Stephen Colbert's 'Colbert Report' on hold for family emergency, sources sayAdd to Favorites | The Colbert Report
Speculation ran rampant, particularly given the fact that "The Daily Show," "The Colbert Report's" companion series, was similarly put on hold as the result of a staff member's death. Our readers speculated that the series may have been shut down for "political reasons."
A source tells WSJ that the production halt is due to a Colbert family emergency. "Due to unforeseen circumstances, the show will air repeat episodes on Wednesday, February 15 and Thursday, February 16," Comedy Central spokesman Steve Albani said in a statement. Word is that Colbert is tending to his ailing 91-year-old mother.
"The Colbert Report" has been suspended before, but just once, in a satirical response to John McCain suspending his campaign in 2007.