If you’re not familiar with Berghain, there are two things I will say to you. Firstly – ugh, what a normie. Secondly: it’s a popular and highly secretive nightclub in Berlin, widely known as the world capital for techno and for its extremely restrictive door policy. Unless you fit the profile, you’re not getting in.
I’m not humorless about any subject. But turning a space like this into a comedy spectacle for a largely straight American audience with no context other than the club being private and gay is a problem. It’s private for a reason. Taking your selfie out front is one thing. Conan is a comedian that millions of people watch nightly in a country on the verge of having Donald Trump for a president. That context matters.