Jon Stewart Slams Aaron Rodgers, Bruce Springsteen mixes heartfelt songs and dreadful Jokes at Return of Stand Up for Heroes
The New York Comedy Festival returned to live performances on Monday night with a tenth annual star-studded stand up for Heroes benefit. And one of the greatest laughs was he made sane jokes with his classics.
The show raised the millions of dollars for the Bob Woodruff Foundation, which was started by Wood and his wife Lee in 2006 after the severe injury of the ABC journalist and the death of a slew of an IED in Iraq, and now was hosted by the show's singers Brandi Carlile and Grace Gaustad, Jim Gaffigan, Nikki Glaser, Nate Bargatze, Donnell Rawlings and Jon Stewart, who is as committed to the event as Springsteen. The evening raises
The Foundation acts as a clearinghouse, raising funds and distributing money to the work of wounded warriors and veterans in the effort to help them not only with their physical wounds, but also with everything from fertility treatments to employment help.
The Woodruffs introduced five young Marines sitting in front row ten weeks earlier, who were part of the Ghost Company who was evacuating as many people as possible from Kabul at the Abbey Gate when a suicide bomber killed 13 Americans and also brought to the stage Brad Lang, whose legs were both in Afghanistan but now participates in adaptive sports leagues thanks to funding provided by the foundation. and despite the fact that their 14-month-old daughter stole the show, the typhoon'
Bargatze, who got his biggest laugh of the night before the show, remarked that he felt so lucky, that I could do anything to help out I will, just as a bit of teasing into the problem of digging holes for his mother's koi pond, or for stifling buried grave after obstructing.
And Glaser, who has already bought $400 shoes on the red carpet, said that, like someone who often talks about mental health issues, This show is so good fit. I appreciate the mental needs of veterans getting more attention.
The show opened with Stewart, who joked about Green Bay Packer Aaron Rodgers vaccine controversy, wailing, How does a quarterback not understand the notion of protection?
The show closed, as it always does with Springsteen. Despite all the comics, Carlile and Jupiter, and an in-show paddle raise, that made nearly half a million dollars in just ten minutes, the band's silence remained largely silent, but he listened to the music and sat down with the crowd, asking him to recollect the songs.