“The Daily Show” host Jon Stewart is hosting a “million moderate march” in Washington – for people who think shouting is annoying – but faux political nemesis Stephen Colbert will be nearby to keep fear alive against those “dark, optimistic forces.”
Colbert, host of Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report,” and his archenemy on the network plan to hold opposing political rallies Oct. 30 on the National Mall just before the November elections. Stewart interrupted his regular fake newscast Thursday night to announce a “Rally to Restore Sanity” on Oct. 30. He said it’s for people too busy with their normal lives to go to other political rallies.
“Think of our event as Woodstock, but with the nudity and drugs replaced by respectful disagreement,” Stewart writes in promotion for his rally. Nearby, Colbert also announced a “March to Keep Fear Alive” to restore “truthiness” to the nation on his show Thursday night. Colbert said the nation can’t afford a rally to restore sanity in the middle of a recession.
– From the Associated Press