“Daily Show” host Jon Stewart and Fox News commentator Bill O’Reilly will take to the stage Saturday, Oct. 6 at 8 p.m. ET for a political debate. All the details can be found at www.therumble2012.com.
On Thursday evening’s “Daily Show,” the two traded a few barbs in preparation:
O’Reilly: “Do you see me as Mitt Romney?”
Stewart: “I see you as a Wampa from ‘Star Wars.’ I see you as an abominable snowman. All I have to do is get out of your peripheral vision and I should be fine. [laughs] I just assume the debate’s gonna go like this — I’m gonna say a bunch of stuff and you’re just gonna go like, ‘RAWRRRRRR, O’REILLY ANGRY!'”
The topic of the first presidential debate did come up, with Stewart cracking, “Must’ve been nice times at the Fox News studios last night. So you think there’ll be a Fox News Obama debate baby boom?”
And O’Reilly adds, in all seriousness, “What I couldn’t understand – remember the 47% remark? … You would think that Barack Obmaa would bring that up to enrage the 47% who don’t want to be called slackers, but who are. To mobilize them. [audience boos] Some of them are here tonight.”
Will you be tuning in for the Stewart vs. O’Reilly rumble Saturday night?