In the latest chapter in the Conan O’Brien saga, the red-headed comedian appeared on TV for the first time since The Tonight Show ended, via last night’s 60 Minutes. You probably know the gist of the story: the Great Primetime Leno Experiment of 2010 was a failure, which resulted in NBC seizing the 11:30 timeslot from O’Brien and handing it back to Leno. Now O’Brien has his own show on TBS and is travelling the nation for the 30-city Legally Prohibited from Being Funny on Television Tour.
O’Brien was back on television last night, but I think he maintains the stated “no funny” clause of his contract. He makes jokes, to be sure, but there’s too much hurt behind them for the interview to be a laugh riot (“I’m laughing ’cause crying would be sad”). You can find the entire melancholy clip after the jump.