Well well, here is the Jon Stewart rally live on streaming video feed for your amusement, fans of Right Pundits. The so-called Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear begins on Saturday October 30th in the National Mall in Washington DC. See the schedule and watch the spectacle (bottom of this post) all the way through, and give us your estimate for how many people were in the large crowd.

Rally to restore sanity

The Rally to Restore Sanity begins informally at 10am ET with pre-event music, but the main program begins at 1pm ET. The rally will be televised on CSPAN but you can watch all the events included on the schedule below by watching the live feed streaming on the internet which is located at the bottom of this news article.

Stephen Colbert and John Stewart rallies are both competing and merging with each other in Washington DC on Saturday. Colbert first announced a Rally to Keep Fear Alive on his television program in early September. The Colbert Rally to Keep Fear Alive event was first imagined generally as a satirical commentary on our political climate in 2010, and more directly as an opportunistic response to a massive Glenn Beck rally which occurred the weekend before.

Not to be upstaged, a Jon Stewart rally was announced on his Daily Show as a rebuttal of sorts to the Colbert rally. The events were planned to overlap each other and became known on the Comedy Central television network as The Rally To Restore Sanity and/or Fear.

Picture it as two cheerleader teams on opposite sides of a high school basketball game, each competing to jump the highest and yell the loudest. All good fun from Colbert and Stewart but entirely meaningless as comedy is meant to be.

Then the Democrat Party jumped into the fray and essentially co-opted the Jon Stewart rally from the grassroots fun that was promised. The Democrats sense this is a possible opportunity to show that they too have a grassroots movement a-brewing just like the Tea Party. It is a fairly pitiful attempt at meaningfulness which is sucking all the air out of the rally.

So at the Jon Stewart Rally to Restore Sanity co-starring Stephen Colbert you will see plenty of people, but many of them are bussed in by unions and Democratic political groups. The rally has essentially turned into a giant pro-government, pro-administration, pro-status-quo commercial for keeping Democrats in power.

Read more of the official site here where you can get directions to the rally and and shop for merchandise! Also more information about the event schedule is here.

The Rally to Restore Sanity schedule is below, but you will be able to watch the entire Jon Stewart rally online via live feed below. The streaming video will be broadcast continuously for the full day so bookmark this page and return as you need


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.
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.

How big is the crowd? Crowd estimates at the Rally to Restore Sanity are pre-estimated at 200,000 people based on signups on a Facebook page. We expect that most of them will not show up, but the organized effort by Democrats to gin up the crowd will bring more people who did not bother to register.

Here is the live stream. Watch the video feed along with us and share your thoughts in the comments below.

Live feed can be found right here!.