The mystery as to why The Colbert Report abruptly canceled the Wednesday and Thursday tapings of the show has been revealed: Host Stephen Colbert’s mom is ill.
According to The New York Post, Colbert is with his 91-year-old mother in South Carolina. Yesterday Comedy Central said the cancellations were due to “unforeseen circumstances.”
“They are a very private family,” a source told the Post. “It’s not surprising that he did not want anyone to know what was going on.”