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Daily Show correspondent Ronny Chieng is following in the footsteps of hosts and correspondents for the Comedy Central late-night show — Trevor Noah, Hasan Minhaj, John Oliver and Jon Stewart — and joining the annual Stand Up for Heroes comedy benefit for wounded veterans.
Past performers Minhaj, Oliver and regulars Stewart and Bruce Springsteen, who’ve participated in the Madison Square Garden event for years, will also be on hand for the 13th annual edition of the benefit, set for Monday, Nov. 4.
Other previous performers have included Jerry Seinfeld, Conan O’Brien, Ray Romano, Stephen Colbert, Ricky Gervais, John Mulaney and Robin Williams.
The event, presented by the Bob Woodruff Foundation and the New York Comedy Festival, has raised more than $50 million since it began in 2007 to help injured service members and their families. Bob and Lee Woodruff partnered with NYCF founders Caroline Hirsch and Andrew Fox to launch the evening of music and comedy to recognize and honor the resilience and recovery of wounded veterans and their loved ones.
“Even after 13 years of Stand Up for Heroes, the event continues to inspire our audience and our nation,” Woodruff, ABC News correspondent and co-founder of the Bob Woodruff Foundation, said. “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.”
Said NYCF and Carolines on Broadway founder Hirsch, who serves on the board of the Bob Woodruff Foundation: “The New York Comedy Festival is extremely proud to continue to partner with the Bob Woodruff Foundation to present Stand Up for Heroes. This special event continues to bring joy and laughter to the extraordinary veterans who have risked their lives for our country. It is a humbling feeling to provide support for veterans and their families.”
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