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Triumph Gets Some Valuable Stalking Tips from the Paparazzi

If you haven't been watching Adult Swim's The Jack and Triumph Show, here's a perfect example of what you've been missing. In this clip, Triumph tries a job that earns much lower respect than his usual gig as an insult comic when he meets up with the paparazzi for some insider tips. Triumph asks some hard-hitting questions too: "So what's more painful: Having your foot run over by Britney Spears, or taking a good, hard, long look at your life?"

Jack McBrayer and Triumph the Insult Comic Dog Give Some Unqualified Advice

Ahead of the premiere of their new Adult Swim show this Friday, Jack McBrayer and Triumph the Insult Comic Dog paid a visit to The Tonight Show and sat down for the latest installment of "Unqualified Advice." Triumph's Valentine's Day advice is useful for any day of the year, really: "I would say get off Tumblr. Seriously. You're breaking my heart on Valentine's Day with your Tumblr addiction."

'The Jack and Triumph Show' Premieres on Adult Swim February 20th

Jack McBrayer and Triumph the Insult Comic Dog's new Adult Swim show now has a premiere date. At TCA over the weekend, Adult Swim announced that The Jack and Triumph Show will premiere on Friday, February 20th at 11:30pm. Robert Smigel called the show "an odd experiment" at TCA, noting the show's use of the multi-cam format:

“We have a big concern that people are going to look at the aesthetics and just dismiss it,” Smigel told TV critics at Winter TV Press Tour 2015. Viewers could “easily assume these guys are slumming in a multi-cam.” But the whole point of the experiment is to put [...]

Jack McBrayer and Triumph the Insult Comic Dog to Buddy Up for Adult Swim Series

In one of the most inspired TV pairings in a while, Adult Swim has ordered a buddy comedy series starring Jack McBrayer and Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, THR reports. The untitled half-hour series is created by Robert Smigel (who voices Triumph), Michael Koman, and David Feldman and follows "the lives of two former child actors (McBrayer and Triumph) who starred in a Lassie-esque series from the '80s and '90s. After their show's cancellation prompted a depraved downward spiral, Jack is back on the straight and narrow when Triumph finds his way back into his life." Click through to watch McBrayer and Triumph star together in a 2012 [...]

Robert Smigel Talks About How Triumph the Insult Comic Dog Got That Accent

Former SNL and Late Night With Conan O'Brien writer Robert Smigel sat down with Bill Simmons over at Grantland to talk about the origins of his most famous creation, Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, and some of the canine's most high-profile celebrity encounters. Below, he talks about the 'Da Bears' movie he wrote with Bob Odenkirk that was never made.

Robert Smigel Looks Back on His 'Hans and Franz' Movie That Never Got Made

Here's a backstage clip of Robert Smigel at Late Night looking back on one of his SNL movies that never came to be — a "Hans and Franz" musical co-written with Dana Carvey, Kevin Nealon, and Conan O'Brien that involved Arnold Schwarzenegger, a musical number called "Play It Cool," and muscle dancing. It's truly a shame this idea never made it to the big screen.

Triumph Humps a Cat and Promotes 'The Jack and Triumph Show'

Ahead of The Jack and Triumph Show's premiere next Friday, Adult Swim released a new promo over the weekend, and it's a pretty solid indicator of Triumph the Insult Comic Dog's willingness to promote his new show: Give him something to hump, and in return he'll deliver the bare minimum amount of promotion required. The show premieres on Friday, February 20th at 11:30pm.

Triumph the Insult Comic Dog Roasts the Nerds of Comic-Con

Back in May, Adult Swim announced that they had ordered an untitled half-hour series starring 30 Rock's Jack McBrayer and Robert Smigel's Triumph the Insult Comic Dog co-created by Smigel, Michael Koman, and David Feldman, and at Comic-Con the group talked about what we can expect from the series — that is, when Triumph wasn't preoccupied burning the audience and panel moderator Leonard Maltin. While the only new casting news is the addition of Nebraska's June Squibb, Smigel told the audience that they are really hoping to get Sam Donaldson to play one of Triumph's poker buddies, and Koman described the show as part scripted sitcom and part multi-cam [...]

Saturday Night's Children: Robert Smigel (1991-1993)

Saturday Night Live has been home to over a hundred cast members throughout the past 38 years. In our column Saturday Night’s Children, we present the history, talent, and best sketches of one SNL cast member every other week for your viewing, learning, and laughing pleasure.

Though he’s best known as the voice behind the raunchy puppet and former Conan regular Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, Robert Smigel is responsible for many of SNL’s best sketches and pretaped shorts during his impressive run as writer from 1985-2008. Between the Chicagoan Bill Swerski’s Superfans, TV Funhouse segments like The Ambiguously Gay Duo, and commercial parodies like “Schmitt’s Gay,” [...]

A Look Back at the Filmmakers and Short Films of 'Saturday Night Live'

The Paley Center for Media, which has locations in both New York and LA, dedicates itself to the preservation of television and radio history. Inside their vast archives of more than 150,000 television shows, commercials, and radio programs, there are thousands of important and funny programs waiting to be rediscovered by comedy nerds like you and me. Each week, this column will highlight a new gem waiting for you at the Paley Library to quietly laugh at. (Seriously, it’s a library, so keep it down.)

When one looks at Saturday Night Live as one giant TV show that has aired for more than three decades, it's interesting to see [...]

Triumph the Insult Comic Dog Roasts Shaq and Charles Barkley on 'Inside the NBA'

Triumph the Insult Comic Dog has a new Adult Swim show to promote this week, so he appeared on last night's Inside the NBA on TNT to spend a little time roasting hosts Ernie Johnson, Charles Barkley, and Shaquille O'Neal. The only thing more hilarious than Triumph's digs at these guys ("Shaq, honestly, I love you, but Charlie Brown's teacher is easier to understand") is the fact that Barkley has two dogs of his own named Mango and Yoohoo.

Behold the First Promo for 'The Jack and Triumph Show'

The series premiere of The Jack and Triumph Show is just around the corner, and to get you excited Adult Swim just released the first promo featuring Triumph trying a bunch of viral internet fads to lock in the viewers. The show premieres on Friday, February 20th at 11:30pm, so thankfully the wait isn't much longer.

The Complete Triumph the Insult Comic Dog Collection

Earlier today, Adult Swim announced that it has picked up a new half-hour comedy series starring Jack McBrayer and Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, the legendary cigar-smoking Rottweiler puppet created and voiced by Robert Smigel. Always dependable for raunchy punchlines, inappropriate celebrity insults, and uninvited butt-sniffing, Triumph made his television debut in 1997 on Late Night with Conan O'Brien and soon became a regular. Since then, Triumph has appeared all over, from various segments on O'Brien's later talk shows to the MTV Movie Awards to The Daily Show and more. Here's what Smigel told Vice about his many years playing Triumph back in 2010:

Oh my [...]

The Original Writers of Conan's 'Late Night' on Writing

The Paley Center for Media, which has locations in both New York and LA, dedicates itself to the preservation of television and radio history. Inside their vast archives of more than 150,000 television shows, commercials, and radio programs, there are thousands of important and funny programs waiting to be rediscovered by comedy nerds like you and me. Each week, this column will highlight a new gem waiting for you at the Paley Library to quietly laugh at. (Seriously, it’s a library, so keep it down.)

This week on Conan, O'Brien has been celebrating his 20th year on the air. Previously on From the Archives we've looked at [...]