Reporting from Washington — Fans of Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert may be hoping for a political call-to-arms at Saturday's Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear at the National Mall, but based on the schedule the Comedy Central duo provided the National Park Service, it appears they're in for more of a comedy-and-music variety show.
According to the permit application filed by the rally's organizers, the event will kick off at noon ET with a pre-show performance by The Roots and will conclude with a taped piece dubbed "The Sanity and Fear Awards."
Here's the schedule, according to The Christian Science Monitor :
—10 a.m.: The pre-pre-show begins with videos and music shown on a giant video screen. .
—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 p.m. The show kicks off with the national anthem by a musical guest (to be announced).
—1:05: Stewart welcomes the crowd.
—1:20: Colbert enters. Actors Don Novello and Sam Waterston perform readings.