'Colbert Report' Off Air; Comedy Central Mum

By: AP
By: AP
Comedy Central

Stephen Colbert

NEW YORK (AP) -- Comedy Central's "Colbert Report" is off the air and it's a mystery why.

An expected new episode of the show was replaced by a repeat on Wednesday. Comedy Central said Thursday's live show will be off, too.

The network said it was airing the repeats "due to unforeseen circumstances," but offered no other explanation. A person close to the show, who wasn't authorized to speak publicly on the matter, told The Associated Press that new episodes are expected to return soon.

A publicist for Colbert declined to comment.

Colbert's popular "fake commentary" program airs Monday through Thursday at 11:30 p.m. ET, following "The Daily Show" with Jon Stewart.

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  • by Susan Location: Winnipeg on Feb 17, 2012 at 09:26 AM
    Satire is one of the most powerful tools of change....and Stephen and Jon are two of the most powerful users of satire in our time.
  • by Mayor Ryan on Feb 17, 2012 at 04:59 AM
    It's because his mom is dying. Me, an internet junkie can get honest news better than the AP - go figure.
  • by haha on Feb 17, 2012 at 02:58 AM
    Honestly, do you think that all these political comedy shows are that funny when the world is that funny any longer. Yes, it's nice to laugh about stuff but that doesn't mean that the end result will be a comedy. It's just more conditioning to accept what is coming.
  • by marC Location: marCville on Feb 17, 2012 at 12:56 AM
    It's bob fagget's brother
  • by Anonymous on Feb 16, 2012 at 08:11 PM
    So, he's supposed to be goofing on conservatives but it never quite works. The character just isn't strong enough to pull it off.
  • by Rodney on Feb 16, 2012 at 07:20 PM
    Thank God he's gone!
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