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Conan O'Brien's Best Non-Talk Show Hosting Moments

Last night, Conan O'Brien announced that he's set to host the MTV Movie Awards next month. While this is surprisingly the first time O'Brien has been hired to host the MTV awards show, he's certainly no stranger to bringing a consistently funny and delightfully weird performance to all of his hosting gigs, from his time on Late Night, The Tonight Show, and Conan to a slew of host and guest speaker spots he's had since the mid-'90s. To anticipate what's sure to be an entertaining MTV Movie Awards come April 13th, here's a look at some of Conan's best non-talk show hosting moments, from the earliest to most [...]

Revisiting the 'Late Night' Debuts of Letterman, Conan, and Fallon

Tonight sees the premiere of the fourth iteration of NBC’s Late Night franchise, with Seth Meyers taking over the position previously held by David Letterman, Conan O’Brien, and Jimmy Fallon. In honor of Meyers’s debut, we decided to look back at those of his three predecessors. Each host’s first night came with some of the same: characters, bits, and segments that would return in the future, and ones that failed, often due to nerves. Although it’s unfair to judge a host based on their first show alone, it’s interesting to look back at how each era of the show started.

Mel Brooks to Appear on Conan O'Brien's Tribute Episode to Sid Caesar

Next week, Conan O'Brien is doing an extended tribute to comedy great Sid Caesar, who passed away Wednesday, and Mel Brooks is set to appear on it to discuss Caesar's career, TBS announced today. O'Brien gave a heartfelt speech about Caesar on his show Wednesday night, but will devote a good chunk of his episode on Tuesday the 18th to Caesar with Brooks sharing "his unique personal and professional stories" about working with the deceased.

Conan and Kimmel Line Up Big Guests to Compete with Leno's Last 'Tonight Show'

Jay Leno's (second) final Tonight Show is set to air this Thursday, and Conan O'Brien and Jimmy Kimmel have lined up big guests to try to compete with his big finale. Leno's guests on his last episode will be Billy Crystal and Garth Brooks.

Kimmel is bringing Matt Damon in as his guest, which will be Damon's first time on Jimmy Kimmel Live since a well-received and much-watched stunt episode last January in which he took over Kimmel's show. Damon will be joined by his costars from the movie The Monuments Men: George Clooney, Bill Murray, Cate Blanchett, and Bob Balaban. This will mark the first Kimmel appearance [...]

Here's a 1997 Episode of 'Conan' with an Audience Entirely Made Up of Children

This is an episode of Late Night with Conan O'Brien from 1997 that recently surfaced online and features an audience entirely made up of children. You don't really see stunts like this in late night these days, but it sure made for one exciting and funny episode of TV.

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Conan O'Brien Announces He's Hosting the 2014 MTV Movie Awards

Conan O'Brien announced last night that he'll be hosting the MTV Movie Awards — the only awards show that matters — on Sunday April 13th at 9:00pm, which won't conflict with all the hot TV shows on Sunday nights (they checked). The nominees will be announced tomorrow morning at 7:00am via MTV's website. This makes Conan's first MTV Movie Awards hosting gig; he's hosted the Emmys twice in 2002 and 2006 and also co-hosted in 2003.

Watch Conan O'Brien Deliver a Bunch of Valentine's Flower Bouquets

Here's Conan O'Brien's latest remote segment, in which he hangs out at a flower shop and delivers some flowers to people on Valentine's Day and makes people cry (tears of joy, don't worry).

TBS Orders a Pilot Starring Jimmy Pardo, Produced by Conan O'Brien

Standup Jimmy Pardo is getting his very own TBS pilot. The cable network has ordered a pilot presentation for The Weekly Awards, a clip show hosted by Pardo that will find him going over the week's big events and handing out awards while wearing a tux. Conan O'Brien is producing the pilot via his production company Conaco. The pilot is taping next month, and you can get tickets here.

Pardo, who is the host of the popular podcast Never Not Funny, has been serving as the opening act for tapings of Conan O'Brien's talk show for years and occasionally appears on camera. He filled in for Andy [...]

Jay Leno Talks Conan O'Brien, Jimmy Fallon, and His Future on '60 Minutes'

Last night, 60 Minutes aired the above Tonight Show exit interview with Jay Leno. Highlights include Leno jokingly considering a History Channel show, his wife Mavis getting really mad about that whole Conan thing, and this exchange with Steve Kroft:

You would've preferred to stay. Well it's always nice to keep working, sure it is. But am I extremely grateful? Yes. Do I understand the circumstances? Yes, of course.

This is the part I don't understand. I mean you're still #1. Well I think because you have talented people who will only wait so long before they get another opportunity, you don't want to lose that opportunity. That makes [...]

Andy Richter Shares His Christmas Wish with Conan

Last night on Conan, Andy got a moment to share what he wants for Christmas. It's a simple appeal, really, and far from the usual materialistic requests — sure, someone else out there may or may not have been killed by his hand and are now robbed of warm holiday memories with their loved ones, but does that really mean he should have to suffer too?

Watch Steve Martin and Conan O'Brien Rehearse a 'Letterman'-Style Top 10 Bit

Here's a nice lighthearted break amid a day of sad news. Back in August, comedy superstars Steve Martin and Conan O'Brien delivered a Letterman-style Top 10 bit, and today the show released the above behind-the-scenes footage of their rehearsal. Though this may shatter the assumption that late night interviews aren't painstakingly rehearsed beforehand, Conan's frequent bursts of laughter sound very authentic.

Mel Brooks Talks Sid Caesar with Conan O'Brien

Last night, Mel Brooks paid Conan a visit to remember the great Sid Caesar. Above, watch Brooks and O'Brien compare Irish and Jewish funeral traditions then talk about Caesar's gibberish skills, then click through to watch Brooks explain why Caesar never went off to Hollywood.

Conan O'Brien Pays Tribute to Comedy Legend Sid Caesar

The great Sid Caesar passed away yesterday, so last night Conan saved a tiny moment of his show to recognize Caesar for inspiring him to get into comedy before he really understood what comedy was. It's a brief but beautiful moment for a man who has influenced Conan just as much as every other late night comedy show host working today, and hopefully in the future there will be a talk show host who credits Conan's string dance as their earliest comedy inspiration.

Watch Conan Hang Out With His Interns

Interning is pretty thankless work, but at least if you intern for a talk show there's a tiny chance you'll get to be the butt of a joke for a segment. In this case, it's a 10-minute segment where Conan manages to both thank his unpaid student labor force and challenge each of them with an on-camera interaction. I wonder if Glasses Woman has added "sugar packet organization" to her resume yet?