Three days after one of his writers took to Twitter to rant about the state of late-night comedy, Conan O’Brien posted a sharp-edged retort:
I wish one of my writers would focus on making my show funnier instead of tweeting stupid things about the state of late night comedy.— Conan O'Brien (@ConanOBrien) April 19, 2015
Andres du Bouchet, who has worked for O’Brien in various shows since 2008, posted several tweets Thursday, ranting about what he called “Prom King Comedy,” which is, he posted, “what I call all this s***. You’ve let the popular kids appropriate the very art form that helped you deal. F***…None of the funniest stuff ever involved celebrity cameos.”
He also suggested a particularly sensitive dorsal-side area where some hugely popular late-night hosts could “shove” their hugely popular celebrity lip-synching routines.
Over the next couple of days, Du Bouchet took down most of the rant-y tweets, and even the follow-up posts apologizing at some level or another. He did leave up these two pro-comedy posts, among a bunch of stuff that has nothing to do with the controversy he created:
I am also very much looking forward to seeing what Colbert does on CBS.— Andrés du Bouchet (@dubouchet) April 17, 2015
Today, from somewhere still deep in the heart of his self-inflicted Twitter maelstrom, du Bouchet posted a couple of rather plaintive posts, pleading for some vague return to normalcy after his visit to the woodshed:
Geez I wish this many people gave a crap about my opinions when I was THE leading oncological researcher in the world.— Andrés du Bouchet (@dubouchet) April 19, 2015
Well now that that's all over (please?) I'd like to get back to my pitch for The Vroom. It's The Room but w/ Vin Diesel as Johnny.— Andrés du Bouchet (@dubouchet) April 19, 2015
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