That’s Ruff: Triumph the Insult Comic Dog Viciously Rips 2016 GOP Field


“I never got to meet Carly Fiorina face-to-facelift!” admitted Triumph the Insult Comic Dog on Thursday night’s Late Show. Host Stephen Colbert welcomed the cantankerous pooch to his set Thursday to promote the new Hulu Election Special starring Triumph, famously and hysterically voiced by Robert Smigel.

It was a reunion of sorts for Smigel and Colbert, whose comedy backgrounds go back decades. The two veteran comedians worked together on The Dana Carvey Show in 1996, where Smigel created The Ambiguously Gay Duo, voiced by Colbert and his then-partner Steve Carell. Smigel brought Triumph with him in later years to The Late Show with Conan O’Brien, as the dog became known for his over-the-top crude interview style and willingness to always take a joke too far.

“Chris Christie’s dropped out,” Triumph said sadly, lamenting the Republican field of candidates he did not get to meet on the campaign trial. “I’m worried that Chris Christie might let himself go. I noticed this, even though he’s out of the race he still has a $100K dollar-a-plate event scheduled… tomorrow at Denny’s by himself!”

The Insult Comic Dog even presented a Donald Trump “book” that he read on the campaign trail, the title of which was “Pride and Prejudice… Now, with More Prejudice.”

Triumph even jabbed a few towards the host as well, commenting to Colbert, “Just think, millions of TVs are tuned into the show right now because the whole nation fell asleep watching Elementary.”

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J.D. Durkin is the Senior Editor of Mediaite.

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