Conan O’Brien bids farewell to late-night television

Conan O'Brien said goodbye to late night on Thursday night, after nearly 30 years and many hilariously bizarre moments."Conan," O'Brien's long-running TBS show

Conan O’Brien said goodbye to late night on Thursday night, after nearly 30 years and many hilariously bizarre moments.“Conan,” O’Brien’s long-running TBS show, ended its run on Thursday night, bringing an end to an era of late-night television. And O’Brien’s late-night career ended with the man who started it all, Homer Simpson.
The final episode of “Conan” began with an animated O’Brien conducting an exit interview with Homer. O’Brien was a former writer on “The Simpsons,” where he contributed to some of the show’s most memorable episodes, including “Marge vs. the Monorail.”

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In the early 1990s, as an unknown comedy writer, O’Brien was tasked with replacing David Letterman on NBC’s “Late Night.” After a rocky start, he won the hearts of a devoted audience while carving out a distinct identity for himself through a combination of solid interviewing and silly humor.
Following “Late Night,” O’Brien hosted “The Tonight Show” for a brief and tumultuous stint before being replaced by the host he took over for, Jay Leno. Then he landed on TBS, where he has branched out from his desk to do travel specials in places like Cuba and Armenia. Thursday marks the end of an era for O’Brien, but it also marks the beginning of a new one.

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He will host a new weekly variety series for HBO Max, WarnerMedia’s streaming service. (Like CNN, TBS, and HBO Max are units of WarnerMedia.)

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Elina Raven is an author and content writer for maxblizz. Elina completed her graduation in MA Screen Production - Screenwriting and Documentary at the University Of the West Of England, Bristol.

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