Conan O’Brien playing soccer with Gio Dos Santos is everything you’d expect, and more
Late-night talk-show host Conan O’Brien took his show, “Conan,” on the road this week. O’Brien’s latest remote show took place in Mexico and was branded “Conan Without Borders.” The comedian filmed the entire show in Mexico in front of an all-Mexican studio audience on Wednesday.
The episode featured interviews with Diego Luna, star of Rogue One, as well as former Mexican president Vicente Fox. It also featured all the irreverent skits and scenarios O’Brien is known for, like guest-starring in a telenovela and sightseeing around Mexico City with a mariachi band. The highlight, though, came when O’Brien suited up and crashed a game of pickup soccer.
Although, “suited up” is a bit of an overstatement. (Warning: Video contains graphic language)
O’Brien, who’s built in more of the Peter Crouch mold of striker than anyone else, has a rough time getting up to speed. Luckily, he’s got a friend that’s willing to help: Giovani dos Santos. The Mexico and LA Galaxy star was an instant hit, and, wouldn’t you know it? Team Conan improved tremendously with his introduction.
The 6-foot-4-inch O’Brien even managed to score a goal despite his baby giraffe-like gait! Although, that comes with a major caveat that you’ll have to watch the video to uncover. Safe to say O’Brien won’t be quitting his day (or night?) job anytime soon, which I think is something we can all agree is a good thing.