The Inside Word on 'Conan' From Writer Brian Kiley | TVsquad
As a writer on 'Late Night with Conan O'Brien,' Brian Kiley used to share an office with the Masturbating Bear. It was disconcerting, he told us, to try write monologue jokes while sitting across the desk from a guy in a bear suit wearing a diaper. [Read More]
Conan O'Brien's New Set -- Mooning the Crowd | TMZ
TMZ has obtained a photo of Conan's set at the Warner Brothers lot in Burbank, CA -- which will officially be unveiled tonight during the inaugural episode of "Conan" on TBS. [Read More]
Conan O'Brien Ready to Break In New Studio | Backstage
It was his post-"Tonight" comedy and music tour that pointed him toward a smaller set, one that evokes the atmosphere of theater spaces in which he played nationally, O'Brien said. The audience seats are on a sharper rake, or slant, than usual to add to the studio's theater ambiance. [Read More]
This is the Conan O'Brien goes to India video you're required to watch before watching Conan tonight
When Conan O'Brien took over The Tonight Show last year, he opened with video of him making an epic cross-country run from New York City to Universal City. While you're wondering how he'll begin his tenure on TBS tonight, here's a... [Read More]
“Conan” premieres tonight; will we be pleased or disappointed?
Originally posted on Oct. 27. Tonight’s the night, folks. Conan premieres on TBS at 11 pm EST. In light of that, we wanted to re-post this piece. We’re rooting for you, Coco! TBS has poured its heart, soul and, most important, its promot... [Read More]
Conan O’Brien Opens Up About His New Show, His Old Show, and Why He’s Not Interested in Being a Folk Hero | Vulture
What was supposed to be a half-hour interview turned into a wide-ranging, 70-minute conversation, in which we touched on his tumultuous past year and why he's not interested in revenge, and he looked forward to his new TBS show and what it will and won't have. And he made one thing clear: Though his Tonight debacle earned him a group of fervid Team Coco followers who thought he was wronged, his new show won't be about a cause, it'll be about being silly. Says O'Brien, "I’m a really strong believ... [Read More]
Conan's "Show Zero" claims shortest talk-show, taking record away from current "Late Night" employee?
Minutes ago, Conan O'Brien unveiled a sneak peek at his new TBS late-nighter, Conan, with something he called "Show Zero." When fans tuned in online, however, O'Brien surprised viewers by announcing that he'd be attempting to... [Read More]
The Unsocial Network - an excerpt from Bill Carter's new bookabout late night’s explosive 2010 showdown | Vanity Fair
Plunging ratings. Tense negotiations. A bewildered, increasingly outraged Conan O’Brien and an anxiously pragmatic Jay Leno. In this excerpt from his new book, Bill Carter unfurls the behind-the-scenes story of late night’s explosive 2010 showdown. [Read More]
A week before Conan debuts on TBS, watch warm-up "Show Zero" online Nov. 1
On Nov. 1, one week before Conan debuts on TBS, O'Brien, Andy Richter and the band will perform a full warm-up show online with celebrity guests and all. They're calling it "Show Zero," and you'll be able to watch the hourlong sneak peek at Conan at 11 p.m. Eastern/10 p.m. Central/9 p.m. Mountain/8 p.m. Pacific on Nov. 1, 2010. [Read More]
Conan O'Brien will not be denied his Masturbating Bear | The A.V. Club
In a new Rolling Stone interview (excerpted here), Conan swears, “I won't be denied my Masturbating Bear!” while saying that “If there's something we did for a long time that we've established as ours, we'll figure out a way to do it.” In fact, he’s practically daring NBC to do something about it: “What I really wanna do is be sued over the bear and then appear in court with the Masturbating Bear. 'Your Honor, this bear can't help himself!’” [Read More]