In just one day, Jon Stewart and Bill O’Reilly will go head to head for their historic “Rumble in the Air-Conditioned Auditorium” debate. Two men will enter George Washington University’s Lisner Auditorium; two men will leave, one slightly before the other. Stewart boasts that by the end of the night, O’Reilly will be “saying my Haftorah.” His opponent counters that the Daily Show host is tiny and unintimidating — no match for his Fox News-approved stature.
In short, it’s going to be a night to remember. And if you’re still not convinced, check out O’Reilly’s guest appearance on The Daily Show last night — a seven-minute stretch of genial ribbing, bragging, and the occasional questionable joke. (O’Reilly quips that his followup to Killing Lincoln and Killing Kennedy will be Killing Colbert. Stewart’s audience isn’t so into that.) Get your “Rumble” preview right here: