As I've written previously, Conan O'Brien is bringing his talk show to my fair city for four shows in February. Those who wanted tickets were invited to send an email to NBC and winners were randomly selected. I entered but didn't luck out in the draw. My brother Steve did and now has two tickets to the taping of "Late Night With Conan O'Brien" at the Elgin Theatre.
Who will he take with the second ticket? It is I who joined him for Conan O'Brien at 12:30 in the morning every night for an entire summer. It is I who sat beside him while we watched musical guests Barenaked Ladies and Weezer. I laughed with him during "The Year 2000" and that gag where they drove his desk. Logically, he'll take me, right?
I just spoke to him and I've made the final two. He's going to offer them to his girlfriend first and if she passes I'm there. Vanessa, if you're reading this, I strong advise you to be unavailable that afternoon. Being unavailable may be good for your health. Wink, wink.
Guests for the four Toronto shows are Mike Myers, Michael J. Fox, Ron James, Eric McCormack, Barenaked Ladies, Nickelback and Stompin' Tom Conners. The only non-Canadian scheduled thus far is Adam Sandler.
I'll share in this space the winner of the Steve Boon Conan O'Brien tickets sweepstakes. Cross your fingers for me.