Robert Smigel

Robert Smigel is an American actor, humorist, puppeteer, comedian and writer known for his Saturday Night Live “TV Funhouse” cartoon shorts and as the puppeteer and voice behind Triumph the Insult Comic Dog.

Guest Appearances

December 3, 2023

Triumph the Insult Comic Dog feels very proud to be Marc Maron’s friend.

June 6, 2023

On the thrilling finale of The Lost Hans and Franz Movie, Hans, Franz, and Arnold discover the true face behind the evil girlyman plot.

May 30, 2023

Hans and Franz must race to solve the girlynappings before it’s too late in the third part of The Lost Hans and Franz Movie.

May 23, 2023

On the second installment of the Lost Hans and Franz Movie, Hans and Franz continue their quest with the help of their famous cousin Arnold Schwarzenegger.

May 16, 2023

Conan is joined by Dana Carvey, Kevin Nealon, and Robert Smigel along with the Team Coco staff to perform selections from the unproduced screenplay for Hans and Franz: The Girlyman Dilemma, more than 30 years after its original conception.

October 29, 2020

Comedy legend Robert Smigel (Original Head Writer of Late Night with Conan, creator of Triumph the Insult Comic Dog) returns to talk with writers Mike Sweeney and Jessie Gaskell about how Cheri Oteri on SNL influenced future generations of comedians, loving the close-knit atmosphere during his time at Late Night with Conan, doing the Bill Clinton Clutch Cargo bit in front of Bill Clinton at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, the birth of Triumph, and how Jordan Schlansky saved the very first Triumph remote at the Westminster Dog Show.

Triumph Attends the Premiere of Star Wars: Attack of the Clones:

Triumph at the 1999 Westminster Dog Show:

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