The Tonight Show’s Triumph The Insult Comic Dog was everywhere at Bonnaroo ’09 — backstage, onstage, Tent City, the Discotheque Arcade, Scratch DJ Academy. We saw the puppet hound duet with animal rights activist Neko Case (“Do any of those dogs that you rescue get to watch you shower?”) on Sunday and Bruce Springsteen the night before. But the most hilarious stuff happened behind the scenes, with Robert Smigel laying his Borscht Belt shtick on TV On The Radio, Beastie Boys, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and other festival acts. The zings bite even though we’ve heard many before, but I’ll only spoil one… Triumph to TVOTR: “Please describe your music, and keep in mind that ‘crap’ is already taken by the Decemberists.” After the jump, the ‘Roo segments that aired on Conan last night and a bunch of footage that didn’t.
The Tonight Show Segment Pt. 1
The Tonight Show Segment Pt. 2
Triumph With House Band Valley Lodge At The Comedy Tent
Triumph With Jenny Lewis On “Carpetbaggers”
Triumph Interviews The Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Triumph With Neko Case On “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot”