Conan Goofs, Cracks Joke About Obama Event That Hasn't Happened Yet (VIDEO)

07/10/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • The Huffington Post

Conan O'Brien is only in his second week hosting the Tonight Show and he's already getting ahead of himself.

On Tuesday's show, O'Brien cracked the following joke: "Earlier today, President Obama spoke at a town hall meeting in Green Bay Wisconsin. Half of the Wisconsin crowd had never seen an African-American and the other half had never seen a skinny person."

Just one problem: President Obama won't be in Green Bay until Thursday.

Reporting on the joke mix-up, the LA Times noted, "Minutes before the show's airtime in the East tonight, the show's LA writers, asked for comment, were scrambling to determine what if anything to do. Clipping out the snafu is one possibility. Watch and see how they handle it."

Well, the joke aired -- here's video:

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