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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?

Here's a Compilation of Paul Rudd Doing His Amazing 'Mac and Me' Gag on 'Conan'

For the past decade, Paul Rudd has been doing a super funny gag on Conan involving a clip from the movie Mac and Me, and somebody has finally edited them all together. Here's to 10 more years of this dumb joke. (via Digg)

Conan Dropped By 'The Pete Holmes Show' to Check Up on Things

Conan O'Brien made his first appearance on The Pete Holmes Show on Thanksgiving, the talk show following his on TBS that he also executive produces. Of course, he proceeded to spend the episode making fun of Pete Holmes's family and threatening to fire him.

Check out the rest of Conan's appearance below:

Reggie Watts Brought the 80s Back on 'Conan'

Reggie Watts performed his new song "Information" on Conan last night, alongside a full dance troupe who had just arrived from the mid-80s. It's a little strange to see Watts perform without his trademark loop pedal, but he's certainly keeping it interesting.

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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Snoop Lion Gave Conan a Snoop Dogg Vaporizer Last Night

Last night, Snoop was generous enough to give Conan one of his own Snoop Dogg brand G Pen Herbal Vaporizers, and the two talked shop about their favorite kinds of "oils" and "spices" to enjoy via the device, from the standard cinnamon and eucalyptus to the more adventurous bubble gum and Girl Scout cookies. Nothing unexpected from Snoop here, but it's worth the watch to hear the way Conan asks "What kind of oils do you, uh, enjoy to vaporize?"

Ron Burgundy Gave Some Life Advice and Sang for Rob Ford on 'Conan'

Ron Burgundy was on Conan last night to promote his new memoir, Let Me Off at the Top! My Classy Life and Other Musings, and he was a very enlightening guest. He gave some tips for surviving a prison riot, shared the secret to his amazing hair, ranked all the creatures in the animal kingdom, completely undid all his good work as Dodge's spokesman, and even sang a tribute to his friend, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford. In short, the perfect talk show guest.

Looking at the Best Late Night Appearances By Other Late Night Hosts

Before he took over The Tonight Show, Jay Leno was famously one of the best guests on Late Night with David Letterman. Leno intuitively knew what Letterman needed from a guest – he was funny and prolific, making it easy on his host. For that reason, late night hosts make excellent guests, and with so many new shows popping up, there are even more opportunities for late night hosts to mix. Here's a look at some of the best late night appearances by other late night hosts, from David Letterman on Johnny Carson's Tonight Show to a baby Jimmy Fallon dropping by Conan's Late Night

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 Conan O'Brien Audition for a Bunch of TV Commercials

Here's a remote piece from last night's Conan, in which Conan O'Brien went to commercial audition coach to give commercial acting a shot. I don't think his new career path is gonna pan out.

Conan Isn't Impressed by Jimmy Pardo's 70s References

Jimmy Pardo made his now annual appearance on Conan last night to plug his Pardcast-a-thon, but he and Conan mostly talked about Jimmy's son and his sweater and his lack of 21st century references. Check out the rest of the interview below, where Conan and Jimmy debate whether Jimmy should finish a story he just started.