NEW YORK – 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.