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Posted Thursday 2/15/18 at 4:30AM EST
Watch a preview of Conan in Italy, at Carnevale
Conan O'Brien and producer Jordan Schlansky visited Italy's Mardi Gras celebration as part of "Conan Without Borders."
Posted Monday 2/12/18 at 2:12PM EST
Conan O'Brien is already filming his next "Conan Without Borders" special in Italy
Conan shared some footage from his Italy trip on Instagram, including a language lesson he took with his longtime producer Jordan Schlansky.
Posted Friday 2/02/18 at 6:18PM EST
Andy Richter undergoes knee surgery
Conan O’Brien’s sidekick this morning tweeted “Let’s party” before his surgery, adding hours later: “Success! I'm awake and just walked unassisted to take a leak. Feeling fine.”
Posted Tuesday 1/30/18 at 2:04AM EST
Conan’s Haiti trip didn't focus on President Trump, nor did it focus only on the positive
Conan writer/producer Mike Sweeney says of the "Conan Without Borders" visit, which came together on “only three days’ notice”: “Our intent was always to try and present a balanced picture of Haiti, both the bad and the good, but primarily, through Conan’s one-on-one interactions, shine a light on the amazing strength, warmth, and wit of the Haitian people.”
Posted Friday 1/26/18 at 11:08PM EST
Conan O'Brien says the Trump era is difficult for comedy : “It’s very hard to find a joke that’s more absurd than what’s actually happening”
“Comedians, usually in a normal era, are supposed to take these serious situations and find the comedy in them and stretch them a little bit,” said Conan in an interview Friday with CNN's Jake Tapper. “In the Trump era, we’re essentially dealing with — I mean, every day there is such a mother lode of, I don’t know how else to say it, surreal news.” Conan added: “It’s very hard to find a joke that’s more absurd than what’s actually happening. It’s really hard to take what’s happening right now and make it somehow more absurd than it really is. So, it’s a challenge for comics. People think it’s easy but it’s actually a little more difficult I think right now.”
Posted Thursday 1/25/18 at 9:04PM EST
Lisa Kudrow wasn't impressed with the fake Friends movie trailer that went viral
Kudrow tells Conan O'Brien that Courteney Cox alerted her to the viral video that recently surfaced on YouTube. "I don't know what to make of it," she says. "It's just like sort of these weird cilps from things that clearly have nothing to do with Friends, and it's called Friends: The Movie.
Posted Thursday 1/25/18 at 10:20AM EST
Conan O’Brien had to win over Haitians who were suspicious about his visit
In a preview of Saturday’s “Conan Without Borders” special, Conan is shown having to charm a group of angry Haitians. “We’re being told through our interpreter that when Americans come here they only shoot the bad things, which obviously is not what we want to,” said Conan.
Posted Monday 1/22/18 at 11:51PM EST
Haitians roast President Trump in the first glimpse of the “Conan Without Borders” special
Conan O’Brien wanted Haitians to “return the favor” after Trump reportedly called their country a “sh*thole.” Conan’s “Conan Without Borders” special airs on Saturday.
Posted Thursday 1/18/18 at 9:48PM EST
Conan’s Haiti trip is getting a fast turnaround time, premiering next week
Conan O’Brien boarded a plane to Port-au-Prince just yesterday to shoot his “Conan Without Borders” Haiti special, and today TBS announced it will air in primetime next Saturday Jan. 27. Previous installments of “Conan Without Borders” have taken much longer to produce, but presumably the timeliness of this trip (which was inspired by President Trump's reportedly negative comments about Haiti last week) hastened its airing. Conan posted his first video from Haiti this morning.
Posted Wednesday 1/17/18 at 11:05PM EST
Conan introduces himself to the people of Haiti
“I am not an albino rooster come to life,” Conan O’Brien said, according to a “translation” of his remarks for the people of Haiti.
Posted Tuesday 1/16/18 at 1:35PM EST
Conan O’Brien explains why he’s going to Haiti
“I’m sure I’m gonna love Haiti, mainly because Trump hates it so much,” Conan said on his TBS show last night, formally announcing his “Conan Without Borders” episode.” “You see, what I’ve noticed is whenever that guy hates something, I wind up loving it.”
Posted Monday 1/15/18 at 6:31AM EST
Conan O’Brien is going to Haiti following President Trump’s “very negative Yelp review”
The Washington Post reports that there’s an internal debate in the White House over whether President Trump said “sh*thole” or “sh*thouse.” But regardless, Conan has announced that his “Conan Without Borders” series is headed to Haiti following the president’s controversial comments. “Still reeling from @realDonaldTrump’s very negative Yelp review of Haiti, which means I’ll love it,” he tweeted. “Headed to Haiti later this week to explore and make some new friends. Stay tuned for my report. #ConanWithoutBorders”
Posted Tuesday 11/28/17 at 2:15AM EST
The Office couple Angela Kinsey and Rainn Wilson reunite on Conan
Kinsey and Wilson said people do “freak out” when they hang out together in real life.
Posted Saturday 11/18/17 at 12:32AM EST
Andy Richter endorses an article eviscerating his former Late Night colleague Louis CK
Richter and Louis CK were colleagues when Conan O’Brien launched his Late Night show in September 1993, with CK serving as a staff writer. On Thursday night, Richter tweeted a link to the recent GQ article, “Why All the Comedy Men Are So Awful,” which takes down Louis CK’s statement addressing his sexual misconduct and his “playing the victim” brand of comedy. “Nail, meet hammer,” Richter wrote in his tweet. Conan, meanwhile, has yet to weigh in on Louis CK as his last show was taped a few hours after The New York Times bombshell. He did tweet last Saturday: "I'm ready for the all-female reboot of America."
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Posted Friday 11/17/17 at 7:14AM EST
Conan partners with Google Play
The one-year partnership will mean that Google Play-branded content will become part of Conan O’Brien’s talk show, such as this recent video with producer Jordan Schlansky ALSO: Watch Conan go hiking on Kevin Nealon's web show.