Eagle-eyed viewers of NBC News during Sunday night’s Democratic presidential candidate debate in South Carolina noticed a familiar canine puppet head bobbing behind NBC’s Chuck Todd.
— Kate Sherrill MLS (@KateSherrill) January 18, 2016
And plenty of media folks covering the debate themselves saw they’ve got a new member of their campaign armada.
Yes, Triumph the Insult Comic Dog is finally on the case of the 2016 presidential campaign. The Comic’s Comic has learned that Robert Smigel, Triumph and crew not only made the trek to South Carolina, but also will travel to Iowa and New Hampshire over the coming weeks as the nation’s first caucus and primary votes take place in February. We’ll see the finished product on Hulu on Feb. 5, reportedly.
Updated Jan. 21: Here’s the press release from Hulu…
Hulu will be the exclusive streaming home to TRIUMPH’S ELECTION SPECIAL 2016, Triumph the Insult Comic Dog’s one-hour election extravaganza from Funny Or Die. The Hulu Special will become available to stream through Hulu’s No Commercials and Limited Commercial subscription plans beginning early February.
In TRIUMPH’S ELECTION SPECIAL 2016, Triumph the Insult Comic Dog hits the 2016 presidential campaign trail. Viewers will be taken from Iowa to New Hampshire to South Carolina in a tenacious news-gathering journey in the heat of the primary election season. Triumph has already visited a Democratic Debate, a Tea Party Convention, and followed a string of Ted Cruz bus appearances. In addition to crashing campaign events and mocking the press for their thirst for controversy, Triumph will take on hard-hitting issues of concern to voters on each side of the spectrum.
“A quote? I don’t have time for this shit,” said Triumph.
The Hulu Special comes to the streaming service in its first partnership with Funny Or Die. TRIUMPH’S ELECTION SPECIAL 2016 is executive produced by Robert Smigel, Conan O’Brien, Charlie Siskel, and Funny Or Die’s Mike Farah and Anna Wenger.
Until then, here are snippets captured of Smigel and Triumph in action from the floor of the Democratic debate in South Carolina last night by other reporters:
Woman accused Triumph the Insult dog – a puppet – of making a sexist comment about Hillary. Is this real life? pic.twitter.com/moFaolOcVP
— Andy Paras (@AndyParas) January 18, 2016
— Patrick Hussion (@PHussionWYFF) January 17, 2016
And here was Triumph the Insult Comic Dog on the case four years ago for Conan and Team Coco…
And back in 2004 for Conan on Late Night!