Rally To Restore Sanity With Stephen Colbert & John Stewart

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Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart, TV funnymen and mock news anchors from Comedy Central, hosted a three-hour rally event in Washington, D.C. entitled “Rally to Restore Sanity and /or Fear”. Thousands of New Yorkers attended the event, in which it was estimated that 250,000 people attended.

Some people even dragged themselves out of bed early in the morning to catch the 6 AM buses that left Meti’s Citi Field and was going to Washington, D.C. The 200 free buses were provided by Huffington Post founder Arianna Huffington. People were dressed in different costumes and had funny protest signs such as “Jump rope with a Muslim” and “Don’t you hate pants”.

There was not much political discussions and controversies, but Stewart cited that the mass media is to blame on why people cannot relax now and are losing sanity. He said that the news has gone too far in a way that they are making everything a threat and that people should amplify everything, most especially the negative things.

“If it (news) overacts to everything, we actually get sicker,” Stewart said. “If we amplify everything, we hear nothing.”

The event consisted of comedy performances from Stewart and Colbert where they acted a battle of sanity versus fear in different scenarios. There were also musical performances by John Legend, Kid Rock, Sheryl Crow, and Tony Bennett. Mythubusters host. Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, were also there to perform some experiments to the crowd.

Stewart then gave a speech to the crowd at the end of the event saying that people should unite and not let the loud noises monopolize the public disclose. The rally was organized with the purpose of showing people that they all have to relax and that there is fear in everything and we have to face it. It was there not “to suggest that times are not difficult and we have nothing to fear” because in truth life is difficult and we have things to fear. We have to face it because life is hard and learn to get up.

People enjoyed the show because it was the opposite of a rally- provided more positive messages instead of negative. This is what people need now.

(image credit: nydailynews.com)

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