On last night’s Daily Show, Jon Stewart and “surprise guest” Stephen Colbert announced they are merging their dueling October 30 Washington, DC rallies – Rally to Restore Sanity and March to Keep Fear Alive — into one, Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear. Via satellite, Oprah Winfrey threw her support and, in the tradition of her talk show, surprised the Daily Show audience with tickets to attend the rally that reportedly include airfare and hotel. Winfrey’s gift follows a similar gesture by Arriana Huffington, who is providing a convoy of shuttle busses for New Yorkers to go to the rally.
The Jon Stewart/Stephen Colbert revolution will be televised – the comedians’ dueling October 30 Washington, DC rallies: Rally to Restore Sanity and March to Keep Fear Alive, will be broadcast live on Comedy Central and streamed live online. Stewart made the announcement on The Daily Show last night (video below). In the bit, which was quite funny, he also laid down some ground rules for attendees: “No nudity. No throwing stuff and no totalitarian fascism. And when in doubt, don’t be douchey.”
The’re in response to Glenn Beck’s and Sarah Palin’s Washington DC Tea Party movement “Restore Honor” rally last month. Jon Stewart will hold what’s being billed as his Rally to Restore Sanity in the USA capital on October 30. It will go head-to-head with Stephen Colbert’s March to Keep Fear Alive: