Schedule:Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays at 11:00 pm on TBS
Conan is a late-night talk show featuring comedian Conan O'Brien. The show airs on TBS Monday through Thursday at 11/10c. Conan is formatted the same as other late night shows with Conan O'Brien opening the show with a quick stand-up. Conan O'Brien jokes about politics and other news related stories. The show also includes guest stars, a musical act, often time a comedic act, and runs an hour. The show also features skits performed by Conan O'Brien and friends including Andy Ritter (who has been on every late-night show with Conan O'Brien). The show also has a house band, Jimmy Vivino & The Basic Cable Band.
Conan has been on the air for three seasons and is the result of Conan O'Brien being let go from "The Tonight Show" in a rather Deja vu/ history repeating itself situation. Similar to the events that took place with David Letterman and Jay Leno many thought that Letterman would be named the permanent host to replace Johnny Carson. NBC decided on Leno. Everyone thought that Conan O'Brien would be named the permanent host replacing Jay Leno and this did not happen. NBC decided to bring Leno back pushing O'Brien's time slot back to the "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" time slot that he had for 14 years. After only ten months O'Brien couldn't take it anymore and left after NBC decided to go with fellow comedian Jimmy Fallon and bought out the rest of O'Brien's contract. O'Brien left the scene for a short time before TBS came knocking on his door and it has been a happy union ever since.
Some pasted guests on Conan include actors and actresses Gary Oldman, Jennifer Aniston, Betty White, Seth Green, and Zac Efron. With very little surprise O'Brien has featured several comedians including Dave Attell, Cheslea Handler, Dana Carvey, and Aziz Ansari. O'Brien also features athlete of Mike Tyson and Shaquille O' Neal finally, the show has had a wide variety of musical guest Chris Isaak, Everlast, Cake, Fun and many more.
Is Will Ferrell a Twihard? Maybe not really, but he sure put on the act last night in his appearance on "Conan," in which he sobbed over the tragic split between K-Stew and R-Pattz. Click through to watch the video.
TBS executives have decided that one good return on investment clearly deserves another. Amid rising ratings, Conan O'Brien has signed a new deal with the basic cable network that will keep his late-night hit "Conan" airing through at least April 2014, reports the New York Daily News today.
Last night Conan O' Brien showed that not only can he be funny, but also an all-around pretty decent dude. On the final night of filming his show for a week in New York, O'Brien stood up to officiate a wedding between the "Conan" costume designer Scott Cronick and his long-time partner, David Gorshein. Watch the video here.
Apparently the documentary was right: Conan O'Brien really can't stop. In just a couple of years, the man has gone from "Tonight Show" host to unemployed to touring comedian to talk show host on TBS. Now, Conan is working on a brand new comedy pilot for his host network.
The project will be a multi-camera sitcom, much along the lines of the other original shows currently running on TBS.