It seems that Conan O’Brien and his crew are having a lot of fun over at TBS, constantly experimenting with one crazy idea after another. Makes you wonder about the kid-in-a-candy-store goofball fun those Conan staffers seem to be having day in and day out.
For his latest trick, Team Coco hyped an Internet-only look at his new talk show called “Show Zero,” that was described as dress rehearsal for what’s to come. It turned out to be nothing but a 5-minute romp through the familiar conventions of late night talk, with frequent mentions of Diet Coke’s sponsorship. It was filmed entirely in a conference room at the TBS offices (Conan‘s actual set is being kept hidden until Monday’s debut episode), and features Andy Richter and a handful of others. There’s even what amounts to a cameo appearance by Jim Parsons of The Big Bang Theory, as “Show Zero”‘s main guest.
I think it’s worth watching just to see Team Coco’s hyper comedic energy at play.