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Jon Stewart’s Rally to Mock Likely Voters boasts all-star lineup

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This Saturday, Jon Stewart will remind us how lucky we are that nobody wanted to make Big Daddy 2: Bigger & Daddier. He’s totally throwing a party on the National Mall to remind people who don’t like Glenn Beck that they don’t like Glenn Beck!

Jon is a talented guy, but even the most brilliant TV comedian pundit comedianpunditcomedian can’t fill up a whole afternoon just pulling faces and adjusting his tie. Who else is on the big lineup? The Christian Science Monitor has the schedule:

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.

I can’t believe they talked Sheryl Crow into performing in public again! That’s quite a get. It’s too bad Milli is dead, but maybe Vanilli will show up. Plus they got Father Guido Sarducci. Y’know, for the young people. Well, they’ve put this thing together in a hurry, so maybe they’re still making calls. At least we know they’re not afraid to reach across the aisle and invite noted right-wingers like Sam Waterston.

In other news on the Rally to Deplore Hannity:

Only two more days. OMG, brah, it’s gonna be so insane! Wait, no, the other thing.

P.S. William Ayers endorses Stewart/Colbert rallies. Well, then. Up until now I was skeptical!

Jim Treacher