Kumail Nanjiani tweets apology to Conan O'Brien after having to stand him up on live television

Kumail Nanjiani tweets apology to Conan O'Brien after having to stand him up on live television


Kumail Nanjiani tweets apology to Conan O’Brien after being forced to stand him up on live television: ‘I’m truly mortified’

Conan O’Brien sure knows how to make the best of a ‘tricky situation.’

When his TBS late night show’s guest for Thursday evening, Kumail Nanjiani, was forced to cancel his appearance, Conan ended up having to wing it with his right-hand man Andy Richter.

Nanjiani, who was held up filming the final season of his HBO series Silicon Valley, tweeted two apologies to Conan on Friday, saying simply, ‘I’m so sorry Conan.’

Making the best of it: When his Conan O'Brien's guest for Thursday evening, Kumail Nanjiani, was forced to cancel his appearance, Conan ended up having to wing it with his right-hand man Andy Richter

Making the best of it: When his Conan O’Brien’s guest for Thursday evening, Kumail Nanjiani, was forced to cancel his appearance, Conan ended up having to wing it with his right-hand man Andy Richter

A versatile host: Conan tweeted a video of how he handled the show after his planned guest couldn't make it, saying 'I think we turned a tricky situation into something really fun'

A versatile host: Conan tweeted a video of how he handled the show after his planned guest couldn’t make it, saying ‘I think we turned a tricky situation into something really fun’

He kept it very short: All the star said was, 'I'm so sorry Conan'

He kept it very short: All the star said was, ‘I’m so sorry Conan’

Truly mortified: Nanjiani, who was held up filming the final season of his HBO series Silicon Valley, tweeted two apologies to Conan on Friday

Truly mortified: Nanjiani, who was held up filming the final season of his HBO series Silicon Valley, tweeted two apologies to Conan on Friday

Kumail concluded that message with a cheeky hashtag #troublesomediva, referencing Conan’s playful jibe at The Big Sick actor during Thursday night’s show.

During the episode, O’Brien muses to Richter that they have been doing the show for over 25 years, and that only one other time, in the mid 90s, did a guest cancel last minute.

That guest was none other than Liza Minnelli, whom the comedy duo then label as somewhat ‘troublesome.’

‘So, Liza Minnelli and now, in that same category of troublesome diva, Kumail Nanjiani,’ O’Brien quipped. 

Ever the seasoned comedian, however, O’Brien makes the best of the situation, successfully milking his live studio audience for laughs.

‘When you’re a show that’s based on just interviewing one guest, and that guest doesn’t show up, you’re really screwed!’ Conan said as he stifles a laugh of his own and sits down at the edge of his stage.

As part of the fun, the late night veteran decided to NOT show a clip from Kumail’s new film Stuber which comes out this weekend, for which the actor was set to appear and talk up.

Missed opportunity: O'Brien decided to NOT show a clip from Kumail's new film Stuber which comes out this weekend, for which the actor was set to appear and talk up, instead showing parts of competing release The Lion King

Missed opportunity: O’Brien decided to NOT show a clip from Kumail’s new film Stuber which comes out this weekend, for which the actor was set to appear and talk up, instead showing parts of competing release The Lion King

Instead, Conan jokingly told his viewers he would show a clip from another film opening against Stuber, ‘a struggling little movie that I think needs our help.’

That film was…The Lion King, Disney’s soon-to-open live action behemoth. 

Taking the slight in stride, Nanjiani graciously tweeted another message to Conan on Friday morning.

‘@ConanOBrien is my comedy hero. Him and @AndyRichter are the reason I started comedy. So this clip is something I would love if it was about anybody other than me. But it’s about me, so I’m truly mortified.’

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