One of the staples of the late night talk show format, pretty much since its inception, has been cutting away to a stand-up comedy segment. Up and coming comedians would look at a stint on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson as the be all and end all of success. If you did Carson, you made it, especially if he called you over to the couch to chat afterward. After 50 or 60 years (starting with Steve Allen), the tradition is still going strong, and thanks to routines like Jon Dore's on Conan yesterday, it just doesn't get old.

I could start to describe why I think the Dore spot on Conan O'Brien's was so interesting (and funny, which is also important) but why not just cut to the video...

First off, it's important to note that, in the parlance of the occupation, Dore killed it. Or should I say they all killed it. And second, he not only killed it (okay, enough murder) but did so in a really fun and experimental way compared to the sometimes rigid feeling stand-up spot. I guess it was a natural progression of the comedian's last appearance on Conan where he tested the boundaries of the format and also used Rory Scovel as a comedy cohort. So, I look forward to the next time which, by the looks of it, should happen about a year from now. Oh, and Sarah Chalke is rad.

Conan airs weeknights at 11:00 p.m. ET on TBS.

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