Going into its fifth season, it’s easy to see that Game of Thrones has been a huge win for HBO. But back when David Benioff and Dan Weiss were still coming up with the pitch for the fantasy drama, they found themselves up against an unexpected obstacle: Benioff’s wife, Amanda Peet.
A lot of crazy and envelope-pushing things have happened at TBS’ Conan over the years, but Conan O’Brien isn’t the kind of late night host who often gets into extended car-chase sequences while eliminating dangerous enemies with the coolest secret agent that’s ever existed. It happens here though.
It’s no surprise that former SNL cast members like to poke fun at each other using their impersonation talents. But sometimes, things get totally (faux) personal, as they did when Bill Hader recently showed off his best Fred Armisen on Conan, which prompted a response from Armisen.
You better watch out. You better not cry. You better not disrobe on Christmas Eve, or assume you or your family will live to see December 26, or attempt to experience goodwill and joy on Christmas. Because one of these Santa Clauses might be coming to town.
Nick Offerman appears on Conan as Ron Swanson, sort of, hawking his handcrafted wood emoji's in a mock infomercial. The Parks & Recreation star is clearly not that much different from his on screen persona.
Without question, celebrities receive a more transparent form of communication from other people, namely fans wanting to prove themselves more diehard than the next person. Sons of Anarchy star Charlie Hunnam took a particularly bold earful at one point from a fan, which he shared on Conan.
Conan just rewrote the un-script on giving a TV cast a proper tribute with an episode-long focus on Sons of Anarchy and its crowded cast of rugged miscreants. Kicking it all off was this outlandish cold open, for which Conan O’Brien dons the ugliest mustache Movember has ever known.
Reunion gigs can often be a band’s most successful run, with fans jubilantly celebrating a return to form from their favorite musicians. Sometimes it’s on a smaller scale than that, though, as in this video, for which famed drummer Max Weinberg made an appearance on Conan for a truly unexpected reteaming with his former host.
Conan O’Brien will likely never forget the circumstances in which he learned about Robin Williams’ death yesterday, as it occurred during the taping of his TBS talk show Conan. Not at all the kind of announcement you want to bring up during a comedy program.
TBS announced that they have renewed the ageless Conan O’Brien’s contract through the year 2018, at which point he will achieve the milestone of having been a late night host for 25 years.
While Jay Leno was saying goodbye to his viewers (again), last night Conan O'Brien was doing a very special zombie-focused episode in anticipation of AMC's The Walking Dead returning this Sunday. But he did address The Tonight Show vaguely but humorously during his monologue, when talking about the start of the Winter Olympics.
Did you know Adam DeVine can sing? Well, if you've seen Pitch Perfect, you do, but fans of Workaholics may not have been aware, which might have been why Conan O'Brien decided to bring the subject up during his interview with the cast this week in anticipation of the series' Season 4 premiere.
It’s as if Jennifer Lawrence is testing us. If that were the case, the title of the experiment might be: Will we find her as charming and adorable if we knew she checked into a hotel room with a box full of butt plugs? The answer: Kind of... Ok, yes. Because she’s charming and adorable in this video, which has her explaining to Conan O’Brien what happened when her hotel maid found her stash of gag-gift sex toys.
Oftentimes when we hear that a network’s been slapped with an FCC fine, it has something to do with content that slipped past the censor or was too explicit in some way or another. But that’s not quite the case for Conan’s latest brush with the Federal Communications Commission. The late night cable talk show received a $25,000 fine from the FCC for using a certain tone in an ad promoting Jack Black’s appearance on the series last year.
There are certain writers known for killing off beloved characters. Joss Whedon has done it from time to time, Spartacus' Steven DeKnight was never afraid to do it with the Starz series, and George R.R. Martin has become notorious for it in his Song of Ice and Fire books and in the HBO fantasy-drama series based on those books. The above video shows the full interview of Martin on Conan this week.