American actor-comedian Chris Gethard appeared on Conan O’Brien’s talk show last night and the conversation turned to their Irish roots.

While Chris had many positive things to say about the country, about the kindness of its people and beauty of the landscape, he also finds that typically, "you are only 30 seconds away from the saddest conversation you’ve ever heard."

If you’ve the archetypal Irish grandparents, you know this to be true.

He goes on to share some miserable anecdotes he heard from his Irish relatives and others living in his village. There’s also a hilarious story about a man with a gun. Only in Ireland.

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