Conan O'Brien Sings 'I Will Survive,' Radiohead's 'Creep' on Tour
Conan O'Brien is surely having his best week in a long time. First, the funnyman announced he'll be back on the air with his own late-night show on TBS in January. Hours later, O'Brien kicked off of his "Legally Prohibited from Being Funny on Television Tour" in Eugene, Ore., and gave fans another sign that all is well by performing Gloria Gaynor's self-empowerment disco anthem, "I Will Survive."
Video: Conan Covers Gloria Gaynor's "I Will Survive"
"First I was afraid, I was petrified/I didn't know if I could live without a talk show by my side," O'Brien sang, changing up the song's lyrics while strumming his guitar. "But I grew strong...and my beard grew very long...I've got all my life to live, I've got so many shows to give/I will survive!"
Earlier that day, O'Brien sound-checked for his tour opener by performing a decidedly gloomier song, Radiohead's "Creep." He still managed make his audience laugh, though, by switching Thom Yorke's words out for new lyrics that served no purpose other than to be sung in a cockney accent.
Video: Conan Covers Radiohead's "Creep"
"I'm a chimney sweep, and you're special," O'Brien scowled, later singing, "This accent's insulting to actors like Hugh Laurie...Dame Judi Dench is gonna punch me in the throat...I'm gonna get b*tch slapped by Helen Mirren." Welcome back, Coco -- we missed you.