October 21st, 2010
11:15 AM ET

Jon Stewart: Rally to restore sanity is not political

Jon Stewart dropped by "Larry King Live" on Wednesday to chat about his upcoming rally in Washington, D.C. on October 30, and, of course, politics.

However, if you've been guessing that Stewart's Rally to Restore Sanity is going to be political in nature, you've been guessing wrong. (It's not the anti-Glenn Beck rally, either, Stewart points out.)

"It is in fact, not a political rally. This is for the people that are too busy, that have jobs and lives and are tired of their reflection in the media as being a divided country and a country that’s ideological and conflicted and fighting, this is for those people," Stewart told King, although he's still being vague on the details.

"What we’re doing is to use the rally format to do the same thing we do with our shows. Using the rally through the satirical format. The book is like our show, but in book form," Stewart explained, adding that they do have some guests and musical entertainment lined up.

"It's going to shock, maybe not even just this world, other worlds. Maybe aliens," he said. "Everybody should just wait and see what it is and make their own decisions."

For more - and to see the special gift that Larry King bestowed upon Stewart for his rally - check out the video above.

Filed under: Late Night comedy • television

soundoff (14 Responses)
  1. dj6ual

    Was The Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear March a Success?

    October 30, 2010 at 9:00 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Reggie K

    I'll be at the Rally, for the fun and for the message.
    Those "Us against them" morons are the ones who fuel politicians to get nothing done but to pass out vitriolic rhetoric.
    All you need is a good speech and a soft bed, the hell with this country...I'm a Senator!
    Real people live in a real world and it's not us against them. It's just us.
    The nutcases get the front page, the rest of us live below the fold.

    October 26, 2010 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
  3. Awesome

    My sister booked a trip via bus going from Chicago. Try looking on Craigslist for a ride!

    October 24, 2010 at 10:06 pm | Report abuse |
  4. jessi

    i so wanna go to this rally .. but i am all the way in canada ...
    cant wait to see tea baggers and republicans faces .. they are so dumb and knobs ...

    all canadians are cheering up for you jon .. JUST DO IT

    October 24, 2010 at 8:45 pm | Report abuse |
  5. preet

    Jon stewart is the man ... i think he can run the country way better then lots of pple .. specially retarded pple like glen beck , bushy bush need to learn something from him ... if this guy is half baked and still doing this well imagin him
    sober ...
    go jon go

    October 24, 2010 at 8:39 pm | Report abuse |
  6. the_dude

    John Stewarts opinion and a quarter would equal out to 15 cents. HIs opinion actually lessens the value.

    Stick with the pot movies dude you were much better in half baked.

    October 21, 2010 at 6:45 pm | Report abuse |
  7. boocat

    Tony O. – you are a moron. 8 years of that "retarded cowboy" (I believe Russell Brand called him that) is what got us in to the mess we're in now.

    October 21, 2010 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
  8. C. Jones

    " Break a leg, dude!!! "

    October 21, 2010 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
  9. michaelfury

    "It's going to shock, maybe not even just this world, other worlds. Maybe aliens"


    October 21, 2010 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Mélanie

    Hi from France! We love Jon, he's smart and popular, he should run for president!!! Go Jon, go!!!:-)

    October 21, 2010 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Tony O.

    Jon Stewart, Steven Colbert, Al Franken, Nancy Pelosi, harry Reid, Barack Obama.... The left is being led by comedians! The only sad thing is destroying the country is not funny.

    October 21, 2010 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
    • Cory Smith

      ur an idiot. The whole reason the country is F'd up is the previous 8 years. It's been 2 good years of climbing and taking care of issues left unassailed and blocked by republicans for YEARS!

      October 21, 2010 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Alex

      @Cory Smith

      If you honestly think the insanity got started just 8 years ago, we're already doomed.

      October 25, 2010 at 8:06 am | Report abuse |
  12. cheefsfury


    October 21, 2010 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |

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