Conan O Brien has called the troubled actor Charlie Sheen “a genius”, reports the New York Daily News. The talk show favorite discussed Sheen’s recent bizarre behaviour at the ‘Hollywood Bites Back’ benefit in Los Angeles.
O’Brien jokingly compared himself to Sheen during his speech at the event, which was in aid of ‘Malaria No More’. The 48-year-old brought up his highly published battle with Nbc and compared it to Sheen’s fight with CBS, saying, “This is the thing that pisses me off.
One year later, Charlie Sheen picks a fight with His network, alright, also said f*** you, I am out of here, walks out, goes on a 42-city tour, loses his mind, but brings two porn stars with him. That man is a genius. I blew it, I didn’t bring porn stars”.
After NBC replaced O’Brien with Jay Leno in 2010, the host went on a 30-city live tour entitled ‘The Legally Prohibited from being Funny on Television Tour”. Co-host Andy Richter joined O’Brien for the shows along with members of the former ‘Tonight Show Band’.