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Brian Williams Hosting ‘Stand Up for Heroes’ Event

standupforheroes_10-7.jpgOn Wednesday, November 4th, the NY Comedy Festival will host its “Stand Up for Heroes” event, a comedy show benefiting the Bob Woodruff Foundation. NBC “Nightly News” anchor Brian Williams will host and Stephen Colbert, Louis C.K., and Bruce Springsteen are all included in the line-up.

Conan O’Brien and Regis Philbin have previously hosted the event, which is co-chaired by a long list of big industry names. The Bob Woodruff Foundation “provides resources and support to service members, veterans and their families to successfully reintegrate into their communities so they may thrive physically, psychologically, socially and economically.”

More info after the jump.


UNITED STATES PRESIDENTS INCLUDING PRESIDENT OBAMA, LOUIS C.K., STEPHEN COLBERT, LISA LAMPANELLI, JOHN ONDRASIK, BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN AND BRIAN WILLIAMS JOIN FORCES WITH THE BOB WOODRUFF FOUNDATION AND THE NEW YORK COMEDY FESTIVAL TO STAND UP FOR HEROES

“Stand Up for Heroes” event on November 4th, 2009 at Town Hall in New York City kicks off a weeklong celebration of veterans and the citywide New York Comedy Festival

New York, NY (October 7, 2009) — The Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF) and The New York Comedy Festival (NYCF) unite to present the third annual Stand Up for Heroes: A Benefit for the Bob Woodruff Foundation at Town Hall in New York City at 8:00 PM on Wednesday, November 4th. Brian Williams will host Stand Up for Heroes, which will feature star performances by Louis C.K., Stephen Colbert, Lisa Lampanelli, John Ondrasik, Bruce Springsteen and other surprise guests. These and other A-list entertainers have agreed to Stand Up for Heroes and ReMIND our nation that “Support our troops” is no longer a slogan. It’s an action. The evening promises unforgettable performances, laughter, and sincere gratitude, with proceeds going to the BWF.

For the third consecutive year, all of our nation’s living presidents have officially expressed their support to the Stand Up for Heroes event. President Obama and Mrs. Michelle Obama, President George W. Bush, President George H. W. Bush, President Jimmy Carter and President William J. Clinton serve as the Presidential Committee for this year’s event. Major television network executives join the Presidents as event co-chairs including Steve Capus and Sophia Faskianos (NBC), Ken and Kristin Jautz (CNN), Jon and Jennifer Klein (CNN), Sean and Tracy McManus (CBS), Philip Miller and Anne Sweeney (ABC), Richard and Lisa Plepler (HBO), David and Sherrie Westin (ABC), and Jeff and Caryn Zucker (NBC).

Tickets for this event are available for purchase at www.ticketmaster.com, www.nycomedyfestival.com and www.ReMIND.org.

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