While we continue to hear reports, rumors and humorous snipes regarding the status of Jay Leno on The Tonight Show at NBC, it looks like Conan's spot at TBS is secure through late 2015. TBS made the announcement today that the redheaded late night talk show host will continue his duties through November of 2015, adding that Conan is a hit with TBS' core audience of young adults and scores a younger median age than any other late-night talk show.
Conan O'Brien does not tolerate elitism at his talk show. There's a controversy brewing over at Team Coco headquarters. Or an espresso-versy. It came to the attention of the late night TBS talk show host that one of the people on his staff was lording over a very pricy espresso machine in his tucked-away office, and O'Brien apparently decided to make an example out of the man through a segment on his show. The segment comes complete with character witness interviews and a clever animated floor plan to demonstrate just how hard the man's office is to get to.
Comedian Pete Holmes is getting his own show on TBS, set to follow Conan in the late-night lineup. The as- yet untitled series will hit the air in the fall of 2013, with a four-week run planned, four episodes a week.
One of the staples of the late night talk show format, pretty much since its inception, has been cutting away to a stand-up comedy segment. Up and coming comedians would look at a stint on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson as the be all and end all of success. If you did Carson, you made it, especially if he called you over to the couch to chat afterward. After 50 or 60 years (starting with Steve Allen), the tradition is still going strong, and thanks to routines like Jon Dore's on Conan yesterday, it just doesn't get old.
As though we didn't have enough reasons to look forward to the return of Arrested Development, now we can add Conan O'Brien and Andy Richter to the list. AD star Will Arnett appeared on Conan's TBS talk show last night and the topic of the once-Fox, now-Netflix comedy series came up, which was when Arnett casually dropped the news that O'Brien and Richter would be a part of the fourth season in some way.
Conan fans may not be quite as plentiful as those who watch the late night talk shows on network television, but what they lack in numbers, they make up for in dedication and determination. That appears to be what Conan is looking for with the "Occupy Conan" campaign, which will invite fans to re-create an episode through crowdsourcing.
Governor Mitt Romney's five sons appeared on Conan last night to talk about their father and their family. In typical Conan fashion, the move was kept light and didn't delve very deep into political discussion, but the interview O'Brien had with the men did allow us to get to know the presumptive Republican Party presidential candidate a little bit better.
Conan O'Brien took his show on the road last night, kicking off "Chicago Week" the most literal way possible with a bit of Irish step-dancing, in addition to a chat with the mayor and some silliness involving a bridge and some bratwurst. As you'll see in the video ahead, O'Brien's attempt to partake in some Irish step dancing resulted in a young dancer getting kicked in the face.
Earlier today we shared the good news that the cable network had swooped in to rescue the struggling ABC comedy series Cougar Town from cancellation, giving Bill Lawrence's comedy a new home and a fourth season to move forward with. And now comes word that the network has greenlit two new comedies to series, one of which comes, in part, from Ashton Kutcher, while the other is from Conan's own Deon Cole.
You haven’t heard a great young female celebrity tweet until you’ve heard it read by Nick Offerman. Last night’s episode of Conan had Offerman (a.k.a. Parks and Recreation’s Ron Swanson) featured in a segment that had him reading off random celebrity tweets. The girlishness of the tweets was nicely offset by the sight of Offerman chopping wood.
While Will Ferrell’s appearance on last night’s Conan as Ron Burgundy to announce the sequel to Anchorman may have been the highlight of the night, but Dana Carvey followed this up with a very funny interview wherein he proves he hasn’t lost his touch when it comes to the presidential impressions...
Last night on Conan, Conan O’Brien and his TBS talk show sidekick Andy got a taste of their own medicine. After numerous segments a couple weeks back in which puppies were brought up on stage to represent Conan and Andy on a tiny, puppy-sized set, Conan vowed that they’d shoot a whole show on the mini-set. Last night was the night. It was also a night full of tall guests, including Shaquille O’Neal, and Community’s Joel McHale.
Recently, it was discovered that an online talk show in China was using an opening credits sequence that was remarkably similar to the opening for Conan O’Brien’s late night TBS talk show Conan. Conan poked fun at being ripped off numerous times last week, even going as far as to take revenge on the show by mimicking them back.
Triumph the Insult Comic Dog made his triumphant return last night in a segment on Conan which had him crashing the red carpet of the Golden Collar Awards. Watch him in all of his crass-humor glory as he mocks and insults the various dogs at the event.
There’s nothing quite like capping off a long day with an episode of Conan. Hosted by Conan O’Brien, who’s joined by his trusted sidekick Andy Richter, the TBS late night talk show continues to be unpredictable, occasionally goofy and consistently hilarious, which is why I consider it great news to share that TBS has extended the show through April 2014.