Conan O’Brien has been hosting late night television for 25 years, first with “Late Night
” (1993-2009) and then a brief run on “The Tonight Show” followed by TBS
.” With so many years of programming and thousands of interviews conducted, one guest still stands out among the rest as the worst interview of O’Brien’s television career. The late night host recently appeared on Dax Shepherd’s podcast and instantly named controversial director Abel Ferrara
as his worst interview guest.
“He came on camera against his will,” O’Brien said. “And then came out, and I think he started yelling at me.”
O’Brien said Ferrara ran out of the NBC
building in New York City shortly before he was set to appear on “Late Night
.” Staff members working on the show had to bring Ferrara back to tape his scheduled appearance, and O’Brien estimates the director was intoxicated throughout the discussion.