Members of the production team behind Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, a regular segment on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert,” were arrested by Capitol police this week while filming “stand-ups and d “other final comedy elements in the halls” of Congress, UKTN, which airs the late-night talk show, confirmed in a statement to The Times on Friday.
According to the network’s statement, “Late Show” staffers were at the Capitol on Wednesday and Thursday, amid ongoing House Select Committee hearings into the Jan. 6 insurrection, to tape interviews “cleared and pre-arranged ” with members of Congress. It was after completing these interviews that the production crew stayed behind to film and were detained. (US Capitol Police did not immediately respond to a request for comment.)
UKTN reported that the detainees were charged with unlawful entry into House office buildings and that the production was filmed outside the offices of Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Bakersfield) and Rep. Lauren Boebert ( R-Colo.). UKTN has not confirmed the number, names or specific filming locations of those detained.
This story originally appeared in the Los Angeles Times.