The comedy and music charity event, which is a fundraiser supporting injured veterans and their families, is set to take place virtually for the first time on November 18. Don’t worry, we don’t expect that Harry will be performing a stand-up act (however, it’s not completely out of the question). Instead, the Duke of Sussex has signed on as a “special guest,” although no word on exactly what that means.
“For the last 14 years, the Stand Up for Heroes event has continued to inspire our nation and serves as a reminder of all of the brave individuals that have defended our country selflessly in our military,” Bob Woodruff, founder of the Bob Woodruff Foundation and creator of the event, said in a statement. "This year, it is especially important that we unite to show support for their sacrifices as we come together virtually to stand up for our heroes."
According to a press release, this year’s event will welcome comedians including Tiffany Haddish, Ronny Chieng, and Nate Bargatze and feature performances from Bruce Springsteen, Sheryl Crow and Brad Paisley. It will be hosted by Jon Stewart and available to stream on a variety of networks and platforms including ABC News Live, Facebook, TikTok, Armed Forces Network, Twitch and Cheddar.
We’re not surprised the 35-year-old is getting involved in the event, considering supporting the military is something that has remained close to his heart even after stepping down as a senior member of the royal family. Not to mention, he served in the British Army for a decade and even completed two tours of Afghanistan
Hope you have your jokes ready, Harry.