Jon Stewart and Pete Davidson will host 9/11 benefit comedy show at MSG

August 9, 2021

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To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the September 11th attacks, Jon Stewart and Pete Davidson have organized a special benefit comedy show at Madison Square Garden called “NYC Still Rising After 20 Years: A Comedy Celebration.” Other big-name comedians who will perform at the September 12 show include Dave Chapelle, Amy Schumer, Jimmy Fallon, Michael Che, and Wanda Sykes, among others.

“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 said in a joint statement.

Jon Stewart was the host of “The Daily Show” at the time of the 9/11 attacks. A longtime New Yorker, he felt deeply affected by the events and went on to become one of the biggest public advocates for the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund. Pete Davidson was just seven years old when his father Scott Davidson, a member of the FDNY, died while responding to the World Trade Center.

In addition to Stewart and Davidson, the full lineup includes Dave Attell, Bill Burr, Dave Chapelle, Ronny Chieng, Michael Che, Jimmy Falon, Colin Jost, John Mulaney, Colin Quinn, Amy Schumer, Tom Segura, and Wanda Sykes. All proceeds will benefit 9/11 charities.

The show will take place at 7pm on Sunday, September 12. Proof of vaccination is required. The pre-sale for tickets begins this Wednesday, August 11 at noon and runs through 10pm Thursday. General sales start Friday at noon. You can purchase tickets here >>

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