Louis CK was on Conan last night, and if I haven’t mentioned it lately, one of my most favoritest things in the entire world is when celebrities with a longstanding friendship — especially funny ones — sit around and talk to each other about the olden times.
So this conversation was already gonna be hitting a ton of funny buttons for me just on paper, and the fact that it was with Louis was just an added bonus. Because I think he’s so so great. His combination of self-deprecating humor and intelligence and awareness is just the best, and if I’d been thinking clearly, I would’ve put him on my list of celebrities whose personalities make them extremely attractive to me. But I didn’t, okay? I forgot. Nobody’s perfect.
So anyway, these two are reminiscing about the first ever Christmas party for Conan’s staff, which was at like a dive bar with food reheated on sternos, back when they weren’t ever sure if they’d even be on the air the next day. Everyone was really really drunk, and Gwyneth Paltrow was there. She was an unknown actress at the time, and had been like the fourth guest on the show that night for having a small part in something, and they’d asked her to come to the Christmas party.
So she she came to the party, and Louis commenced hitting on her, and you guys are gonna watch this interview for yourselves. It involves marriage proposals, blowing noise into a trumpet, and Conan’s laughter throughout, and I feel better having watched it. I mean spoiler alert, it obviously didn’t go great because Louis CK is not a skinsuit that Chris Martin wears while he’s not performing with Coldplay, but the details are still worth a listen.