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Funny or Die Weighs in on Conan O'Brien

by Scott Harris, posted Jan 13th 2010 1:30PM
Traditionally, late night talk show hosts make their living mocking celebrity gossip and Hollywood drama. But when that drama involves those hosts themselves, who can we turn to for our comedy relief?

One answer: Funny or Die. The website, which was co-founded by Will Ferrell and which features humorous videos ranked by how much they make viewers laugh, has become one of the most popular comedy websites on the internet. So it's only fitting that they're taking on the same comedic institutions that helped inspire their brand of humor: the kings of the late night monologue, Jay Leno and Conan O'Brien.


Traditionally, late night talk show hosts make their living mocking celebrity gossip and Hollywood drama. But when that drama involves those hosts themselves, who can we turn to for our comedy relief?

One answer: Funny or Die. The website, which was co-founded by Will Ferrell and which features humorous videos ranked by how much they make viewers laugh, has become one of the most popular comedy websites on the Internet. So it's only fitting that they're taking on the same comedic institutions that helped inspire their brand of humor: the kings of the late night monologue, Jay Leno and Conan O'Brien.

Of course, considering the massive mess NBC has made of things over the past few days, what with their announcement that they may be returning Leno to late night in a desperate attempt to bolster ratings issues caused by their equally questionable decision to move Leno out of prime time in the first place, the jokes just about write themselves. We're not sure O'Brien, who yesterday refused to move from the 11:30 spot, is currently in a laughing mood, but we think we can say with some confidence that they aren't laughing at Conan, they're laughing with him. If he were laughing.

If you want to laugh, though, we suggest skipping 'The Jay Leno Show' and instead watching this clip from Funny or Die that takes a look at NBC exec Jeff Zucker's attempts to placate everyone involved:

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