Jon Stewart to Host A Celebration of Service Comedy Show Presented by the USO and Joining Forces at Joint Base Andrews on May 5

Event to include remarks from the President, Vice President, First Lady, and Dr. Biden, an appearance by David Letterman and comedy show featuring Judd Apatow, Mike Birbiglia, Kristen Schaal, Hasan Minhaj, John Mulaney and Jeff Ross


ARLINGTON, VA., April 29, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

WHAT:    A Celebration of Service Presented by the USO and Joining Forces

WHO:      Master of Ceremonies – Comedian, writer, producer and director Jon Stewart
                 Special Guest – David Letterman
                 Featured Entertainment–Comedians Judd Apatow, Mike Birbiglia, Kristen Schaal, Hasan Minhaj, John Mulaney and Jeff Ross

WHEN:    Thursday, May 5, 2016

WHERE:  Joint BaseAndrews, Maryland
                 D.C. Air National Guard Hangar

6:00 p.m. USO/Joining Forces Show (RT: 2 hrs)
Notes. 1) This event will be opened to pre-credential media, but space is limited. Media personnel interested in covering this event MUST RSVP with their full name and outlet name to Oname Thompson at the USO at (703) 908-6471 or no later than 3:00 p.m. EST on Monday, May 2nd. 2) Media who RSVP will receive confirmation of the check-in location and time as well as background materials.

WHY: The First Lady and Dr. Biden, joined by President Obama and Vice President Biden, will kick off a USO comedy show celebrating Military Appreciation Month as well as the 5th anniversary of Joining Forces and the 75th anniversary of the USO. It also will serve as a personal thank you to military families with a family-friendly comedy show hosted by Jon Stewart, and featuring an appearance by David Letterman.

The show will include remarks from the White House and USO CEO and President J.D. Crouch II, as well as performances by comedians Judd Apatow, Mike Birbiglia, Kristen Schaal, Hasan Minhaj, John Mulaney and Jeff Ross.

To keep military families connected to life back home, the event will be streamed via beginning at 6 p.m. EST – along with a live viewing audience of active duty service members at the USO Warrior and Family Centers at Fort Belvoir and Naval Support Activity Bethesda as well as various other USO centers around the world.

About the USO
The USO strengthens America's military service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country, throughout their service to the nation. At hundreds of locations worldwide, we are united in our commitment to connect our service members and their families through countless acts of caring, comfort, and support. The USO is a private, non-profit organization, not a government agency. Our programs, services and entertainment tours are made possible by the American people, support of our corporate partners and the dedication of our volunteers and staff.

In addition to individual donors and corporate sponsors, the USO is supported by President's Circle Partners: AT&T, the BNSF Railway Foundation, Clark Construction Group, LLC, The Coca-Cola Company, FedEx, Johnson & Johnson, Kroger, NFL and Four-Star Partners: Advisors Excel, BIC, ConAgra Foods, GEICO, JCPenney, Lockheed Martin, Microsoft, Procter & Gamble, Starbucks, TKS and the Wawa Foundation. We are also supported through the United Way and Combined Federal Campaign (CFC-11381). To join us in this important mission, and to learn more about the USO, please visit


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