Did you see the Late Show with Conan O’Brien tonight? It was crazy! After starting the show with a bit (very funny) about the emergency exits, and after the first guest, Anderson Cooper, the actual alarm in the building went off. Right in the middle of taping. Conan wasn’t sure if the segment they were trying to tape was going to make it so he combined fine improvised comedy with obvious disgust with the way the taping was interrupted. And it didn’t stop there.
After deciding to keep the whole alarm fiasco IN the show, they moved along to the next guest, the stunning Paget Brewster. OK, so it seemed. But the actual interview was interrupted twice by this same alarm/problem. Conan was about to blow a gasket but maintained enough composure to make it through the show. Paget was very charming and a good sport through it all, but they had to cut the meat of her interview short due to the lost time from the alarms.
I didn’t realize that taped shows were under such strict time guidelines, but apparently they are. So what we have as a result is late night talk show history. I believe Conan comes on another cable channel during the day (previous day’s show) so look it up if you want to see it. Of course, someone will put it on youtube soon, and then it will probably get taken down by NBC or something. Anyway, I had to mention it. (Update: you should be able to see the show here at NBC.com as well)
And was it just me, or did Lara Logan on Jay Leno just completely mesmerize everyone with her smarts and beauty? You should look that one up too if you can. It was a very sober interview about the things she has seen in war and her life as an international journalist (currently with CBS). James Spader was amazing on the show as well.