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Conan O'Brien & Vampire Weekend @ Radio City Music Hall (TomChau)
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"Conan O'Brien brought The Legally Prohibited From Being Funny on Television Tour to Radio City Music Hall Tuesday night for the first of two performances. By far, the evening's highlight was the surprise appearance of Stephen Colbert, who came out onstage to rib O'Brien for leaving New York to do The Tonight Show in Hollywood...

...Their verbal tiff quickly escalated: "We're at Radio City, there's only one possible way to fight here," Colbert said with his face literally in O'Brien's face. "Anything that gets us to separate our noses and lips," O'Brien answered. "How about a good old-fashioned dance-off?" Colbert suggested. Cue "Pour Some Sugar on Me."

I would say Colbert was winning until he ruptured his hamstring. He was about to admit defeat when -- "Don't you dare, Stephen Colbert! Don't you dare! Don't you dare!" It was the voice of Jon Stewart booming from the back of the theater. (Even those of us in the last row of the second mezzanine who couldn't see him knew it immediately.) Stewart walked down an aisle to the stage -- wearing a red satin shirt, black pants, and a gold cummerbund -- as the audience exploded into a standing ovation. The fan reaction caught on the video says it best: "Holy f--ing s--!"... [EW]

Conan O'Brien was also joined by Vampire Weekend (good practice), Paul Rudd, and Bill Hadar at last night's show which was opened by Reggie Watts. Conan encouraged audience members to live tweet the show. Videos, including of the Colbert part, below...

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Conan O'Brien, Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert Dance-Off -- CONAN LIVE! Radio City Music Hall

Conan O'Brien, Stephen Colbert, and Jon Stewart - NYC show 6/1/2010 @Radio City Music Hall

Conan O'Brien "On The Road Again" Radio City Music Hall, NYC 6/1/10

Conan O'Brien and Vampire Weekend, Radio City Music Hall, 6-1-10

Conan O'Brien and Bill Hader 6/1/2010 @ Radio City Music Hall NYC

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Comments (33)

What time did Conan go on?!

I can't wait for tonight!

Posted by Hmmmm | June 2, 2010 11:22 AM

conan went on at 9 and finished at 11. the opener, reggie watts, went on at 8:15 ans stayed on until about 8:45. he was great, and i would highly recommend you get there in time for him.

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2010 11:24 AM

9 PM, band starts the introduction around 8:55

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2010 11:24 AM

I hope Mr. Colbert shows up again! He's the man.

Posted by Hmmmm | June 2, 2010 11:29 AM

yes! never heard of reggie watts until last night and he was hillarious. do not miss him!

"FUCK SHIT STACK!" lol

Posted by Anony | June 2, 2010 11:30 AM

The show was so much fun

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2010 11:31 AM

up there for one of the best NYC events of 2010 for sure

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2010 11:37 AM

The funniest thing about all of this fanfare is that Conan will soon be on TBS (The Superstation - Very Funny) where no one will watch him.

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2010 11:52 AM

you guys really thought it was that great of a show? really could've done without all the musical numbers, prerecorded spots, conan's writer, and vampire weekend. yes, colbert and stewart were great, but that shouldn't have made the show.

really think the first half was decent, especially in the beginning, but it tapered off really fast.

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2010 11:52 AM

The Voice writeup made it sound like a real unorganized shitshow... and not in a good way.

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2010 11:56 AM

"The funniest thing about all of this fanfare is that Conan will soon be on TBS (The Superstation - Very Funny) where no one will watch him."

George Lopez gets really good ratings on TBS. If he can.. conan will do awesome there.

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2010 11:56 AM

hopefully Conan's COCO tour will be a DVD come Christmas (for those of us w/o the $$ to go see him- Clist has tix for $250 a piece...whaaaa?)

