Advertisements I have watched Conan since his first show on Late Night and think that Andy Richter is phenomenal. I loved the absurdity the show was willing to go for and once it hit its stride, it was great for a while. Everything was fair game. The band, Andy, the writers, Triumph, masterbating bear, etc. Anything for a laugh. Was excited for him to take over the Tonight Show, but was disappointed with how he tamed the show down. Had hoped the new TBS Conan show would give him the opportunity to go back to his roots, but it seems like he has embraced mostly the bad parts of the Tonight Show. There is no interaction with the band; there is hardly any Brian McCann and Brian Stack live bits (the best part of many years during Late Night). And Conan's fake laughing during interviews is ridiculous at this point. We know his sense of humor and he's clearly faking it all the time. The monologue isn't as funny and dark as it used to be. The interviews are overdone with so many bad set up questions that it's not natural. Is it that difficult to do what Kimmel or Stewart do and have a normal conversation. Seems like the need to be a Tonight Show type host really has taken away from what he did best.