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22nd Apr 2015

Talk show wars: Conan writer slams Jimmy Fallon’s ‘prom king comedy’

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Nooruddean Choudry

They’re known for their light-hearted snark about the celebrity world, but talk show hosts Conan O’Brien and Jimmy Fallon were unwittingly embroiled in a spat of their own…

Andrés du Bouchet, a staff writer for Conan’s eponymous show, took to social media to tweet (and then delete) bitchy comments about O’Brien’s popular rivals, most obviously Fallon…

“Comedy in 2015 needs a severe motherf*cking shakeup. No celebrities, no parodies, no pranks, no mash-ups or hashtag wars…and shove your lip-synching up your ass,” demanded Du Bouchet.

“Prom King Comedy. That’s what I call all this sh*t. You’ve let the popular kids appropriate the very art form that helped you deal. F*ck. None of the funniest stuff ever involved celebrity cameos,” he went on.

For his part, Conan was unimpressed with his employee’s needless jibes: