September 17th, 2010
07:46 AM ET
12 years ago

Stewart, Colbert follow in Beck's footsteps

(CNN) - 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.
Stewart dubbed the event a "clarion call for rationality."

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  1. Cindie Worley

    Why would Stewart speak to rationality? What in the H### would he know of that?

    September 17, 2010 09:38 am at 9:38 am |
  2. Zombie

    oh my goodness i cant wait!

    September 17, 2010 09:40 am at 9:40 am |
  3. Me

    Well, it's about time!


    September 17, 2010 09:42 am at 9:42 am |
  4. Ron in Califonia

    Steve and Jon..I hope your rally is a success. You ought to be able to draw about 100 people or so. That is if the circus isn't in town to compete. wait the circus is in town its Washington DC. Also, check the date Oct 30 is the day before Halloween. Somebody is going to protest your upstaging witches and goblins.

    September 17, 2010 09:57 am at 9:57 am |
  5. Ron in Califonia

    Sorry, for my earlier meanspiried comment. I actually think one of you is funny. Also, Steve, I really do appreciate your support of the military.

    September 17, 2010 09:59 am at 9:59 am |
  6. Ron in Califonia

    Sorry, for my earlier meanspirited comment. I actually think one of you is funny. Also, Steve, I really do appreciate your support of the military.

    September 17, 2010 10:00 am at 10:00 am |
  7. Hugo

    You realize that humor in politics does maintain the sanity however it also undermines the reality of the issues. I take in point the SNL skit that Tina Fey played Palin and uttered those words of ,"I can see Russia from my back porch," I can't tell you how many times I have read or heard people actually attribute that to Sara Palin. I do not think that Beck has too awful much to worry about and I am sure that it will be a hoot!

    September 17, 2010 10:08 am at 10:08 am |
  8. Eric

    I sure am glad we have these wealthy elitists to mock the genuine concerns of tax-paying Americans and tell the "stupid little people" that their country really isn't absolutely bankrupt.

    Gosh, I can sleep so much better now that the elitist far-smarter-than-I funny-man joke tellers have said some snarky clever words and "set me straight."

    I mean really, I honestly trust these joke tellers who've never held real jobs in their lives and who live in Hollywood reality bubbles. Gosh, we're so fortunate to have them.

    September 17, 2010 10:15 am at 10:15 am |
  9. Tweety

    WHAT would we do if we didn't have these two men to call out the politicans for us???

    The staff's that you two have are amazing and tireless clearly.

    Thank you men. I sit watching, clapping, laughing, shacking my hand in the air screaming YES! YES! YES! The shows say all the things I would love to scream out loud to TTHHHEEESSSSEE guys myself!
    { all the while my 16 year old son is screaming downstairs 'shut Maaaa!'}

    So thank you, thank you, and thank you.

    September 17, 2010 10:24 am at 10:24 am |
  10. Joe

    Why not? Folks like Beck, Maddow, Rush, and others have already made our politics process comedy fodder. Might as well have people who are actually funny do it too.

    September 17, 2010 10:26 am at 10:26 am |
  11. teabooger

    Stewart and Colbert are horrible students of history, Glen Beck is a true Historian and he knew the founding fathers established this country under GOD. It's not like they were members of "The Enlightenment" or that the phrase "under God" was just inserted into the Pledge of Allegiance as recently as WWII.

    MR. Stewart, MR. Colbert YOU ARE NO MR BECK!

    September 17, 2010 10:27 am at 10:27 am |
  12. jc

    DC is pretty far from california. But I am seriously thinking about going!!

    September 17, 2010 10:32 am at 10:32 am |
  13. SayWhat

    Thank God for satire!

    September 17, 2010 10:33 am at 10:33 am |
  14. Granny Griper

    You go guys!!! If we ever needed this it is now.
    We have a governor in Arizona believes there are headless bodies in the desert, and can't even hold a debate and won't debate again.
    We have a woman in Nevada wanting to do away with Social security and medicare. and many other things.
    We have a woman it Delaware that just won a tea party primary that believes science has developed mice with human brains and she has put out some very questionable tapes and has a very bad financial past.
    Then we have a man going to run for governor of NY that is a porn freak along with beastiality problems, weird along with many other.
    We need some sanity in this country and maybe you can bring it back LOVE IT!!!!

    September 17, 2010 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  15. Jerry - Florida

    Hey Mister funny-man wannabe, you are not or will ever be no Glenn Beck. You may want to stop your idiocy before it's too late and you divide our country even more.

    September 17, 2010 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  16. Marry

    If Jon and Stephen do march – I am with them! Perhaps that is just what is missing and what would be real fun: Marching against the insanity and stupidity that has gripped some people by falsehoods.
    Even better: Vote – not out of anger and emotion, vote responsible and smart!

    September 17, 2010 10:55 am at 10:55 am |
  17. Debby

    I can't believe people watch these guys they aren't even funny. Stewart looks like a Rachael Maddow twin.

    September 17, 2010 10:55 am at 10:55 am |
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