Brian Williams to host 'Stand Up for Heroes'

Third annual benefit to be held November 4

NEW YORK -- The Bob Woodruff Foundation and The New York Comedy Festival named Brian Williams as the host for the third annual "Stand Up for Heroes" benefit this November.

Williams will introduce performances by such stars as Louis C.K., Stephen Colbert, Lisa Lampanelli, John Ondrasik, Bruce Springsteen and surprise guests at Town Hall on Nov. 4.

As in past years, all living presidents have officially expressed their support to the "Stand Up for Heroes" event, meaning President Obama has joined the Presidential Committee for this year's benefit.

Among major entertainment industry executives serving as co-chairs are CNN's Jon Klein, CBS's Sean McManus, ABC's Anne Sweeney and David Westin, HBO's Richard Plepler and NBC Universal CEO Jeff Zucker.