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'Colbert Report' off air; Comedy Central mum
ap ^ | 2/16/12 | ap

Posted on 02/16/2012 10:05:25 AM PST by Nachum

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

An expected live version 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.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: central; colbert; comedy; report
Things that make you go 'hmmmmmm'
1 posted on 02/16/2012 10:05:30 AM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Get ready for another publicity stunt.


2 posted on 02/16/2012 10:07:09 AM PST by tobyhill
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To: Nachum

Here in NY, there are a bunch of “Cold bugs” going around... and the accompanying Laryngitis makes one sound like a tenor BULLFROG. It could be just that simple, or ... comedy central FORGOT that Colbert is a “character” and FIRED him in a Conservative PURGE???


3 posted on 02/16/2012 10:12:27 AM PST by gwilhelm56 (What good is an (R) after the Name, when there is a (D) IN the BRAIN???)
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To: Nachum

Odd that this coincides with the unnamed Whitehouse staffer that had his fingers amputated :^)


4 posted on 02/16/2012 10:15:28 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Nachum

if he is “running for President” then the other candidates should all get equal time.


5 posted on 02/16/2012 10:15:55 AM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: gwilhelm56

A manager in my office (lower Manhattan) has had laryngitis for the past several days. So, it’s going around, eh?


6 posted on 02/16/2012 10:16:22 AM PST by Oratam
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To: Nachum

AIDS.


7 posted on 02/16/2012 10:16:22 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: Nachum

Maybe they’re revamping the show in an effort to make it “funny.”


8 posted on 02/16/2012 10:19:46 AM PST by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: Nachum

He had a sketch that poked a little good natured fun at Obama. Now Colbert sleeps with the fishes.


9 posted on 02/16/2012 10:25:12 AM PST by FerociousRabbit
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To: Nachum

I’m not a fan (to put it mildly), but I wish the man no harm. Hope he’s OK.


10 posted on 02/16/2012 10:25:44 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Nachum

So who really cares about the piece of crap liberal.


11 posted on 02/16/2012 10:26:51 AM PST by ggwyo
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To: Oratam

>>>A manager in my office (lower Manhattan) has had laryngitis for the past several days. So, it’s going around, eh?

There’s an iPad app for that... go to iTunes, search for the app “Verbally”. Turns your iPad into a highly portable text to speech device.


12 posted on 02/16/2012 10:30:00 AM PST by Keith in Iowa (Willard Romney, purveyor of the world's finest bullmitt. | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: gwilhelm56

>>Here in NY, there are a bunch of “Cold bugs” going around... and the accompanying Laryngitis makes one sound like a tenor BULLFROG. <<

Yep — I have it (Dallas, TX). My wife had something different (coughs and sneezes), but I got a killer sore throat and the bullfrog voice to go with it.

Thank God I am telecommuting and was at home anyway.


13 posted on 02/16/2012 10:30:12 AM PST by freedumb2003 (Spoiler Alert! The secret to Terra Nova: THEY ARE ALL DEAD!!!)
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To: Nachum

He was just on Jimmy Fallon the other night and appeared fine. ?

I don’t get the Comedy Channel, so I’ve never seen his show.


14 posted on 02/16/2012 10:31:01 AM PST by proud American in Canada
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To: Nachum

I hated everything about it, so that’s no problem to me.


15 posted on 02/16/2012 10:32:21 AM PST by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: Nachum

Maybe he’s getting his right ear fixed so it matches his left.


16 posted on 02/16/2012 10:36:55 AM PST by 2nd Bn, 11th Mar (The "p" in Democrat stands for patriotism.)
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To: Nachum

I’ve never seen an entire show. Am I missing anything?


17 posted on 02/16/2012 10:42:03 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Nachum
Oh darn, and I had that show marked "need to watch", on my schedule for, let's see, Dec 26, 2032.

Oh well, that's life I guess.

18 posted on 02/16/2012 10:42:33 AM PST by Col Freeper (FR is a smorgasbord of Conservative thoughts and ideas - dig in and enjoy it to its fullest!)
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To: Nachum

Somwhere between two and three dozen viewers in the nation will be disappointed.


19 posted on 02/16/2012 10:45:26 AM PST by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips; but watch their hands!)
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To: Nachum

Never missed it.
Never watched it.
Never will......


20 posted on 02/16/2012 10:45:26 AM PST by Red Badger (If you are unemployed long enough, you are no longer unemployed.)
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To: Nachum

I’m sure he’ll be back on after the arraignment. Well that is if the hooker recovers.


21 posted on 02/16/2012 10:46:06 AM PST by Lewis Morris (Having lost sight of our goals, we redouble our efforts!)
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To: Nachum

If he’s got some illness that makes him look all sickly and diseased, they should’ve just kept him on the air anyhow and pretended nothing was wrong. It’s working for Shep Smith.


22 posted on 02/16/2012 10:46:52 AM PST by death2tyrants
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To: Col Freeper

You’ll see it quicker by setting “need to watch” for Feb.31, 2012!
: ^ }


23 posted on 02/16/2012 10:48:42 AM PST by GOYAKLA (Recall/ Impeachment Day, November 6, 2012. FUBO)
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To: tobyhill

The fake colbert, caught fake aids and faked his death.