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2010 12:09 PM

stubhub's got some good prices now

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2010 12:10 PM

hahaha rehearsal for their 3 night stand vampire weekend???

they're going to be so bad there lol

Posted by Hmmmm | June 2, 2010 12:14 PM

love this "inside" humor. pulling back the curtain, if you will. knocking down the fourth wall. underground music and an hilarious, up-and-coming rapper + comedian! so much value. and conan is funnier than ever, and a great guitar player. can't wait to watch him on tbs after stewart and colbert--the best team on tv.

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2010 12:21 PM

What time does George Lopez go on?

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2010 12:22 PM

I just got a mid-orchestra pair off CL for $60/ea (below face) - definitely some reasonable sellers out for this one.

Posted by Funderburgh | June 2, 2010 12:24 PM

I think you got the pair I was going for. Damn you.

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2010 12:26 PM

Reggie Watts suuuu-uuuucked.

Posted by a | June 2, 2010 12:57 PM

i got a ticket out front at about 8:45 for $10. scalpers were happy to get rid of them at that point. was worth the price.

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2010 12:58 PM

Conan is funny and all, but do you really want to sit through second-rate covers just so he can indulge his rock n' roll fantasy?
This is pure Hard Rock café bullshit.
Maybe get a hand-stitched letter jacket while you're at it.
Makes me cringe because I want to like the guy.

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2010 1:53 PM

From the Voice:
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In the end, The Walker, Texas Ranger Lever was not the most sophisticated gag, but it's way more fun than listening to Conan sing "I Will Survive" or (as an encore!) "The Weight." I can't claim to understand the appeal of all this, but if I learned anything tonight, it's that Chuck Norris not trying to be funny is funnier than Conan O'Brien trying to be funny.
>

Yeah, pass.

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2010 2:08 PM

not mainstream enough

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2010 3:55 PM

Critics are idiots. If you don't like Conan that's one thing, I'd understand. He only did a few songs. He obviously enjoyed performing them. He was not trying to prove himself to be a great musician or anything. If you are not a fan of Conan, you had no business being at this show. Fans of him got pretty much everything they wanted.

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2010 3:55 PM

I saw his balls. They were weird looking.

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2010 4:05 PM

love this "12:21", if you will. whatever the fuck that was, get it a show at radio city stat

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2010 6:09 PM

The Voice critic doesn't get Conan. I've liked most of what he does, but he's never been about doing sensible comedy that's consistently funny. He's about watching people with IQs of 170 noodling around in a comp lit student espresso drinker way, and sometimes being boring, and sometimes annoying, and sometimes brilliant and moving in ways that I hadn't expected. He rubs a lot of ideas together, and sometimes get sparks, often nothing, some few times flame.

Posted by Al Bell | June 2, 2010 7:53 PM

Only complaint about the Wed night show: could have used less songs. I thought that the bulk of the show was very entertaining, but the last half hour had me checking my watch.

random comments:

Andy Richter's presence really made the show, that guy rules.

The Triumph segment had me laughing the hardest.

Pee Wee Herman cameo was a nice touch. Eli Manning's didn't go over quite as well, and him getting pseudo-booooed by the crowd didn't exactly help his inherent awkwardness.

Posted by Funderburgh | June 3, 2010 10:03 AM

Siamese Dream and Mellon Collie were really good albums. Got them when they came out, still throw them on at times and think they're great. It saddens me when I hear bands from that era when I was a teenager and hear their new stuff and it's so clear how they've lost it, they sound desperate to recapture a sound/magic that they haven't had in 15 years (holy shit).... And then I realize that is not unlike a lot of us.

Posted by منتديات | January 22, 2011 8:01 AM

What time does George Lopez go on?

Posted by ShantelGeier | October 29, 2012 7:49 AM

I saw his balls. They were weird looking.

Posted by Murdock | February 4, 2013 2:12 AM

Were they tennis balls?

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2013 2:30 AM

Critics are idiots. If you don't like Conan that's one thing, I'd understand. He only did a few songs. He obviously enjoyed performing them. He was not trying to prove himself to be a great musician or anything. If you are not a fan of Conan, you had no business being at this show. Fans of him got pretty much everything they wanted.

Posted by Dougmot | June 6, 2013 9:25 AM

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