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Bruce Springsteen, John Oliver to perform at Stand Up for Heroes 2019

By
Annie Martin

Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Bruce Springsteen and John Oliver will take the stage at the 2019 Stand Up for Heroes event.

The Bob Woodruff Foundation, which presents the annual event with the New York Comedy Festival, announced this year's lineup in a tweet Monday.

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Springsteen, Oliver, Jon Stewart, Hasan Minhaj and Ronny Chieng will perform at the fundraiser Nov. 4 at Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York. Tickets go on sale to the general public Tuesday.

"Check out the incredible entertainers taking the stage on Monday, Nov. 4 at the 13th Annual Stand Up for Heroes!" the Bob Woodruff Foundation wrote.

Stand Up for Heroes raises awareness and funds for the Bob Woodruff Foundation, which supports military veterans and their families. The event has raised more than $50 million for the foundation since 2007.

"Even after 13 years of Stand Up for Heroes, the event continues to inspire our audience and our nation," Bob Woodruff said in a statement. "We can't forget that these brave individuals stand up to serve in our military, and we need to show our support by standing up for them in return."

Stand Up for Heroes is the annual kickoff to the New York Comedy Festival, which runs Nov. 4-10 this year. Stephen Colbert, Trevor Noah, Jenny Slate and dozens of other comedians will perform at the festival this year.

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