Will Ferrell will be The Tonight Show's first guest when Conan O'Brien takes the reins from Jay Leno on June 1.
Ferrell's appearance on the debut show neatly bridges...
Jay Leno, Conan O'Brien
Jay Leno will trade laughs and perhaps share words of wisdom with his final Tonight Show guest — Conan O'Brien.
The outgoing Tonight Show host announced during a conference call Thursday that he will wrap up his 17-year run on May 29 with his successor, O'Brien, in the guest seat. O'Brien will take over Tonight on June 1.
"I'm glad that it's going to be Conan," Leno said. "It couldn't ...
On this fair St. Patrick's Day, we thought we'd share a list of Irish people we'd love to share a pint with.
If Ireland could choose a poster boy or goodwill ambassador, we would nominate Conan O'Brien. He's got the trademark Irish red hair, blue eyes, freckles and dazzling wit. He also proved he can hold his own making and imbibing Irish cocktails when he raised a glass with Martha Stewart last St. Patrick's Day. Sláinte! Read the rest of our list including videos after the jump!
American Idol, Big Love
What a great week for confrontation: Bachelorette vs. Bachelorette. President Obama vs. a potential 2012 rival. American Idol vs. music itself. We scratched through catfights and lightsaber duels to get to the ultimate faceoff in our No. 2 spot... and the historic reunion at the top.
It would have been impossible to predict back in the year 2000, but Andy Richter and Conan O'Brien are reuniting for good.
Richter, O'Brien's Late Night sidekick from the show's 1993 premiere until 2000, will become the announcer of The Tonight Show when O'Brien takes over for Jay Leno on June 1.
To prep for his March 2 takeover of NBC's Late Night, Jimmy Fallon is turning to the only people who truly understand the challenge ahead: other talk show hosts.
"I just recently ran into Rosie O'Donnell at a Paul Simon concert and she said, 'Who's doing your test shows?' … She said, 'I'll do one.' I thought that was so nice of her. So she's gonna come on next Thursday and do a show."
From column A, choose from one of several funny words or phrases, like "jet pack," "masturbating," or "horny." From column B, pick a funny animal, like a bear, raccoon, or manatee.
Congratulations. You've hit upon one method of creating Conan O'Brien characters. (In this case, Jet Pack Raccoon, Horny Manatee, and Masturbating Bear.) But others from Late Night's grotesque menagerie defy any formula, and seem to have fallen, jet pack and all, from comedy heaven.
In recognition of O'Brien's finale episode of Late Night this Friday – and in the hopes that some of his upsetting little friends will join him in his move to The Tonight Show – we now present our five favorite Conan characters ever.
24, Heroes, Law & Order: SVU
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24 is totally back on track, but the one downside is Sean. I don't know whether it's the actor or the writing, but I do know I want that guy gone. Anything coming up that would make me a happy camper? — Mike
MATT: I suppose it would depend on whether Sean (aka he who has since been revealed as Moley McMoleberg) is truly traitorous or a red herring a la Season 6's Nadia. My own moles (none of whom are played by Rhys Coiro, mind you) tell me that Agent Hillinger's fate may be cinched during the game-changing back-to-back episodes airing March 2.
Please tell this Heroes fan that somehow Hiro or Peter will get the power to travel through time again so that they can go back and save Daphne. — Ashley
TIM: Good concept, but Heroes has promised us ...
Conan O'Brien took a lot of questions at the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour, where NBC announced he'll exit his show Feb. 20, and Jimmy Fallon will take over March 2. (O'Brien has long been scheduled to take over The Tonight Show June 1, three days after Jay Leno's sign off, with the first airing of Leno's new 10 pm show to be determined.) Beyond that scheduling news, we had a choice: Run a long news story, or some of O'Brien's jokes.
You're welcome. Here are O'Brien's thoughts on ...
Jay Leno, David Letterman
Though many details about Jay Leno's new prime-time talk show remain fuzzy, one thing is clear: Leno won't be making an appearance David Letterman's show anytime soon.
Letterman hinted to Rolling Stone in September that he'd perhaps like to have Leno on his show the first night that NBC's late-night king was out of a job. But Leno tells the New York Times he will not be making a trip to New York on June 1 out of respect for his Tonight Show replacement, Conan O'Brien.
"It would look like ...