Conan O’Brien announced that his long-running TBS talk show will officially end on June 24.
The late night host previously announced that his regular show would end sometime in June of this year when he switches to a weekly variety series on HBO Max. On Monday, however, the presenter took some time off his show to put an official end date on “Conan” and explain how he wants his final episodes to go.
“Imagine a cooking show with dolls and you have the wrong idea,” O’Brien said of what will be the fourth iteration of a television show starring him.
Anyway, we’re going to make this move. Now some of you are probably wondering why I’m doing this? Why would I end up here at TBS? I’ll tell you a very old Buddhist monk once told me to choose something up, you have to put something down first ”, the host continued.“ I’ll be honest, he was dead drunk and very bellicose. I argue that you can pick up two things if you use both hands. He just got mad and started to wave at me, so I ended the conversation and took his advice. ”
O’Brien ends his career as the longest-serving host of late night talk show in the US after getting off to an unlikely start in 1993 as host of “Late at night. He would eventually get a brief chance to host “The Tonight Show” before famously parting ways with NBC and moving his talents to TBS 11 years ago. The Emmy-winning presenter has since branched out into the world of podcasts, live. entertainment and TV specials in which he travels to other countries.
With more than a decade of TBS history behind her, the star has made it clear that he wants to spend his final weeks on the network and reflects on the work he and his staff have done.
“We plan to show a lot of clips of our favorite moments from the past 11 years,” he said. “We’re going to have special guests, I think we’re going to create a really fun, special environment. I think it’s going to be a lot of fun.”
He then thanked the network for the opportunity to pursue his late-night career after things seemed uncertain amid his departure from NBC.
“I just want to point out that the people at Turner have been really nice to me and everyone here on the staff for 11 years,” he said. “They gave me a home when I needed it most, and I am eternally grateful. I am very proud of what we have achieved here.”
He concluded: “I would like to look back with pleasure over the past few weeks at all the absurd madness my team and I have come up with.”
In addition to hosting his popular “Conan Without Borders” specials on TBS, the host is expected to lead a weekly variety show that will allow him to maintain a creative outlet while finally moving away from the daily late-night hosting game.
Fortunately, O’Brien’s audience is used to change.
He hosted the new self-titled show “Conan” until 2019 when he was reformatted the series. The show shortened the run time to half an hour, leaving the host’s traditional desk and chairs and focusing more on an opening monologue and guest interviews. Around the same time, he started his podcast, “Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend.”
The comedian joined his late-night cohorts in recording their remote shows in March at the start of the corona pandemic. However, in July he announced that he would move the production of “Conan” to the historic Largo comedy club at The Coronet in Los Angeles in an effort to return to production and support the theater during the pandemic.