Conan is in Chicago this week. Will his shows be as good as the ones he did in New York? Will they be anywhere near as good as Craig Ferguson in Scotland? I don’t know. I can’t tell the future. Back off with the questions.
Here were my favorite monologue jokes from last night:
It’s great to be back in Chicago, home of the 1908 World Championship Chicago Cubs.
Why am I in Chicago, you ask. I’m here for one reason: I’m here to fill the void left by Oprah. I am your new Oprah.
Lotta controversy here. Illinois State Rep Derek Smith has been accused of accepting a seven thousand dollar bribe. Yeah, if he’s found guilty he could serve up to four years as the state’s governor.
The comedy segments were Conan visiting Chicago’s Irish American Heritage Center and the Chicago Citizenship Test. Both were very funny. The Irish American Heritage bit started out weak, but picked up significantly in the middle and ended really strong. The citizenship test was solid the entire way through:
Jack McBrayer was the first couch guest. He stars on the show 30 Rock. The interview was fine, but I think it would have been better if Conan hadn’t had some much adrenaline coursing through his body. It was so different from Jack’s calm and soft spoken demur that it made the interview a little hard to watch. Still, Jack told a great story that’s worth watching:
Grace Potter and the Nocturnals was the musical guest. They were good.
Very entertaining first night in Chicago, I give it: