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Posted Friday 9/14/18 at 11:17PM EDT
Late Night with Conan O'Brien's 1993 premiere still holds up as a slice of punk comedy art
Critics pilloried Conan upon his talk show debut on Sept. 13, 1993. But 25 years later, it still stands up as punk comedy art, says Jason Tabrys. "Thank goodness NBC didn’t make a snap decision and gave the show enough time to gel, but I wonder if the prospect of failure helped drive the creativity of the show as much as it ratcheted up the anxiety," he says. "Starting with the first episode, there’s a definite feeling that everyone involved had decided that dying with their spurs on held more appeal than trying to be something counter to what they wanted to be."
Posted Thursday 9/13/18 at 11:07PM EDT
Here are 11 essential Late Night with Conan O'Brien clips in honor of its 25th anniversary
Source: E! Online
Included are The Slipnutz, The FedEx Pope, In the Year 2000 and Amy Poehler as Andy Richter's little sister. ALSO: Stephen Colbert congratulates Conan, says "I will never be as funny as you are."
Posted Thursday 9/13/18 at 1:29PM EDT
Late Night with Conan O'Brien premiered 25 years ago today: Conan says his entire archive will be made available in January
Source: The A.V. Club
Conan O'Brien released a special video commemorating his start on late-night TV on Sept. 13, 1993 when he was just 30 years old. Conan announced that 3,000 episodes of his old show will be made available on a special website in January. Also, Conan's TeamCoCo YouTube channel posted the very first Late Night episode, featuring guetss John Goodman, Drew Barrymore and Tony Randall.
Posted Saturday 4/14/18 at 12:07AM EDT
Conan O'Brien relishes that he can show an Italy adventure while other shows are talking Trump
Source: Vanity Fair
“There’s part of me that is delighted that everyone is talking about the raid on Trump’s lawyer, and what was seized, and what’s in those papers. And what’s Conan up to? He’s in Italy with one of his producers, torturing him,” he says of this week's Conan Without Borders episode, adding: “I love that this show is just a confection. It’s just pure silliness."
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."
- Richter tweets about his struggle with depression: “I have been followed by an ever-present amorphous sadness for almost my entire life…”
- Master of None’s sexual harassment episode now feels weird prophetic
- Where does Louis CK rank among “sh*tty male apologies” from all the sexual harassment scandals?