John Mellencamp, Jon Stewart, Josh Groban, Tracy Morgan and Rita Wilson Announced to Appear at Stand Up For Heroes

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer John Mellencamp will try a new career-stand up comedy-telling a few jokes at the annual Stand Up for Heroes event for the Bob Woodruff Foundation taking place 8 p.m. Nov. 6 at David Geffen Hall at the Lincoln Center.

Also appearing on the bill include Jimmy Carr, Ronny Chieng, Shane Gillis, Josh Groban, Tracy Morgan, Jon Stewart, The War and Treaty, Rita Wilson, and other.

This year’s Stand Up for Heroes, which is part of the New York Comedy Festival, will be the 17th annual celebration honoring veterans and their families, raising awareness and funds for the Bob Woodruff Foundation, whose mission is to ensure that our nation’s veterans, service members, and their families “have stable and successful futures.”

“I’m thrilled to announce the 17th annual Stand Up for Heroes, an amazing night of hope, healing, and laughter to honor our nation’s veterans and their families,” said Bob Woodruff, ABC Correspondent and Co-Founder of the Bob Woodruff Foundation. “The evening will include a fantastic lineup of comedic and musical performances. Beyond that, Stand Up for Heroes will shine a light on the incredible service and sacrifice of our veterans, service members, and their families, and raise important funds to support the men and women who have had our back and who now need us to have theirs.”

In 2007, New York Comedy Festival founders Caroline Hirsch and Andrew Fox partnered with Bob and Lee Woodruff to create this special event as a tribute to impacted veterans and their loved ones. Since its inception, Stand Up for Heroes has raised $70 million to date to help all veterans and military families have successful future.

Tickets for Stand Up for Heroes go on sale September 6 through and the Lincoln Center box office.

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