Conan O’Brien returned to the airwaves last night to prove that you can banish him to basic cable, but you can’t take away what makes him great. And it looks like with ‘Conan,’ he helped TBS finally earn their “Very Funny” slogan.
The show opened with a really slick segment that skewered NBC’s bonkers decision to dick him around. It’s not the end-all be-all of comedy by any stretch, but it displays a sly zaniness that you don’t see in late night television. And it’s light years better than watching Jay Leno ring random Los Angelenos’s doorbells. Just once, I’d like to see him knock on the wrong door and end up in hot water. Like, he accidentally films a paranoid militia-man. Or Gary Busey.
Check out the clip and let us know what you thought about Conan’s first show.