Deborah Kim Stephen Colbert, host of Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report”, testifies before the Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security, and International Law Subcommittee hearing on Protecting America’s Harvest on Capitol Hill in Washington September 24, 2010. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES – Tags: POLITICS ENTERTAINMENT CRIME LAW)
Fans of Stephen Colbert are going to have to wait a bit for their sarcasm fix.
The Wall Street Journal reported the comedian abruptly canceled two tapings of his Comedy Central show, The Colbert Report.
“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 an emailed statement.
According to Fox News, sources say those “unforeseen circumstance” are an emergency family situation.
A source also told Fox News that tapings of new episodes will resume Friday.
Those who had tickets to attend the tapings were also given very short notice about the cancellation.
The show has never canceled an episode since it hit airwaves seven years ago, not counting the time it was suspended in response to Senator John McCain’s suspension of his 2008 presidential campaign.
In addition, Colbert’s biggest rival, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart has only canceled tapings of two episodes: once for the death of a staff member, and the other for the birth of Stewart’s child.
The timing of the suspension of The Colbert Report is unfortunate as ratings for the show usually reach a high during election season.
Hope all is well by the end of Thursday.