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Created by Conan O'Brien
Presented by Conan O'Brien
Starring Andy Richter
The Basic Cable Band
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 8
No. of episodes 1,148 (as of March 29, 2018) (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s) Jeff Ross
Producer(s) Jordan Schlansky
Location(s) Warner Bros. Studios
Running time 42 minutes
Production company(s) Conaco
Distributor Warner Bros. Television Distribution
Original network TBS
Picture format 1080i (16:9 HDTV)
Original release November 8, 2010 – present
Related shows Late Night with Conan O'Brien
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Conan is a late-night talk show airing each Monday through Thursday at 11:00 p.m. eastern time on TBS in the United States. The hour-long show premiered on November 8, 2010, and is hosted by writer, comedian and performer Conan O'Brien, accompanied by his long-time "sidekick" Andy Richter. Describing itself as a traditional late-night talk show, Conan draws its comedy from recent news stories, political figures and prominent celebrities, as well as aspects of the show itself.
On May 17, 2017, TBS renewed the series to 2022.
1 Episode format
1.1 Opening titles
1.3 Sketches and comedy bits
2 Episodes on location
2.1 In the United States
3.1 TBS announcement
3.2 Series premiere
6 Jimmy Vivino and the Basic Cable Band
7 Awards and nominations
8 International syndication
9 See also
11 External links
Conan follows the established six-piece late night format popularized by the likes of Ed Sullivan, Johnny Carson and David Letterman, and previously executed during O'Brien's tenures as host of NBC's The Tonight Show and Late Night. Each episode of Conan is 60 minutes in length, including commercials, and typically consists of:
Act 1: Monologue
Act 2: Comedy Bit(s)
Act 3: Celebrity Interview 1
Act 4: Celebrity Interview 1 continued
Act 5: Celebrity Interview 2
Act 6: Musical or Stand-Up Comedy Guest, Signoff
Guests come from a wide range of cultural sources, and include actors, musicians, authors, athletes and political figures.
The show opens with Richter proclaiming "Coming to you from Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, it's Conan!", and introducing O'Brien, The Basic Cable Band, as well as the episode's guests. For the first several seasons, each episode had a title, which Richter would announce at the end of the opening sequence. The titles were in the style of old fashioned murder-mystery radio shows, television sitcoms, or other assorted jokes. The episode titles were dropped in early 2014.
The original title sequence was designed by Rob Ashe, Dan Dome and Eric McGilloway. There were several different variations of the opening credits, with the final product being inspired by graphic designer Saul Bass. The opening design process was described by Ashe as utilizing "organic-looking textures made of construction paper, soak them in soda, and light them in Photoshop."
O'Brien opens each episode with a monologue drawing from current news stories and issues. The monologue is sometimes accompanied by clips and brief comedy skits, in addition to occasional interactions between O'Brien and Richter, and the audience.
Sketches and comedy bits
Main article: List of Conan sketches
One or more comedy bits follow the monologue. Following the monologue, some comedy bits (such as those based on video clips) are presented from the monologue stage. Following the first commercial break, additional comedy sketches are typically presented from the desk area. Some sketches are original and appear only once. Occasionally an additional sketch will air between the first and second guest.