Bruce Springsteen is playing the New York Comedy Festival?

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Bruce Springsteen will be appearing at the New York Comedy Festival but he won't be telling jokes.

The singer/songwriter/rock icon will perform at Stand Up for Heroes, a benefit for the Bob Woodruff Foundation. The show, which takes place at Madison Square Garden, Nov.

5 also features Jim Gaffigan, Louis CK, John Oliver and other comedians. Springsteen also performed at the 2013 Standup for Heroes.

The Bob Woodruff Foundation's mission is to ensure injured veterans and their families are thriving long after they return home. They find and fund innovative programs in communities where veterans, their families and caregivers live and work.

Woodruff, who works for ABC News, was was hit by a roadside bomb while covering the war in Iraq in 2006. he recovered from his injuries and has since gone to work helping injured veterans.

Springsteen, or more likely someone who works for "The Boss," shared the news that he would be participating on Twitter.