With this Thursday’s (June 24) Conan finale shutting down Conan O’Brien’s 28-year run as a late-night host, he’s been inviting all his favorite guests back to reminisce and end his reign on a “high” note, if you catch our drift.
Seth Rogen appeared on Tuesday’s (June 22) episode and the host told the comedian and marijuana entrepreneur that he doesn’t know what to do with the upcoming downtime he’ll have until his HBO Max variety series starts. To which Rogen says, “I get that sense from you.” Through laughter, Rogen added, “I would suggest—this is going to be hilariously on-brand—try smoking a lot of weed for a long time.”
Since O’Brien only has a few days left on the job in a state where marijuana is legal, what did he have to lose? Well, in innocent O’Brien fashion, he told Rogen he doesn’t smoke any weed because he enjoys his lucidity. He called pot “a fine herb,” which set Rogen up to say, “If ever a sign that you didn’t smoke weed, it’s that you just called it ‘a fine herb.'”
58-year-old O’Brien asked what the Pineapple Express actor wanted him to be smoking. Cue Rogen immediately going into his shirt pocket to pull out a perfectly rolled joint to hand over to him. “I swear to God, this is how lame I am,” Conan said. “For a second, I thought he brought a birthday candle?” After smelling the joint he added, “That is no birthday candle.”
“No, don’t smoke that now… Or do! This will be a great, weird show for all of us,” Rogen said. Dubbed as “the professor of weed,” by Conan, who asked how much he should take. “One hit of that weed, ONE hit of that weed, and I think you’ll have a really good time.”
The audience was excited for Conan to be partaking in a toke and began chanting, “Conan!” The late show host addressed the audience saying, “This is the kind of thing you do when you know it’s over for you. Oh what are they gonna do to me?!” A spirited statement that was crushed when Rogen pointed out that he was holding the joint upside down.
Conan managed to compose himself to light it up, but it’s unclear if he managed to inhale. Regardless, he passed it down to Rogen who passed it down to Richter — who ashed carefully into his palm. We’re assuming that the smoke sesh was made possible by the trio’s vaccination status.
Watch the hilarious clip from Conan below: