This could really hurt his passenger rating.
T.J. Miller, known for playing the bombastic businessman Erlich Bachman on HBO's Silicon Valley and star of the upcoming rowdy holiday flick Office Christmas Party, posted $20,000 bail and will appear in court on January 9 after he allegedly slapped his Uber driver in the head early Friday morning. Sources in law enforcement told TMZ that "T.J.'s driver picked him up from the GQ Men of the Year party... and during the ride they got into an argument about President-elect Donald Trump." Miller, of course, "seemed intoxicated."
Miller had previously tried to burn a Trump necktie on Conan.
The driver was said to have performed a citizen's arrest, which has to be the first example of that actually working, with the LAPD later taking Miller into custody. The incident comes shortly before Miller is slated to host the Critics' Choice Awards on Sunday—he's been nominated twice for Silicon Valley, winning in 2015, and hosted the 21st annual ceremony in January of this year.
There's no question that Miller, who has never been afraid to make things weird, will touch on his arrest and battery charge when he takes the stage on Sunday night—organizers have confirmed that he'll still be hosting, so it's definitely required viewing now.