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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.

Watch Conan O'Brien's Heartfelt Tribute to Robin Williams

Conan O'Brien was nearly finished taping last night's episode of Conan when news broke of Robin Williams's tragic death, but the late night host still took the time to film a brief tribute to the late comedian. It's a short clip but O'Brien clearly is talking from the heart, and he ends the episode with "Good night, and God bless Robin Williams."

The Broken Lizard Guys Are Developing a Comedy for TBS

Broken Lizard, the comedy group behind cult classics Super Troopers and Beerfest have signed up to create a new comedy for TBS. Called Quality Time, the show "follows the now-adult (well, at least older) versions of the group as they struggle through various challenges of adult misery and child rearing and attempt to hang on to the idiotic freedom of their irresponsible pre-parental lives."

Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter and Erik Stolhanske will all write and presumably act on the show, although there's no word on if Broken Lizard mainstay and Super Troopers director Jay Chandrasekhar will also be involved.

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."

Watch Jimmy Fallon, Conan O'Brien, and Seth Meyers Pay Tribute to Robin Williams

Here's a clip from last night's Tonight Show, in which Jimmy Fallon takes a few minutes to remember the great Robin Williams and do a quick impersonation of his hero. Click through to watch Conan O'Brien and Seth Meyers both take time out of their late night shows to salute Williams.

Chris Hardwick, Tig Notaro, and Andy Daly Have a Fascinating Discussion About Bread

If you ever wanted to enjoy Chris Hardwick's show Talking Dead but would prefer to learn more about delicious carb-based goodies instead of a zombie show you don't watch, Conan has now made that happen. Sadly most television shows don't have the courage required to discuss this hard-hitting topic, but with some help from Tig Notaro and Andy Daly, Hardwick gives bread the spotlight it so richly deserves.

Conan O'Brien and Brian Stack Want to Make "Anon" a Cool Word Again

Here's a short and sweet clip from last night's Conan, in which O'Brien and writer Brian Stack state their case for why the word "anon" deserves a glorious comeback. It does sound a lot classier than "turducken."

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.

'Conan' Prop Master Bill Tull Is Back with Some Budget Summer Tips

Conan's no-nonsense prop master Bill Tull returned to offer some financially friendly summer tips last night, including a hassle-free recipe for a delicious tropical drink and the cheapest way to get the full Disneyland experience.

Watch Conan O'Brien, Andy Richter, and Larry King Enjoy a Pot Brownie

Here's a clip from Conan with guest Larry King, who admits to O'Brien that he used to smoke weed (with his doctor, of course) but had to stop after quitting cigarettes. O'Brien jumps on the opportunity to bring King back through the magic of pot brownies, and it works much faster than expected.