When I was in high school, I spent nights glued to the TV watching Conan O’Brien on Late Night. His sarcastic tone and offbeat character sketches were a perfect match for my love of all things ridiculous, and after years of watching from the other side of the screen, I got to see him live last night in Dallas during his sixteenth stop on “The Legally Prohibited From Being Funny on Television Tour”.
Reggie Watts kicked off the evening addressing the audience in every accent imaginable and performing a number of comedic songs that kept me rolling. I don’t think I’ve laughed that hard since my husband and I watched a weeklong marathon of Flight of the Conchords on DVD.
As the night went on, familiar faces dotted the stage. Random sightings included Conan’s signature string dance, trombonist Richie “La Bamba” Rosenberg, Andy Richter, blues musician Jimmie Vaughan, a video appearance from Triumph, The Insult Comic Dog, comedian/actor Deon Cole, Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzk, and some questionably funny scenes from Walker, Texas Ranger.
As you can see by the wall and ceiling behind us, our seats were in the nosebleed section, but we didn’t care. The woman behind us said if we were any further back, we’d be outside, which was true, but I’m not complaining.
Spending that one night laughing with my husband at the absurd was one for the memory bank. Find something funny and laugh today. You’ll be glad you did.