The DC media and politics junkie scene is (naturally) distracted by the big display that will be Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert’s Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear a week from this Saturday. It’s easy to forget that one of the reasons Stewart et al will be down here is because they had already scheduled tapings for the Daily Show from DC leading up to the midterm elections that are just a few weeks away.
You may remember this from mid-summer when tickets were made available and disappeared over your lunch hour. All of that mad dash for tickets, and the guests for each taping hadn’t even been announced. In the last few days, the Daily Show finally announced who will be sitting down with Stewart, and the headliner is none other than President Obama. Obama, who will be the guest on the Wednesday show, appeared on the show in the past, but before he was elected.
The other guests for the tapings will be Council of Economic Advisors Chairman Austan Goolsbee (October 25) and Senator Ted Kaufman (D-DE; October 26). A guest has not been announced for the October 28th taping as of post time. If you are lucky enough to attend one of the shows, remember: they tape in the early evening, and it’s in your best interest to get over to the Harman Center for the Arts around 4 or even a little before then.