O’Brien talks about the voicemail scandal that nearly lost him his career, his Fox Sports Radio gig, and a parody news show he is hosting for Adult Swim:
Adult Swim announced recently its new show Hot Package, a spoof of entertainment news magazine shows, will air in the fall. You’re a co-star on the show. What can people expect?
It’s an interesting idea. It’s a 15-minute show that’s going to run about 10 times, and it’s a take-off on the entertainment shows. And it’s almost juvenile to the point of being ridiculous. But it’s funny, and the fact that I’m there doing it is fun. I’m a big hero on Adult Swim, because I was the swearing reporter on Robot Chicken. I get to say f*ck and things like that. But Hot Package should be really entertaining for folks. On this program, I am — as Jimmy Kimmel once called me — the Walter Cronkite of crap. And in my book, I spell out what these entertainment shows did to pop culture — they ruined it.