Sunday, 19 April 2015

Conan O'Brien Called Out One Of His Writers For Going On An Angry Twitter Rant

The writer, Andrés du Bouchet, has since deleted his tweets disparaging the state of late night TV comedy.

He has since deleted the tweets, but their contents have been preserved by The Hollywood Reporter .

Du Bouchet's rant seemed to be directed at TV hosts like Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel, who often feature segments with pranks and lip sync battles on their shows.

"Comedy in 2015 needs a severe motherfucking shakeup," he wrote. "No celebrities, no parodies, no pranks, no mash-ups or hashtag wars. I'm fat."

He added, "shove your lip-synching up your ass."

He continued: "Prom King Comedy. That's what I call all this shit. You've let the popular kids appropriate the very art form that helped you deal. Fuck...None of the funniest stuff ever involved celebrity cameos."

Richard Shotwell / AP

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