Conan O'Brien at Dodge Theatre: The Brawny Paper Towel Guy Before a Bone Marrow Transplant
Conan kicks it in Phoenix.
In a self-deprecating attempt to mock his bearded appearance, former Late Night and Tonight Show host Conan O'Brien remarked Friday night that he did, indeed, bear a resemblance to the plaid-wearing, paper towel-hocking Brawny Guy.
Of course, O'Brien had to qualify his resemblance with the fact that he only looks like the fictional advertisement prior to a bone marrow transplant -- O'Brien is rather gangly and thin himself. It was that statement -- that sense of humor -- that endears O'Brien to his fans and ultimately garnered his massive, cult-like following once his time with NBC's Tonight Show was unceremoniously cut short. O'Brien, however, did not harbor ill will towards Jeff Zucker & co. last night, instead looking forward towards his new deal with TBS and what lies ahead for his late night future.
Oh, and he absolutely charmed the pants off (even the shirt for one eager female fan) the decidedly pro-Conan/Team Coco audience in attendance last night.
After comedian/musician/beatboxer Reggie Watts warmed up the crowd with his unclassifiable brand of hilariously vulgar entertainment (fuck shit stack, anyone?), casually referring to the crowd as San Diego and the venue the Gibson Amphitheater, O'Brien took to the stage wearing a white, #8 Channing Frye Suns jersey. While that was a welcomed sight for those in attendance, it showcased O'Brien's propensity to taylor the start of his set to the particular city he is in. O'Brien joked about how he could -- with his pale, Irish complexion -- only live in Phoenix and its heat for "45 seconds" and made the perfect SB 1070 joke, noting that his set would have to be cut short because at any moment the Arizona police were coming to deport La Bamba.
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