The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien might be losing the ratings war to the Late Show with David Letterman, but not when it comes to the 18- to 49-year-old age demographic. Conan’s humor skews younger. CBS shouldn’t be so proud of hanging onto a demographic that already has a foot in the grave.
And now Conan is getting in on a running joke that first buoyed Dave to the top of this late night fight. The subject is Sarah Palin. Dave recently came under fire for taking jabs at the bumbling Palin clan, causing laughable protests outside of his New York studio. While Dave’s joke about Palin’s daughter was entertaining, it wasn’t a “classic” bit. Rather, that title goes to Conan and last night’s Palin joke involving William Shatner. The Star Trek star paid homage to his interpretation of “Rocket Man” with a poetry reading of Sarah Palin’s resignation speech.