Comedian Jay Mohr has missed a lot of time recently on his Fox Sports Radio show, and now we know why.
The comedian and film star is ending “Jay Mohr Sports,” a syndicated sports talk show he has hosted on Fox Sports Radio since 2013, filling a spot vacated by Jim Rome’s move to CBS Sports Radio.
Mohr, a New Jersey native who grew up in Verona, said that doing the show, which airs weekdays from 3-6 p.m., had become difficult in light of his busy schedule, which includes stand-up comedy, acting in films and on television, and spending time with his family.
“I’ve always loved radio, and having a national platform to share my brand of sports talk and comedy was an incredible experience,” Mohr said, adding late Thursday evening on Twitter that he looks forward to reconnecting with his first son, Jackson.
Looking forward to reconnecting with this guy. https://t.co/eXLBYwmkwH
— Jay Mohr (@jaymohr37) January 27, 2017
Premiere Networks, which produced and syndicated Mohr’s show, said the move to end production immediately was a mutual decision. Mohr had been hosting sports shows on Fox Sports Radio since 2012, and took over the coveted 12-3 p.m. time slot when Rome departed. Since 2014, when Fox Sports Radio hired NFL Network’s Rich Eisen to host a new show, Mohr has occupied the 3-6 p.m. time slot.
There is no word yet on who will take over hosting duties. In the interim, FOX Sports Radio’s Dan Beyer and Jonas Knox will serve as guest hosts.
Mohr has starred in several popular films and television shows, including “Jerry Maguire,” “Saturday Night Live” and “The Jeff Foxworthy Show.” He briefly hosted a talk show on ESPN called “Mohr Sports” that was canceled in 2001, and he turned down a late-night talk show job that was later offered to Jimmy Kimmel and became “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”
Mohr plans to continue his popular podcast, “Mohr Stories,” which he posts weekly.