Quite a few very successful people have interned for Conan O’Brien! John Krasinski, Ellie Kemper, Mindy Kaling, and… I’m sure there were some people who didn’t work on The Office (like Dan Hamamura!)? The question is: who among Conan’s interns got to work with the legendary Jordan Schlansky?? The answer: Mike Birbiglia.
If you’re not familiar with Jordan, you are missing out. The Associate Producer has become a bit of an on-camera staple in the last decade. He even accompanied Conan on a trip to Italy. Usually, the butt of Conan’s jokes, Jordan has an… interesting personality. Take this clip below as an example.
I love Jordan and anytime he shows up on Conan, I’m happy. I also love Mike Birbiglia. I’ve been lucky enough to see him live several times and anytime he shows up on Conan, again, I am happy. So, to learn that he was an intern who worked under Jordan, well, I’m still grinning.
Hearing Mike and Conan talk about Schlansky was a real treat. They discuss his weird social habits, his dry personality, and they both end up doing impressions of him that are fairly spot-on. Now I just want to hear more celebs talk about him! Maybe Mindy Kaling has a story?? For now, we can only dream.
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