Hot sauce and hope for Co­nan O’Brien in Mex­ico

Cape Breton Post - - ARTS / ENTERTAINMENT -

MEX­ICO CITY - Tele­vi­sion host Co­nan O’Brien is draw­ing stares in Mex­ico, where he’s tap­ing an episode of his show in a bid to “do some­thing pos­i­tive” af­ter the tens­ing of U.S.-Mex­ico re­la­tions. O’Brien ar­rived late last week and has spent part of his time in Mex­ico City strolling the streets, greet­ing peo­ple and try­ing the food.

On Mon­day he stopped by one of the city’s fancier taco restau­rants and wound up try­ing hot sauce straight out of the bowl as restau­rant pa­trons taped the scene on their phones. Some gasped “no!”

O’Brien said, “Now, I am Mex­i­can. I am also dy­ing.”

O’Brien doesn’t think his outreach marks a turn­ing point in bi­lat­eral re­la­tions, but said “Ev­ery­one has to do their part.”

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