CBS News correspondent Wyatt Andrews sat down with Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" correspondent John Oliver the day before Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert's "Rally to Restore Sanity" on the National Mall.
"It's the same concept as the way the whole show works," Oliver said. "It's just another project like the show that we do four times a week or the book we just wrote."
"The Daily Show" taped in Washington, D.C. this week, a city the British comedian describes as the "least reasonable place on Earth."
Oliver and "Daily Show" correspondents Samantha Bee, Jason Jones and Wyatt Cenac traveled to D.C. for the rally on a bus with six viewers.
"They have these ideological views of how human discourse should be achieved, and we're driving them into the Beltway and we're wondering how long these ideals are going to last," Oliver said.
"So many people have crossed that Beltway with those ideals in their mind and then they end up at cocktail parties shouting at each other," he added.
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