This past weekend, Conan sent Billy Eichner (“Billy on the Street”) to the Super Bowl. If that sentence doesn’t excite you to an unreasonable degree, I’m not exactly sure what I can do for you. You are beyond help. God bless.
When I first watched “Billy on the Street,” I was a little worried that the schtick would get old for me after a number of viewings. Well I can officially confirm at this point that the answer is “Nope. Not even a little.” I could watch him accost strangers with pop culture questions for hours at a time (and I have). So, to unleash him on the Super Bowl and have him ask football fans — AND PLAYERS! RIGHT AFTER THE GAME! ON THE FIELD! — about Madonna and the halftime show is, simply put, a treasure. He’s like Triumph the Insult Comic Dog if Triumph had STRONG opinions about Kelly Clarkson.
If those two interviewed each other it would be Frost/Nixon of our time.