Megyn Kelly laughs off good-natured jab from Conan O'Brien at Stand Up for Heroes benefit

Conan O'Brien took aim at some of New York's most recognizable figures on Tuesday night, not knowing that one of them would be in the audience -- but lucky for him, "Today" host Megyn Kelly has a great sense of humor!

The late-night host performed at the Theater at Madison Square Garden for the 11th annual Stand Up for Heroes benefit, presented by New York Comedy Festival and the Bob Woodruff Foundation. He was one of six big-name comics to take the stage: Jon Stewart, John Oliver, Trevor Noah, John Mulaney and Hasan Minhaj all delivered sets for a sold-out crowd.

Toward the end of Conan's set, he announced that his team is casting a movie about New York's biggest "movers and shakers." Side-by-side photos showed which actors -- or other creatures -- would play famous faces like Mayor Bill DeBlasio, Yankees star Aaron Judge and disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein. (Weinstein's name was met with overwhelming boos from the crowd; Conan said he'd be played by the Mucinex monster and then added that the monster was "offended" by the comparison.)

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NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 07: Hasan Minhaj performs on stage during the 11th Annual Stand Up for Heroes at The Theater at Madison Square Garden on November 7, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 07: Douglas Brunt and Megyn Kelly attend the 11th Annual Stand Up for Heroes at The Theater at Madison Square Garden on November 7, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 07: Megyn Kelly attends the 11th Annual Stand Up for Heroes at The Theater at Madison Square Garden on November 7, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 07: Kate Bosworth attends the 11th Annual Stand Up for Heroes at The Theater at Madison Square Garden on November 7, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 07: Kate Bosworth attends the 11th Annual Stand Up for Heroes at The Theater at Madison Square Garden on November 7, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 07: Kate Bosworth and Air Force Master Sergeant Israel Del Toro attend the 11th Annual Stand Up for Heroes Event presented by The New York Comedy Festival and The Bob Woodruff Foundation at The Theater at Madison Square Garden on November 7, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Bob Woodruff Foundation)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 07: (L-R) Jon Stewart, Conan O'Brien and John Mulaney attend the 11th Annual Stand Up for Heroes Event presented by The New York Comedy Festival and The Bob Woodruff Foundation at The Theater at Madison Square Garden on November 7, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Bob Woodruff Foundation)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 07: Comedian Jon Stewart attends the 11th Annual Stand Up for Heroes at The Theater at Madison Square Garden on November 7, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 07: Comedian Jon Stewart attends the 11th Annual Stand Up for Heroes at The Theater at Madison Square Garden on November 7, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 07: Conan O'Brien speaks onstage during the 11th Annual Stand Up for Heroes Event presented by The New York Comedy Festival and The Bob Woodruff Foundation at The Theater at Madison Square Garden on November 7, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Bob Woodruff Foundation)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 07: John Mulaney performs on stage during the 11th Annual Stand Up for Heroes at The Theater at Madison Square Garden on November 7, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 07: Comedian John Mulaney attends the 11th Annual Stand Up for Heroes at The Theater at Madison Square Garden on November 7, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 07: Trevor Noah performs on stage during the 11th Annual Stand Up for Heroes at The Theater at Madison Square Garden on November 7, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 07: John Oliver performs on stage during the 11th Annual Stand Up for Heroes at The Theater at Madison Square Garden on November 7, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 07: Comedian John Oliver attends the 11th Annual Stand Up for Heroes at The Theater at Madison Square Garden on November 7, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 07: Journalist Bob Woodruff and Lee Woodruff attend the 11th Annual Stand Up for Heroes at The Theater at Madison Square Garden on November 7, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 07: Hasan Minhaj attends the 11th Annual Stand Up for Heroes at The Theater at Madison Square Garden on November 7, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 07: Actor Ansel Elgort attends the 11th Annual Stand Up for Heroes at The Theater at Madison Square Garden on November 7, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 07: (L-R) Kionte Storey, Ivan Castro and John Oliver attend the 11th Annual Stand Up for Heroes Event presented by The New York Comedy Festival and The Bob Woodruff Foundation at The Theater at Madison Square Garden on November 7, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Bob Woodruff Foundation)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 07: Anthony Kiedis of Red Hot Chili Peppers as they perform on stage during the 11th Annual Stand Up for Heroes at The Theater at Madison Square Garden on November 7, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 07: Chad Smith of Red Hot Chili Peppers as they perform on stage during the 11th Annual Stand Up for Heroes at The Theater at Madison Square Garden on November 7, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/FilmMagic)
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Not all of the comparisons were particularly mean-spirited -- Judge, he said, would be played by lookalike "SNL" star Pete Davidson -- but it may have been an unwelcome surprise for Megyn Kelly when her own face popped up on screen.

After noting that he'd learned Megyn was in the crowd and he loved her, Conan announced she'd be played by David Spade -- "I think he's a very pretty woman!" he insisted.

While Megyn used to have a more buttoned-up TV persona as a Fox News host, she's shown off her personality more in recent months while settling into her new role on "Today."

Megyn certainly wasn't the only star in the audience: Among other famous faces, Kate Bosworth walked the red carpet alongside Air Force Master Sergeant Israel Del Toro -- and the real stars of the night were the US service members in the front rows.

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