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Lineup for Stand Up for Heroes 10th Anniversary Includes Seinfeld

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Comedian Jon Stewart performs on stage at the New York Comedy Festival and the Bob Woodruff Foundation's 9th Annual Stand Up For Heroes Event on November 10, 2015, in New York City. (Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science)

By    |   Tuesday, 13 Sep 2016 01:30 PM

Stand Up for Heroes is set to have quite the lineup for its 10th anniversary benefit with comedians such as Jerry Seinfeld, Jon Stewart, and Louis C.K. leading the pack.

The annual Stand Up for Heroes comedy benefit was created to honor and commemorate wounded veterans. This year's event is set for Nov. 1.

Jon Stewart and Bruce Springsteen are the event's usual performers, but this time they’ll be joined by returning performers Jerry Seinfeld, Louis C.K., and Jim Gaffigan, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Stewart has performed at Stand Up for Heroes held at Madison Square Garden in the past and Springsteen has yet to miss this event, performing ever since its inception.

As for Seinfeld, C.K., and Gaffigan, they’ve all performed at past events for the annual benefit, but it will be quite the treat to have Seinfeld, who hasn’t performed at the benefit for at least the past three years, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Stand Up for Heroes is presented by the Bob Woodruff Foundation and the New York Comedy Festival. Since it started in 2007, the benefit “has raised more than $33 million to create long-lasting positive outcomes for our nation’s wounded, ill, and injured veterans, service members and their families,” Broadway World noted.

“We look forward to Stand Up for Heroes each year not only because it’s grown into New York’s biggest night of comedy and music, but because a decade of laughter has translated into a lifetime of immeasurable support for our nation’s injured heroes,” Woodruff said, according to Broadway World. “As we commemorate the 15th anniversary of 9/11 and the wars that have followed, it’s important not to lose sight of the fact that a small percentage of our population stood up for us-it’s now our turn to stand up for them.”

Tickets were set to go on sale Tuesday at noon.

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