# 10:00 a.m.: The pre-pre-show begins with videos and music on the jumbotron to keep the gathering crowd friendly and entertained.# Noon: The pre-show starts with a performance from The Roots.# 12:40: A comedian (to be determined) warms up the audience.# 12:57: A video countdown with a show introduction.# 1:00: The show kicks off with the national anthem by a musical guest (to be announced).# 1:05: Mr. Stewart welcomes the crowd – whose projected size is ballooning daily. Currently, there are 200,000 sign-ups on the official Facebook page alone.# 1:20: Mr. Colbert enters, and two actors – Don Novello and Sam Waterston – perform readings.# 1:40: Jeff Tweedy and Mavis Staple perform for 10 minutes, followed by Stewart and Colbert until 2 p.m.# 2:15: Sheryl Crow performs for five minutes, followed by speakers and guests (to be determined).# 2:30: Musical guests (also still being lined up) come on.# 2:40: The show turns to a pre-taped sequence – The Sanity and Fear Awards.
Apparently, the National Parks Department let the permit for the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear leak out, giving a preliminary schedule of events as well as a few of the big names already on board. Here’s what the lineup may look like:A lot of this may have changed in the planning phases since they submitted the permit application, but it does look realistic enough. And man, is there a cause that Sheryl Crow won’t put her name on? Lady needs to pick something and stick with it. [via]