The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien

NBC (ended 2010)



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Conan O'Brien, formerly Late Night veteran, moves to the West coast taking over as the fifth host of The Tonight Show. New studio, new style, same good old television institution. Conan O'Brien began hosting the show on June 1st, 2009. Previous Tonight Show hosts include the famous Johnny Carson and Jay Leno. In a twist of events, succeeding Tonight Show hosts also include Jay Leno.

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  • Conan O'Brien

    Conan O'Brien

    The Tonight Show Host

    Andy Richter

    Andy Richter

    The Tonight Show Announcer

    Max Weinberg

    Max Weinberg

    The Tonight Show Band Leader

    Jimmy Vivino

    Jimmy Vivino

    Music Director / The Tonight Show Band - Guitar

    Richie "La Bamba" Rosenberg

    Richie "La Bamba" Rosenberg

    The Tonight Show Band - Trombone

    Mike Merritt

    Mike Merritt

    The Tonight Show Band - Bass Guitar

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    • this guy is ***ed

      i want a new show. this one is too tiring and lame.
    • I like Conan O'Brien but let's face it he hasn't matched expectations since joining the Tonight Show. Now he's stuck beaten alienating his old college humor crowd and drifting toward the older Leno audience. So far not working out well.moreless

      I used to like Conan on his Late Night show when he was doing sketches like Horny Manatee, the Masturbating Bear, etc...That was when he was in his prime, but since he took over the Tonight Show Conan has been on a one man mission to make his show as lame as possible. The show is completely scripted, even the guest interviews seem unnatural because they are principally there to make Conan get the last zing and not unscripted like Craig Ferguson. Then there is Conan's monologue let's face it, if he starts to a Larry King, Kirstie Alley or Paris Hilton joke we all exactly know where it's going. There's no originality, not to mention the fact that Conan doesn't like to improvise on his show he wants to everything to be tailored to create a certain effect. As I read during a recent LA times article. Letterman might be boring most of the time but at least his interviews feel more substantial then Conan going in an interview talking about himself about 50% of the time (which by the way seems scripted). Andy Richter doesn't add anything to the table, and Conan's booking agent. I mean seriously can't you find better guests? When Letterman has Paul McCartney, Madonna, Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, who does Conan have Dr. Ken from the Hangover as the main guest or Tom Arnold? Not saying that guests make a good show but Conan is trying way to hard, and isn't natural and everything in his show is just kind of lame. It's not inventive or funny like his Late Show used to be.moreless
    • Conan is the best interviewer of late night!

      Let's face it, Conan is the best interviewer of late night television. He's funny, kind, he knows his guests well and he has a great repartee. I haven't missed a show, and it looks like I won't miss one cause after NBC panicked and tried to change everything with no long term plan. Conan decided to leave the Tonight Show. Truly NBC never gave Conan the tools to be successful still he managed to do some great things in his 7+ months of hosting it. I just hope his next project will be as good as this one, because only 7 months is not enough to built an audience that has been used to Leno for 17 years. It took the latter 2 years to get his show on track, so 7 months is pulling the plug way too early. Anyway, let's just hope Conan's next project will be as great as this and his Late Night period.moreless
    • Conan O'Brien hosts the Tonight show...for 7 months. Way too short a run.

      What will undoubtedly go down as the shortest stint in Tonight show history, Conan O'Brien leaves the hosting duties of Tonight. Conan, who is undoubtedly my favorite talk show host, feels and is right in his feelings, that to have been moved to 12:05am he would no longer be hosting the "Tonight" Show and he was rightly so. Again, we see in the distance Jay Leno who seems responsible for yet another person missing out on the Tonight crown, but really it's not Leno's fault, it's NBC, and everyone knows it. But despite disputes and dumb network decisions, I try to look back fondly on this edition of The Tonight Show. For seven months it was Conan's and he made it his own and played to his audience, and strangely enough I was just getting into the habit of watching it nightly if not catching it online the following night, but oh well. I'm glad I was around to see Conan become the host of this show and I made sure not to miss the airing of the first show and I definitely made sure not to miss the last one. Conan does things with class despite what older audiences might think of his humor, but frankly that's what I love about him: his humor. Not only that but the fact that he seems like one of nicest people and is always a cheerful host. Even in his closing remarks, Conan still has the dignity to thank the network for all the long years of employment and at the same time, remember his true and loyal fans. You will be missed Conan but I can hardly wait for September. Let's hope your next show will be something to be envied.moreless
    • I already miss Conan...

      It was so sad when I wanted to watch The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien the other night, only to remember that Conan no longer did it.

      Really, this show was amazing. Conan O'Brien is funny at its best, and we were so lucky to have him, even for those few seven months!

      Speaking of... really?! NBC gives him seven months, then decides that they like the unfunny Jay Leno more? That is the very reason why I'm not going to watch The Jay Leno show ever again. I mean, I used to watch it every now and then, when someone I liked was on the show... but now, never again. :P

      GO CONAN! :)moreless

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    Comedy, Talk & Interview


    obscure jokes, celebrity impersonations, outrageous situations, observational humor, musical numbers