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Earlier this week, Jeremy Irons' gay marriage comments - musing on whether this would lead to incestuous situations in which fathers married their sons in order to avoid estate taxes - received major backlash.

But not from Stephen Colbert!

The Comedy Central host stood up for Irons, first by defending his view that "living with another animal, whether it be a husband or a dog, is great," by explaining:

"See? He's cool with whatever. A sexless marriage with a wife, a sex-filled marriage with a dog."

By quoting Irons, he assured viewers that as long as you say you don't have a strong opinion at the start... and then conclude by wishing everyone the best... you can say anything you want in between!

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Elizabeth Colbert Busch, sister of Comedy Central star Stephen Colbert, is running for a vacant seat in U.S. Congress from their native South Carolina.

Colbert Busch is one of two Democrats seeking the seat vacated by Republican Tim Scott, who was appointed to fill the state's U.S. Senate seat.

Colbert Busch

The resignation of Sen. Jim DeMint led to Scott's promotion by Gov. Nikki Haley, and a subsequent special election to fill Scott's seat in the U.S. House.

Colbert Bush's first opponent is Ben Frasier in the Democratic primary March 19. There are said to be as many as a dozen candidates on the GOP side.

As for whether her famous brother will aid or hamper her campaign?

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South Carolina native Stephen Colbert is the top choice of Palmetto State residents to fill the U.S. Senate seat recently vacated by Jim DeMint, a new poll indicates.

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DeMint is stepping down to head a conservative think tank. South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley will appoint a successor to complete DeMint's term, which ends in 2014.

That November, an election will be held ... but until then it's Haley's call alone.

According to Public Policy Polling, The Colbert Report host would be the most popular appointee. Colbert has already expressed interest in the vacancy, too.

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Stephen Colbert has made an enticing offer to Donald Trump.

In response to Trump's pledge that he will donate $5 million to the charity of Barack Obama's choice, provided the President release his full college transcript, The Colbert Report host has addressed The Donald and offered the following:

$1 million to the charity of Trump's choice... if Trump lets Colbert dip his testicles into his mouth any time prior to Halloween eve.

"Nothing would make me happier than to write this check," Colbert says to Trump. "And nothing would make America happier than to have something going into your mouth than coming out of it."

Should Trump accept the offer?

 

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The Comedy in Comedy Central will remain intact during the 11 p.m. hour for at least another few years:

The network announced today that both Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert have signed new deals to remain in their respective posts at The Daily Show and The Colbert Report.

Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert

Stewart's pact calls for him to continue at the helm - as writer, host and executive producer - through 2015, while Colbert's contract runs through 2014.

Both The Daily Show and The Colbert Report have enjoyed surges in the ratings this year, with the former up 10 percent in adults 18-49 and the latter improvng by 11 percent in that key demographic.

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Stephen Colbert's The Colbert Report will resume taping today after a three-day hiatus prompted by the poor health of the mother of the Comedy Central host.

The political satirist canceled two shows last week without explanation to travel to Charleston, South Carolina, when he heard his 91-year-old mom, Lorna, was sick.

Looks like the Super PAC is back in effect as of this evening, though.

Comedy Central announced on Sunday afternoon that taping will resume on Monday, and new episodes of The Colbert Report are expected to air all week.

The dedicated family man, one of 11 children, who lost his dad and two brothers in a plane crash in 1974, responded to his fans' recent support on Twitter.

"My family and I would like to thank everyone who has offered their thoughts and prayers. We are grateful and touched by your concern," he wrote.

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After The Colbert Report was suspended this week for unknown reasons, speculation ran rampant as to why Stephen Colbert's Comedy Central was on hold.

It turns out it had nothing to do with his Super PAC, just a super person in the comedian's life. Colbert apparently took the hiatus to be with his ailing mom.

The New York Post, citing sources close to the show, said that the host, 47, took a break because of the health of his 91-year-old mother, Lorna Colbert.

Stephen, one of her 11 children, is said to be very close to Lorna.

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Back in 1974, the Colberts experienced the loss of their father James (Lorna's husband) and two of Stephen's brothers, Peter and Paul, in a plane crash.

"They are an extremely private family," the Post quotes a source as saying. "It’s not surprising that he did not want anyone to know what was going on."

The network this week said only, "Due to unforeseen circumstances, the show will air repeat episodes on Wednesday, Feb. 15, and Thursday, Feb. 16."

The Wall Street Journal reported that the schedule change was prompted by a family emergency, and production could resume as early as next week.

No date has been given for Colbert's return, but we wish the political genius, his mother and his entire family the best in what is surely a difficult time.

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The Colbert Report, the late-night fake news Comedy Central program hosted by Stephen Colbert, has suspended production for at least two days this week.

The recent home of relentless parodying of super PACs and the campaign finance system didn't air a new episode last night and tonight will be a repeat as well.

“Due to unforeseen circumstances, the show will air repeat episodes on both Wednesday, February 15 and Thursday, February 16,” Comedy Central said.

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Albani would not comment on the specific reasons for the suspension, saying Comedy Central was “not providing any additional details at this time.”

According to Third Beat Magazine, which covers comedy, Colbert’s audience received a notification email announcing the cancellation of live taping.

“Due to unforeseen circumstances, we have canceled our taping for the date of your ticket reservation, February 15, 2012,” the email read.

It is expected that the suspension of production will not be indefinite, and that the show should return soon, but no further information is available.

Colbert’s super PAC, meanwhile, has over $800,000 on hand after raising $219,000 last month, almost entirely from small donors, heading into Super Tuesday.

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Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert is truly one of a kind.

More than a comedian who reports the news, Colbert makes himself (or a farcical version of himself) the news, mainstreaming political satire like no one else.

Now, he's actually being used for political purposes.

In a new TV ad, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi takes aim at Colbert’s Super PAC, suggesting that their former friendship has been torpedoed by the faux-conservative pundit’s refusal to disclose the complete sources of his funding:

Pelosi is in on the joke - and Colbert’s thinly-veiled campaign to expose the abuses of Super PACs - of course. She's been pushing hard for the Disclose Act.

The bill was introduced to expose the sources of “secret money from special interests” in electoral campaigns. A Super PAC, or political action committee, can receive and spend unlimited sums of cash on behalf of whomever they chose.

Colbert has been pointing out the absurdities of this system by starting his own Super PAC, which has labeled Mitt Romney a serial killer and now supports Herman Cain, who dropped out of the Republican presidential race months ago.

The details are spelled out on a Stop Colbert Facebook page.

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Newt, Schmewt. Mitt, Schmitt.

Herman Cain dropped out of the presidential race months ago, but that won't stop Stephen Colbert from rallying for him in advance of today's primary.

The Comedy Central host hit the campus of the College of Charleston Friday, joined by over 3,000 students, a marching band, cheerleaders, and Cain:

Colbert, who toyed with running in the South Carolina GOP primary himself, was waylaid by the technicality of not getting his name on the ballot in time.

Cain, who abandoned his bid in the fall after a brief surge to the top of the polls, happens to still be on the ballot, so Colbert threw his support to Cain.

A gospel choir sang "This Little Light of Mine" before Colbert delivered an address at the "Rock Me Like a Herman Cain: South Cain-Olina Primary Rally."

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