Encounter of the unexpected kind

Central Station | 10 Sep 2020

Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor has recently "appeared" on a US late night talk show.

As there was no audience on the set amid the pandemic, US show host Conan O'Brien has been inviting fans to send him pictures of themselves, which he then makes into cardboard audiences for his show.

However, he ended up getting Lam's picture.

In Tuesday's episode, O'Brien picked out Lam's picture among his cardboard audience. It was unclear whether he recognized the Hong Kong leader, but his sidekick Andy Richter said "she is nuts."

O'Brien joked about Lam's serious facial expression, saying she was the person he always makes eye contact with during the show.

"This is the reaction that I'm looking at and wondering, "Why, why did you even come to the show? Why do you even enjoy comedy at all?'" O'Brien quipped.

"You look like you're here to pass a death sentence."

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