Friday, February 26, 2010

Conan O'Brien vs. Jay Leno — Part II

It is now a proven fact. Conan O'Brien is funny no matter what he does. He started a new Twitter account (verified by the website, so it's really him) at 6:00pm Wednesday.

Within the first 30 minutes he had 15,000 followers. So far he has two (hilarious) posts and 367,000 followers. And while that may seem small in comparison to, say, Ellen DeGeneres or Ashton Kutcher (whose followers number in the millions), it's not bad for a day's work.

Plus the best part — Jay Leno's verified account, which launched last May, has only 30,000 followers. In one day Conan has ten times more fans than Jay attracted in nine months. If only Coco could have kicked his butt this much on TV, then maybe his Twitter bio would not have to read, "I had a show. Then I had a different show. Now I have a Twitter account."

At least we still have an outlet for O'Brien's creative genius, bearded pictures of him with monkeys, and some of his best jokes to date.

We'll whet your appetite with his first tweet: "Today I interviewed a squirrel in my backyard and then threw to commercial. Somebody help me."

Be sure to follow him. There are bound to be more gems just like it. Rock on, Coco!

And hey, by the way, we're on Twitter, too, and we could use a few more friends ourselves.

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