It's hard to believe that Conan O'Brien has been making us laugh on late night television for 20 years. Though he currently hosts 'Conan' every weeknight on TBS, his first and most long-lasting show, 'Late Night with Conan O'Brien,' ran on NBC for 16 years -- from 1993 to 2009. Along with his pal Andy Richter and band leader Max Weinberg, Conan has been bringing wacky, fresh humor to late night TV for longer than some of our readers have been alive. Today we take a look back at Conan, his former writers, and some of the celebrities that appeared on the show before they were famous, to see where they were then and how far they've come now.
Though 'Star Wars: Episode 7' hasn't started casting yet, nor has Disney released much information about the upcoming sequel, that's not going to stop intrepid journalists from asking about it. Conan O'Brien interviewed Harrison Ford for his upcoming movie 'Paranoia,' and -- to get Ford to talk about it -- offered Ford a thousand dollars to tell him spoilers from 'Episode 7.'
A few weeks ago, 'Mad Men' series creator Matthew Weiner finally opened up about the AMC drama's purposefully-vague "next time" promos, which take the series' anti-spoiler policies to often absurd and nonsensical heights to tease the following week's storylines. Now, Conan O'Brien has decided to get in on the action with his own vague promos for 'Conan,' and the results are nothing less than spot-on.
'Game of Thrones' creator George R.R. Martin's infamous "Red Wedding" chapter has been available to read in 'A Storm of Swords' for the better part of 13 years now, but only recently have more casual fans of the HBO series adaptation been aware of the bloody massacre from Sunday's "The Rains of Castamere." Filmed fan reactions to the event made the rounds this week, but what does Martin himself say when confronted with the reactions on 'Conan'?
Now that 'Family Guy' creator and lead voice Seth MacFarlane has hopped universes to lend a voice to 'The Simpsons,' let it never be said that the animation titans can't have a friendly back and forth. Former 'Simpsons' writer and late-night legend Conan O'Brien will lend his voice to an upcoming episode of 'Family Guy,' but as whom?
" a good actor, but, hell, I'm Willie Nelson!" That's right, you are.
The legendary country star and marijuana enthusiast turns 80 years old on Tuesday, but instead of us honoring him with a gift, he's given the world the best thing ever -- a spoof audition reel for 'The Hobbit 2.' What would the Peter Jackson-directed films look like with Nelson in the role of Gandalf? Here's a taste.
With only eight episodes remaining in the entirety of AMC's 'Breaking Bad,' cast and crew are likely to keep details of the final stretch tightly under wraps even as the acclaimed drama heads toward a July premiere. Before the series finale, however, beloved late-night host Conan O'Brien had a chance to interview near of the entire cast at a recent Hollywood event for over an hour, so check out the in-depth and hilarious panel inside!
Amazingly enough, given all the 'Tonight Show' commotion of late surrounding Jimmy Fallon's triumphant ascent to the throne vacated by Jay Leno in 2014, and most people are turning to Conan O'Brien for a reaction. TBS's 'Conan' host had famously won the coveted 'Tonight Show' hosting job in 2009, only to have it snatched away from a returning Leno, so what does Conan himself have to say on the latest shocker from NBC?
Conan O'Brien has been curiously silent about today's big 'Tonight Show' shake-up, but it seems the zombie apocalypse outside his recent Atlanta production may have taken precedence. Following Sunday's big 'The Walking Dead' season 3 finale "Welcome to the Tombs," several of the cast invaded the Tuesday episode of 'Conan' in character, with impressively hilarious results. See 'The Walking Dead' invade 'Conan' inside!