The Late Show With Stephen Colbert‘ is one of the biggest talk shows currently being active. While they do their utmost to bring content that is both funny and informative at the same time, this time that led to some of the show’s staffers being arrested.

The CBS’ show’s staffers got arrested while shooting a skit that involved Triumph The Insult Comic Dog. The Hollywood Reporter confirmed the news. Notable name among those arrested is Robert Smigel, who portrays Triumph the Insult Comic Dog.

The production team got a charge of unlawful entry after entering a congressional office building on Thursday. CBS and USCP confirmed the news as well. They were apparently setting up pre-arranged interviews between Triumph and some of the House of Representatives members.

CBS vice preseident of entertainment communications, Renata Luczak, explained their side of the story. She said that after they did the interviews, they stayed behind to shoot finishing comedic elements. That’s when they were arrested, but the USCP has explained their own reasons for this.

the production team stayed to film stand-ups and other final comedy elements in the halls when they were detained by Capitol Police

The USCP told in a statement that they got a call about “a disturbance in the Longworth House Office Building.” They then found the seven members of the production, who had no Congressional IDs. They explained that this specific building was closed off to visitors.

Responding officers observed seven individuals, unescorted and without Congressional ID, in a sixth-floor hallway. The building was closed to visitors, and these individuals were determined to be a part of a group that had been directed by the USCP to leave the building earlier in the day.

The staffers’ arrest seems to be an issue of not having the proper IDs for the building, but there might be consequences. The Capital Police also revealed that there could be “additional criminal charges” after an investigation.

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Nitish Vashishtha

Nitish Vashishtha is a freelance writer/news correspondent from India. He’s written content for companies like ScoopWhoop and Sportskeeda. He’s been writing about pop-culture, current affairs and pro-wrestling since 2017. While pursuing Master's in Mass Communication with a special interest in Advertising, his key areas of creativity lie in designing, content creation and creative storytelling as well as fictional writing. In his free time, he likes to create new riffs on his guitar, learning about whatever piques his interest, reading books ranging from philosophy to speculative sci-fi and enjoys watching anything HBO (Succession FTW).

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