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Louis C.K., Russell Brand To Raise Awareness For Vets With PTSD At NYC Benefit Show

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) -- Louis C.K. and Russell Brand will perform next month at a benefit supporting veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder.

Jim Gaffigan and Vanessa Bayer, of Saturday Night Live, will also perform at the April 30 event at the New York City Center, the David Lynch Foundation announced Friday.

Tickets for "An Amazing Night of Comedy: A David Lynch Foundation Benefit for Veterans with PTSD'' went on sale Friday. Prices range from $49 to $149.

Lynch is an advocate of Transcendental Meditation, popularized by the Beatles in the 1960s and now used for treating post-traumatic stress, depression and other afflictions. Proceeds from the comedy show will go to the foundation's initiative ``to bring stress-reducing, evidence-based meditation to veterans who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder.''

The David Lynch Foundation was launched in 2005.

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