Woodruff Foundation)7

Last night, the 15th annual New York Comedy Festival kicked off with the 12th annual Stand Up for Heroes Event, honoring post-9/11 veterans and their families through the Bob Woodruff Foundation, at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden.

Raising over $5.4 million, celebrities and notables including actress Mariska Hargitay and Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, joined veterans to enjoy a night of star-studded performances from Jimmy Carr, Eric Church, Jim Gaffigan, Seth Meyers, Bruce Springsteen, and Jon Stewart. The evening ended with two duets — first with Bruce Springsteen and Patti Scialfa, and then a surprise performance by Springsteen and Eric Church.

Since its inception in 2007, the Stand Up for Heroes benefit, working alongside the New York Comedy Festival, has now raised more than $50 million to create long-lasting positive outcomes for our nation’s wounded, ill, and injured veterans, service members and their families.

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