This year’s annual Stand Up for Heroes is going virtual for the first time. The starry event, presented by the Bob Woodruff Foundation and New York Comedy Festival, will air on November 18, honoring veterans and their families across the US.
Stars of the 2020 show will include frequent contributor Bruce Springsteen as well as Sheryl Crow, who took part in last year’s presentation at the Hulu Theatre at Madison Square Garden, New York. It will be hosted by another longtime supporter, Jon Stewart, with further appearances by Mickey Guyton, Brad Paisley, Patti Scialfa, Nate Bargatze, Ronny Chieng, Iliza Shelsigner, and more. Duke of Sussex Harry and Ray Romano will be among those making special appearances.
Fourteen years of recognition
“For the last 14 years, the Stand Up for Heroes event has continued to inspire our nation and serve as the perfect reminder of all of the brave individuals that have defended our country selflessly in our military,” said ABC News correspondent Bob Woodruff, co-founder of the Bob Woodruff Foundation, in a statement. “This year, it is especially important that we unite to show support for their sacrifices as we come together virtually to stand up for our heroes.”
Caroline Hirsch, founder and owner of the New York Comedy Festival and Carolines on Broadway, added: “We’re extremely honored and proud to continue our partnership with the Bob Woodruff Foundation to present Stand Up for Heroes. We owe so much to our brave military veterans and their families for the service and sacrifice to our country; it’s very humbling to have the opportunity to honor them over the last 14 years through this great event.”
Stand Up For Heroes has raised more than $50 million since its inception in 2007. It will air at 9pm ET on November 18 on ABC News Live, TikTok, Facebook Watch, Cheddar, Twitch and Armed Forces Network.