So What Do We Know About The Rally To Restore Sanity And/Or Fear? (VIDEOS)

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October 28, 2010 5:22 am
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There’s still a lot of mystery surrounding the Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert rallies this weekend, now officially merged into one super-rally known as the “Rally To Restore Sanity And/Or Fear.” Will it be political? Will it be like Glenn Beck’s rally? Will there be musical acts? Can you drink on the Mall?

Looking at what Jon and Stephen have said about the rallies since September, here’s some of what we know…

Jon Stewart announces his “Rally To Restore Sanity” on September 16:

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c
Rally to Restore Sanity Announcement
www.thedailyshow.com
Daily Show Full Episodes Political Humor Rally to Restore Sanity

Not to be outdone, Stephen Colbert counters with his “March To Keep Fear Alive” announcement the same day:

The Colbert Report Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
March to Keep Fear Alive Announcement
www.colbertnation.com
Colbert Report Full Episodes 2010 Election March to Keep Fear Alive

Daily Show correspondent Larry Wilmore tells Stewart that in order to keep up with Glenn Beck, he needs to be “flooding the stage with an artificial diversity”:

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c
Rally to Restore Sanity Advice
www.thedailyshow.com
Daily Show Full Episodes Political Humor Rally to Restore Sanity

Colbert tells his audience to wear costumes to his rally, “disguised as whatever I’ve taught you to fear”:

The Colbert Report Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
Terror a New One
www.colbertnation.com
Colbert Report Full Episodes 2010 Election March to Keep Fear Alive

Jon and Stephen face-off over the conflicting day of their rallies:

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c
Daily/Colbert – March to Keep Fear Alive Invitation
www.thedailyshow.com
Daily Show Full Episodes Political Humor Rally to Restore Sanity

President Obama endorses Jon Stewart’s rally, or, as he calls it, the “Rally for Americans in Favor of a Return to Sanity or Something Like That”:

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c
BBQ & A
www.thedailyshow.com
Daily Show Full Episodes Political Humor Rally to Restore Sanity

Colbert is not concerned, because an endorsement from the President these days is a “kiss of death”:

The Colbert Report Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
President Obama Endorses the Rally to Restore Sanity
www.colbertnation.com
Colbert Report Full Episodes 2010 Election March to Keep Fear Alive

Jon and Stephen merge their rallies (because Stephen didn’t get a permit), and Oprah stops by to send the whole audience down to the rally:

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c
Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear Announcement
www.thedailyshow.com
Daily Show Full Episodes Political Humor Rally to Restore Sanity
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