Oct 29 2010

Comedians Organize a ‘Rally to Restore Sanity’ From DC to LA

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comediansA little over a month ago Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart announced a rally on the National Mall in Washington DC, called The Rally to Restore Sanity. In his characteristic tongue-in-cheek style, the host of the Daily Show termed his October 30th “Million Moderate March,” as one where people would take to the street to make a “clarion call for rationality.” On the same day, Stewart’s colleague, Stephen Colbert, of the Colbert Report announced his Rally to Keep Fear Alive also on October 30th. Colbert and Stewart have joined forces for this Saturday’s gathering for which more than 200,000 people have already RSVPd on Facebook. The event, just three days before the mid-term elections, is ostensibly a response to Glenn Beck’s Rally to Restore Honor event held this past August in DC. Here in Los Angeles, the Rally to Restore Sanity will have a local showing at the Leavitt Pavilion in MacArthur Park with a live feed of the Washington march via Jumbotron at 9 am. Local speakers and comedians will attend and perform from 12 until 2. The Los Angeles Rally to Restore Sanity is sponsored by KPFK. It is either a testament to power of comedy that Jon Stewart now wields so much power that he can pull off such a rally and even snag an interview with the President, or it is evidence of the poor state of mainstream media and politics. With that in mind, we turn next to two local comedians: Maija DiGiorgio is a comedian who just moved to LA from the East Coast, and Paul Provenza is host of The Green Room on Show Time, author of the book The Satiristas. Both Maija and Paul will be on the stage this Saturday in MacArthur Park.

GUESTS: Paul Provenza, Maija DiGiorgio, LA based comedians

Find out more about the LA Rally at www.restoresanityla.com

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