Now that you’ve recovered from the shock of learning that a famous comedian may have had famous relatives that helped him get opportunities in the industry, let’s look at the sketch itself.
Wendt is on “Late Night” to promote his broadway debut, and his entire family is in town to watch him try his hand at live theater. Of course, it’s the holiday season, and Wendt feels bad for abandoning a family dinner to joke around with Conan. Naturally, he asks Conan if he can bring his family out to have dinner on the show.
In an shockingly comic turn of events, Wendt has invited far too many family members onto the show, and chaos ensues. Young, fresh-faced Jason Sudeikis, a loyal nephew, is among Wendt’s plethora of family members. Sudeikis gets the most visible role of the family members, calling Wendt out on his allegedly inflated ego.
It’s not exactly a role you can launch a career from, but Sudeikis’ comedic timing is clearly present, and it’s no surprise he ended up where he did. It makes you wonder how many other successful comedians had their big break eating a family dinner on a late-night talk show.