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.