Conan O'Brien sat down with Parks & Rec co-creator Greg Daniels over the weekend for a panel called Smart Asses: The Harvard Lampoon in Hollywood. The Lampoon alums met at the University of Southern California's Comedy@SCA Festival to talk comedy and the influence of the Lampoon in Hollywood. The Hollywood Reporter has a lot of great quotes from the event, like Conan's thoughts about having to ditch long-running characters after leaving NBC.
"I was really looking forward to the period in my career where I could cruise — I'm being completely honest with you — a period where I could say, 'OK, here are the sketches people like and no one judges them anymore. [...]