Seriously? OMG! WTF? » Conan O’Brien ends his nightly talk show after 28 years, 2 networks, and 4 shows
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November 17th, 2020 under Conan O'Brien


Back in 1993, some guy named Conan O’Brien took over Late Night from David Letterman. No one knew who this red-headed man was, but they would. After a few years, he earned the respect of NBC, and they offered him The Tonight Show after Jay Leno retired.

That day finally came in 2009, but Leno was not ready to give up his show. Therefore, NBC gave Leno an hour at 10p every weeknight. To say that idea failed would be an understatement. When it got canceled, Leno got his show back, and Conan was fired.

A year later, TBS offered him a late night show, and he was able to say and do things he could not do on NBC. He also got to take his show around the world with Conan Without Borders.

After 10 years on TBS and seeing his talk show go from an hour to 30 minutes, he announced that he is will be retiring from the nightly grind in June. When he concludes his run on TBS, he will start doing a weekly variety show on HBO Max.

“In 1993 Johnny Carson gave me the best advice of my career: ‘As soon as possible, get to a streaming platform.’ I’m thrilled that I get to continue doing whatever the hell it is I do on HBO Max, and I look forward to a free subscription,” says O’Brien.

Along with the weekly show, he will continue to take his show around the world. That is when it is safe to do so.

This news is extremely distressing to me. Conan is by far the best interviewer in late night. He also does the funniest comedy bits. His absence will be missed because he is heads and shoulders above the other late night hosts. I am not saying that because he is the tallest.

When he says goodbye in June, Jimmy Kimmel will become the longest-running host. He started in 2003. When it comes to who will be the best of the rest, that goes to Seth Meyers. The other four can’t hold a candle to the fourth Late Night host.

Conan might not be on our televisions nightly anymore, but he will not be forgotten. I will rewatch his show from the beginning. Then maybe I can finally see the episode my dad was on. Long story short, he traveled on a bus from Manhattan home to The Bronx with tapioca in several different parts of his body.

Now that Conan has extra time on his hands, maybe he can finally do a sitcom with Jordan Schlansky.

Thank you, Conan, for teaching me how great late night can be.

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