Images of ‘The Rally to Restore Sanity’

Comedians Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert held "The Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear" on Saturday. Take a look at some of the rally's performers.

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  • Star-Spangled


    Comedians Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart perform at “The Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear” on the National Mall. Nice pants, Mr. Colbert!

  • The Audience View

    The Audience View

    The stage for the “Restore Sanity and/or Fear” rally. 

  • Background Music

    Background Music

    Black Thought of the Roots performs. The Roots were the “house band” for the event.

  • Rooted in Sanity

    Rooted in Sanity

    John Legend, one of the 2010 honorees of The Root 100, performs with the Roots.

  • Rock On, Ozzy

    Rock On, Ozzy

    Musicians Ozzy Osbourne (left) and Yusuf Islam (also known as Cat Stevens) perform at “The Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear.”

  • A Trio Minus One

    A Trio Minus One

    Sheryl Crow and Kid Rock perform a duet. T.I. was supposed to join them, but he is facing jail time and must report by Nov. 1.

  • Singing Talent

    Singing Talent

    The O’Jays perform.

  • Closing It Out

    Closing It Out

    Mavis Staples leads “I’ll Take You There” at the end of the rally.

  • Stop the Madness

    Stop the Madness

    An attendee hoists homemade signs during “The Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear.”

  • Privileged


    At least he’s honest?

  • Godly Robes

    Godly Robes

    A few participants dressed up for the occasion. Check out this saintly man for sanity.

  • Freshly Brewed

    Freshly Brewed

    Question of the year.

  • Faux News

    Faux News

    Signs sprinkled throughout the audience had choice words for a few people — and networks.

  • Witch Doctor

    Witch Doctor

    A woman dresses as a witch with a mask of Delaware Republican Senate nominee Christine O’Donnell.

  • Stephen Colbert as Hitler?

    Stephen Colbert as Hitler?

    Tens of thousands of participants gather on the National Mall to watch musicians and comedians perform.

  • That Other Guy

    That Other Guy

    An attendee holds up a poster of Glenn Beck, who held the Restoring Honor rally in August on the same day as the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech.

  • Get on the (Huffington) Bus

    Get on the (Huffington) Bus

    Founder of the Huffington Post Arianna Huffington boards one of the HuffPost Sanity Buses going from New York City to Washington, D.C.