Louis C.K. was last night’s only guest on Conan. Having just recently celebrated his 20th anniversary as a late night talk show host, Conan O’Brien got to talking with Louis about the first show, Late Night, on which Louis was a writer.
In addition to sharing that incredible photo which features a much younger O’Brien, Louis, Andy Richter, Bob Odenkirk and Robert Smigel, the two joked about hard times at the show.
As he was the show’s only guest, Louis and Conan had nearly unlimited time to talk about whatever they wanted. Which is how this story about why Louis won’t let his daughters have cell phones came to be. It’s funny, biting and melancholy, as only Louis C.K. can pull off.
He also talked about one time he hit on Gwyneth Paltrow. Spoiler alert: it does not go well.