Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with classic Conan O’Brien clips

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No matter how you’re celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, it’s better when you add in Conan O’Brien.

St. Patrick’s Day celebrations around the world have looked a little different recently. Social distancing and lockdowns tampered celebrations, making it harder to pack the pubs. Luckily for late night fans, Conan O’Brien has just the right content to cheer us up no matter how we’re honoring the holiday.

There is nobody better in late night TV to turn to than Conan O’Brien for all things Irish. The late night legend is a proud Irish American and has used his roots for comedy throughout his career. Here, we present the best of all things Conan O’Brien, St. Patrick’s Day, and Ireland. Be sure to let us know which clip is your favorite in the comment section.

Conan O’Brien’s stunning DNA test results

In 2019, O’Brien appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Stephen Colbert, like O’Brien, has Irish ancestry and has discussed it on his show. But as science proved, Colbert can’t quite match O’Brien when it comes to how Irish he is.

O’Brien recalls how his DNA report shocked his doctor by revealing that he is in fact 100% Irish. On the surface, that isn’t all that hard to believe when you hear the name “Conan O’Brien” and see the freckled redhead. But according to O’Brien’s doctor, that pure-blooded Irishness may be the result of inbreeding.

No stranger to self-deprecation, O’Brien uses this fact for even more comedy. Stephen Colbert’s reaction adds to the hilarity as O’Brien can firmly claim the title as “The Most Irish” late night host.

Conan O’Brien’s story may not be the best endorsement for 23 & Me. Some people may be worried about finding an equally stunning discovery if they submit their DNA for testing. But O’Brien certainly seems to be looking at the bright side of things. His 100% Irish genes blessed him with the perfect body to go along with his comedy.