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If They Mated: Conan O'Brien and Andy Richter

We’ve finally found him!

Congratulations to American Idol reject Ben Harrison for having such hilarious genes!

My recap of the Portland auditions will be up shortly. Conan and Andy’s twisted little lovechild was pretty much the high point of the episode for me.

Update: Here’s my recap. What did you think?

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David Cross will apparently trash 'Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked' until he's blue in the face

The increasingly poor word choices of David Cross? When the subject of Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked came up during his visit to Conan on Monday night, the comic actor once again didn’t sugarcoat his feelings about what it was like working on the film. (During an interview with IndieWire.com last month Cross called it “the most unpleasant experience I’ve ever had in my professional life.”)

But it wasn’t Cross’ reiteration that, aside from the cast and crew members, “it was the most miserable experience I’ve ever had in my professional life,” or his cracks at the movie’s expense, which he called “a big commercial for Carnival Cruise lines,” rather a swipe at one of the film’s producers that might be more even painful to endure than Chipwrecked itself.

While discussing a point in filming in which Cross said he was legally “forced … to spend a week on a cruise ship” to dress up as a pelican, a decision he said was made by a producer on the project. (The Arrested Development star talked about the unpleasant cruise and his beef with the producers to The Onion, as well.) Then Cross, who was raised Jewish but now identifies as an Atheist, described the unnamed producer in question as “the personification of what people think about when they think negatively about Jews.”

The moment elicited some nervous laughter from the audience (as well as co-guest Seth Green) but visibly made host Conan O’Brien uncomfortable, as he quickly changed the subject. Maybe that’s the best course of action for Cross at this point, too. When it comes to Alvin and the Chipmunks: Change the subject.

Watch the moment (which goes from 29:09 to 32:32) below: READ FULL STORY

Happy Hanukkah! (Conan O'Brien-Human Centipede edition)

The smell of latkes frying, the sound of children giggling over gelt, the sight of a human centipede menorah crawling out before a giant red-headed late-night host… ah, it must be Hanukkah!  READ FULL STORY

Snooki's guidette beauty regimen is even grosser than you'd think...

We may live in a world where people put nightingale dung on their faces and let flesh-eating fish nip at their toes, but it still sounded like the Internet was playing a trick on Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi when she revealed her latest beauty secret on Conan last night. In her new book, Jersey Shore‘s favorite guidette mentioned that she likes to save money on her beauty regimen by Googling DIY treatments.

The latest and greatest, Snooki said, was putting cat litter (“Clean cat litter!” just in case you wondered) on her face. “It’s got exfoliates, they’ve got rocks in there,” she insisted, “It makes your skin really smooth,” and later added, “I haven’t broken out yet!” A ringing endorsement if there ever was one. See her describe the home remedy, plus advise Conan on how to become a guido, below. READ FULL STORY

Louis CK's next comedy special: It's not TV, it's NOT HBO. It's online.


Comedian Louis CK visited Conan O’Brien last night during the talkshow host’s final night in New York, and the two swapped stories about the early days, when the no-name red-head took over for David Letterman and hired the struggling comic as one of his first writers. “You saved my life, and you gave me a career,” said Louis, who’s since done rather well for himself.

Louis CK sits atop the stand-up comedy landscape, and his FX show has introduced his unique comic perspective to millions of viewers. It will be interesting to see, then, if his next venture will be a success. After joking with O’Brien about suicide etiquette, George W. Bush, and Americans’ bigotry towards Mexicans, Louis announced plans for his next big comedy special. READ FULL STORY

Conan O'Brien's last NYC show: Host officiates gay wedding, Triumph occupies Wall Street. Don't go, Coco!

To say that Conan O’Brien made the most of his time back in New York City during his week-long stint would be an understatement. O’Brien, among other things, worked as a Chinese food delivery man, peddled along Central Park as a pedicab driver, and played a round of New York trivia with Mayor Michael Bloomberg. (Even the most seasoned, lifelong New Yorkers can’t brag about having done that!)

So how do you top off a week of fantastic programming in the Big Apple? Why, you officiate a gay wedding, welcome back Triumph the Insult Comic Dog (and send him to Occupy Wall Street), have a hilarious conversation with Louis C.K., and get a surprise visit from Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, of course. READ FULL STORY

On the scene for Conan O'Brien's first night back in New York City: Fans, Fallon... and the Mayor!

I wish I could say that the sight of hundreds of eager Conan O’Brien fans waiting to get into the Beacon Theater while dressed as pop culture references (Waldo, I found you!), their beloved Coco, and The Flaming C! would be different on any night other than October 31st. But as any member of Team Coco could attest, that simply wouldn’t be the case. Halloween or not, the Conan elite were slapping on their finest (and sometimes intentionally downright terrible) orange wigs and welcoming home their departed hero, in a line that wrapped around three Manhattan blocks.  READ FULL STORY

Go Coco! Conan will officiate a gay wedding in NYC

Conan O’Brien is about to make New York City a brighter, sunnier place. And no, not just because of his spectacular ginger hair. As Vulture reported earlier, upon his return to the Big Apple, O’Brien will officiate a gay wedding on-air during one of the Conan tapings. (A Conan publicist confirmed to EW that the news is true, but an exact air date for the blessed event has not yet been set.)

Of course, as Vulture pointed out, this isn’t O’Brien going for cheap laughs, nor is it a publicity stunt. (The guy’s got a giant orange blimp that hovers over America’s cities. Can’t get much more publicity than that!) In fact, sources told the site, “O’Brien will be marrying a longtime staffer and his partner.” No matter who the couple, how great is this, PopWatchers?! READ FULL STORY

Poll: Who's the funniest late-night comedian?

From Colbert to Conan, Letterman to Leno, and Fallon to Ferguson, the universe of late-night comedians is a diverse one. Which is exactly why we’ve been a little stumped while putting together our upcoming Comedy Issue. Who’s the funniest of them all? Well, it depends on who you ask.

So what’s why we’re turning to you. Instead of us choosing who we think is the funniest, we thought we’d throw the question over to you, our always-wise PopWatch readers: Who’s the funniest late-night comedian? Vote in our poll below, and we’ll publish your favorite late-night host in our Comedy Issue, which hits stands on Oct. 28. READ FULL STORY

Conan O'Brien visits Jimmy Fallon in his old studio: Watch!

Conan O’Brien, who’ll return to New York City to host his TBS show there the week of Oct. 31, made an advance trip to visit with Jimmy Fallon, who now shoots in O’Brien’s old studio. “That’s right, you were here for 16 years,” Fallon said on last night’s Late Night. “And then… what happened?” Watch the clip below. READ FULL STORY

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