Stan Lee Tribute Adds Chris Hardwick as Host

The comic book legend, whose wife Joan died July 6, will be honored with a look back at his storied career.
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Stan Lee is going to be surrounded by friends and fans for a celebration of his career that's taking on extra poignancy.

He will be at the center of a tribute called Extraordinary: Stan Lee on Aug. 22 in Los Angeles. The event was announced before the July 6 death of Joan Lee, the comic book legend's wife of nearly 70 years, and organizers on Wednesday shared new details of the event and confirmed that Lee is still very much looking forward to attending. 

The event, to be held at the Saban Theatre, will be hosted by Chris Hardwick and is described as being similar to This Is Your Life, with friends from the comic book, film and TV worlds joining to walk down memory lane with Lee.

Attendees revealed so far include Guardians of the Galaxy's Michael Rooker, Incredible Hulk star Lou Ferrigno, Archer's Aisha Tyler and Dancing With the Stars host Tom Bergeron. Tickets are available via Ticketmaster.

The tribute will also be streamed live to movie theaters around the country. Lee has also partnered with Omaze, with those who donate to his campaign for Make-a-Wish entered to win a trip to the tribute. The event is being produced by In-Theater Live and Agents of Mayhem in partnership with Stan Lee Collectibles.

In addition to this gathering, Lee has a few other public appearances scheduled. He is set to be honored with a hand and footprint ceremony in Hollywood on Tuesday, which organizers say is moving forward as planned. Lee is also slated to attend next week's San Diego Comic-Con, though Heat Vision has not been able to confirm if he is still planning to attend.

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