Conan O’Brien Joins Twitter, Trounces Jay Leno (Kind Of)

Little has been seen or heard from Conan O’ Brien since his final broadcast as host of The Tonight Show last month — until Wednesday, when the beloved comic made his presence known on Twitter, has learned.

“Today I interviewed a squirrel in my backyard and then threw to commercial,” O’Brien Tweeted. “Somebody help me.”

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The biography on his page reads: “I had a show. Then I had a different show. Now I have a Twitter account.”

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Twitter nation caught a case of the “I’m with Coco” fever, as in a day’s time, he garnered upwards of 237,000 followers — almost eight times as many as the official Twitter profile of The Jay Leno Show (30,000+).

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