It being President’s Day, tonight’s episode of Conan is unfortunately, a rerun. But those watching tonight’s new episode of How I Met Your Mother (“No Pressure”) did glimpse the TBS late night talk show host Conan O’Brien on their TV screens, whether they noticed it or not.
Sometimes forgotten in discussion of the TV landscape are the boys of Late Night. Yes, when they are caught in the middle of a network conflict or controversy, they bump right to the front of the TV news, otherwise, they stay relegated to the cob-webbed attics of their late night time slots. This is really too bad because some of the most fun, funny and interesting comedy happens on talk-shows after 11 p.m., just like this little encounter with Seth Rogen on last night's Conan.
I'm pretty sure that I've said this before but Conan O'Brien is by far and away my favorite late night host (I don't count Jon Stewart, he's a different can of genre). Night after night, the former Harvard grad, SNL and The Simpsons writer goes to great and often embarrassing lengths to amuse his audience. And amuse me he does. Above his antics, his monologue and his bizarrely funny skits he's also a fantastic interviewer. This time, it's Conan on Conan.
This is just another reason why Conan O'Brien is one of our premiere entertainers. He may not be the funniest comedian, he may not be the best interviewer, he definitely isn't the most gifted musician, BUT he does it all and well enough to keep me thoroughly entertained. I tune in to Conan on TBS to watch CoCo do what he does best, entertain by any means necessarily with his signature off-the-cuff zaniness that no one else could possibly pull off every single night.
The newly divorced and married Kelsey Grammer is heading back to the directorial game. CBS has tapped the former Frasier lead to helm its new pilot Vince Uncensored. Unlike most major sitcom stars that step behind the camera of their own shows now and again to give it the old college try...
I was very excited when I heard he performed his own version of Cee-Lo’s “F—k You” on Lopez Tonight last night. Check out the video here and watch some of his other fantastic musical performances.
For the first time since leaving The Tonight Show, Conan O'Brien is returning to television. It's not his talk show (yet), but instead an interview for 60 Minutes to air this Sunday at 7 PM ET
Jeff Zucker and co. can't be all that thrilled with the ratings they're seeing now from their golden boy. A graph overlaying Jay Leno's performance since returning to 'The Tonight Show' with Conan O'Brien's performance during his short run and the results are startlingly familiar.
As much as I hate their sleazy TV show, TMZ is still a legitimate source for real celebrity news. So when they say FOX is getting closer and closer to getting a deal to put Conan O'Brien on the air this fall at 11 PM ET, it's worth paying attention to.
Not enjoying The Tonight Show with Jay Leno? Wishing Conan O'Brien were still there, or anywhere on your television? Well, nobody can do anything about that until September (pesky contracts), but you can still see Coco as soon as next month. Starting April 12 and running through June 14, O'Brien will be on a 30 city live tour
Spike TV is ready to launch a late-night talk show of their very own. They're looking to hire two hosts to headline a 30-minute showcase of comedy and talk focusing on "manformation for the true guys' guy." I'm not sure about the "guys' guy" part, but aren't there two late-night talk show guys that just got canned from NBC?
It looks like Conan may continue to leave his mark on NBC after all. His production company, Conaco, has just sold Justice, a legal pilot, to the network. Justice features "a larger-than-life character at the center. It follows an ex-Supreme Court justice who quits the Court to start his own legal practice."
We've been waiting for the announcement for two weeks. That's more than ten days of late-night bickering, contract rumors, Conan rallies, and Leno bashing. Now it's official. Conan O'Brien will leave The Tonight Show on Friday January 22nd. That's only several days short of the show's eight-month anniversary.
Conan O’Brien got screwed. That’s obvious. What isn’t obvious is how he plans to pick himself back up from the royal beating that NBC has given him. Sure, it’s very possible that NBC
Conan O'Brien has finally come out officially and said what he thinks about this whole NBC late night kerfluffle. It looks like NBC's plan of a half hour The Jay Leno Show at 11:35 PM ET, followed by The Tonight Show and Late Night has been rejected by the current Tonight Show host