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Jon Stewart To Larry King: 'You're The Last Guy Out Of A Burning Building' (VIDEO)

First Posted: 10/21/10 12:34 PM ET Updated: 05/25/11 07:05 PM ET

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Jon Stewart was on "Larry King Live" Wednesday to discuss his upcoming "Rally To Restore Sanity." Before he talked about the rally, though, he had some choice words for Larry King about his decision to step down from his show at the end of the year.

"Can I tell you something?" he said. "You made the right choice. You are leaving this place. You know what you are? You're the last guy out of a burning building, my friend."

King chuckled before saying, "Jon! Stop!"

"Oh, I'm sorry, am I -- are we on CNN right now?" Stewart joked. "I thought this was, like, the pre-show banter."

"No, no, you're on," King said.

"Oh, OK. Listen, you're really leaving this place with a great infrastructure," Stewart continued sarcastically.


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The discussion then turned to the rally. Stewart said the rally would not be political "in any way, shape or form," but would rather be a "visceral expression of...a people fed up with the reflection that they are shown of themselves as a divided people." Nor, he said, would it be an anti-Glenn Beck rally. (The Huffington Post is sponsoring buses for attendees from New York to Washington for the October 30 event.)

King asked Stewart about the NPR memo forbidding employees from attending his rally.

"To fight back, I have prohibited my employees from describing events in esoteric terms," Stewart joked.

King also announced that, like Oprah Winfrey, he would be supporting the rally -- by donating one Port-o-Potty to the event.


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Filed by Jack Mirkinson  |