(Image source: Wikimedia Commons/David Shankbone)


BY MARC STEIDLER

Comedy fans panic across the Internet, as Colbert Report reruns Wednesday and Thursday had fans asking, “Where’s Stephen?” KXAN has the story.

“Comedy Central has suspended production of the Colbert Report for at least two days. Sources say it’s due to an emergency in Stephen Colbert’s family, but that has not stopped widespread speculation on Twitter and Facebook.”

That speculation ranged from corporate cancellation to even rumors of his death(!). Colbert hasn’t let a fever stop him before...

“No matter how sick I am, I will not leave America hanging.”

…so LA’s KTTV explains why some might come up with such an extreme theory.

“In his seven year run the Colbert Report has never suspended a show, except as a joke while making fun of John McCain’s campaign suspension.”

Colbert’s normally active Twitter has been silent since Valentine’s Day. Culture blog Uproxx points out — his fans are practically having withdrawals.

“I hope Colbert is comforted knowing that he’s so loved by the internet that his absence caused a mass freak-out.”

And Fox News notes — suspended production comes at a bad time for Comedy Central, with primary season in full swing — saying the show...

“...achieves its highest ratings during election seasons.”

There’s no official word on when production will resume, although The Wall Street Journal reports it could begin again as early as next week.

 

Transcript by Newsy.

 

 

Colbert Off the Air: Where Did He Go?

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Feb 17, 2012

Colbert Off the Air: Where Did He Go?

(Image source: Wikimedia Commons/David Shankbone)


BY MARC STEIDLER

Comedy fans panic across the Internet, as Colbert Report reruns Wednesday and Thursday had fans asking, “Where’s Stephen?” KXAN has the story.

“Comedy Central has suspended production of the Colbert Report for at least two days. Sources say it’s due to an emergency in Stephen Colbert’s family, but that has not stopped widespread speculation on Twitter and Facebook.”

That speculation ranged from corporate cancellation to even rumors of his death(!). Colbert hasn’t let a fever stop him before...

“No matter how sick I am, I will not leave America hanging.”

…so LA’s KTTV explains why some might come up with such an extreme theory.

“In his seven year run the Colbert Report has never suspended a show, except as a joke while making fun of John McCain’s campaign suspension.”

Colbert’s normally active Twitter has been silent since Valentine’s Day. Culture blog Uproxx points out — his fans are practically having withdrawals.

“I hope Colbert is comforted knowing that he’s so loved by the internet that his absence caused a mass freak-out.”

And Fox News notes — suspended production comes at a bad time for Comedy Central, with primary season in full swing — saying the show...

“...achieves its highest ratings during election seasons.”

There’s no official word on when production will resume, although The Wall Street Journal reports it could begin again as early as next week.

 

Transcript by Newsy.

 

 

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