Monday, December 12, 2005

Breaking: No new Daily Show TONIGHT

For those of you looking for a new episode of Jon Stewart tonight:
Production of tonight's episode was postponed when it was learned that an employee committed suicide.

This is a sad time for all involved with the show so I offer my condolences to the network, writers, producers, cast, and all involved with The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

The Hollywood Reporter reported it today.
An employee of the Comedy Central program The Daily Show with Jon Stewart has committed suicide, leading the network to suspend production of Monday night's episode of the program, a spokesman confirmed. Bill Clarey, 25, took his own life over the weekend, according to the network. A former Daily Show intern, Clarey also worked as a receptionist at the program's offices. The network issued a statement expressing its condolences for Clarey. "Bill Clarey, a young staff member of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, passed away over the weekend. He was a wonderful and dedicated employee and all of us at Comedy Central and The Daily Show are devastated by his loss. Our hearts and prayers go out to his family and friends." Comedy Central has sent grief counselors to the Manhattan set of Daily Show to help its employees, sources said, who first learned of the suicide upon coming to work Monday. The network was scheduled to shoot a week's worth of new episodes before shutting down for the final two weeks of the year. The network will air a Daily Show repeat instead of the regularly scheduled episode.

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