On Tuesday, hundreds gathered at The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City to celebrate the 10th Annual Stand Up for Heroes fundraiser, an event created to help raise funds for wounded veterans. It was a night filled with laughter and music as Long Branch native Bruce Springsteen serenaded the crowd with his iconic hits and comedians Jon Stewart, Louis C.K., Jerry Seinfeld and Jim Gaffigan provided the comic relief.
The Boss, who’s been a longtime supporter and performer for Stand Up for Heroes, serenaded the audience with four acoustic renditions of “Working on the Highway,” “I’ll Work for You Love,” “Long Walk Home” and “Dancing in the Dark.” Things soon turned a little raunchy as Bruce concluded his musical performance with a few jokes. We have to admit, they were pretty funny. Hey, the prominent rockstar is already an author, so why not add comedian to the list? Here’s one of the ways the Grammy Award winner tried his hand at comedy:
“An old man is in the gym,” is how Bruce began his second joke, according to RollingStone. “This great-looking gal comes in, a young gal. He says to his trainer, ‘Quick, quick, quick, which one of these machines should I be on to get this girl’s attention?’ He goes, ‘Well, if I were you, it would be the ATM.'”
Jon, who actually tells jokes for a living, also went the X-rated route when it came to his routine. For 15 minutes, the Red Bank Resident and former host of The Daily Show was able to vent his frustration with 2016 Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, including the infamous 2013 Twitter beef the two once engaged in about the comedian’s surname change.
He held nothing back at the November 1 event, ripping into Donald’s controversial “locker room talk” comments regarding inappropriate sexual contact with women. The Colts Neck ranch owner then urged the crowd to vote wisely.
“I thought, ‘OK, we’re done! The election is over!’ Usually that is a signifier that we don’t have to pay attention anymore,” Jon said. “One of the people in the race said they were going to grab somebody by the pussy! And so we don’t have to watch anymore. Obviously, everyone thought that Truman was going to lose to Dewey until the finger-banging video came out.”