Day Two of Late Night With Conan O'Brien at San Francisco's Orpheum theater offered some of the same things as Wednesday's taping: a wildly enthusiastic crowd, dancing Conan and the trumpeter guy who could hold a single note out for so long I feared for his health. In general, I've decided that being a part of a live studio audience is simply So. Much. Fun. It's like a spectator sport with some live music and a natural-born entertainer as your host.
Thursday's guests included Randy Jackson, comedian Patton Oswalt, musical guests Bob Weir and Ratdog (Bob Weir formerly of the Grateful Dead) and — one day late — the Frisbee golf national champion David Feldberg! The hour-long taping was action-packed and super energetic. After witnessing these tapings, I have a newfound appreciation for Conan O'Brien: He has a truly unique talent for entertaining and owning a crowd. It's almost old-fashioned the way he can appeal to a live audience and still be funny when the show is presented in canned form on TV. To check out my highlights from Thursday's show, read more