Chris Matthews Plays The Straight Man On Late Night

Chris Matthews made a cameo in a comedy sketch on last night’s episode of Late Night with Conan O’Brien. And yes, it was actually Chris, as opposed to dead-on impersonator Darrell Hammond.

The sketch itself was a satire of the Iraq war debate, with audience members debating whether Conan should continue with a sketch that obviously wasn’t going well. Matthews played himself, reporting a poll that showed small minorities of viewers with opinions on the sketch, but the vast majority being “smart enough to turn off the television after Leno.”

Who knows, if this “real news” thing doesn’t pan out, maybe Matthews can give Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert a run for their money.