‘Late Show With Stephen Colbert’ Staff Members Arrested at US Capitol, Triumph The Insult Comic Dog Puppeteer Included


“On June 16, 2022, at approximately 8:30 p.m., United States Capitol Police (USCP) received a call for a disturbance at the Longworth House office building. Responding officers observed seven people, unescorted and without congressional ID, in a sixth-floor hallway. The building was closed to visitors and these individuals were determined to be part of a group that had been ordered by the USCP to leave the building earlier in the day. They were charged with illegal entry. This is an active criminal investigation and may result in additional criminal charges after consultation with the U.S. Attorney,” the statement read, per Deadline.

CBS also released a statement about the arrests of their employees.

“On Wednesday, June 15 and Thursday, June 16, Triumph the Insult Comic Dog was onsite at the Capitol with a production crew to tape interviews for a comedy segment on behalf of The Late Show, CBS said, per Deadline. “Their interviews on Capitol Hill were cleared and pre-arranged by the congressional aides of the members interviewed. After leaving the members’ offices for their last interview of the day, the production crew stayed behind to film stand-ups and other final comedy elements in the hallways when they were detained by city police. Capitol.

Colbert has yet to comment on the situation and it is unclear if Smigel and The Late Show producers were released. Earlier Thursday, “Triumph” posted a photo on Twitter mocking Greg Jacob, the White House’s top lawyer for former Vice President Mike Pence.

UPDATE: Check out Colbert’s comments in his latest Late Show monologue below:


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