Gordon Elliott, Ricky Gervais, Whoopi Goldberg, Darrell Hammond, Bill Irwin, Jane Krakowski, Christopher Meloni, Mandy Patinkin, Regis Philbin, John Slattery and other stars show support for their causes.
On Wednesday night, The New York Comedy Festival co-presented Stand Up for Heroes: A Benefit for the Bob Woodruff Foundation, an organization to help injured military personnel which was founded by the ABC news reporter (pictured) after he was severely wounded in Iraq.
Emmy Award-winning talk show host Regis Philbin served as the evening's emcee.
Tony Award winner Whoopi Goldberg was a guest auctioneer.
Emmy winner Ricky Gervais, star of Extras, was among the evening's many special performers.
Comedian John Pinette, who has thrilled audiences around the country with his portrayal of Edna Turnblad in Hairspray, was another of the show's stars.
Tony winner Jane Krakowski, now making audiences laugh each Thursday on NBC's 30 Rock, was one of the many celebrity attendees.
Here are Law & Order: SVU star Christopher Meloni and his lovely wife Sherman Williams.
Saturday Night Live's hilarious Darrell Hammond also made an appearance.
Mad Men star John Slattery -- who will appear in Monday night's benefit reading of All About Eve -- and wife Talia Balsam came out for the event.
NBC News' Tom Brokaw and wife Meredith were there to offer support.
CBS news legend Dan Rather was another member of the media on hand for the benefit.
On Monday night, the Epic Theatre Company hosted First Vote '08, a special benefit for in-school and after-school educational programs. Obie winner Nilaja Sun, star and author of No Child, was among the participants.
TV host Gordon Elliott was the event's "non-partisan" Master of Ceremonies.
Mia Barron, Bill Irwin -- who will star later this season in the Roundabout Theatre's revival of Waiting for Godot -- and Epic's Zak Berkman were willing performers.
Finally, here's Ugly Betty star Judith Light, Tony Award winner Mandy Patinkin, and his wife, actress Kathryn Grody.
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