On November 7th, Bruce Springsteen will once again headline the annual “Stand Up For Heroes” benefit taking place this year at Manhattan’s David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.
Deadline.com reported in addition to Springsteen and Jon Stewart, who appears every year, this year’s comedy event will also feature Amber Iman, the Lumineers, Hasan Minhaj, Jeff Ross, and Iliza Shlesinger, with more to be announced. The event kicks off the 16th annual New York Comedy Festival and is but one of over 100 performances held across New York City between November 7th and 13th.
Bruce Springsteen has long been a supporter of the U.S.-based “Stand Up For Heroes” benefit, serving the Bob Woodruff Foundation, which provides aid to those who have sustained the “hidden injuries of war,” and has raised over $60 million and helped over one million veterans, service members, and their families since it began.
Springsteen has long maintained that his live performances are the backbone of his career, which connects him not only to the audience and his bandmates, but ultimately to himself: “I knew that the most important thing to me was when I walked out — whether it was in a little bar on any stage, how it made me feel. Because I wanna do — find some way in. Some way to be a part of, I guess, a community that was either really there or that I imagined. That I dreamt of.”