To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, earlier today longtime Conan writer/performer Brian Stack tweeted out two classic late night clips featuring a young Amy Poehler as Andy Richter’s little sister Stacy as well as O’Brien’s visit to Ireland for a special episode of Late Night. No late night host has brought more pride to the Irish than O’Brien, who understands that real Irish Americans aren’t as much known for green beer and once-a-year parties as they are for pale skin, an undying love for JFK, and crippling depression. With that in mind, here are some of O’Brien’s finest Ireland-themed late night segments, from his journey to County Limerick to find his roots to the time he interviewed a sexy leprechaun who looked a lot like Will Ferrell.
Conan visits Ireland
Conan as a leprechaun
Conan visits the Dublin Guinness brewery
Conan visits the Irish American Heritage Center
Conan learns how to Irish step dance
Amy Poehler as Andy’s little sister Stacy
Will Ferrell is a sexy leprechaun