This year’s Stand Up for Heroes benefit is getting even more musical.
Brandi Carlile has been added to the lineup for the annual philanthropic event, Page Six can exclusively reveal. The “Right on Time” singer will join headliner Bruce Springsteen at the show, which will take place at New York City’s Alice Tully Hall on Nov. 8.
Presented by the Bob Woodruff Foundation as part of the New York Comedy Festival, Stand Up for Heroes 2021 will also include performers such as Nate Bargatze, Jim Gaffigan, Grace Gaustad, Nikki Glaser, Sing Harlem, Donnell Rawlings, Jon Stewart and more.
Last year, the event went virtual because of 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 for veterans, service members and their families. Previous performers have included Stephen Colbert, Eric Church, Sheryl Crow, Jim Gaffigan, John Mayer, Seth Meyers, Hasan Minhaj, John Mulaney, Trevor Noah, Conan O’Brien and Jerry Seinfeld.
While the night usually features musicians and comedians, 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!”
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