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The Bob Woodruff Foundation(BWF) and the New York Comedy Festival are proud to announce that John Mayer and Roger Waters will perform at the 6th annual Stand Up for Heroes event on Thursday, Nov. 8, at the Beacon Theatre, in addition to previously announced performers Mike Birbiglia, Ricky Gervais, Patton Oswalt, Jon Stewart, Bruce Springsteen and Robin Williams. Roger Waters will be performing with a band comprised of military veterans.
Musical performances will be streamed live on YouTube and available worldwide on Remind.org, the website of the Bob Woodruff Foundation as the 6th annual Stand Up for Heroes gala kicks off at the same time as the event, 8 p.m. EST. Viewers of the live stream will be able to make donations to the BWF to help support injured service men and women.
"We look forward to this event all year, because we are always honored when we get to meet the inspirational men and women who have served our country so heroically," said Bob Woodruff, co-founder, the Bob Woodruff Foundation. "In addition, we are amazed at the caliber of talent we are able to pull in for the benefit. These performers simply want to help give back to the men and women who have sacrificed so much. We hope that the social media component, new this year, will enable more people to enjoy the show--and will raise even more awareness for the cause that lies behind it."
"We're always profoundly appreciative of these incredible artists who donate their time and considerable talents to this cause every year," says Caroline Hirsch, founder and owner of Carolines on Broadway and the New York Comedy Festival. "To add John Mayer and Roger Waters to a line-up already bursting with star power and talent is a testament to the amazing work that the Bob Woodruff Foundation is doing on behalf of those injured soldiers who have so bravely served our country."
This is the sixth year of the nationally recognized Stand Up for Heroes benefit; the five previous events have raised more than $10 million in all to support wounded warriors and their families.
The Bob Woodruff Foundation has invested more than $12 million to help wounded service members, veterans and family members.
This year's corporate sponsors for Stand Up for Heroes include GFI Group Inc., The Paul E. Singer Foundation, art of grace, Google Inc., The New York Comedy Festival, TOYOTA, JetBlue, Blue State Digital, Jack Daniel's, Havas PR & Havas Health, Hero Miles, News Corporation, Purdue Pharma L.P., A+E Networks, Comedy Central, The Steve A. and Alexandra M. Cohen Foundation, JWT, Comcast NBCUniversal, PepsiCo, Thomson Reuters, Disney ABC Television Group, CarePartners Plus/Wellby, CBS News, CNN, DyalCompass, General Aviation Manufacturers Association, Golden Family Foundation, HBO, RainCII, Tri-State Chevrolet Dealers and craigslist & craigconnects.
About the Bob Woodruff Foundation
The Bob Woodruff Foundation is the nonprofit dedicated to ensuring injured service members, veterans and their families are thriving. A national organization with grassroots reach, the Bob Woodruff Foundation augments the work of the federal government, diligently navigating the maze of more than 40,000 nonprofits providing services to veterans, finds and funds the most innovative programs, and holds those programs accountable for measurable results. To date, through its charitable investments, the Bob Woodruff Foundation has invested more than $12 million in over 70 organizations, reaching more than 1 million service members, support personnel, veterans and their families. The foundation's investments are meeting the full spectrum of needs injured service members have--from medical care, physical accommodations and counseling to larger social issues like homelessness and suicide.
The Bob Woodruff Foundation was co-founded in 2006 by award-winning anchor Bob Woodruff and his family, whose own experiences inspired them to make sure our nation's heroes have access to the high level of support and resources they deserve, for as long as they need it.
For more information about the Bob Woodruff Foundation please visit http://www.ReMIND.org.
About the New York Comedy Festival
Now in its ninth year, the New York Comedy Festival is produced by Carolines on Broadway in association with Comedy Central. The festival has featured the country's top comedians, including Louis C.K., Bill Maher, Ricky Gervais, Kathy Griffin, Dane Cook, Sarah Silverman, AZIZ ANSARI, Wanda Sykes and Joel McHale, to name a few. In 2007, the festival launched the Stand Up for Heroes event to benefit the Bob Woodruff Foundation, which has featured performances by Robin Williams, Jon Stewart, Jerry Seinfeld, Lewis Black, Ricky Gervais, Conan O'Brien and Bruce Springsteen. Sponsors are Citi, Klondike®, Toyota, Axe Hair®, JetBlue and SVEDKA Vodka. The media sponsors are New York Post, Time Out New York, Variety and the Village Voice.
SOURCE New York Comedy Festival