“Saturday Night Live” is the gift that keeps on giving.
Not only has the sketch comedy show produced some of the greatest comedy legends like John Belushi, Chris Farley and Gild Radner, but it’s also served up laughs every Saturday night for over 40 years.
Now, two of the show’s alums are banding together to commemorate the 20th anniversary of September 11.
Jon Stewart (58) and Pete Davidson (27) recently announced they will be putting on a comedy benefit with proceeds going to a number of 9/11 charities.
“We wanted to put on a fun celebration to honor this great city’s resilience,” the two funnymen said in a joint statement.
The show will take place on September 12 at Madison Square Garden according to a report from Variety.
“It’s nice to be able to do this with friends and people we love,” their statement continued.
9/11 holds a very special place in both Davidson’s and Stewart’s hearts.
The “King of Staten Island” star lost his father in the attacks back in 2001. He was just 7-years-old when his father passed away.
Stewart has been a major advocate for the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund. He has appeared in court to fight for the countless first responders who got sick from toxic dust after the World Trade Center collapse.
Fighting for 9/11 First Responders’ Lives!
The charity event called, “NYC Still Rising After 20 Years: A Comedy Celebration,” will feature a number of comedians considered the “best in the biz!”
Dave Chapelle, Amy Schumer, Bill Burr, Jimmy Fallon, Jay Pharaoh, Tom Segura, Wanda Sykes, Colin Jost, Colin Quinn, Dave Attell, John Mulaney and more will all be featured acts at the comedy celebration.
In addition to the comedy celebration, Stewart is also gearing up to release a documentary days before regarding the aftermath of the attacks.
Per Deadline, “No Responders Left Behind” will debut on Discovery+ on September 9.
According to Variety, Discovery+ will premiere “No Responders Left Behind,” a documentary about the fight waged by former “The Daily Show” host Jon Stewart, social activist John Feal and FDNY hero Ray Pfeifer to get health benefits and compensation for 9/11 first responders.
“‘No Responders Left Behind’ is a profile of the grit and perseverance of a few determined individuals who fought to ensure the rights of the men and women who put their health on the line and showed up to help in the days and weeks that followed that fateful day 20 years go,” said Lisa Holme, SVP of Content and Commercial Strategy, Discovery, Inc. “This compelling film does what we set out to do with discovery+ documentaries: tell the most important stories of our time and help give a voice to the voiceless.”
Pre-sale tickets for the benefit can be purchased via Ticketmaster starting Wednesday, Aug. 11, at noon ET until Aug. 12 at 10 p.m. ET, while general tickets go on sale Aug. 13 at noon ET.