Last night, Conan O’Brien officiated a wedding between his costume designer Scott Cronick and his partner David Gorsheins on live TV. Even though this is New York (Right? Right, just checking…) there was still a huge public outcry from media stations all over the country, who all simultaneously felt like doing a gay wedding during a broadcast on TBS was just, perhaps, pushing the envelope?
And then there was the ceremony itself, which included a walk Mr. Cronick’s walk down the isle with Bravo’s Andy Cohen:
In case the reason that the Family Research Council is so upset about this has something to do with Mr. O’Brien’s status in the clergy: don’t worry, he’s an ordained minister through the Universal Life Church…an honor he received two weeks ago (right in time for the Beacon Theater episodes of his TBS show). To put this in somewhat of a perspective, the only other time a couple was married on live late-night television –gay or straight–was during a 1969 episode of The Tonight Show. Ironic, since that’s the program Mr. O’Brien would be hosting on NBC, if it hadn’t been for all that Jay Leno b.s.
Apparently the ceremony occurred without incident, as at least one person tweeted: “Watching that wedding on Conan made me really happy and gave me some hope for this country.”
If anyone saw CoCo’s live show last night: let us know how it went! (We also want to hear about how funny Stephen Colbert, Jon Stewart, and Louis C.K. were. Did they all get married as well??)