Conan’s (stairwell) is live on the web.
Comedian Conan O’Brien flipped the switch on a 24-hour “Coco Cam” on his YouTube channel Wednesday afternoon, offering a voyeuristic glimpse of his office in advance of his Nov. 8 late-night TBS debut.
The first hour featured an aerobics session with women in ‘80s-era workout threads, with the broadcast also promising a dancing man in a taco costume, The Associated Press reported.
MTV.com later spotted O’Brien band member Richie “LaBamba” Rosenberg working on a jigsaw puzzle.
As of this writer’s viewing, a bevy of 20- and 30-something staffers could be seen milling about as hypnotic tones looped in the background. Occasionally, one would give a shout-out to presumed friends or family members. Another member of Team Coco affixed a “kick me” sign to someone else’s back. O’Brien was nowhere to be seen.
Eventually, about a dozen people congregated near the staircase for “Punishment Bingo.” The winner of the first round was told to flip a coin for a prize or punishment. She escaped punishment with heads, and won a “terracotta soldier.” Bingo winner no. 2 won an alligator necklace.
The footage didn’t make for must-see-TV, but was a surreal spectacle nonetheless.
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“Only 17 more hours of this, Internet,” one staffer observed. “Get it while you can.”