Bruce Springsteen, Seth Meyers, Jon Stewart, Eric Church and Jim Gaffigan will be among the performers at the annual New York Comedy Festival's Stand Up for Heroes concert, which benefits the Bob Woodruff Foundation, a charity for 9/11 veterans and their families. This year's Stand Up for Heroes concert will take place Nov. 5 at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City. More celebrity participants are to be announced.
The 2018 New York Comedy Festival runs from Nov. 5-11 at various venues throughout the city. Participating entertainers include Conan O'Brien, Tracy Morgan, Gabriel Iglesias, Bill Burr, Jay Mewes (also known as Kevin Smith sidekick Jason Mewes), Dan Harmon, Jo Koy, Jimmy Carr, Mark Maron, Anthony Jeselnik, Jim Jeffries, Yvonne Orji and Bert Kreischer. There will also be comedic duos, such as "Throwing Shade" podcast hosts Bryan Safi and Erin Gibson; The Bodega Boys members Desus Nice and The Kid Mero; and "Queer Eye" co-hosts Jonathan Van Ness and Antoni Porowski.
The Stand Up for Heroes concert is one of the few performances that Springsteen is doing this year outside of his Tony-winning "Springsteen on Broadway" show, which ends its successful run at the Walter Kerr Theatre on Dec. 15. As previously reported, the same day that the show closes, Netflix will premiere the "Springsteen on Broadway" special.