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Bill Hader Impersonates Fred Armisen, Kristen Wiig, and Jason Sudeikis on 'Conan'

It's hard to say what's more entertaining from this clip of Bill Hader's Conan appearance — is it his impersonations of fellow SNL alums Fred Armisen, Kristen Wiig, and a forever gum-chewing Jason Sudeikis, or his impersonation of Fred Armisen's impersonation of him? Either way it's a clip filled with Hader doing a bunch of silly voices, and he even throws in a little Donald Duck for good measure.

Nasim Pedrad Shares Her Unaired 'SNL' Sketch as Aziz Ansari

It turns out that despite the many characters and impressions Nasim Pedrad had during her run on SNL, she wanted to do none of them more than Aziz Ansari. While Nasim did get a chance to very briefly play Ansari in a sketch, on last night's Conan she shared a clip of an unaired sketch that gave her much more screen time as Ansari, an impression she describes as "a real boner-eraser."

Conan O'Brien (and Andy Kindler) Wrap Up 1994

The Paley Center for Media, which has locations in both New York and LA, dedicates itself to the preservation of television and radio history. Inside their vast archives of more than 150,000 television shows, commercials, and radio programs, there are thousands of important and funny programs waiting to be rediscovered by comedy nerds like you and me. Each week, this column will highlight a new gem waiting for you at the Paley Library to quietly laugh at. (Seriously, it’s a library, so keep it down.)

It's been almost two years since we've had an installment of From the Archives' unofficial recurring segment: Looking Back at Conan's Early Years. [...]

Watch Four Years of 'Conan' Rehearsals in "The Scrapisode"

Conan aired a special "Scraps" episode last night consisting only of rehearsal clips from the show. Check out the intro above, then click through to watch a failed bit Conan really doesn't want to do called "Before Photoshop" ("Please don't make me do this bit…I've got children!") and another involving a baby-headed Conan singing "Creep."

UPDATE: You can now watch the full "Scrapisode" below:

Cameron Esposito Bravely Advocates for Straight People on 'Conan'

Cameron Esposito did a standup set on Conan last night and announced that she's an ally and advocate for straight people everywhere. She then made sure to create a safe space for all and looked back on her time as a party planning committee member to perfectly illustrate why we should celebrate our many differences instead of fight over them.

Watch Conan O'Brien Hand Out Some Audiencey Awards

Proving that no late night host cares more about his studio audience, Conan O'Brien doled out some Audiencey Awards during last night's Conan to display his appreciation for all the excellent sitters, clappers, and viewers out there. Watch the second part below featuring Conan's no-nonsense prop master Bill Tull:

Riki Lindhome and Kate Micucci Talk About their First Gig Together on 'Conan'

Riki Lindhome and Kate Micucci of Garfunkel and Oates were guests on last night's Conan, and it turns out they owe a lot of their success to Tom Arnold for booking them for their first big gig — even though it may have been accidental.

Brooks Wheelan Jokes About 'SNL,' Subway Rats, and Furbies on 'Conan'

Brooks Wheelan has certainly taken his firing from SNL in stride, and on last night's Conan he performed a five-minute standup set all about leaving the NBC sketch show, New York subway rats, his love for Furbies, and the moment from his childhood he realized he was meant to do comedy, which involves his dad, a possum, and a sledgehammer.

Pierce Brosnan Tells Conan About Working with Robin Williams on 'Mrs. Doubtfire'

On last night's Conan, Pierce Brosnan looked back on his time working with Robin Williams in 1993's Mrs. Doubtfire and told a story about the "beautiful" shrimp choking scene that made the Heimlich maneuver famous. Brosnan is too classy to get into the dirty details, but his attempt at impersonating Williams's off-camera wisecracks is certainly admirable.

Kumail Nanjiani Tells Conan About a 'Silicon Valley' Scene That Disappointed His Mother

Meltdown hosts Jonah Ray and Kumail Nanjiani paid a visit to Conan last night, and Nanjiani told a story about nearly winning his hard-to-impress mother over through his work on HBO's Silicon Valley only to completely disappoint her again with an image of him making love to the symbol of American freedom.

Hannibal Buress Talks About His New Book Deal on 'Conan'

Standup Hannibal Buress was a guest on last night's Conan, where he told O'Brien about his recent book deal — even though he still has no idea what the book's going to be about. Watch another part from the interview below:

Mel Brooks Remembers Joan Rivers on 'Conan'

Here's a clip from last night's Conan, in which guest Mel Brooks looks back on his time working with Joan Rivers on Spaceballs as well as the time he filled in for her as host of The Joan Rivers Show, dress and all. Click through to hear Brooks talk about the first time he moved to California and how he made his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame unique.

Sketch Anatomy: Brian Stack on the Traveling Salesman and His Many Other 'Conan' Characters

Welcome to our column Sketch Anatomy, where we ask some of our favorite television writers to choose any sketch — one they personally wrote or one from history they find particularly hilarious, notable, or underappreciated — to learn from a writer's perspective what separates a successful sketch from the rest.

Every longtime Conan O'Brien fan knows the work of Brian Stack, who joined the Late Night writing staff in 1997 and helped define Conan as the unpredictable oddball of the late night talk show circuit for the last 20 years. Stack has shown up on 30 Rock, The Office, Parks and Recreation, and elsewhere, but he's best known [...]

Nathan Fielder and Conan O'Brien Talk Instagram and Dumb Starbucks

Nathan Fielder was a guest on Conan last night, and when O'Brien asked him to explain his recent Instagram stunt he gave a pretty simple answer — he was just trying to give back to fans, but unfortunately his private activities were made known to the world. Click through to watch Fielder tell O'Brien about Dumb Starbucks and how it made him greedy: "In a way I let my guard down and the devil climbed inside me."