Daily Show comes to Denver for a Saturday kick in the pants

OK. It’s finally time for a little sanity. From now until the election, all candidates have agreed to run only positive ads, to disavow outside dollars and to speak highly of their opponents. No, that won’t happen, but Saturday morning, the Rally to Restore Sanity will rumble into Denver.

The main event, sponsored by Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, of course, will be taking place on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. at the same time.

After the jump, we have crazy funny video from the Daily Show of a bus full of “random citizens” heading to the rally.

More than 2,600 people have signed on to the facebook page and organizers have raised more than $7,500 for the big party at Denver’s Civic Center Park from 9 to 3 on Saturday.

While it is not a political event per se, there will be politicians in attendance. Gubernatorial candidate John Hickenlooper has confirmed that he will be attending, as will the hardest working man in Colorado politics, Libertarian candidate for governor James Brown.

There will be live feeds from the DC event via jumbotron. There will be live music. including a performance by Johnny5, lead singer of the Flobots, who may also speak.

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c
The Sanity Bus Makes it to D.C.
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And also, video of Johnny5 talking about the event:

Scot Kersgaard has been managing editor of a political newspaper, editor and co-owner of a ski town newspaper, executive editor of eight high-tech magazines (where he worked with current Apple CEO Tim Cook), deputy press secretary to a U.S. Senator, and an outdoors columnist at the Rocky Mountain News. He has an English degree from the University of Washington. He was awarded a fellowship to study internet journalism at the University of Maryland's Knight Center for Specialized Journalism. He was student body president in college. He spends his free time hiking and skiing.

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