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Conan O’Brien Looks Back at David Bowie’s Sense of Humor

“He was also an incredibly nice person.”

Conan O’Brien Looks Back at David Bowie’s Sense of Humor

After the death of David Bowie on January 10, tributes poured in from around the world praising his musical genius, performances as an actor, and contributions to the art world. But he will also be remembered by many for his sense of humor. The song he wrote mocking Ricky Gervais’ character on Extras was one of the show’s most memorable moments. His cameo as the ultimate authority on modeling in Ben Stiller’s Zoolander was hilarious as well. His older fans may remember that one of his first hits was a novelty song called “The Laughing Gnome.”


Last night, on his TBS late-night show Conan, O’Brien paid tribute to the funny moments he shared with Bowie during the artist’s numerous appearances on his various shows. “The man was always outstanding,” O Brien said. “People are remembering today what a phenomenal musician David Bowie was and, of course, that’s the case. He was just mind-blowingly talented. But in my experience, he was also an incredibly nice person. He was fun, he was always funny.”

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