Conan O’Brien starts own Twitter account

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Forget the Dalai Lama. Someone even more important has started his own Twitter feed: Conan O’Brien.

The briefly-tenured former Tonight Show host had laid low since his departure from NBC, but his first official tweet is part of his comedy team’s plan to establish a major Internet presence.

Conan’s opening line? “Today I interviewed a squirrel in my backyard and then threw to commercial. Somebody help me.”

So far, O’Brien’s fans are excited to see him reemerge–his account is less than 24 hours old, but already has over 100,000 followers.

Plans are also being made for a nationwide tour, with a formal announcement likely coming in several weeks.