My First Rally

When Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert announced their D.C. events late last week, I knew I had to go. They’re two of the funniest people in the world, so how could this not be fantastic? Besides, their events are taking place on the National Mall, which is less than 45 minutes from where I live. There was no way I could miss this.

Well, the flights are booked, and it looks like I’ll be attending Stewart’s Rally to Restore Sanity and Colbert’s March to Keep Fear Alive on October 30th. I’m not sure how they’re going to do these two events on the same day in the same space. I think it would be funny if both comedians rallied their troops on opposite sides of the Mall before ending the combined events on a central stage with a heartfelt message of cooperation. (Or perhaps a fierce battle!)

Several of my friends are going to the rally/march, and some people here at college were asking to stay at my house overnight so they could attend. (Yeah, that’s not going to happen.) The last time I went down to that area of D.C., it was for the Obama inauguration. I expect it to be packed, albeit less claustrophobically, once again.

Look for event coverage on Twitter with pictures (and maybe videos). I can’t wait to see these two guys in person. (This makes twice for Stewart, since I first saw him at Celebration V in August.) I’m super excited already!

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 Announcement
Colbert Report Full Episodes 2010 Election Fox News


(On a non-rally note, this will be my first trip home since I started college. I’m looking forward to seeing my room again!)