I’d almost forgotten that Conan O’Brien had a show, tucked away at 11:00 and competing with Jon Stewart, but I’m glad I caught his Pee-wee Herman interview last night. It ends with Conan, Pee-wee (who was promoting next week’s HBO special, recorded from his recent Broadway show) and a cast ready for a school pageant in a silly, funny sketch explaining the meaning of Ash Wednesday.
Fast forward 5:45 minutes into the video to find it.
And for Lent, practicing Catholic Stephen Colbert gives up something he cares about: Catholicism. Like Conan, he manages to make jokes about religion without being anti-religious.