This is so much better than when I saw Hootie and the Blowfish play on the Today Show live from the Cistern. 

The College of Charleston will host Stephen Colbert’s “THE ROCK ME LIKE A HERMAN CAIN: SOUTH CAIN-OLINA PRIMARY RALLY” in the historic Cistern Yard at 1 p.m. on Friday, January 20, 2012. All access to the Cistern Yard will limited until noon when the Porter’s Lodge gate will be opened for the public (capacity is 3,500 people). Entrance is first come, first served, no tickets will be distributed for the event. George Street will be closed between St. Philip and Coming Streets from approximately 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The rally is expected to last 15 to 30 minutes. The rally will air on “The Colbert Report” on Monday, January 23, 2012 at 11:30 p.m. 

For a week now, Stephen Colbert, host of Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report,” has been calling on South Carolinians who share his values to vote for Herman Cain during this Saturday’s South Carolina Republican Presidential primary. The rally will be in support of their non-candidacies.

Colbert and Cain will emerge from Cain’s bus and come through Porter’s Lodge into the Cistern Yard where they will speak from a stage over the cistern. The rally will include the College of Charleston cheerleaders, dance team, pep band, and renowned gospel choir, which is comprised of 150 voices.

Colbert says, “Herman is the only former candidate who truly shares my values. It’s like our values were separated at birth. And our ethics are at least first cousins.”

Stephen Colbert, originally from Charleston and a graduate of Porter Gaud High School, is the host, writer and executive producer of “The Colbert Report,” which airs at 11:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday on Comedy Central.

Live video with intermittent sound is streaming on MSNBC and a webcam is streaming from a different angle here

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