Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert duel for 'Star Wars' fan supremacy


Over the years, Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart have not shied away from displaying their geeky tendencies on their Comedy Central talk shows. But in a new video the two comedians really let it all out, as they battle over which one is the bigger "Star Wars" fan.

Jon Stewart is a dressed as Obi Wan Kenobi and Stephen Colbert is prepared with "Star Wars" trivia questions, before the two begin something that kind of resembles a lightsaber duel.

The video was made to promote the "Star Wars: Force for Change" program posted on nonprofit crowdfunding site Omaze. The program was launched to raise money for UNICEF, the global nonprofit that works on the behalf of children, including education, health, human rights and protection services.

Those who contribute to the "Force for Change" program on Omaze receive an entry into a contest for every $10 contributed. The winner of the contest will get an experience every "Star Wars" fan would thank Yoda for:

1.) Airfare and accommodations to London for one winner and a guest
2.) Behind-the-scenes access on the closed set of "Star Wars: Episode VII" as VIP guests of director J.J. Abrams
3.) Winner will have the opportunity to meet members of the cast
4.) Winner and their guest will then be transformed by makeup and costume teams into a "Star Wars" character and filmed for a scene in "Star Wars: Episode VII"

Similar to Kickstarter, those who back the program will get additional rewards for their contributions. Rewards for contributors include T-shirts, posters, concept art, movie props and even advanced screenings of the upcoming "Star Wars: Episode VII."

A previous video had "Star Wars" director J.J. Abrams announcing the program from the film's set in the desert, including interacting with an ancient-looking alien.

The program kicked off on May 21, 2014 and ends on July 25, 2014. Disney, owners of Lucasfilm and the "Star Wars" franchise, contributed $1 million to the "Force for Change" campaign to benefit UNICEF.

The new installment of the "Star Wars" franchise is currentling filming in England under director J.J. Abrams, who previous did the most recent two "Star Trek" films. The film is scheduled to be released to theaters on December 18, 2015.

Jon Stewart is the host of the political talk show "The Daily Show" on Comedy Central. Stephen Colbert is the host of satirical talk show "The Colbert Report" on Comedy Central.

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