On this day in 1993, Late Night with Conan O'Brien first aired on NBC. Twenty-five years later, the first episode has been released online in its entirety.
It's quite a time capsule. His first guests were John Goodman, Drew Barrymore, and Tony Randall (with Goodman being the first-first guest -- see photo below).
Something to look forward to: In January 2019, the complete online archive of the show will be made available. In the meantime, take a look at the audition that landed Conan the Late Night spot.
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Conan O'Brien and his show's associate producer Jordan Schlansky recently traveled to Italy together. According to Conan, Jordan is a "self-proclaimed expert of all things Italian," as he's traveled there before 30 different times.
Their road trip -- in a tiny red vintage Fiat, no less -- began in Florence and ended in Naples, the same route Jordan has driven many times sans his boss.
Now, in case you haven't seen their previous interactions, Jordan is the perfect "uptight straight man" to Conan's over-the-top "funny man" shenanigans. And there are definitely some over-the-top shenanigans on this road trip. For instance, while walking down a street, Conan starts yelling out pasta names as if they were legit greetings to random Italians, "Rigatoni!"
In the next segment, Jordan, not once cracking a smile, strips naked to pose for Conan's drawing class. You get the picture.
I've seen all of the Conan Without Borders (imo, it's the best work Team Coco creates), and I think this particular one is the funniest yet. The entire playlist for it is here and includes behind-the-scenes footage and a Q&A segment. Read the rest
Hey Santa, 1983 called. Eddie Murphy wants his tight red leather suit back.
This Team Coco bit imagines Santa Claus telling off-color jokes for a stand-up comedy special on Netflix called, "Sack Up! Santa Live!" It's so wrong. Read the rest