Matthew Perry Recalls His Hilarious ‘Porn Watching Disaster’

Steven Allen once said that comedy is “tragedy plus time.” Similarly, something that was tremendously embarrassing in the moment can be later turned into a hilarious anecdote. Just ask Matthew Perry, who used his appearance on Conan to relate a porn-watching episode that left him red-faced at the time . . . but is now a perfect, albeit ever-so-slightly awkward, cocktail party story.


As glib as his story is, Perry hits on a rather interesting insight in the course of his anecdote: “It’s perplexing to me how something so wonderful can be so terrible just two seconds later.” A feeling most males can probably identify with to some extent or another!

We hope Perry returns to the Adult Empire DVD bestsellers page to add some new titles to his collection. Might we suggest this?