Stephen Colbert addresses the arrests of production crew by Capitol Police

Stephen Colbert addresses the arrests of production crew by Capitol Police


Late-night comedy show host Stephen Colbert on Monday addressed the arrests of members of his production team on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol last week.

In his opening monologue for the Late Show with Stephen Colbert, the host said that his crew went through the proper security clearances and were “invited” into the offices of both Democrats and Republicans on the Hill before being “approached and detained” by Capitol Police. Colbert argued that a heightened state of alert by Capitol Police as a result of the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the Capitol led to the “detainment.”

“How was your weekend?” Colbert joked to start the show. “I certainly had an interesting one, because some of my

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