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Thursday
Apr052012

Michelle Obama to Appear on 'The Colbert Report'

Leon Neal/WPA POOL/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- For the first time since becoming first lady, Michelle Obama will appear on The Colbert Report.

"We are honored that the First Lady is joining us and I trust that the feeling is mutual," said host Stephen Colbert.

Mrs. Obama will speak on the first anniversary of her Joining Forces initiative that supports veterans and military families.  The first time she sat on Colbert's couch was in 2008 during his Pennsylvania Democratic primary coverage.

Mrs. Obama is set to appear on Wednesday, April 11 at 11:30 PM ET/PT.

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Tuesday
Feb212012

Stephen Colbert Addresses Absence from ‘The Colbert Report’

Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Stephen Colbert hinted on his show Monday that the reason for the program’s unexpected hiatus last week was so the comedian could be with his mother, while he insinuated that the 91-year-old’s health is improving.

Two tapings of Comedy Central’s nightly satirical news wrap The Colbert Report were suddenly cancelled last week, quickly prompting speculation about the reason why.  Rumors ranging from the death of Colbert’s mother to a late-entry presidential bid for the comic tore across the Internet.

Colbert’s comments on his show Monday seemed to shoot down all gossip.  The comic even included a dig at fellow comedian Joan Rivers -- who made a gag that he was having plastic surgery -- as he joked he was not having his eyes done, but was actually having work done on his backside.  He also addressed the rumors of a presidential run.

“Some people said that my show was canceled by the Federal Communications Commission at the request of the Federal Election Commission because I was about to announce my presidential candidacy,” Colbert said to applause.  “Not gonna happen.”

“Oh, and one more thing,” he added.  “Evidently, having 11 children makes you tough as nails.  Confidential to a lovely lady,” Colbert said, giving a salute.

Little is known about the current health of Colbert’s mother, Lorna, but Colbert is one of 11 siblings.  The comedian’s father and two of his brothers were killed in a plane crash in 1974 when he was 10 years old.

Colbert had tweeted on Friday: “My family and I would like to thank everyone who has offered their thoughts and prayers.  We are grateful and touched by your concern.”

Last week marked the first time The Colbert Report had ever suspended production, according to comedy news blog the Beat.

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Monday
Feb202012

The Colbert Report to Return 

Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Stephen Colbert will resume taping new episodes of his political satire show Monday.  The comedian mysteriously suspended production last Wednesday.

Comedy Central and Colbert have not commented on the reason for the hiatus, but Colbert tweeted on Friday: “My family and I would like to thank everyone who has offered their thoughts and prayers. We are grateful and touched by your concern.”

On Wednesday morning, the show promoted what would have been on that night’s program.

“Watch Stephen help shape the message of Colbert Super PAC with the help of political strategist Frank Luntz,” read the last tweet from the Colbert Report Twitter account, suggesting the cancellation was sudden.

This marked the first time The Colbert Report had ever suspended production, according to comedy news blog the Beat.

Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, from which the Colbert was spun off, has canceled production only twice, once after the death of a staff member, and once when host Jon Stewart became a father.

Other guests slated to appear on the show this week include Nancy Pelosi, Placido Domingo and author Robert Kagan.

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Thursday
Feb162012

'Colbert Report' Production Temporarily Suspended; Reason Unknown

Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- For as-yet-undetermined reasons, Comedy Central's politics-spoofing show The Colbert Report suspended taping for at least two shows this week.

A repeat unexpectedly ran Wednesday evening, and fans can expect the same to happen Thursday night as well, the network confirmed to ABC News Radio. Comedy Central attributed the situation to "unforeseen circumstances."

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