Things I don’t like about the new Conan on TBS.
- Andy Richter. Please get rid of him! I know he was on the very early Late Night show, but Late Night with Conan O’Brien was at its best when Conan was ridin’ primarily solo. Andy is what I like to call a train derailer. What does that mean? Conan will be chuggin’ along toward a great punchline; or perhaps he’s even already made it to the punch with a great joke/story. In comes Andy Richter with some dumb remark that just makes you go ‘Huh?’ He thinks he’s funnier than he is.
- The Basic Cable Band name is pretty clever. But the new band dynamic leaves something to be desired. Gone is the funny interaction with Max Weinberg. Gone are the comedic stares at La Bamba. There’s just no personality.
Things I’m okay with:
- The bold show open and show logo.
- The fresh bumper music.