While it’s sure to be a night of occasionally vicious ribbing, O’Brien’s got a more serious and sentimental side as well, which came out during his 2011 speech to graduates of Dartmouth College as he explained that failure — like his falling out with NBC in 2010 — isn’t actually the worst outcome and can often lead to “clarity, conviction and true originality.”
It can also, apparently, lead to a second invitation to host Washington’s most prestigious night of comedy.
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