Ste­wart, Se­in­feld, Spring­steen head­line ben­e­fit

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Some­what in­cred­u­lously, Jon Ste­wart on Tues­day re­called get­ting into a Twit­ter war three years ago with the man who could be elected pres­i­dent of the United States next week.

The for­mer host of “The Daily Show” talked Don­ald Trump and be­trayed some ner­vous­ness about the elec­tion dur­ing an ap­pear­ance at a ben­e­fit for vet­er­ans. The 10th an­nual event run by the Bob Woodruff Foun­da­tion, held at the The­ater at Madi­son Square Gar­den in New York, fea­tured a who’s who of comics in­clud­ing Ste­wart, Jerry Se­in­feld, Louis C.K. and Jim Gaf­fi­gan, and four songs by Bruce Spring­steen.

Get­ting in­sulted on­line by Trump is old hat now, but Ste­wart re­called be­ing sur­prised to see the now-Repub­li­can pres­i­den­tial nom­i­nee call him over­rated three years ago. Their Twit­ter bat­tle lasted for a few days.

Ste­wart said he didn’t think Trump would be able to re­cover from the “Ac­cess Hol­ly­wood” tape where he was caught mak­ing crude re­marks about women, but in­stead the race seems to be tight­en­ing. “What is hap­pen­ing?” he said. “I thought we were done three weeks ago.” He said the only way things can get any weirder is if the elec­tion ends in a tie, “and sud­denly, there’s a white Bronco go­ing down the high­way,” with JonBenet Ram­sey step­ping out to cast the de­cid­ing vote.

The other comics steered clear of pol­i­tics with their rou­tines. Woodruff, the ABC News re­porter who was nearly killed by a road­side bomb in Iraq in 2006, started the foun­da­tion with his wife, Lee, to raise money to help vet­er­ans se­verely wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Spring­steen toted an acous­tic gui­tar to sing four songs and tell a few off-color jokes, end­ing with “Danc­ing in the Dark.” With the help of an auc­tion­eer, the foun­da­tion then sold one of his elec­tric gui­tars for $280,000. Spring­steen threw in a ride in his 1967 Cadil­lac for the win­ner and three friends. — AP

Jerry Se­in­feld per­forms at Stand Up For He­roes, pre­sented by the New York Com­edy Fes­ti­val and the Bob Woodruff Foun­da­tion, at The The­ater at Madi­son Square Gar­den on Tues­day, Nov. 1, 2016, in New York.— AP

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