Conan cracks up Al Udeid troops with epic booze rant

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Conan O'Brien entertains troops at Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar with First Lady Michelle Obama Tuesday. (From Michelle Obama's Instagram page)

Conan O’Brien entertains troops at Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar with First Lady Michelle Obama Tuesday. (From Michelle Obama’s Instagram page)

Funnyman Conan O’Brien and First Lady Michelle Obama put on a show for troops stationed at Al Udeid Air Base yesterday.

And judging by this short clip of Conan’s stand-up set — apparently taken by someone in the crowd and sent to John Q. Public blogger Tony Carr, who posted it on his YouTube channel — he left the troops howling with laughter.

In his gut-bustingly hilarious rant, Conan eviscerates the base’s restrictions on consuming alcohol and suggests a few tweaks to the military’s policy that seemed … let’s call it warmly received by the crowd.

Said Conan, "When you're on a base and #FLOTUS asks you to drop and give her fifty, you give her fifty of your @TeamCoco best." (From Michelle Obama's Instagram)

Said Conan, “When you’re on a base and #FLOTUS asks you to drop and give her fifty, you give her fifty of your @TeamCoco best.” (From Michelle Obama’s Instagram page)

Portions of Conan’s trip will be shown on his TBS show later this year. Let’s hope the broadcast includes footage of Obama challenging O’Brien to drop and give her 50, as shown in this photo on the First Lady’s Instagram.

The Air Force also said three dozen troops were chosen by their commanders to meet Obama, who also held an ice cream social with a few airmen and thanked troops for their service.

“At this base, you’re flying a record number of sorties,” Obama said, according to an Air Force release. “I understand you’re distributing record amounts of fuel to enable those planes to fly … [and]you guys are running the largest DFAC operation in the region. I want the world, the country to know that you all have some serious skills. It’s no joke to be here doing what you do.”

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