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Conan returns - with a Brett Favre punchline

NFL veteran is the butt of returning talk-show host’s first joke.

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AFTER AN EXILE from the airwaves which lasted nine months, Conan O’Brien returned – beardier and angrier than ever late on Monday night.

On the premiere of Conan, the comedian, who left CBS in such controversial and acrimonious circumstances, decided to cram as much news into one of his monologue jokes as possible.

From Lady Gaga’s meat dress to the Chilean miners, he covered a lot of ground – before concluding with “comma Brett Favre’s penis.” Watch it here.

The veteran Minnesota star is currently at the centre of a ‘sexting scandal’. The quarter-back is alleged to have sent unsolicited explicit pictures of himself to a female New York Jets staff member.

Conan trounced all his late-night competitors, drawing almost 4.2 million viewers, with appearances from Mad Men’s Jon Hamm and British comedy star Ricky Gervais.


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