‘Colbert Report’ To Resume Production Monday

As James Joyner noted last week, Stephen Colbert’s Comedy Central show abruptly shut down production last week citing unspecified ‘unforeseen circumstance.’ Today, we learn that the show will resume production tomorrow, along with a small clue as to what may have caused the halt in taping:

Stephen Colbert will resume production of his late-night show “The Colbert Report” on Monday, a spokesman for Comedy Central said Sunday.

Production was abruptly halted last Wednesday without explanation, prompting concern among the comedian’s fans. Repeats of “The Colbert Report” were shown Wednesday and Thursday.

People close to Mr. Colbert said that he was caring for his 91-year-old mother, Lorna; although that was not confirmed, he did respond to fans’ well wishes on Twitter on Friday night. “My family and I would like to thank everyone who has offered their thoughts and prayers,” Mr. Colbert wrote. “We are grateful and touched by your concern.”

Hopefully all is well with Colbert’s mother.

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  1. mantis says:

    I imagine he will have quite a bit of fun with the media reaction to him taking a few days off.

  2. Mantis,