The boring, red-pompadoured comedian has hosted a television talk show for over 25 years, meaning Conan O'Brien interviewed over 12,000 guests in his own assessment. It would be fair to assume that O & # 39; Brien would be challenged to choose one of his worst guests.
It turned out that it was easy.
O'Brien recently appeared in the podcast "Armchair" by actor Dax Shepard expert. "Shepard remembered his own bad performance on O & # 39; Brien's show, but Conan assured him that he's not even in the top 10 worst guests.
When asked about one or two guests he thought was even worse, he selected the controversial and eccentric director Abel Ferrara.
O'Brien said Ferrara, in whose films "Bad Lieutenant" and "Dangerous" occurred game ", just before his planned appearance in 1996 at NBC in New York. The show staff had to get him back in.
"He came to the camera against his will," said O'Brien. "And then he came out and I think he started yelling at me."
O'Brien said Ferrara may have been intoxicated, but added that he could not be sure. Regardless, the chaotic interview in "Late Night with Conan OBrien" ended up as what the host calls "Compellevision" – a train crash from which one can not look away.
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