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Conan O'Brien gives first post-NBC interview to CBS's '60 Minutes,' making 15 minute return to TV

Conan O'Brien gave his first interview since being given the boot by NBC to Steve Kroft on CBS's "60 Minutes" last night. He was not allowed to say anything disparaging about the network and wasn't allowed to give interviews or appear on television until the beginning of May.

Watch the full segment:

He comes across as frustrated but optimistic about his future. His tour runs through mid-June, wrapping up in Atlanta, Georgia, which gives him quite a bit of time before his return to late night on TBS in November, so I'm curious to see if we see him involved in some other projects in the interim.

I sadly didn't manage to get tickets to his "Legally Prohibited from Being Funny on Television Tour" when he was here in L.A., but you can check out a couple highlights that have made their way up on YouTube:

The show's opening video:

Conan singing "Superman (It's Not Easy)" by Five For Fighting with Jim Carrey in a Superman costume:

Conan singing "I Will Survive" with modified lyrics:

(Photo: Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)

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