Another fantastic, must-see lead interview, this time with Russell Brand. I only knew Brand from Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Get Him to the Greek (also by who he's married to). I'd never seen him speak at length as himself before, so I had no idea just how incredibly funny and entertaining Brand is. I kind of wish he didn't have to leave to make room for the woman who wrote the book about tidal waves. Brand and Conan together tore the house down. Also, I get what he means about Helen Mirren.
The huge grin on Conan's face the entire time is worth the price of admission.
I wish The 88s had played the theme from Community instead.
Also, I thought Deon Cole's first commercial for black people was stronger than his second.
Just off the back to back successes of his Harrison Ford and Russell Brand interviews, I'd call Conan week 2 already stronger than week one.
I would rather have had a real newsman like Jim Dial over Sawyer. Weird that none of the "traditional" cast members appeared on the show. You'd think they would at least use Josh as a last second briefer to Santos. Ellen was worthless.