The inaugural day of San Diego Comic-Con will be hard to beat because Conan O’Brien set the bar freakishly high. O’Brien has brought his late night TBS talk show to San Diego’s Spreckels Theater to give his fans an unforgettable comic-con show for the ages. The show started with a hilarious sketch of Conan, Andy Richter, and Jimmy Vivino and the Basic Cable Band drive a ghetto version of the War Pig to comic-con.
Watch the hilarious clip here:
Conan’s San Diego tribute show is worth waiting two hours live taping experience. Honestly, I walked up to the box office and got tickets and strolled right into the theater hassle free. Not only do you get to admire eye candy like Elijah Wood, but they’re giving away free Conan O’Brien figures made by Pop! that will be worth tens of dollars, Conan confessed. Con artists –no pun intended– were offering to take my sassy SDCC exclusive vinyl doll for $40. They’re going for hundreds of dollars, according to Ebay listings. My only complaint is that the venue didn’t turn on the air conditioning, so you can imagine how it smelled.
After attending the first show, I’m genuinely interested in what the Flaming C and his writing staff comes up with next. The upcoming guest list include Hunger Games, Game of Thrones, and some secret special celebrities he couldn’t mention. Sadly, no comic book creators were mentioned. The best part was after the show when Conan sang creep with a British accent.
I can’t believe I had that much fun without even stepping foot on the convention floor
Henry Barajas is the co-creator, writer and letterer for El Loco and Captain Unikorn. He has also written and lettered short stories for two successful Kickstarter SpazDog Press projects: Unite and Take Over: Stories inspired by The Smiths and Break The Walls: Comic Stories inspired by The Pixies. He is the Newsroom Research Assistant for The Arizona Daily Star and was nominated for the Shel Dorf Blogger of the Year award for his work at The Beat. You can follow him on Twitter @HenryBarajas and Google+.