Look Who’s Paddling Now – Conan O’Brien and Andy Richter

Friday, 24 June 2011
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Conan O'Brien on the LA River

Conan O’Brien and Andy Richter decided to get closer to nature but since they didn’t have much time they decided to visit their local raging current, The Los Angeles River.

Conan O'Brian and Andy Richter canoeing on the Los Angeles River

Of course it all doesn’t go as planned and involves running aground, unscouted whitewater runs followed up by a pretty intense swiftwater rescue. In the end they decide to cap a successful day on the river with some freshly cooked wieners by the river bank.

Conan O'Brien and Andy Richter camping on the Los Angeles River.

Here is the video for your viewing pleasure:

The Tonight Show: Conan canoes the Los Angeles River from Rob Ashe on Vimeo.

It looks like Conan and Andy’s wild adventure was more successful than the Canadian band, Twin who were issued  tickets for attempting to paddle down the same river back in the winter of 2011. Something happened while the case was working its way through the courts and due to some sort of administrative error, the band were issued bench warrants in the case. That means it’s possible that the band will get arrested if they try to come back into the US of A.

Oh course somebody is looking into getting it sorted out and you can read the whole weird story here. I tend to believe that this is the case of the Hollywood elite (Conan and Andy) putting pressure on the courts to send a message to the public, “Stay away from our amazing waterways. It’s our wilderness.”

David Johnston

David Johnston

David Johnston has been introducing people to the sport of sea kayaking for the past 15 years. He is a senior instructor trainer with Paddle Canada and teaches for several paddling schools in Ontario, Canada. Full Bio.

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