Colbert Report Suspended; No Explanation Given

Thursday, Feb 16, 2012 11:22am  |  COMMENTS (14)

Taping of “The Colbert Report” was suspended on Wednesday evening and would be again on Thursday because of “unforeseen circumstances,” according to The New York Times and other media outlets.  Comedy Central did not provide any further details about what led to the cancellations.

The Times reported that Steve Albani, a spokesman for Comedy Central, sent the following e-mail: “Due to unforeseen circumstances, the show will air repeat episodes on Wednesday, February 15 and Thursday, February 16.”  The show does not usually tape on Fridays.

Montclair residents: does anyone have a scoop on Stephen Colbert’s whereabouts?  His twitter account, @StephenAtHome, has been quiet since a Happy Valentine’s Day tweet on Tuesday.



  1. POSTED BY Carl Bergmanson  |  February 16, 2012 @ 12:17 pm

    Maybe he’s stuck inside the Bank of America.

  2. POSTED BY Alan  |  February 16, 2012 @ 12:40 pm

    Unconfirmed rumor that his mother passed away.

  3. POSTED BY Edward Hotel  |  February 16, 2012 @ 1:12 pm

    Perhaps “the suits” at Comedy Central finally came to the realization that he is not funny.

  4. POSTED BY Conan  |  February 16, 2012 @ 1:24 pm

    “Suits” do not have the capacity to come to realizations, nor would they know funny if they stepped in it. Suits follow, not lead. Part of the fun of the old Smothers Brothers show was watching them yank the suits’ (and the censors’ who, by law, must be suits, too) chains. Of course their show did get cancelled…

  5. POSTED BY cmaynard  |  February 16, 2012 @ 1:43 pm

    “Unconfirmed rumor that his mother passed away.”

    Alan: please keep us posted if you learn anything else. Thanks.

  6. POSTED BY profwilliams  |  February 16, 2012 @ 2:32 pm

    I recognize at times I’m a prude in my modesty and expectation of it from others.

    But this post is unseemly.

    So while I am not a fan, I respect that something must be up, as such– he deserves his privacy. Rather than a blathering headline.

  7. POSTED BY zephyrus  |  February 16, 2012 @ 2:45 pm

    Mr Hotel: I disagree.

    So there.

  8. POSTED BY cmaynard  |  February 16, 2012 @ 3:27 pm

    prof: “blathering headline”? Are you sure you’re not reading a different story?

  9. POSTED BY kay  |  February 16, 2012 @ 3:31 pm

    Well, Obviously, people! He’s stuck on the Watchung Avenue bridge!

    But seriously, if he has indeed had a death in the family, I wish him peace.

  10. POSTED BY Debbie Galant  |  February 16, 2012 @ 3:49 pm

    That would indeed be sad, and if that’s the case, condolences from Baristanet and the entire community.

  11. POSTED BY profwilliams  |  February 16, 2012 @ 4:33 pm

    (cmaynard, ok, how about the unseemly nature of asking for tips? It must be some kind of emergency, which then deserves respect and privacy. But then again, that’s me.)

  12. POSTED BY fivebyfive  |  February 16, 2012 @ 10:46 pm

    Again, I have to side with the Prof here. He is the consistent and calm voice of reason around here.

  13. POSTED BY lauren  |  February 17, 2012 @ 11:30 am

    Carl, you made me laugh out loud at work. Glad I’m working at home today.

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