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Conan O'Brien has been a late-night host for almost 22 years, but before that, before The Simpsons and SNL, O'Brien was the editor-in-chief of the satirical college magazine, The Harvard Lampoon. He has been in the poking-fun business for a long time, but in his statement last night on his show, he sounds more like the kind of idealistic kid who would become one of the only two-term editors-in-chief in the Lampoon's history (his sophomore and junior years) than a cynical pro. A tragedy like this makes one reflect on why comedy is important, and it's clear he's thought of it for a long time.

Sources: Team Coco