Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert got some extremely unsettling mail this week. The two comedians, who host The Daily Show and The Colbert Report, respectively, are reported to have received letters which contained threats to U.S. senators on Wednesday.
According to The Chicago Tribune, "a U.S. law enforcement official said on Wednesday that officials are probing letters sent to television personalities Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, which threaten biological attacks on senators. . . the messages to Stewart and Colbert threatened to send letters to all 100 U.S. senators, and that 10 of them would contain a deadly pathogen."
The threat has not been confirmed as legitimate yet. Questionable letters have been received at the offices of several senators, but the letters have been tested and have been so far proven harmless. The letters have been reported to contain anti-government and anti-Wall Street sentiments.
Stewart and Colbert have not addressed the letters on their show, and it seems unlikely that they will give any more attention to this potential threat than has already been given. Regardless, should anything regarding the letters be mentioned on either show Thursday night, we'll keep you posted here at TVRage with any updates.
These threatening letters follow Colbert's brief absence at the end of last week, during which he tended to his 91-year-old mother.
The Daily Show's guest tonight will be comic actor Paul Rudd (promoting the film Wanderlust), while The Colbert Report will feature Los Angeles Opera director Placido Domingo.