Both Jon Stewart and Stephe–sorry, Dr. Stephen T. Colbert announced their dueling rallies last night on each other’s programs (twice.) What reasoning could there be behind such events? Because it was the day before Halloween? Because it was 10/30/10 during an election year? Because there was a tornado in Brooklyn?
None of the above as Stewart sheepishly explained on last night’s show, “we were already filming there that week.”
The Daily Show’s Rally To Restore Sanity promises a venue “for the people who think shouting is annoying, counterproductive, and terrible for your throat; who feel that the loudest voices shouldn’t be the only ones that get heard; and who believe that the only time it’s appropriate to draw a Hitler mustache on someone is when that person is actually Hitler. Or Charlie Chaplin in certain roles.”
|The Daily Show With Jon Stewart||Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c|
|Rally to Restore Sanity|
Whereas Dr. Stephen T. Colbert’s March To Keep Fear Alive prefers to keep things a little more black and white and Exorcist:
|The Colbert Report||Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c|
|March to Keep Fear Alive|
The rallies, of course, are skewed mirrors of Glenn Beck’s recent Restoring Honor event on the Mall. The events will cap off a week of filming at the Shakespeare Theater Company starting Monday, October 25th.