David Letterman and Conan O’Brien | What’s Up With The Beards?

The much awaited 3 Night Time shows are back on air, amidst the still on-going WGA Strike. I guess they’ve made deals with their writers. But that’s not what this post is all about. Jay Leno is still sporting a smooth shaven face and chin. David Letterman and Conan O’Brien on the other hand must have lost their shaving kits while on vacation.


Love the ties. But what’s up with the Beards? Did they like call each other and decided, “let’s pull a fast one on Jay Leno. let’s not shave and make him feel like an outcast” :)

Oh well. Beard or not, I’m glad they’re back.

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    • marc

      don’t know much about them, but here in germany we have a late night show called Harald Schmidt.
      It’s pretty much the same concept as your late night shows.
      When Harald Schmidt came back onAir after a 1 year break he had a beard, too. Is that kinda tradition? :)

    • Ash

      the beards do suck, but they’re strike beards–neither are going to shave until the strike is over :)

      also–letterman reached an independent deal with the WGA, but Conan and Leno didn’t

    • http://thecasanovapeasant.blogspot.com Derek

      I’m going to liken it to the “Playoff beard” that guys grow for hockey. As long as the writers are on strike, they’ll probably continue to grow their beards. Jay Leno may not be able to grow a proper beard (some guys just can’t). So in order to avoid the nickname Jay “Patches” Leno, he’s going clean shaven. Maybe he’s just not going to wax his back for a few months?

    • http://sheknowsbest.com Dexie

      Marc, perhaps. Too bad Jay Leno didn’t get the memo :)

    • http://sheknowsbest.com Dexie

      Derek.. that could be a reason too..LOL

    • http://www.afhandcrafts.blogspot.com Alliston

      Being a big, big fan of facial hair… I love both, but Conan’s hair still makes my skin crawl!

    • ay

      Well that’ll explain why David Letterman doesn’t have a 5 oclock shadow. His beard is white. And Conan looks like your typical irish man with that red beard.

    • Jim

      David Letterman reminds me of the guy from KFC almost.

    • Lance

      I never would’ve thought those two had beards until now.