Stewart, Colbert Announce Rallies
Posted on Sep 17, 2010
Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert have taken parody to the next level. The comedians announced two parallel rallies to happen on the mall in Washington, D.C., just days before the midterm elections.
Stewart’s “Rally to Restore Sanity” and Colbert’s “March to Keep Fear Alive” clearly are responses to Glenn Beck’s accidentally-on-Martin-Luther-King-Jr.-Day “Restoring Honor” rally.
And to give props where props are due, the impetus for this idea actually came not from the shows’ producers but from a user on the site reddit.com after a dream. No joke. —JCL
Two Comedy Central funnymen are apparently entering into the partisan political fray with rallies of their own in the nation’s capital.
Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert have set October 30 as the date for their respective rallies.
On Thursday night’s airing of “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart,” the comedian announced plans for a “Rally to Restore Sanity.”
“See you October 30 on the National Mall to spread the timeless message, ‘Take it down a notch for America,’ ” he said.