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Stephen Colbert says staff members were arrested near U.S. Capitol for “first-degree puppetry”
Entertainment

Stephen Colbert says staff members were arrested near U.S. Capitol for “first-degree puppetry”

"Late Show" host Stephen Colbert addressed the arrests of staffers at a congressional office building near the U.S. Capitol building last week, calling it "first-degree puppetry." Colbert kicked off Monday's show explaining how several members of his production team, including comedian Robert Smigel, who voices "Triumph the Insult Comic Dog," were arrested at the Longworth House Office Building, and charged with unlawful entry. The team went to Washington, D.C. to film a comedy skit and interview Congress members to highlight the ongoing public hearings on the Jan. 6 Capitol attack. "Democratic and Republican congresspeople agreed to talk to Triumph. He's a bipartisan puppy. He's so neutral, he's neutered," Colbert joked. Actor and comedian Robert Smigel performs as...
Production crew for Stephen Colbert’s “Late Show” detained in congressional building near U.S. Capitol
Politics

Production crew for Stephen Colbert’s “Late Show” detained in congressional building near U.S. Capitol

Several members of a production crew with for "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert" were detained Thursday night in a congressional office building near the U.S. Capitol, CBS said Friday. The group was filming a comedy segment when they were taken into custody, the company said. U.S. Capitol Police told CBS News that officers responded to a "call for a disturbance" at 8:30 p.m. at the Longworth House Office Building, where they detained seven people who were "unescorted and without Congressional ID" in a sixth-floor hallway. After determining the group were not Congressional employees — and had been asked to leave the building earlier in the day — they were charged with unlawful entry. Police said a criminal investigation is ongoing and could lead to more charges.   ...