'Stand Up for Heroes': Jon Stewart jabs Lori Loughlin, Bruce Springsteen duets with Sheryl Crow and more highlights


Jon Stewart may be a cultural icon, but his kids aren't reaping the benefits.

During his set at Monday night's Stand Up for Heroes fundraiser, the ex-"Daily Show" host took a swipe at parents who pull strings for their children, comparing Lori Loughlin to President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden.

While pointing out the absurdity of dropping hundreds of thousands of dollars to get kids into the University of Southern California — "a state school!" he marveled, looking baffled — Stewart wondered aloud how different the actions were than those of high-profile politicians whose children are granted lucrative spots on government boards and, of course, the White House.

Compared to Biden, Trump and Loughlin, "I don't do s--t for my kids," Stewart joked.

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Stewart, a longtime vocal advocate for 9/11 first responders and the military community, was one of the several comedians to take the stage at Stand Up for Heroes, an annual benefit hosted by the Bob Woodruff Foundation and the New York Comedy Festival. This year's event raised more than $5.7 million to support veterans and their families.

After his set, AOL spotted Stewart making his way to a seat in the audience, where he was approached by a woman who appeared to be telling him how much his work meant to her. Stewart held and kissed her hands as she spoke.

In addition to performances from Stewart, John Oliver, Hasan Minhaj and Ronny Chieng (a "Daily Show" correspondent and Chinese immigrant whose set about America's weirdest quirks received some of the biggest laughs of the night), Sheryl Crow and Bruce Springsteen joined forces to deliver a moving acoustic duet of "Redemption Day," which Crow originally wrote for her 1996 album. (Johnny Cash loved it and recorded a version of the song, which was released on his posthumous 2010 album.)

Springsteen closed out the night with five songs, including "I'm On Fire" and a stripped down "Dancing in the Dark" that transitioned into "Land of Hope and Dreams."

You can watch Springsteen and Crow's duet (recorded by a reporter from NJArts) below.