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Conan O’Brien: Always A Gay-Wedding Officiant, Never A Bride

Last night, the final night of Conan’s taping at the Beacon Theater in New York City, host Conan O’Brien officiated the legally binding marriage of the show’s costume designer Scott Cronick and Cronick’s partner, David Gorshein.


We’re gonna take off our sarcastic pants (the ones we wear whenever Kim Kardashian does anything) and admit we got chills watching this ceremony. Not just because it was the bonding of two people who were clearly in love, but because of the obvious support and respect both O’Brien and the audience had for Cronick and Gorshein.

Oh crap, here come the waterworks.

On:           Nov 4, 2011
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    • Robert in NYC

      I never knew O’Brien was an officiant for marriages. I wonder how one becomes one? I didn’t hear any actual vows exchanged. Seemed a little odd to me. I attended a same-sex wedding two weeks ago and it was nothing like what I saw on O’Brien’s show. Maybe I’m missing something. Can anyone explain?

      Nov 4, 2011 at 10:40 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • JDR

      @Robert in NYC: He got his license (or whatever you call it) to officiate online, through one of those “churches” that does it that way. It’s completely legal, and I imagine either before or after this ceremony the grooms, Conan, and some witnesses signed an actual NY State marriage license. All completely legal and official. The ceremony itself doesn’t really factor in. It seems that, because they wouldn’t have time to do a full ceremony, they included the things they wanted, including the breaking of the glasses, and their own brief vows.

      Nov 4, 2011 at 11:06 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jeff4justice

      Very cool.

      Nov 4, 2011 at 11:12 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kieran


      Nov 4, 2011 at 11:38 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • evrain22

      So nice!

      Nov 5, 2011 at 8:22 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Runnerincorona


      Nov 7, 2011 at 8:00 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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