Conan O'Brien

Late-Night Comedy, All Day Long
How Fallon, Kimmel, and other shows are adapting to the viral age
March 05, 2013

How Fallon, Kimmel and other shows are adapting to the viral age.

Dan Harmon and the Rise of the Woe-Is-Me Comedy Tour
February 25, 2013

Fired from your TV show? Just take your complaints on the road—for laughs, and of course money.

Stage Fright
April 02, 2007

These days, as politicians tend to furiously distance themselves from the Iraq war, it's hard to remember back to 2003, when everyone wanted a piece of it. Rumsfeld and Wolfowitz weren't the only ones, after all, itching to give Iraq an ideological makeover. Some celebs seemed disappointed they had missed the chance to lead the invasion themselves, and, after Saddam Hussein's statue fell, more than 50 of them poured over the border with the USO. Arnold Schwarzenegger pumped the troops' adrenaline with a screening of Terminator 3.

Show Stopper
September 29, 2004

Yesterday, at 10:15 a.m. Pacific time, an earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale hit central California; news reports claimed that you could feel the shakes in Los Angeles, but no one I spoke to in the area noticed a thing. One day prior a similar sort of seismic activity struck the entertainment industry: Conan O'Brien had finally signed a contract to succeed Jay Leno in 2009 as the network's newest "Tonight Show" host. It shocked me that Hollywood insiders I knew balked at speculating about the news. Were network omertas keeping them silent? No, they said.