Conan Highlights

Hey, a hearty congratulations to Craig Ferguson and his wife on the birth of their son.

Here were my favorite monologue jokes from last night’s Conan:

Today Punxsutawney Phil poked his head out of his hole and predicted that winter was almost over. Yeah, then he was hit by fifteen feet of snow and froze to death. He’s dead.

He’s going to fine, but while in Egypt CNN’s Anderson Cooper was attacked and punched in the head by protesters. Which brings up two questions: Is it safe to send our media into such a hostile situation, and how do we get Glen Beck over there?

It’s been reported that Charlie Sheen has asked for his rehab to go as quickly as possible so that all the people who depend on him financially can get back to work. His exact words were, “please your honor, these hookers have families to feed.”

The desk segment was Egypt 101. It’s not worth watching.

Kobe Byrant was the first couch guest. He’s a member of the Los Angeles Lakers basketball team. Since I’m on the East Coast I’m not allowed to be a Lakers fan. However, even I have to admit that Kobe really is an amazing basketball player, and he gives pretty good interviews too. He and Conan shared a lot of laughs together, making the interview a lot of fun and worth watching:

Camilla Belle was the second couch guest. She is in the film From Prada to Nada. Camilla was nice and had a good sense of humor. Conan made a lot of jokes. Overall the interview was fine, not bad, not great, just fine.

Jamie Kilstein was the stand-up guest. He was ok. I can deal with a minute or two of political jokes, but six minutes of intense anti-war ranting disguised as humor is a bit much.

Good show. I give it:

– Ben

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