When people want change, they protest. But what happens when comedians get involved in the political scene? Well, you get a different sort of march; one that has absolutely no resemblance at all to historical events such as the “I Have a Dream” speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.
On the Daily Show, Jon Stewart announced that he was tired of the ridiculousness of extremist politics and was going to have a “Rally to Restore Sanity” in Washington, DC. Not wanting to be excluded from such an event, Stephen Colbert responded in kind by scheduling his own “March to Keep Fear Alive.” The march/rally was to be held on October 30, 2010, a date of absolutely no significance at all. The result: around 200,000 people showed up to lament the polarizing political debates of our day and have a good laugh.