Jon Stewart & Pete Davidson Are Hosting A Major Comedy Event To Commemorate 9/11
“NYC Still Rising After 20 Years: A Comedy Celebration” will feature some of the biggest names in comedy with proceeds going toward 9/11-related charities.
Some of comedy’s biggest names are coming together to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks with a charitable comedy show in New York City.
“NYC Still Rising After 20 Years: A Comedy Celebration” will take place at Madison Square Garden in Manhattan on September 12. Jon Stewart and Pete Davidson are hosting the event which features a line-up of other legendary comedians.
“We wanted to put on a fun celebration to honor this great city’s resilience. It’s nice to be able to do this with friends and people we love,” Stewart and Davidson wrote in a joint statement.
The star-studded line-up includes Dave Chappelle, Jimmy Fallon, John Mulaney, Amy Schumer, Bill Burr, Colin Jost, Tom Segura, Wanda Sykes, Colin Quinn, Dave Attell, Jay Pharoah, Michael Che, and Ronny Chieng.
Both Stewart and Davidson have personal connections to the 9/11 attacks that claimed more than 3,000 lives and shook an entire nation. Davidson’s dad Scott Matthew Davidson was a New York City firefighter and died in the World Trade Center. The “Saturday Night Live” star has been very open about his father’s death throughout his career. Stewart has worked closely with survivors and first responders to push the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund through Congress. The fund goes towards those who were injured from the attack or who later became sick as a result of the smoke and fumes from the Twin Towers collapsing.
Tickets for the event go on pre-sale starting August 11, with general sales starting August 13. Audience members must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and show proof along with an ID in order to attend.