Jon Stewart, Ricky Gervais, Jim Gaffigan, join for Bob Woodruff Foundation event at NY Comedy Fest

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With the tenth anniversary of 9/11 behind us, let us not allow this surge of patriotism die down just yet. Some of your favorite comedians certainly haven’t. The Bob Woodruff Foundation has partnered with the New York Comedy Festival for the fifth straight year to bring you Stand Up For Heroes, scheduled for Nov. 9 at the Beacon Theater in New York City.

The event supports those brave men and women who fight for our freedom, with the proceeds going to help fight physical and psychological wounds from war. The night’s entertainment is jam-packed with comedy greatness, with Jon Stewart, Ricky Gervais, and Jim Gaffigan set to perform along with musical performances from Bruce Springsteen and The Max Weinberg Big Band. Stand Up for Heroes brings together leaders from business, entertainment and philanthropy to raise funds to help injured service members and their families as they return to their communities. Gervais said of the event, “There is no greater honor for me than being asked to be part of this event.”

The event kicks off the 8th annual New York Comedy Festival which runs through Nov. 13 and features a line up of today’s biggest stars including Louis CK, Bill Burr, Tracy Morgan, Sarah Silverman and many more. Caroline Hirsch, owner of Caroline’s on Broadway and founder of the New York Comedy Festival says, “We couldn’t be more honored to once again be partnering with Bob and Lee Woodruff in their tireless efforts to raise awareness and funding in support of the injured service members who have defended our freedom at home and abroad.“

Tickets for the event are available for American Express cardholders on September 14th while the general public on-sale starts Sept. 15 and can be found through, or

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Erik's love of comedy was formed at a much-too-early age when he would tape hours of stand-up even though he didn't get many of the jokes. Today when not writing for Laughspin, he checks his Twitter feed and is a getter of jokes and eater of pizza.

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