Triumph the Insult Comic Dog is a hand puppet character created by TV personality and TV Show Host Conan O'Brien. The dog is puppeteered as well as voiced by Robert Smigel. Triumph is known for his style of almost exclusively insult comedy. The Triumph puppet is a Yugoslavian Mountain Hound donning a cigar that usually ends up falling out of his mouth when he starts laying into someone.
The Triumph character debuted in 1997 on NBC's Late Night with Conan O'Brien and also appeared on The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien from time to time, as well as the short-lived TV Funhouse, TBS's Conan, and Adult Swim's The Jack and Triumph Show. Even though the's a fictional character, Smigel and Triumph have been booted out from several events for their antics, including the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, the Honolulu line for auditions for American Idol, and the 2004 Democratic National Convention.
In this classic clip, Triumph visits a restaurant in Chicago known for its insults, bad attitudes, and poor customer service. As strange as it sounds people actually enjoy and come here specifically for this type of treatment. See how the employees and staff react when Triumph gives them a taste of their own medicine.