You can check out what’s sure to be a much more amusing panel discussion on “Chelsea Lately” with Semi Precious Weapons singer Justin Tranter and Kids in the Hall’s Scott Thompson.

Or if you want to avoid hearing people talk altogether, you can enjoy the soothing sounds of Lucinda Williams, Ben Folds or Jennifer Hudson.

We’ve been laying it kind of hard on one side of this thing lately. So in all fairness, here’s a shot at the other side courtesy of Craig Ferguson.

“Great day for Sarah Palin. She has been practicing for the big debate tomorrow night. Palin’s staff has tried to find a stand-in to pretend to be Joe Biden. But so far all they’ve come up with is a tree stump. Which actually sounds about right.”

Chin up! Only 32 days left!

Thursday, October 2

George Lopez – “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”

Justin Tranter, Scott Thompson – “Chelsea Lately”

Lucinda Williams – “Late Show with David Letterman”

Jack’s Mannequin – “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”

Ben Folds – “Late Night with Conan O’Brien”

Jennifer Hudson – “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”

Michael Franti & Spearhead – “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson”

Shirley Manson, Cut Copy – “Last Call with Carson Daly”

Friday, October 3

Robin Thicke – “Live with Regis and Kelly”

Amy Macdonald – “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”

Heather McDonald – “Chelsea Lately”

T.I. – “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”

Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – “Late Night with Conan O’Brien”

Morgan Murphy – “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”

Randy Newman, Margaret Cho – “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson”

Grizzly Bear – “Last Call with Carson Daly”

Saturday, October 4

R.E.M. – “Austin City Limits”

The Killers – “Saturday Night Live”