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Conan O'Brien Hospitalized After Injury on Tonight Show Set

Conan O'Brien

Conan O'Brien was injured on the Tonight Show set Friday, and was brought to a hospital for examination.

O'Brien, 46, was hit on the head filming a stunt that was scheduled to air that night. Production on the show was halted and NBC ran a repeat Friday.

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The comedian released a lighthearted statement acknowledging the incident. "Last thing I remember I was enjoying the play with Mrs. Lincoln, and the next thing I knew I was in bed being served cookies and juice," it reads.

An NBC spokesperson said, "Conan is resting comfortably at home. He is expected to return to work on Monday."

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Take That, Conan! Obama Gives Letterman Huge Ratings Boost

Late Show with David Letterman - President Barack Obama, Dave Letterman

President Barack Obama's appearance on Monday's Late Show gave David Letterman his highest ratings in four years, according to The Hollywood Reporter.  

Letterman topped The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien by a whopping 195 percent. The last time he had numbers that high was when Oprah Winfrey visited in 2005.

President Obama on Letterman: I was black before the election

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Tonight Show Friends and Colleagues Remember Ed McMahon

Ed McMahon

Celebrities ranging from Tonight Show host Conan O'Brien to Britney Spears offered fond memories of Ed McMahon, a testament to the legend's wide influence and everyman appeal.

O'Brien said on Tuesday's Tonight Show that the most iconic second banana in the show's history played an "indelible part" in broadcasting history.

"It is impossible, I think, for anyone to imagine the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson without Ed McMahon," O'Brien said. "Ed's laugh was really the soundtrack to that show.

"For 30 years Ed played his part perfectly, he played it with effortless joy and sitting alongside Johnny, Ed was an indelible part of what I think ...
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Ratings: One Week Into Battle, Dave Tops Conan's Tonight Show

David Letterman, Conan O'Brien

On their seventh day of head-to-head competition, David Letterman's Late Show squeaked past Conan O'Brien's Tonight Show, though by a slim margin — one half of a rating point. 

Still, Letterman's latest performance represents a 13 percent week-to-week gain, while Conan has dropped 42 percent since his Tonight Show debut.

The Tonight Show's numbers, in fact, have declined every night since O'Brien ... read more

Top Moments: Speidi's Web, Conan's Run, and the Fall of Brüno

Sacha Baron Cohen, Conan O'Brien, Barack Obama

Even serious people got a little silly this week. Will Ferrell showed up on Man vs. Wild. Brian Williams asked the president of the United States about Conan O'Brien. One of the few places for captivating drama was the MTV Music Awards, where a terrifying accident led to a heated confrontation between Eminem and — wait, what? That was a joke, too? Welcome to Top Moments, we-don't-know-what-to-believe edition. read more

VIDEO: Obama Endorses Conan's Tonight Show

Conan O'Brien may have received mixed critiques for his Tonight Show debut, but the funnyman has the vote of confidence from one very important and powerful person: President Obama.

Taking a breather from his sit-down with Brian Williams, Obama, who once told O'Brien he ...
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Mega Buzz on Grey's, Fringe, Supernatural, Army Wives and More!

Ellen Pompeo (Grey's Anatomy), Joshua Jackson (Fringe) and Jensen Ackles (Supernatural)

Every week, senior editors Matt Webb Mitovich, Mickey O'Connor and Tim Molloy satisfy your need for TV scoop. Please send all questions to

Any scoop to get us Mer-Der fans through the dog days of summer? Perhaps some "baby talk" about Grey's writing in Ellen Pompeo's pregnancy? — Hillary
MATT: Both Chyler Leigh and I are of the mind that Grey's Anatomy would be hard-pressed to accommodate Pompeo's pregnancy, if only because of the timing. "As far as I know they are not [writing it in]," Leigh told me, pointing out that by the time the ABC serial resumes production, "Ellen will be, like, seven months [along]." The only way I see it happening — and at least one source allows, "It could go either way" — is if Season 6 picks up five or six months after the recent finale. Such a jump would also allow poor George time to heal and look like recast Eddie Cibrian. (I kid!) 

If Fox is serious about Fringe (and aren't we all), why is it forcing it to compete against CSI, Grey's Anatomy and The Office on Thursdays? — Anita
MICKEY: At first blush, moving Fringe to such a powerhouse night would appear to be a suicide mission. But Fox entertainment prez Kevin Reilly ... read more

What Makes Conan O'Brien Laugh?

Conan O'Brien

Some people don't think Conan O'Brien is funny. Those of us who do tend to think these people are missing something — that they don't understand his jokes or appreciate the absurd, or that they just hate laughter itself. But O'Brien, who's taking over The Tonight Show, doesn't want to be divisive. He talked to about what makes him laugh, what he tells his writers about comedy and how his new audience is different from any other for which he's performed. read more

Exit Stage Left: The Tonight Show

Conan O'Brien

Show minus stars equals different show: It's one of the mantras of Jump the Shark, and it's true — unless, maybe, the show is The Tonight Show.

The Tonight Show is an institution that has had only four full-time hosts in more than half a century. Jack Paar, Steve Allen, Johnny Carson and Jay Leno all made their own imprints on the show, but in the way a minister does a church. Whether or not congregants like his or her personality or jokes, the basic religion stays the same.

Leno is... read more

VIDEO: Top 5 Celebrity Commencement Speeches

Jodie Foster, Will Ferrell

Commencement speeches aren't always just platitudes and cliches. Every once in a while, a graduating class will luck out with a seriously entertaining celebrity speaker. Here are the top five speeches we wish we had had at our graduations:

Ellen DeGeneres
Tulane University Class of 2009
Best Line: "I realize most of you are hungover and have splitting headaches and haven't slept since Fat Tuesday, but you can't graduate until I finish so listen up."

Watch this speech and more after the jump!

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