June 21, 2022

Members of a manufacturing crew working for the Late Present with Stephen Colbert have been arrested on Thursday night time at a US Capitol workplace constructing after taping a sketch involving Triumph the Insult Comedian Canine. 9 people — together with Triumph creator Robert Smigel — have been charged with illegal entry.

In accordance with CBS (through The Hollywood Reporter), the manufacturing crew was on-site on the Capitol on June fifteenth and sixteenth recording approved and pre-arranged interviews with members of Congress. “After leaving the members’ places of work on their final interview of the day, the manufacturing workforce stayed to movie stand-ups and different last comedy components within the halls once they have been detained by Capitol Police,” CBS mentioned in a press release.

In their very own assertion, the US Capitol Police mentioned that on the time of the arrest “the constructing was closed to guests, and these people have been decided to be part of a gaggle that had been directed by the USCP to depart the constructing earlier within the day.”

“That is an energetic prison investigation, and will lead to extra prison costs after session with the U.S. Lawyer,” the USCP added.

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