The Colbert Report will be back in production on Monday as Comedy Central refused to comment about the situation on Sunday.
Recent reports suggest that Stephen Colbert was tending to his ailing 91-year-old mother, Lorna, the week prior.
“We are not commenting on any speculation about the nature of the cancellations last week,” stated Steve Albini, a Comedy Central spokesman.
However, he went on to say that they would begin their original filing of the show on Monday, which features best-selling author Ann Patchett.
Through social media outlets, Colbert thanked his fans for all of their support following the abrupt filming hold; he is planning to address his absence from the show on Monday.
“My family and I would like to thank everyone who has offered their thoughts and prayers. We are grateful and touched by your concern,” Colbert posted on Twitter on Friday.
With the Republican presidential primary season in full swing, Colbert’s absence from the satirical late-night program came during a crucial time. Last month, the satirist took his sarcasm to South Carolina before their primary and staged a mock campaign rally, urging fans to vote for Herman Cain, who is no longer a hopeful.
In addition, Steven has a super political action committee which has raised over $1 million as of late January, “Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow.”
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