Rally for Sanity; SNL comedy legend Father Guido Sarducci

Father Guido Sarducci led the “faithful” at today’s anti-rally of comedy to an estimate 60,000 crowd.  The Saturday Night Live character, Sarducci the pragmatic, chain-smoking priest with tinted eyeglasses was made famous by SNL-er Don Novello.

Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert emake light of Glenn Beck efforts on the National Mall, and have called their faithful for a “sanity” rally combining laughter, political activism and a call to civility where Ozzy Osbourne and many other celebrities entertained the crowd.

The O’Jays performed “Love Train”, which maybe not so coincidentally was one of  John McCain’s (GOP candidate) presidential campaign tour songs.

The crowds held signs that read “Every word on this sign is spelled correctly” and “I hate signs,” said one sign.

People in favor of decriminalizing and legalizing marijuana are out in full force too. CNN reports many seniors who depend on the herb for a long list of ailments including easing the effects of chemotherapy and acute illnesses are hopeful that the natural herbal medication will be easier to obtain.

Organizers insisted the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear wasn’t about politics but a booster rally of sorts for fans of the shows to come together.

Comedy Central’s park permit puts the crowd .

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