Conan O’Brien Throws ‘Pharaoh’ Through Giant Wall of Matzah in Passover Sketch (VIDEO)
Conan O’Brien celebrated Passover on his late night show this week by throwing the villain of the Jewish exodus story through a wall of unleavened bread.
Having his assistants bring a giant sheet of matzah onto the stage, O’Brien said he thought “an amazing way” to celebrate Passover would be to throw Pharaoh through the baked wall. He then pointed out a man in the audience who was placed there as part of the skit and dressed in a Pharaoh costume, complete with a headpiece and a long, fake beard.
After a security guard escorted the man to the stage, O’Brien asked him, “Pharaoh, are you going to let my people go?”
“I’m not a pharaoh. I work at an Egyptian restaurant,” said the man, seemingly joking about why he is dressed like the Egyptian ruler from the Passover story. When asked the same question again, he said, “I’m Catholic. I live in Chicago.”
O’Brien then shouted, “See you pharaoh!” and threw the man through the wall of matzah, to audience applause.
Watch the sketch below.