Bruce Springsteen to headline Stand Up for Heroes 2021 benefit

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The Boss is back.


Bruce Springsteen will return to the stage at the 15th annual Stand Up for Heroes benefit show.


The event — which was traditionally held at Madison Square Garden — will return live this year at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall on Nov. 8.


Presented by the Bob Woodruff Foundation to help raise money for veterans, the show will also feature regular supporter Jon Stewart as well as Nate Bargatze, Jim Gaffigan, Grace Gaustad, Nikki Glaser, Sing Harlem, Donnell Rawlings and others.


Organizers also teased that the night will feature some surprises.


Last year, the event went virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and Prince Harry was a special guest, with appearances by Sheryl Crow, Brad Paisley, Tiffany Haddish and Ray Romano.


Since its 2007 launch, the benefit has raised more than $57 million.


The night usually features musicians and comedians, but Springsteen, 72, also once performed some stand-up material at the benefit show, when Page Six reported that he’d served up some raunchy jokes.


“Uncle takes his nephew for a walk around town,” the Boss began one tale in 2019, continuing that the uncle laments, “See that bridge over there? I built that bridge. But in this town, they don’t call you ‘bridge builder.’ See that mansion? I built that mansion. But in this town, they don’t call you ‘mansion builder.’ But if you f–k one goat!”


Others who’ve appeared over the years at Stand Up for Heroes include: Stephen Colbert, Eric Church, John Mayer, Seth Meyers, Hasan Minhaj, John Mulaney, Trevor Noah, Conan O’Brien, Jerry Seinfeld and late comedy legend Robin Williams.


Springsteen in June singlehandedly reopened Broadway by launching a 30-performance limited run of his solo show at the St. James Theatre, beating other big musicals to the punch. His one-man show had previously played at the nearby Walter Kerr Theatre for a year in 2017 and 2018 and also spawned a Netflix film.



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