Our nation's veterans deserve the best, and on Monday night, Bruce Springsteen and Eric Church certainly delivered.
The two artists took the stage together at Madison Square Garden's Hulu Theatre on Monday night for this year's Stand Up for Heroes, presented by the Bob Woodruff Foundation and the New York Comedy Festival.
Springsteen started his set with "This Hard Land" and "If I Should Fall Behind" before Church joined him onstage for "Working on the Highway." He closed the night with "Dancing in the Dark."
The Boss, in the spirit of the night, also delivered two raunchy jokes that he appeared to write himself -- but they were, in fact, pretty funny. (Both punchlines included the word "penis.")
“Thanks, I’m not a comedian but when I come here I tell the jokes,” Springsteen said. “My jokes are not comedian jokes, so you got to cut them a little slack.”
While New York may not be known for hosting a country fanbase, diehard Church fans peppered the theater, with a number of supporters vocalizing their affection throughout his performance.
The night also saw stand-up from Jon Stewart, Seth Meyers, Jim Gaffigan and Jimmy Carr, and ultimately raised over $5.4 million for Stand Up for Heroes.
Organizers Bob and Leigh Woodruff also announced a contest at omaze.com/Bruce to win tickets and a backstage meet-and-greet for "Springsteen on Broadway," which ends Dec. 15.