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Published on October 7th, 2009 | by Sharilyn Johnson

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Springsteen, Colbert at NY Comedy Fest’s Stand Up For Heroes

Note to self: next year, book enough time off work to see the entire 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.

Tickets go on sale today through Ticketmaster , www.nycomedyfestival.com, and www.ReMIND.org. They range from $100-$500, which is not outrageous for a fundraiser of this calibre. I wouldn’t hesitate to buy a ticket for such a great cause and great lineup, at a relatively intimate venue to boot.

On the same subject, more shows have been quietly added to the Festival, including the parenting-themed Afterbirth at Caroline’s, a special edition of the popular Celebrity Autobiography, and 2 more Ricky Gervais / Todd Barry shows. If you haven’t taken a gander at the schedule lately, it’s worth getting up to speed.


About the Author

is the author of the book Bears & Balls: The Colbert Report A-Z. Called "one of the city’s most discriminating comedy critics” by NOW Magazine, Sharilyn has been covering comedy for longer than she cares to admit. She served as the comedy reporter for Winnipeg's Uptown Magazine for five years, and was the host of the radio show Laugh Tracks for three seasons. Her work has also appeared in the Toronto Star, the Winnipeg Free Press, The Apiary, and on CBC Radio's national comedy programs LOL and Definitely Not the Opera.



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