Oh, the ‘not so funny’ irony. Seven staff members for the late-night show CBS’s The Late Show With Stephen Colbert were attempting to film a segment criticizing Republicans and January 6 rioters for unlawfully entering the United States Capitol.

“The production team members were charged with unlawful entry after they were fining a comedy segment for the show inside an office building at the Capitol while it was closed,” Buzz Feed reports.

Police revealed Friday that the late-night team was arrested Thursday night.

Buzz Feed writes:

The interviews were authorized and prearranged through the members’ aides, the statement said. Smigel has been covering the ongoing public hearings by the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection.

“After leaving the members’ offices on their last interview of the day, the production team stayed to film stand-ups and other final comedy elements in the halls when they were detained by Capitol Police,” CBS said.

Neither CBS nor the police identified the production members who were arrested.

In a statement to BuzzFeed News, Capitol Police said they received a call reporting a disturbance in the Longworth House Office Building at 8:30 p.m. Thursday. Responding officers observed seven people “unescorted and without congressional ID” in a sixth-floor hallway of the building while it was closed to visitors.

Police said the crew members had been directed to leave the building earlier in the day. They have been charged with unlawful entry and may face additional charges as the investigation continues, police said.

Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) took the opportunity to use the left’s very words, describing the actions of the comedy team as an “insurrection” and “targeted harassment.”

Georgia Representative Barry Loudermilk said in an interview with Fox News over the weekend, “So while they’re accusing me of giving illegal tours of the Capitol, they are giving illegal tours of the Capitol.”

“Who’s going to hold them accountable?” he added. Loudermilk was criticized for giving a group tour to individuals that reportedly took photographs of staircases and tunnel entrances inside the Capitol on January 5th.

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