Wednesday, September 10, 2003
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Conan O'Brien's 10th anniversary
This weekend NBC will air the 10th anniversary celebration of Late Night with Conan O'Brien. In those ten years, I've gone from someone who would watch the show on occasion to someone who desperately needs to be asleep by the time he's on.
That said, he's still a funny guy. For those fellow readers who need their sleep, go read Conan's commencement speech to the Havard Class of 2000 -- it's pretty damn funny. Here's part of his closing:
Read the whole thing.
you know, you could watch the previous night's show on Comedy Central at, like 6 p.m.posted by: chrisapps on 09.10.03 at 12:03 PM [permalink]
What's a little scary is that that reads like it could have been lifted from the cover story in the August 31 Boston Globe Magazine, "The Funniest Man on TV: After 10 years doing late-night comedy, Conan O'Brien rules," by Don Aucoin.
"From awkward beginnings, he has evolved into a highly skilled wordsmith-farceur, a dare-to-be-silly impresario of comic dosorder who night after night cooks up a stange postmodern mix that shouldn't work but somehow does. Among the late-night hosts working today, O'Brien boasts the most agile comic mind, the quickest-on-the-feet interviewing style, the cleverest writers, and the most original blend of verbal and physical comedy. He is the most versatile sketch performer of the late-night cadre, and he brings a sheer likability to the mix that is crucial for longevity in television's midnight hour." pp. 14-15posted by: Roger Sweeny on 09.10.03 at 12:03 PM [permalink]
Does Conan realise that his debut was the same day the "Oslo Accords" were signed at the White House?
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