The USO is turning 75. What was once classically known as Bob Hope and Marilyn Monroe’s territory (Bob Hope performed at 199 USO shows) has featured hundreds of Hollywood’s brightest entertaining the troops since 1941. For the milestone anniversary of the United Service Organization, Jon Stewart will headline a show at Andrews Air Base in Maryland, and will be supported by David Letterman and filmmaker/born-again stand up Judd Apatow.
The event will be attended by Barack Obama, Joe Biden and their wives Michelle Obama and Jill Biden, who have a special interest at heart. Along with the 75th anniversary of the USO, this event will mark the 5th anniversary of Joining Forces, a nationwide initiative spearheaded by the First Lady and Jill Biden which supports active-duty service members, retired service members and their families.
This is another in a long line of Jon Stewart’s selfless deeds. The former host of The Daily Show, who never shies away from sticking it to the U.S. government, is once again proving that he will always look out for the little guy and the working man. He gets the big picture, and maybe he’ll become the next Bob Hope who became an “honorary veteran” in 1996 thanks to his years of entertaining the boots on the ground.
Can you picture it – the Jon Stewart USO Special!
(Via The Hollywood Reporter)