Obligatory Weekend Awkward Collabo Video Roundup: Conan O’Brien and Friends Say Farewell to the Tonight Show with “Freebird”; Jay-Z, Rihanna, and Bono Do Damage During the ‘Hope For Haiti’ Telethon


It took braver men than us to sit through the entirety of the “Hope for Haiti Now” telethon–our taste for artist self-martyrdom/self-aggrandizement is minimal, and since we have no desire to talk to George Clooney or Stevie Wonder personally on the telephone by way of giving money to a desperately necessary cause ($57 million dollars worth!), it seemed like we could go ahead and take Friday night off. But Jay-Z, Bono, and Rihanna most definitely did not. The, um, strident fruits of their labor are below, along with the epic sendoff from the Tonight Show Conan O’Brien staged for himself the same night–essentially a parody of the programming that had preceded him on NBC, starring Will Ferrell, Beck, ZZ Top, Elvis Costello, and Ben Harper. Not enough? How about Jimmy Fallon doing Boyz II Men with the Roots? OK? OK. We’re done here.