This was a solid set. President Obama’s obviously not a comic, but his delivery is pretty sharp. And this performance was remarkably different from years before. A lot of Obama’s jokes were risky; you can hear a lot of people groaning after them. It’s admirable that he just didn’t give a shit and powered through. “2nd TERM, BITCHES. I DON’T CARE WHAT YOU THINK!”
Regarding Stephen Spielbergs’s Obama, I’ll watch it as long as it’s not 3 hours long.
The President’s a tough act to follow, and it’s always an uphill battle for the guest comic (unless you’re Leno, then you can just coast). But Conan killed it. I expected nothing less. Came straight out of the gate and did what he does best. (Note to self: jokes about FOX News always work.
After 10 months, the King of Late Night has returned to reclaim his throne. This time, he’s on basic cable!
Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, and Conan O’Brien. May the Basic Cable Trinity endure forever.