Recently, renowned American comedian, Conan O’Brien, has been feuding with… well… Detective Conan. He’s recently been trading barbs with the mayor of Hokuei (AKA Conan Town), Akio Matsumoto, which of course resulted in comedy gold as the mayor has a sense of humor himself. And in the latest episode of his comedy show, he announced that he’s personally coming to Japan to collect his money.
Previously, O’Brien called out the anime character for “ripping him off” in a joke segment. He also asked the Japanese town several absurd demands, which are of course for comedy reasons. Then, Mayor Matsumoto himself replied in a video, complete with his own absurd demands, and then invited Conan to visit… though Conan countered with even more absurd demands. But this time, Coco relented and said he’s visiting Japan and “collect his money”.
Previously, the comedian offered up a few comparisons between him and the anime character. First of all, he pointed out that both of them have skinny legs, as well as distinctive hair, always wears a suit, always asks people questions, and is also cartoonish. But most importantly, Conan pointed out that both him and Detective Conan are men trapped in a child’s body.
The comedian has a penchant for traveling abroad and share the joys of a good laugh with locals. He mostly makes fun of himself, and has a knack of de-escalating tense moments through comedy. His method of “comedy diplomacy” has made him very popular abroad, and this resulted to rock star-like receptions in countries he visited, such as Finland, South Korea, and Mexico. His travel segments are called Conan Without Borders, and he’s willing to go to great lengths to make people laugh.
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