Late Night with Conan O'Brien
Smart-alecky, ribald and whimsical, "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" rose to become a critical darling and dorm favorite after a rocky start in 1993. A distinct brand of humor, Late Night employs the use of various recurring characters, including Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, Vomiting Kermit, Eyeballs O'Shaughnessy, and comedy bits...
Series Fun Facts
- In the very first show, O'Brien jogged out from behind the curtains to his mark for the opening monologue. As time went on, he would try new things (in one show, he just jumped up and down to…
[show]In the very first show, O'Brien jogged out from behind the curtains to his mark for the opening monologue. As time went on, he would try new things (in one show, he just jumped up and down to his mark). Eventually, he adopted this "shuffle", where he would walk hunched over and have his arms shuffling at his sides. When the show returned to air for the first time after the terrorist attacks on the USA of 11 September 2001, he replaced the shuffle with a more subdued walk, which he continued to use as his entrance until the final episode.
- According to former NBC vice president Warren Littlefield, Howard Stern was aggressively pursued to replace O'Brien during the low-rated early years.
- After head writer Robert Smigel left to work on The Dana Carvey Show, O'Brien offered staff writer Louis C.K. the position. C.K. turned it down and followed Smigel to Carvey's show.