Stand Up For Heroes
Since 2007, Stand Up for Heroes has raised more than $70 million to create long-lasting, positive outcomes for our nation’s impacted veterans, service members, and their families.
Stand Up for Heroes launched in 2007 as the brainchild of Bob and Lee Woodruff and New York Comedy Festival founders Caroline Hirsch and Andrew Fox, and is one of New York’s most anticipated nights of hope, healing and laughter, honoring our nation’s injured veterans and their families. Since then, the event has raised more than $65 million to create long-lasting, positive outcomes for our nation’s injured veterans, service members and their families. Stand Up for Heroes continues to expand and grow due to its remarkable success. Beginning at Town Hall, the event moved to the Beacon Theater in 2010, to the Theater at Madison Square Garden in 2013, and then to David Geffen Hall in 2022. Stand Up for Heroes is presented by the Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF) and the New York Comedy Festival (NYCF).
Year after Year
Stand Up for Heroes has seen immense talent over the past 15 years. The event’s welcomed comedians and performers such as Nate Bargatze, Tony Bennett, Brandi Carlile, Jimmy Carr, Ronnie Chieng, Eric Church, Stephen Colbert, Sheryl Crow, Jim Gaffigan, Grace Gaustad, Ricky Gervais, Nikki Glaser, Whoopi Goldberg, John Mayer, Seth Meyers, Hasan Minhaj, John Mulaney, Trevor Noah, Conan O’Brien, Donnell Rawlings, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jerry Seinfeld, Bruce Springsteen, Jon Stewart, Ray Romano and Robin Williams.
Stand Up For Heroes 2021
November 8, 2021 | Alice Tully Hall,
Lincoln Center, New York, NY
Our highest priorities are supporting our veterans and their families and bringing you an unforgettable and safe live event. In 2021, we did both.
Learn about some of the amazing veterans who’ve joined us at Stand Up for Heroes over the years.
Past Stand Up for Heroes
See the memories from over 15 years of laughter.
Keep up with the latest news from past and upcoming Stand Up For Heroes events.