Sick Mother Reportedly Behind Stephen Colbert Canceling Show

By: KKTV
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Stephen Colbert reportedly cancels show temporarily due to mother

Stephen Colbert

Legions of fans were bewildered after Stephen Colbert canceled his show this week, citing unforeseen circumstances.

Many wondered if the funnyman, known for turning the political system on its head with presidential runs and Super PACs, had another trick up his sleeve, but CBS reports Friday that the circumstances are far more sobering: his mother is ill.

Colbert, the youngest of 11, is reportedly close to his 91-year-old mother. The nature of his mother's sickness is unknown; CBS says his spokesman have provided no details.

There's no word when he'll be back on the set of his Comedy Central show. Until then, Comedy Central says they'll be airing reruns.


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  • by Anonymous on Feb 17, 2012 at 06:13 PM
    You have to know the "inside" stories to get the humor.
  • by URA Loser on Feb 17, 2012 at 11:46 AM
    I guess if yore a complete loser this would be important. Especially if you depend on him for news.
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      by Joshua on Feb 17, 2012 at 12:24 PM in reply to URA Loser
      It's funny you mention that, Politifact did a study of news shows and how knowledgeable the viewership generally was on politics with FOX having one of the least knowledgeable viewer bases and shows like The Daily Show and The Colbert Report were at the top of the list in terms of political knowledge.
  • by Moby on Feb 17, 2012 at 09:30 AM
    This is news. Colbert and Stewart provide better reality based coverage than Faux News and MSNBS.
  • by getreal7 Location: CS on Feb 17, 2012 at 09:25 AM
    He had to visit his sick mom....when i say mom, i mean niece...when i say niece, i mean girlfriend...
  • by Who cares on Feb 17, 2012 at 08:39 AM
    Our nation is falling apart, Obama is killing our military and weakening our country but you choose this as important news!
    • reply
      by Citizen K on Feb 17, 2012 at 08:51 AM in reply to Who cares
      Who Cares- did somebody break into your home, point a gun to your head, and FORCE you to read this article?
      • reply
        by DanReeves on Feb 17, 2012 at 12:38 PM in reply to Citizen K
        I know right...
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      by I Care on Feb 17, 2012 at 08:59 AM in reply to Who cares
      Stephen Colbert is a national hero & I was worried about what was happing with his show...you're obviously a very stupid, bitter person! P.S. Obama is AWESOME!!!
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        by @ I care on Feb 17, 2012 at 11:40 AM in reply to I Care
        I agree with your comment until you wrote that Obama is Awesome. Obama & Awesome don't belong in the same sentence. This is the first president who has a direct negative impact in my life costing me lots of money. This is about Colbert, not Obama.
        • reply
          by what the on Feb 17, 2012 at 05:38 PM in reply to @ I care
          You mut be one of the 1%
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      by Lorelei on Feb 17, 2012 at 11:12 AM in reply to Who cares
      it IS important news to people who actually enjoy unbiased, witty and interesting news programs.That, of course, excludes morons and bigots.
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