Red Hot Chili Peppers to perform at Stand Up for Heroes veteran benefit event

Credit: Steve KerosRed Hot Chili Peppers have joined the lineup for the 2017 Stand Up for Heroes benefit, taking place November 7 at the Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The annual event raises money for injured veterans and their families.

Stand Up for Heroes is, for the most part, a comedy show: This year’s event will feature performances from John Oliver, Jon Stewart, Conan O’Brien, Trevor Noah, Hasan Minhaj and John Mulaney. The Chili Peppers are no strangers to comedy, though — remember Chad Smith‘s drum battle with Will Ferrell?

“The Red Hot Chili Peppers bring so much energy to the stage and are one of my favorite bands,” says Bob Woodruff, ABC News correspondent and co-founder of the Bob Woodruff Foundation, which is co-presenting the event. “We’re humbled that they’re joining us at Stand Up for Heroes to honor those who’ve served.”

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