The lineup for the 2012 New York Comedy Festival has been announced. Variety’s rundown of the 5-day event from November 7 – 11 includes Jim Gaffigan, Rob Delaney, Artie Lange, Patton Oswalt and Marlon and Shawn Wayans. Tickets for the festival will go on sale Monday, August 13th, with a limited number of pre-sale tickets available beforehand.
The New York Comedy Festival has lined up comedians and performers from Jon Stewart to Bruce Springsteen for its annual charity benefit, Stand Up for Heroes, benefitting the Bob Woodruff Foundation.
The slate for the evening — 8 p.m. Nov. 9 — includes Jim Gaffigan, Ricky Gervais and the Max Weinberg Big Band.
Several of the current crop are regulars at the gala; Springsteen memorably played “The Rising” and then auctioned off the guitar (and a promise to sign and inscribe it) for $50,000 in 2008.
Proceeds from the evening go to benefit injured veterans.
This will be the fifth year for Stand Up for Heroes.
NYCF is produced by Carolines on Broadway and Comedy Central.
The annual Stand Up For Heroes benefit show kicked off the New York Comedy Festival last night and Rolling Stone was on hand to cover the festivities. Check out their article praising the event, which included appearances by Jim Gaffigan, Ricky Gervais, Jon Stewart, Bruce Springsteen and President Bill Clinton (amongst others).
The Boss himself, Bruce Springsteen, gave an amazing performance at Stand Up For Heroes – as did Jon Stewart, Jim Gaffigan, Ricky Gervais and President Bill Clinton! To read more about the benefit for the Bob Woodruff Foundation, click here!
Amongst the backstage chaos and the arrivals of celebrities and world leaders ranging from Bill Clinton to Bruce Springsteen, Jim Gaffigan to Diane Sawyer — Cindy Adams of Page Six was covering the “Stand Up For Heroes” benefit show which kicked off the New York Comedy Festival.