24 posted on 02/16/2012 10:49:45 AM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorists savages.)
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To: Nachum

Hmmmmmmmmmm.....jail?


25 posted on 02/16/2012 10:50:37 AM PST by READINABLUESTATE ("We must hang together, gentlemen...else, we shall most assuredly hang separately." - Franklin)
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To: Col Freeper

Never watched.


26 posted on 02/16/2012 10:50:56 AM PST by AnTiw1
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To: Nachum
Colbert will disappear and be replaced by Tony Clifton...


27 posted on 02/16/2012 10:56:57 AM PST by COBOL2Java (Mitt Romney is SEVERELY conservative - so severe, it hurts him to be conservative!)
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To: Slings and Arrows; Keith in Iowa; freedumb2003

My TV watching is pretty close to Zero - save for old movies and the XM Radio feature.

That said, I saw the episodes he did making fun of OWS - you know - when he interviewed “Ketchup.” I thought that one was pretty funny. He made the OWS kiddies look really foolish.


28 posted on 02/16/2012 10:57:19 AM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: Nachum

Isn’t that one of those shows liberals think is a news source?


29 posted on 02/16/2012 10:58:15 AM PST by doorgunner69
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To: Nachum

Complex individual - married with 3 children who are not allowed to watch his show. From an Irish Catholic family. Seems like a guy who is making a living as a humorist and free thinking American. He declared as a Democrat in 2004 but the SC Dem Party contrived to prevent him from being on the 2008 Dem. primary ballot.

Colbert may very well be reaching maturity and becoming aware of our descent into hell.


30 posted on 02/16/2012 11:16:34 AM PST by sodpoodle ( Newt - God has tested him for a reason...... to bring America back from the brink.)
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Colbert


31 posted on 02/16/2012 11:17:43 AM PST by sodpoodle ( Newt - God has tested him for a reason...... to bring America back from the brink.)
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To: Nachum

Maybe a publicity stunt. Also, I heard he raised some $1 million for a PAC. Although him making even slight fun at Obama might do it.

David Letterman is quite respectful of Obama while trashing Republicans. He was especially negative about Bachmann and Cain and now is hysterical over Romney and repeats the same negative stuff about him, following the left’s talking points. Jay Leno also has respectful about Obama while trashing Republicans and has become abnormally obsessed with Newt and Romney.


32 posted on 02/16/2012 11:28:53 AM PST by Jane Austen (Boycott the Philadelphia Eagles!)
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To: Flycatcher

Bingo!

Cancelled due to lack of funny.


33 posted on 02/16/2012 12:15:55 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Nachum

Maybe he found out he is a JFK ‘love child’?


34 posted on 02/16/2012 12:22:43 PM PST by Wizdum (Wisdom is what you gain when things go wrong.)
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To: Nachum

Maybe he called Obama a dick


35 posted on 02/16/2012 1:29:40 PM PST by funfan (and his crew)
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To: shibumi

Do you have a link, please?


36 posted on 02/16/2012 2:21:35 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Liberty Valance

“I’ve never seen an entire show. Am I missing anything?”

No, not really.

I like to think that I have a good sense of humor. On occasion, I can even laugh when a comedian pokes fun at a Republican.

But Colbert isn’t funny. I just fail to see any value to his show.


37 posted on 02/16/2012 2:35:28 PM PST by MplsSteve (Amy Klobuchar is no moderate. She's Al Franken with a nicer smile.)
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To: Nachum

Wasn’t Colbert offering himself for a presidential run?


38 posted on 02/16/2012 2:37:38 PM PST by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: Nachum

39 posted on 02/16/2012 2:42:26 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Nachum

I’m leaning towards publicity stunt. If the show had been pulled due to an illness, arrest, rehab, or anything along those lines, it would be foolish to try to conceal it. TMZ or some other source would have the details within a day or two. If it were a contract dispute, the show’s producers would try to get out in front of the story by taking their case to the viewers.


40 posted on 02/16/2012 2:44:23 PM PST by GreenHornet
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To: Nachum
Could just be the flu ...

... though given how much the guy loves to imitate politicians and pundits ...

... maybe he was caught with a prostitute or in a public men's room ...

41 posted on 02/16/2012 2:51:11 PM PST by x
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To: Nachum

Off air and nothing of value was lost.


42 posted on 02/16/2012 3:55:56 PM PST by newzjunkey (Santorum has baggage too! Demand an inspection!)
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To: Nachum

If this is true - good riddance to that @###sucker. I can’t stand that guy. I hope Stewart follows him.


43 posted on 02/16/2012 3:59:58 PM PST by Darren McCarty (Rick Santorum in the primary)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Sorry it took me so long. I had some real life to live.

http://www.breitbart.tv/colbert-takes-on-occupywallstreet/


44 posted on 02/16/2012 7:01:55 PM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: shibumi

Gotta watch out for real life - it’ll ruin your netsurfing.

Thanks!


45 posted on 02/16/2012 8:06:08 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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