NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess) — With a heady blend of comedy and music, the Stand Up for Heroes benefit concert helped to raise $500,000 to help veterans and their families.
Now in its 12th year, the Stand Up For Heroes event featured Bruce Springsteen and Eric Church along with a host of stand-up comedians, including Seth Meyers, Jimmy Carr, Jim Gaffigan, and Jon Stewart, who all performed at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden on Monday night.
The event serves as a benefit for the Bob Woodruff Foundation, an organization founded by journalist Bob Woodruff and his wife, Lee after he was severely wounded while on assignment in Iraq.
A surprise announcement to end our #Stand4Heroes evening – go online now and enter to win a chance to see @springsteen at one of his final broadway shows (plus meet & greet!) Enter at https://t.co/aNElnbe53j. https://t.co/VicRnHtk9F pic.twitter.com/hg1c7C3ugu
— Bob Woodruff Foundation (@Stand4Heroes) November 6, 2018
Springsteen opened with “This Hard Land” and then performed “If I Should Fall Behind” with his wife and fellow E-Streeter Patti Scialfa before Eric Church joined him on stage for a performance of “Working On A Highway.”
Springsteen then closed out his set with “Dancing In The Dark.”
Springsteen has performed at the event since 2007, with only a brief hiatus last year.
The Stand Up for Heroes also serves as a kick off to the annual Carolines on Broadway’s New York Comedy Festival, which this year takes place from Nov. 5th to Nov. 11th.