Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Mystery Solved

For those who are regular viewers of Comedy Central's The Daily Show, some may be wondering what last night's cryptic "in memory of" conclusion was all about. I know I was scratching my head.

As it turns out, one of their interns committed suicide. His name was Bill Clarey (*At this time the #7 top search on Technorati).

As one blogger put it "If life is bad for a cute guy who gets to live in NYC and work on the Daily Show, what hope do the rest of us have?" No shit.

NEW YORK (AP) — Monday's taping of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart was canceled after a staffer committed suicide over the weekend.

Bill Clarey, 24, was a Daily Show intern who also worked as a receptionist at the Comedy Central series' New York offices, according to network spokesman Steve Albani. Colleagues learned of Clarey's death on reporting for work Monday morning.

Clarey "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," the network said in a statement.

A repeat episode of The Daily Show was aired Monday night. Production resumed Tuesday with taping of that night's show featuring Howard Stern as guest. The show goes on a two-week production break after this week.


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