Watch last night’s Conan
I am tempted to just write the headline and have that be the end of the post, but I should probably explain myself a little bit.
I had the opportunity to catch the taping of “Conan” at the Beacon theater yesterday. It was awesome, as expected (partially because the funniest man in the world was the guest), but it was also important:
The marriage officiated by Conan has been billed as the “first same-sex marriage on late-night,” but I would imagine it’s also the same-sex marriage with the largest audience to date. Conan said himself, “this is not a comedy bit.” He’s right, even if the grooms did ride out on a stuffed buffalo pushed by Ted Turner. A nationally televised same-sex marriage, if not the “envelope-pusher” envisioned by local newscasters everywhere, is at least indicative of a welcome degree of tolerance. I hope it will go down in future AP U.S. textbooks as a proud marker of things to come.
It was a big moment, and a nice ceremony, and a hilarious show in general. You should watch it, though you probably didn’t need me to tell you that.
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