Posted November 05, 10:48 PM
Happy Guy Fawkes Day, everyone! I hope everyone had a great election! Say what you want about who won - at the very least, the whole thing is OVER. Holy moses. Even me - Mr. "Hey Dude, Politics are Awesome" - was totally burnt out. Sweet Fannygazoo.
Let me tell you something about the show tonight; you are going to want to see it. Now, I know I say that a lot - in fact, I say it almost every blog. Tonight is different, and here's why: I'm well aware that many of you love our rehearsal videos on The Underground for the simple fact that you're seeing Conan improv. You're seeing Conan "raw". Unfiltered. Spontaneous. Well, tune in to the program tonight, and you will get all those things. Why? Simple:
Our second guest, comedian Katt Williams, did not show up.
That's right; for the first time in 15 years of Late Night with Conan O'Brien, A GUEST JUST DECIDED TO NOT SHOW UP WITHOUT TELLING ANYONE. Unbelieveable. Inexcusable. Incredible. What a jerk.
Here's a list of a few of the people who showed up in the 15 years our show has been on the air: Tom Hanks, Harrison Ford, Martin Scorsese, Morgan Freeman, Matt Damon, Halle Berry, Gwyneth Paltrow, Bill Murray, David Letterman, Anthony Hopkins, Bette Midler, Quentin Tarantino, Barbara Walters, Tom Brokaw, Steve Martin, Robert Duvall, U2, and President-Elect Barack Obama.
Now, Katt Williams, here's a list of people who DIDN'T show up in the 15 years our show has been on the air: KATT WILLIAMS.
Now Katt; I'm an understanding person. I get that things happen. Life can be crazy, especially the lives of celebrities who are on whirlwind promotional tours. We've had people cancel the morning they were supposed to be on. We've had people cancel the AFTERNOON they were supposed to be on. One time we weren't sure that wrestler Triple H was going to make it so we had Al Roker standing by in the green room. One time Harry Connick Jr. was stuck in traffic and sprinted 5 blocks in the rain to get to the show. We thought that former NY Giants Defensive God Michael Strahan wasn't going to make it because it was the day after he won the Super Bowl and he had been up for 48 hours... But he made it. They all made it. Every guest in two thousand six hundred and sixty seven shows either came as scheduled, or let us know beforehand that they wouldn't be able to.
You, however, did not.
Cancelling the show on the same day you're set to appear is the move of a raging A-Hole. HOWEVER, it PALES in comparison to just NOT SHOWING UP AND NOT TELLING ANYONE ABOUT IT. Not even his own people knew where he was!! There were people of his here, and they were like "we lost him". You lost him?! That's your job, dude. You're not a kindergarten teacher. You have ONE PERSON to deal with. And THAT PERSON IS AN ADULT (well, physically at least). "Keeping track of the guy" shouldn't be too difficult. Oh, if only we lived in an era where people had some sort of portable communication device, such as a portable telephone! BUT THAT WOULD BE IMPOSSIBLE. PORTABLE TELEPHONES ONLY EXIST IN A LAND OF FANTASY AND FAIRYTALES, WHERE UNICORNS AND HOOVEN WOOD NYMPHS DANCE IN THE FROTHY MIST OF MAKE-BELIEVE UNDER AN ORANGE HARVEST MOON THAT SINGS CAMPFIRE SONGS IN CELESTIAL HARMONY WITH ALL THE OTHER STARS AND PLANETS. Katt Williams probably has like four cellphones.
Come on, man! Even Hunter S. Thompson even made it here to do the show. HUNTER S. THOMPSON. THE DUKE. THE GUY WHO COULD BARELY SEE BECAUSE HE DID SO MANY DRUGS THAT HE WAS CONVINCED THERE WERE ALIEN SNAKES DRIPPING FROM HIS EYES. THAT GUY MADE IT TO OUR SHOW JUST FINE. Did Katt Willliams? Nope!
There is a silver lining to this story, however. It turns out that our audience actually got to see Katt Williams after all; as they were filing out of the elevators and leaving the building, Katt showed up in the lobby at 6:35 - five minutes after we were finished taping.
Looks like someone forgot to set their clocks back an hour...
(Courtesy of The Late Night Insider's Blog)
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Friday, November 7, 2008