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Stewart, Colbert plan dueling rallies in D.C.

September 17, 2010 | 10:17 am

Colbert-stewart Let the march madness begin.

Comedy Central cohorts Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert will rally their respective troops on Oct. 30 in a battle of the marches in Washington.

Stewart's Rally to Restore Sanity (whose message is: Take it down a notch, America) will meet Colbert's March to Keep Fear Alive on the National Mall.

“It is happening, people,” Stewart said during his show Thursday. “A million moderate march where we take to the streets to send a message to our leaders and our national media that says, ‘We are here … we’re only here, though, until 6 because we have a sitter!’ ”

And, hey, Stewart already has signs made!

Stewart admitted that it was a twist of fate, since he would already be in Washington, with “The Daily Show” taping there Oct. 25-28

Not to be outdone, Colbert followed up with an announcement on his own show, urging his viewers to also assemble “because now is not the time to take it down a notch. Now is the time for all good men to freak out for freedom."

Both announcements come on the heels of Glenn Beck’s Restoring Honor rally that took place this year on the anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s historic speech at the same monument.

Show Trackers, what do you think? Anyone plan to book a flight and join them?

In case you missed the announcements ...

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon - Thurs 11p / 10c
Rally to Restore Sanity
Daily Show Full Episodes Political Humor Tea Party
The Colbert Report Mon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
March to Keep Fear Alive
Colbert Report Full Episodes 2010 Election Fox News


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