Colbert staff detained at Capitol after talks with lawmaker, charged with ‘illegal entry’

Seven ‘The Late Show With Stephen Colbert’ staffers have been charged with unlawful entry after being detained by United States Capitol police following interviews with congressional lawmakers for a segment with Triumph the Insult Comic Dog.

The production team was at the Capitol on Wednesday and Thursday to tape the segment, according to CBS. Interviews were “cleared and pre-arranged” with the lawmakers interviewed and their aides in Congress.

“After leaving the members’ offices during their final interview of the day, the production crew stayed to film stand-ups and other final comedy elements in the hallways when they were detained by police. of the Capitol,” the channel said in a statement.


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