Friday, November 4, 2011

Conan O'Brien Officiates Gay Wedding On Air (Video)

Late-night talk show Host Conan O'Brien took his show to New York City this week for four days of live broadcasts from the Beacon Theater to celebrate the one year anniversary of his move to TBS Thursday night the freakishly tall funny man with the gravity-defying, architecturally-styled red hear, reminiscent of the St. Louis Arch, officiated at the first same-sex wedding ever broadcast on TV.

The show's costume designer, Scott Cronick and his partner David Gorshein were married by Conan in a brief Jewish ceremony, complete with the traditional chuppah, the canopy under which the the couple stood. The ceremony was attended by friends and family from both sides, who were seated on stage.

O'Brien had told Cronick that he could pick anyone he wanted to walk him down the aisle, so he chose Bravo Vice President of Programming and host of Watch What Happens Live, Andy Cohen, creator of the Real Housewives franchise.

Cronick and Gorsheim exchanged vows they wrote themselves. Cronick told his intended, "I have one vow: I am here today and yours forever." The pair then crushed champagne glasses with their feet. After the ceremony, the couple exited the theater on a fake horse, pushed up the aisle by show crew member Ted Turner. (Not the former Mr. Jane Fonda, who founded TBS, CNN and Headline News. Another guy who really looks like him.)

Conan recently became an ordained minister in the Universal Life Church, the same church I  am ordained in, just for the occasion.

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