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Funniest signs and images from the Jon Stewart / Stephen Colbert rally

October 30, 2010 |  4:17 pm

Stewart

Comedian Jon Stewart, left, welcomes comedian Stephen Colbert to the Rally To Restore Sanity And/Or Fear on Saturday afternoon on the National Mall. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Musicians (backed by funk group the Roots) and celebrities mocked a variety of current events and trends, including political rallies. The Comedy Central cornerstones swore that this rally was not a political one, and pretty much kept to their promise.  

Many many photos and funny signs after the jump...

Crowd

Tens of thousands of people crowded the National Mall to watch the comedy and listen to the music. So many attended that some left the event because they couldn't hear or see very well. "Let's just go back home + watch it on youtube," Julia E. Christian overheard and tweeted. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Colbert

One of the more ominous sights was comedian Stephen Colbert trying to induce fear in front of a giant papier-mache puppet of himself. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Hitler

And speaking of ominous fear, what modern rally would be complete without some signs featuring Adolf Hitler and variants thereof? (Photo by Reuters/Jonathan Ernst)

Fear

A Sanity supporter holds a sign with an image depicting Stephen Colbert as Adolf Hitler with "Say No to Fear" on the National Mall in Washington, DC. (Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

Smiley

Even the 70s smiley face got the Hitler treatment in a satire of current political signs. (Photo by Reuters/Jonathan Ernst)

Restore

People wearing masks hold up anti-Republican signs in front of the National Gallery of Art. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Fearit

Stephen Colbert's satirical stance to Restore Fear captured the imaginations of many in attendence. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Ozzy

One of the more interesting moments on stage was when Ozzy Osbourne, left, and Yusuf Islam (formerly known as Cat Stevens) performed "Crazy Train" and "Peace Train" respectively, then embraced for an unforgettable photo. (Photo by Reuters/Jason Reed)

Too

Not all of the signs were comedic. (Photo by Reuters/Jonathan Ernst)

Back

It is safe to say that most in attendance were left-leaning, like this bearded peace-loving man with a sign supporting President Obama. (Photo by Reuters/Jonathan Ernst)

Hyperbole

Some of the signs were very professionally made. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Comedycentral

But most were handmade and hilarious. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Heathen

Some estimates claim over 100,000 people were in attendance. Even some heathens made the trip to D.C. and brought a sign. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Madteapartiers

Bashing the upstart Tea Party was prevelant. Maya Reiser and her husband, Alan Shakin, both of Bethesda, Md., walk through the crowd. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Bluesbrothers

Jim Rothe, left, and Paul Fouschia, both of Cincinnati, were dressed as the Blues Brothers.  (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Notawitch

A familiar-looking woman claiming not to be a witch was at the rally. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Waldo

And hey look, even Waldo was spotted in the well-behaved crowd. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Fivebucks

The signs that got the most buzz on Twitter were the more unexpected ones, like this sign that seemed to criticize the ability of big business and powerful lobbiest who often have more access to politicians than regular people. (Photo by Reuters/Jonathan Ernst)

Value

In the end, the signs were mostly light-hearted and respectful. (Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

Marx

Except for the one honoring this filthy Marxist. (Photo by Reuters/Jonathan Ernst)

Sign

-- Tony Pierce
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(Bottom photo: Reuters/Jonathan Ernst)

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