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Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert to March on Washington

On last night’s episode of The Daily Show, Jon Stewart announced that he will hold the Rally to Restore Sanity on the Washington Mall on October 30, as a counter to the crazy people dominating our national politics. (See the website here.) The gathering, which Stewart referred to as the Million Moderate March, is intended to “spread the timeless message, ‘Take it down a notch for America … ’” In response, Stephen Colbert announced his plan to hold a competing rally on the same day, the March to Keep Fear Alive. (See the website here.) Stewart was vague about the specifics of the events — there will likely be comedians — but said it would be “two or three hours one Saturday for some nice people to get together for some fun.” After the jump, watch both Stewart’s and Colbert’s announcements.

The Rally to Restore Sanity!

The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c
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The March to Keep Fear Alive!

The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
March to Keep Fear Alive
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Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert to March on Washington