Archive for Conan O’Brien

Conan O’Brien Might Do a Weekly Show

Conan O’Brien has been making people laugh since he was surprising chosen to replace David Letterman after he left NBC and took his show to CBS. That was way back in 1993. Conan is still around today and funnier than ever. Remaining relevant comedically for 24 years is quite a difficult thing to do. Conan has been able to do it be constantly staying one step ahead of his competition. For example, making a quick trip to Cuba and becoming the first American show to film there in decades. However, much has changed since Conan first hit the airwaves in 1993. He is no longer on NBC. His show resides on TBS where it has been since his very messy departure from “The Tonight Show.” There is also much more competition than there was 24 years ago.

 

The issue of competition is a big one for the numerous late night hosts that populate the airwaves these days. Since Conan’s debut, many late night shows have come and gone. It is hard for a show to gain an audience when there are so many other shows to compete with. A recent report suggests that Conan is considering a weekly show that would replace his current show that he does four night each week. The idea is that less could be more. Perhaps a smaller supply of Conan on a weekly basis would create a greater demand for the show. John Oliver and Bill Maher have had great success with a weekly format on HBO.

 

It should be noted that neither Conan or TBS has confirmed the accuracy of the report. There might be nothing to it. However, it would be an interesting decision for Conan to make such a drastic change to his format. It remains to be seen if he will actually do it.

Conan O’Brien Experiences VR In Brand New Sketch

Late night host Conan O’Brien recently visited New York’s Chelsea YouTube Space to check out the very latest in virtual reality (VR) products. Of course, O’Brien also took his camera crew with him to film his candid reactions and share them with his audience on TBS’s Conan.

 

O’Brien first met with Tom Small, the head of the VR departments for all YouTube Spaces. Right from the start of their interview, O’Brien was interested in the possibilities for VR, especially in the field of pornography.

 

After O’Brien was done joking around with Small, the real fun began. O’Brien was led to a green screen room that helps viewers see exactly what O’Brien was seeing through his VR device. This green screen technique is called “mixed reality.”

 

O’Brien started off drawing the infinity symbol with his joystick. After he got more skilled with the device, O’Brien actually drew a cartoon version of himself. Once he went into outer space, O’Brien said that this VR technology will “put the marijuana industry out of business.”

 

When O’Brien was done exploring outer space for a bit, he went into a program called “office worker.” Here, Conan experienced daily life in a virtual cubicle. He immediately picked up a red velvet donut and began eating it in the virtual world. “I taste nothing,” O’Brien complained, “we’ve gotta work on that guys.”

 

O’Brien later had fun making copies at the Xerox machine. First he made a copy of a stapler, then he made a copy of his own brain.

 

As this hilarious sketch went on, O’Brien also tried out simulations in a restaurant and in a gym. Throughout all of these simulations, however, O’Brien was disappointed there was no pornography.

 

This clip currently has well over 250,000 views on YouTube.

 

 

Late Night Star Conan O’Brien Will Host 2016 Nobel Peace Prize Concert

Coco fans, rejoice! The late night TV sensation Conan O’Brien is going to host the 23rd Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Oslo, Norway. O’Brien told reporters that his “good agent” deserves all the credit for helping him secure this prestigious gig.

 

O’Brien also bragged a bit to reporters, telling them that he will receive the Nobel Prize in Particle Physics at this event. Who knew Conan was so smart?

 

All joking aside, O’Brien said he was greatly honored to host this special event. Some former stars who hosted this event include Helen Mirren, Jay Leno, and Liam Neeson. To say the least, O’Brien has some big shoes to fill. But fans of O’Brien’s irreverent and Monty Pythonesque humor will probably be satisfied with his upcoming performance.

 

The musicians set to perform at this concert include the Norwegian indie pop band Highasakite, the Norwegian Radio Orchestra, and the American singer Halsey. This event will honor Columbian President Juan Manuel Santos, the sole recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize this year. President Santos is being honored for stopping Columbia’s civil war.

 

After graduating from Harvard University, O’Brien began his career in show business working as a writer for Saturday Night Live and The Simpsons. In 1993, O’Brien got his own TV show called Late Night With Conan O’Brien on NBC. This late night program lasted till 2009.

 

After a short and highly publicized year hosting The Tonight Show following Jay Leno’s disastrous move to primetime, O’Brien was forced to give up his slot to Leno again. O’Brien left NBC in 2010.

 

O’Brien immediately began hosting the popular late night show Conan on TBS after his departure from NBC. He is still hosting this show today.

 

This 23rd Annual Nobel Peace Prize Concert will air on December 11th around the world. This concert, which is being organized by the Nobel Peace Prize Research & Information and Warner Brothers, is going to be streamed live via YouTube.