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Can’t Stop The CoCo Choochoo

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[sorry for the lack of color, but my flight leaves early in the morning and I have a bunch of pre-Chicago errands to run today ~ Joel]

C2E2

C2E2 is THIS WEEKEND!!! April 16-18

Commenters: Where/how could Conan do his show with less exposure?

This will be the last regular HE comic this week due to my impending nuptials with Chicago. Though I do have some stellar guest comics lined up for Thursday and Friday. If you are going to be in Chicago, come to C2E2 and say hi and maybe pick up a book or a shirt or whatever. We can keep it casual.
[more info about C2E2 IN THIS BLOG POST]

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Don’t Forget! [Edward shirts now at Topatoco!]

Battlestar Galactica/UN "So Say We All" T-Shirt

Check out this new Battlestar Galactica/United Nations So Say We All” T-Shirt I made for Olmos Productions, Inc.

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Cock Zucker

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I guess we can all shave off our strike-pompadours [you did grow yours right?] now that Conan has reached an agreement with NBC for an exit strategy. His final show is tonight and I urge you all to watch it live as it airs (no DVR’s) to make this the highest rated episode of The Tonight Show With Conan O’Brien ever. It’s hard to feel bad for a guy that’s going to pocket almost $34 million for NOT working (he must have got that book about free government money from the guy in the question mark suit), but it isn’t hard to see that he wanted the show and not the payout.

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Punny Or Die

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UPDATE 3: Conan’s actual response: No Thanks, NBC
UPDATE 2: David Letterman’s Advice To NBC
UPDATE: Conan addresses the rumors. Sort of.

In a statement about the decision to move Jay Leno back to his original time slot and bump Conan to 12:05am, a spokesperson for NBC called Leno “one of the most compelling entertainers in the world today.” IN THE WORLD. Let’s see how I stack up to Mr. Leno. Here we go:

“Hey folks. Did you hear ‘The Tonight Show’ is getting moved to 12: 05am. That’s true. It is.  Yeah, they’re changing the name to ‘The Tomorrow Show’.”

ZING! POW! PUNS! I must be one of the most compelling entertainers in the world too. Here’s another from the same awesome monologue of compelling, world class comedy:

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In The Year 2000, In A Galaxy Far Far Away

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Short post because today is my birthday: I thought the new Conan-powered Tonight Show was good. Leno is a hack. Jimmy Fallon is terrible. There are a few Conan-specific references in this one that many of  you probably won’t identify with. I started watching Conan when I was in middle school when his show was little more than public access with a slightly higher budget. It was frighteningly weird and I loved it. As it got more mainstream I stopped watching but I always got the feeling that Conan O’Brien was “one of us.” He’s just a lanky red-haired geek who happens to have a really high profile job on TV. I wish him the best.

Blue Moon of WTF

So, Conan went back on the air sans a writing staff. I assume he didn’t want to do it this way but pressure form the network and advertisers was probably too much to bare. Before bed I decided to flip on his show (I haven’t watched it since about season 3 or 4 when it was super-freak-out-low-budget-weird-awesome) and see what they could possibly do without writers.

The monologue was more like 4 min of so-so stand up (no news or references), with a lot of filler. Then this happened:

[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9lXcUL2GQw]

Not since Little Conan Babies, or the Masturbating Bear have I been so simultaneously entertained and confused by the chalky white giant with the scarlet pompadour. The best part is that he was DEAD serious. You know he sings that in the shower.