What’s worse than having your boss find your irate work-related Twitter feed?
Um, maybe having him publicly shame you on it.
Brookline-bred Conan O’Brien fired back at one of his writers, Andrés du Bouchet, for posting an expletive-laced Twitter rant about his fellow late-night comedians.
The “Late Night” host responded yesterday:
I wish one of my writers would focus on making my show funnier instead of tweeting stupid things about the state of late night comedy.
— Conan O'Brien (@ConanOBrien) April 19, 2015
Du Bouchet’s Thursday night Tweets were quickly deleted (The Hollywood Reporter managed to preserve them in text form), but they appeared to throw major shade at shenanigans like lip-syncing and HashTag Wars — a la Jimmy Fallon and Comedy Central’s “@Midnight,” respectively. He later went back to Twitter to post remorse for his actions (“Sorry for being a bloviating elitist windbag last night. I know tons of talented people are making the stuff I enjoy shitting all over.”) — but those, too, have been deleted.
Camp Conan confirmed to Boston.com that du Bouchet is still a writer on the show, and when asked for further comment, their response was simple: “Conan’s tweet is all he is going to say on the matter.”