October 30th, 2010
09:22 AM ET
5 years ago

Stage set on National Mall for Stewart, Colbert rally

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Comedy Central funnymen Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert will hold a rally on the National Mall Saturday, putting a satirical spin on partisan politics three days before midterm elections.

Stewart and Colbert's "Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear" is scheduled to start at noon.

They announced the rally in September, less than three weeks after conservative talk-show host Glenn Beck hosted a much-publicized "Restoring Honor" rally on the National Mall, urging large crowds to "turn back to God" and return America to the values on which it was founded.


Filed under: 2010 • Jon Stewart • Stephen Colbert
soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. Marry

    Great! Finally a place to go and a statement to make for us normal people who have things to do – but still take our obligation as citizen and voters in a democracy seriously.
    Thank you for that opportunity Mr. Stewart and Mr. Colbert!

    October 30, 2010 09:37 am at 9:37 am |
  2. jules sand-perkins

    This satire of a deadly serious movement that actually is taking place in America this week is as inappropriate as getting drunk and telling dirty jokes during one's mother's funeral.

    October 30, 2010 09:43 am at 9:43 am |
  3. jules sand-perkins

    Members of Congress who rode in on the long tails of President Obama's pink white-tie coat should expect to ride out on them.

    October 30, 2010 09:54 am at 9:54 am |
  4. Ancient Texan

    "Bring in the clowns", and accomplish what?

    October 30, 2010 10:16 am at 10:16 am |
  5. vic nashville tn

    Sanity that’s what we need now, watch these political ad ridiculous, some candidates comments are absurd
    90 % Americans understand the problems they have good sense but when 10% scream media air 10% voice as nation voice

    October 30, 2010 10:16 am at 10:16 am |
  6. keepstuffingthis

    Will be so interesting to see how this "non partisan" event turns out after all of the liberal left wing nut groups have coopted it. I do believe it is going to clearly show the hypocrisy of Democrat liberals and the lying of the mainstream media, in a scene choreographed by the corrupt slimy unions.

    October 30, 2010 10:44 am at 10:44 am |