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Conan O’Brien and Ricky Gervais Demonstrate the All-Purpose Interview (Video)

Conan O'Brien and Ricky Gervais Demonstrate the All-Purpose Interview (Video)

There’s a reason why the best parts of late-night shows are the monologues and comedy bits: all those self-promoting interviews are so usually lame. The best guests and hosts know that, and last night Conan O’Brien and Ricky Gervais mocked that lameness when Gervais, who wasn’t even there, offered an all-purpose green-screen answers-only interview for Conan to use any old time.

It’s not topical – no Weiner or Palin jokes – which is exactly the point. (I still think Gervais should host every awards show.)

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