All of Washington D.C., nay -- the world, is excited about this Saturday's Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear on the National Mall, featuring "The Daily Show's" Jon Stewart and "The Colbert Report's" Stephen Colbert. Details have been tightly sealed as to exactly what the rally would entail, but Metromix has an early sneak peek at what the Comedy Central duo have planned for the masses
Keep in mind, this is preliminary scheduling and subject to last minute changes. But here's an idea of what you can expect:
Pre-Pre Show - 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Video montages and music will play on Jumbotrons to entertain the audience
Pre Show - 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
12:00-12:40 - The Roots will play for the crowd
12:40-12:57 - A comedian (TBA) will warm up the crowd
12:57-1:00 - Video countdown and intros
Main Show 1 p.m.-3 p.m.
1:00-1:05 - Singing of the National Anthem by special musical guest (TBA)
1:05-1:20 - Jon Stewart welcomes the crowd
1:20-1:30 - Stephen Colbert enters
1:30-1:35 - Benediction by actor Don Novello ("Father Guido Sarducci")
1:35-1:40 - Poem reading by actor Sam Waterston ("Law and Order")
1:40-1:50 - Performance by Jeff Tweedy (Wilco) and Mavis Staples
1:50-2:15 - Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert perform together
2:15-2:20 - Performance by Sheryl Crow
2:20-2:30 - Brief statements from special guests (TBA), both live and taped
2:30-2:40 - Performance by special musical guest (TBA)
2:40-2:50 - Sanity and Fear Awards
2:50-3:00 - Final statements by Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert
Click here for more information about the rally and click here for a list of afterparties and related specials around town.. If you can't make it in person, you can also watch it on Comedy Central, online at comedycentral.com, or on your iPhone, iPad or Android 2.2 device starting at 12 p.m. EST.
And check back to Metromix as we bring you more information, parties and pictures from the rally!