Spring­steen head­lines veter­ans fundraiser

Tillsonburg News - - ENTERTAINMENT - Mark kennedy

newyorK—bruceSpring­steen, Jon Ste­wart, Jim gaffi­gan and Seth mey­ers are head­lin­ing this year’s Stand up for he­roes fundraiser, which benefits in­jured veter­ans and their fam­i­lies

Jimmy Carr and eric Church are also on the bill for the nov. 5 com­edy event at the hulu theater at madi­son Square gar­den in new york City.

Stand up for he­roes was first held in 2007. the event pro­duced by the new york Com­edy Fes­ti­val is the brain­child of fes­ti­val founders Caro­line hirsch, andrew Fox and abC news correspondent bob woodruff, who was nearly killed dur­ing a 2006 at­tack in iraq while em­bed­ded with u.S. troops. he calls the event a chance to “put aside our dif­fer­ences” to “hon­our those who have and con­tinue to sac­ri­fice so much.”

tick­ets go on sale thurs­day.

AP PhOtO

From left, mu­si­cian Bruce Spring­steen, co­me­dian Jon Ste­wart, co­me­dian Jim Gaffi­gan and talk show host Seth Mey­ers.

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