7th annual Stand Up For Heroes comedy event

Comedy stars like Jon Stewart and Louis CK took the stage at Madison Square Garden Wednesday night for the 8th annual Stand Up for Heroes comedy benefit.

Following the comedy stand-up performances, the audience was treated to a surprise acoustic performance by Bruce Springsteen. Afterward, the group auctioned off his guitars, dinner at his house, a guitar lesson, and a motorcycle ride around the block.

All that, plus his shirt, brought in $300,000 from bidders in the audience to benefit a veterans group, the Bob Woodruff Foundation, which raises funds for returning soldiers.

(READ the story, w/ photos, from the Chicago Tribune)

Photo credit: Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for New York Comedy Festival, 2013

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