Comedian Stephen Colbert and Rep. Marcia Fudge? A comedy duo?

Stephen Colbert was spotted with a sword and camera crew Friday on Capitol Hill. After finishing up a fencing match, the comedian turned to the camera and declared he's now a member of the Congressional Black Caucus. (Courtesy of William Anderson)

Hey isn’t that… Faux news anchor Stephen Colbert and his signature cocked eyebrow posing for selfies with Hill staffers on Friday afternoon?

Spotted wandering the marbled halls of the Cannon House Office Building, word is Colbert might be filming another installment of “The Colbert Report’s” popular “Better Know a District” segment with Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio). (Fudge’s office is in the Rayburn House Office Building, but we hear the taping happened in Cannon.)

The series has nearly 90 installments across 10 seasons of the Comedy Central show. In it, Colbert “interviews” seemingly unsuspecting and very serious members of Congress. Using his brash humor as a guide, Colbert bombards them with random queries like that time he asked Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-Calif.), “What do they make in the 29th other than some high quality porn?”

Earlier this week, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif) was caught ever so slightly off guard when Colbert asked if she had naked photos of Majority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio). By the way, she answered no.

We hope Fudge was prepped to go toe-to-toe with the funnyman.

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Helena Andrews · July 25, 2014