Colbert Report suspends taping

Comedy Central cites "unforseen reasons"

WRITTEN BY: Brittney Elkins
Colbert Report star Stephen Colbert in New York City at Border's signing copies for his book I Am America (And So Can You!)
Image Source: David Shankbone via Wikimedia Commons
Colbert Report star Stephen Colbert in New York City at Border's signing copies for his book I Am America (And So Can You!)

Comedy Central’s ‘Colbert Report’ abruptly suspended production for two days.

A repeat episode of ‘Colbert Report’ aired Wednesday instead of an expected live version. Comedy Central has reported that Thursday’s show will be a repeat as well.

Comedy Central has not given a reason for the change in production schedule. The ‘Colbert Report’s’ audience department sent out an email notification to ticketholders, citing “unforeseen circumstances” as the reason for cancelling the tapings for February 15 and 16.

The sudden suspension is a first for the ‘Colbert Report’. Stephen Colbert’s mentor, Jon Stewart, has suspended taping of ‘The Daily Show’ twice—once for the birth of his second child, and once for the death of staff member.

So far Comedy Central has not elaborated on the circumstances surrounding the suspension.

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