At last! A political debate that’s sure to entertain even folks who don’t love themselves a good political debate!
In what promises to be an unparalleled evening of political discourse — and razor-wit humor — The Daily Show‘s Jon Stewart and Fox News Channel stalwart Bill O’Reilly will square off in a live debate that will be streamed live online on Saturday, October 6 at 8pm ET from Lisner Auditorium at The George Washington University. Billed as “The Rumble in the Air-Conditioned Auditorium” ( and also “Why Al Gore Invented the Internet”) and priced at a surprisingly low $4.95, the event will raise money for as-yet unspecified charities chosen by Stewart and O’Reilly.
In announcing the debate on Monday night’s The O’Reilly Factor, O’Reilly had this to say: “The nation wins because there will be plenty of no-spin analysis about serious issues. Stewart wins because he finally makes the big time. And I win because I can make fun of Stewart.”
“It’s going to be, like, the worst Thanksgiving anyone ever went to,” counters Stewart in a special pre-debate promo recorded by each of the candidates:
For more information and to pre-order the event, visit TheRumble2012.com. If you want to be part of the discussion, order by October 1st and you can submit a question that might be used during the debate.