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Jon Stewart and Bill O'Reilly team up to livestream political comedy special

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Bill O'Reilly and Jon Stewart are taking their political debate to the internet in October, with a comedy special dubbed "O'Reilly v Stewart 2012: The Rumble in the Air-Conditioned Auditorium."

The Rumble 2012
The Rumble 2012

Neither Jon Stewart nor Bill O'Reilly are shy when it comes to expressing their political opinions, and soon the pair will be debating live — and they're taking the fight straight to the internet. On October 6th the duo will be livestreaming an event called "O'Reilly v Stewart 2012: The Rumble in the Air-Conditioned Auditorium," and as the name implies, it won't be the most serious of political debates. "O'Reilly and Stewart will take an entertaining and comedic approach to today's pressing political issues in an attempt to find the best direction for America," the event's site explains.

"The Rumble in the Air-Conditioned Auditorium"

Access to the event is available for $4.95, which lets you watch a stream up to three times, as well as download video and audio files that will be available at "a later date." It also sounds like there will be no DRM when the downloads are eventually made available, with the site urging users not to redistribute their copies. Of course, this isn't the first time that the world of comedy has turned to the internet — Louis C.K. not only earned more than $200,000 in profit selling a DRM-free comedy special, he also managed to sell more than 100,000 tour tickets in less than two days via his website.