Stepping into the late-late slot vacated by David Letterman, Conan O'Brien stars in a show that far outdoes its competition in sheer strangeness. Along with the celebrity interviews and musical numbers typical of late-night talk shows, this program make frequent use of odd walk-on characters and frequent "visits" from celebrity guests. Written by
From NBC Studios in New York, it's Late Night with Conan O'Brien!
Did You Know?
was NBC's original choice for the new host of Late Night once David Letterman
announced he was leaving to go to CBS. Carvey turned down the offer, but hosted a primetime variety show, The Dana Carvey Show
(1996), for ABC. This short-lived series has been considered a good indicator of what his version of Late Night might have been like, since it shared regular Late Night with Conan O'Brien writers such as Robert Smigel
and Louis C.K.
on its staff. See more
Some audience members waiting in line to get into the building were smoking joints. Yeah, they said, "We want Conan to be funny whether he's funny or not."
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