Louis C.K. is ready to take a stand (up)…
The 47-year-old Mexican American standup comedian/actor and Emmy-winning creator/star of FX’s Louie, will headline the eighth edition of Stand Up for Heroes, which is being held on November 5 at the Theater at Madison Square Garden.
Louis C.K. joins fellow headlining acts Bruce Springsteen, John Mulaney, John Oliver and Brian Williams.
Presented by the Bob Woodruff Foundation and New York Comedy Festival, the music and comedy event honors returning service members, veterans and their families. Stand Up for Heroes has raised more than $21 million to help post-9/11 injured service members and their families.
Tickets for Stand Up for Heroes are currently on sale. Other performers will be added to the bill.
“Each year the show gets bigger and better, demonstrating the unwavering support of all those involved,” said Bob Woodruff, ABC News journalist and co-founder of the Bob Woodruff Foundation. “We, as well as the show’s talented performers, want to show our appreciation for and give back to the brave men and women who served our country and have come home injured.”
Stand Up for Heroes is one of the centerpiece events of the 11th annual New York Comedy Festival, running November 5-9 at venues throughout New York City with more than 200 comedians performing.