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Monday, December 09, 2019

Late Show Host Stephen Colbert Addresses Staff Arrests

Stephen Colbert opened his monologue on Monday’s broadcast by addressing the recent news of a field production team for his late-night program being detained at the Capitol while filming a comedy segment involving the acerbic puppet Triumph the Insult Comic Dog. With all the actual right-wing puppets in Congress, one would think Triumph would be welcomed with open arms.

“Triumph offered to go down to D.C. to interview some Congress people to highlight some January 6 hearings,” Colbert continued. “I said, ‘Sure, if you can get anyone to agree to talk to you. Because, and please don’t take this as an insult, you’re a puppet.”

Seven people working for The Late Show With Stephen Colbert were arrested due to an unauthorized location shoot in Congress. Among those arrested was Robert Smigel, the writer and comedian behind the canine character Triumph.

Colbert said the Capitol Police were completely professional -- and took a hard shot at the despicable right-wing media for somehow drawing comparisons between this incident and violent rioters storming the Capitol to murder Vice President Mike Pence and members of Congress.

“Drawing any equivalence between rioters storming our Capitol to prevent the counting of electoral ballots and a cigar-chomping toy dog is a shameful and grotesque insult to the memory of everyone who died,” Colbert said. He went on to mercilessly mock Tucker Carlson and his other critics. You'll enjoy it!

Watch the entire segment below:


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