Dog webstars: who is Triumph, the Insult Comic dog?
Triumph, the Insult Comic Dog is a puppet dog voiced and puppeteered by Rober Smigel. This character´s trademark is that of insulting celebrities, mostly. He honors his name in this way. His debut was in 1997 on NBC’s Late Night with Conan O’Brien.
He usually appears with a cigar in his mouth which eventually falls as he speaks. It comes as no surprise that Smigel and Triumph have been ejected from several shows due to his statements and antics.
The dog character
Triumph, the Insult Comic Dog is identified as a Yugoslavian Mountain Hound. As the name indicates, his specialty is insulting comedy. In other words, he makes people laugh by mocking celebrities. His insulting style is usually raunchy, to say the least.
Some comments from Triumph, the Insult Comic Dog
In order for you to understand the type of comedy of this dog, maybe we should take a look at some of his most celebrated appearance on television and other media.
- Triumph once spotted a pregnant Star Wars fan waiting in line to get to the premiere of Attack of the Clones. When she told him that the baby would be a boy, Triumph said, “that’s the last time he (the baby) will see female genitalia.”
- During the 2004 presidential campaign, he heavy fired on many political figures with comedic insults. In November 2003, he was invited along with Democratic candidate for the time, John Kerry to The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. At some point during the interview, he said, to much of Kerry´s discomfort, “The poop I made in the dressing room had more heat than John Kerry!”
- After Donald Trump’s election as president, he was invited to The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to discuss Trumps victory. During the inauguration, he made comedy out of the low attendance, the event, the weather, and even the first lady. “It is cloudy as the sun is another star that refused to show up”. “It takes a lot of people to make sure that Melania doesn´t run away”, he would say about the amount of Secret Service agents during the event.
There are a lot of many other appearances with other celebrities. Triumph’s comedy is definitively harsh and insulting. In 2003, he released an album titled Come Poop with Me. It was nominated for a Grammy Award as Best Comedy Album.