‘The Late Show With Stephen Colbert’ staff detained at the United States Capitol


“The Late Show” host Stephen Colbert, right, with Triumph the Insult Comic Dog. (UKTN Photo Archive/UKTN via Getty Images)

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.

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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.)

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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.


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