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'Conan' Visits a Conscientious Tofurkey Farm

If you want to celebrate Thanksgiving by opting for tofurkey instead of the real thing, Conan visited McClellan Farms recently, and no one makes a more ethically acceptable tofurkey product than them. So before you choose your tofurkey brand this holiday season, please consider McClellan, because it's not humane tofurkey unless it's breastfed three times a day.

Chris Hardwick Reflects on the Unpredictable Success of '@midnight'

"You don't know how people are going to react to things. We can't control it. With the digital culture, you can spend a month crafting what you think is the most genius video to post on YouTube and it gets 1,000 views, and then off-handedly you capture, like, a duck sneezing, and it gets 20 million views. You just don’t know."

- Chris Hardwick reflects on the surprise success of his Comedy Central show @midnight in a new interview with The Guardian.

'The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore' Premieres on Comedy Central January 19th

Larry Wilmore's upcoming Comedy Central show just got a new title and premiere date. Now called The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, the show will take over The Colbert Report's 11:30pm time slot beginning Monday, January 19th. Wilmore told The New York Times that the name change was due to "brand confusion" and explained that it "was never intended to be a show only about minorities. It's a show about underdogs, and that happens in a lot of different forms, whether it's race, gender, or whatever."

Jessica Williams Investigates Detroit's Free Water Moochers on 'The Daily Show'

Jessica Williams returned to The Daily Show last night with a new investigative report on Detroit's water shutoff program, which targets the poorest residents of the near-bankrupt city while the government turns a blind eye to its many unpaid golf course sprinklers and professional sports team fields. Like Williams's segment on street harassment than last month, this report is way more rage-inducing than it is hilarious.

John Oliver on Confusing 'Last Week Tonight' with Journalism: "The Correct Term for What We Do Is 'Comedy'"

"We are making jokes about the news and sometimes we need to research things deeply to understand them, but it’s always in service of a joke. If you make jokes about animals, that does not make you a zoologist. We certainly hold ourselves to a high standard and fact-check everything, but the correct term for what we do is 'comedy.'"

- John Oliver rejects the idea that Last Week Tonight is "engaging in a new kind of journalism" in a new interview with The New York Times.

Stephen Merchant Tells Jimmy Fallon About His Brush with Ebola in Norway

Here's a clip from last night's Tonight Show with guest Stephen Merchant, who tells Fallon about his recent guest spot on a late night show in Norway in which he was a guest alongside a novelist, a brain scientist, and a woman recovering from Ebola. Thankfully Merchant survived the ordeal.

'Conan' Prop Master Bill Tull Offers Some Money-Saving Thanksgiving Tips

Want to have an enjoyable Thanksgiving this year but don't have enough money for things like turkey and pumpkin pie? Have no fear, because Conan's prop master Bill Tull is back with some budget-friendly tips for the holidays that will allow you to experience a happy and authentic Thanksgiving without breaking the bank.

Esteban Colberto Appears on 'The Colbert Report' One Last Time

Earlier this week Stephen Colbert ended his nine-year feud with bears, and during last night's show another longtime signature Colbert Report character made his final appearance on the show: Colbert's Mexican doppelganger and host of Colberto Reporto Gigante Esteban Colberto, who — like bears — wasn't who Stephen thought he was this whole time.

Key and Peele Reveal Some of Their Favorite Made-Up Words on 'Conan'

Here's a clip from Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele's visit to last night's Conan, where they broke down some of their favorite made-up words including "nooice," "Armenian conveyor belt," and the versatile "bup bup bup bup." Click through to watch more from their interview with Conan:

Buy Some of Nick Offerman's Handcrafted Wood Emojis

Have you ever wanted to send a loved one an emoji message but wished it could have the personal handcrafted touch of Nick Offerman? For the reasonable price of $29.99 per emoji, that's now a possibility thanks to Conan and Nick Offerman's Handcrafted Wood Emojis — because if it's not a solid oak emoji sculpted by the hands of Nick Offerman, it's just not as meaningful.

Watch Stephen Colbert Interview His Former Boss Jon Stewart

Stephen Colbert has never had a better match with an interview guest than he did during last night's show, when his former Daily Show boss and current Colbert Report executive producer Jon Stewart dropped by to promote his new movie Rosewater and remind Stephen: "I've heard about you. I know you try and nail people. You're not nailing me, my friend." Watch the second part of the interview below:

Watch Hasan Minhaj's 'Daily Show' Debut

Last month The Daily Show hired new correspondents Hasan Minhaj and Trevor Noah, and Minhaj made his debut in a segment about gestation crates during last night's episode. With some help from Jordan Klepper, Minhaj learns pretty quickly that his philosophical quotes and college poetry aren't going to get him very far at his new gig.

Conan O'Brien Drags Producer Jordan Schlansky Along to a Coffee Tasting

Conan O'Brien recently made a trip to Intelligentsia Coffee in Los Angeles to learn more about the world of coffee, and he decided to bring self-proclaimed coffee expert, Conan producer, and emotionless robot in disguise Jordan Schlansky along for the ride. Schlansky doesn't hold back about expressing his lack of respect for the American coffee scene, but that doesn't stop O'Brien from enjoying what is otherwise a wonderful learning experience.

Stephen Colbert Finally Ends His Nine Year Grudge Against Bears

Since The Colbert Report premiered in 2005, Colbert has never been shy expressing his profound hatred and fear of bears — or as he's called them, "godless killing machines" and "Satan's children." During last night's episode, however, the long feud between Colbert and the greatest threat to America finally ended when Stephen's life was saved by an unlikely source. If you needed another reminder that The Colbert Report has reached its homestretch on television, this display of compassion between Stephen and his mortal enemy should do the trick.