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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6
Release Date:
8 November 2010 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Wild. Nocturnal. See more »
Plot:
Conan O'Brien and his co-host Andy Richter discuss current news topics and interview celebrities and personalities.
Awards:
Nominated for 5 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 wins & 10 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
You Can't Teach An Old Dog New Tricks-Or Jokes! See more (7 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 10 of 722)

Conan O'Brien ... Himself - Host / ... (842 episodes, 2010-2016)

Andy Richter ... Himself - Announcer / ... (839 episodes, 2010-2016)
Jimmy Vivino and the Basic Cable Band ... Themselves - Featuring / ... (485 episodes, 2010-2016)
Jimmy Vivino ... Himself - Musical Director / ... (426 episodes, 2010-2016)
Richie 'La Bamba' Rosenberg ... Himself - The Basic Cable Band / ... (301 episodes, 2010-2015)
Jerry Vivino ... Himself - The Basic Cable Band / ... (299 episodes, 2010-2015)
Mark 'Love Man' Pender ... Himself - The Basic Cable Band / ... (297 episodes, 2010-2014)
James Wormworth ... Himself - The Basic Cable Band / ... (297 episodes, 2010-2014)
Scott Healy ... Himself - The Basic Cable Band / ... (290 episodes, 2010-2014)
Mike Merritt ... Himself - The Basic Cable Band / ... (284 episodes, 2010-2014)
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Series Directed by
Allan Kartun (10 episodes, 2010-2015)
Iqbal Hans (3 episodes, 2013)
Billy Bollotino (2 episodes, 2011-2016)
 
Series Writing credits
Andres du Bouchet (780 episodes, 2010-2016)
Dan Cronin (661 episodes, 2010-2016)
Josh Comers (570 episodes, 2010-2015)
Scott Chernoff (232 episodes, 2011-2013)
Scott Gairdner (81 episodes, 2012-2013)
Michael Gordon (68 episodes, 2010-2016)
Jessie Gaskell (59 episodes, 2014-2016)
Todd Levin (39 episodes, 2010-2016)
Conan O'Brien (28 episodes, 2010-2016)
José Arroyo (24 episodes, 2010-2016)
Brian Kiley (24 episodes, 2010-2016)
Andy Richter (24 episodes, 2010-2016)
Mike Sweeney (24 episodes, 2010-2016)
Matt O'Brien (20 episodes, 2010-2016)
Deon Cole (18 episodes, 2010-2011)
Brian McCann (18 episodes, 2010-2011)
Brian Stack (18 episodes, 2010-2011)
Laurie Kilmartin (12 episodes, 2010-2016)
Rob Kutner (12 episodes, 2010-2016)
Frank Smiley (12 episodes, 2010-2016)
Alison Flierl (7 episodes, 2011-2013)
Berkley Johnson (5 episodes, 2010-2011)
Levi MacDougall (5 episodes, 2015-2016)
Bruce W. Timm (2 episodes, 2015)

Series Produced by
John A. Wooden .... executive producer: digital (26 episodes, 2011)
Tracy King .... producer (18 episodes, 2010-2016)
Jeff Ross .... executive producer (18 episodes, 2010-2016)
Mike Sweeney .... producer (12 episodes, 2010-2016)
Conan O'Brien .... producer (12 episodes, 2010-2014)
J.P. Buck .... supervising producer / segment producer (10 episodes, 2010-2016)
Jason Chillemi .... field producer (10 episodes, 2010-2016)
Paula Davis .... senior talent producer (10 episodes, 2010-2016)
Sarah Federowicz .... line producer (10 episodes, 2010-2016)
Daniel Ferguson .... supervising producer (10 episodes, 2010-2016)
Jordan Schlansky .... associate producer (10 episodes, 2010-2016)
Frank Smiley .... supervising producer (10 episodes, 2010-2016)
Rachel Witlieb .... supervising producer (10 episodes, 2010-2016)
Robyn Adams .... associate producer (3 episodes, 2014)
Matt O'Brien .... producer (2 episodes, 2015-2016)
 
Series Film Editing by
Robert James Ashe (677 episodes, 2010-2016)
Christopher Heller (280 episodes, 2013-2016)
David Grecu (17 episodes, 2010-2016)
Dan Dome (12 episodes, 2010-2011)
Shannon Martellaro (7 episodes, 2011)
Matthew Shaw (4 episodes, 2014)
 
Series Casting by
Ric Enriquez (9 episodes, 2010-2016)
 
Series Production Design by
John Shaffner (9 episodes, 2010-2016)
Joe Stewart (9 episodes, 2010-2016)
Christopher Goumas (5 episodes, 2015-2016)
 
Series Art Direction by
Michael T. Leonard (12 episodes, 2011-2015)
Christopher Goumas (5 episodes, 2010-2015)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Lance B. Zeck (7 episodes, 2010-2016)
 
Series Costume Design by
Scott Cronick (9 episodes, 2010-2016)
 
Series Makeup Department
Sherilyn Stetz .... makeup artist / key makeup artist (192 episodes, 2010-2015)
Deborah T. Paulmann .... makeup department head / makeup artist / ... (18 episodes, 2010-2016)
Jeffrey Swander .... hair stylist (6 episodes, 2010-2016)
Kathleen Karridene .... personal makeup artist: Casey Wilson / personal makeup artist: Nasim Pedrad / ... (5 episodes, 2013-2015)
Michelle DeMilt .... makeup artist / makeup artist: Conan O'Brian (5 episodes, 2015)
Ashlee Mullen .... personal makeup artist (2 episodes, 2012-2013)
 
Series Production Management
Rachel Yoder .... post-production supervisor (1 episode, 2016)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Nikki Nash .... associate director (10 episodes, 2010-2016)
Billy Bollotino .... associate director (9 episodes, 2010-2015)
 
Series Art Department
Robert James Ashe .... title design art director / main title design (453 episodes, 2010-2013)
Eric McGilloway .... graphic artist / main title design (18 episodes, 2010-2016)
Laird Pulver .... assistant property (18 episodes, 2014-2015)
Steve Robinson .... graphic artist (14 episodes, 2010-2016)
Pierre Bernard Jr. .... graphic artist (10 episodes, 2010-2016)
Dan Dome .... main title design (9 episodes, 2010)
Robert Friel .... studio properties / props (6 episodes, 2010-2016)
Bob Lord .... scenic artist (6 episodes, 2010-2016)
Lori Pond .... electronic graphics (6 episodes, 2010-2016)
John Rau .... outside properties / outside props (6 episodes, 2010-2016)
Paul Strahs .... head carpenter (6 episodes, 2010-2016)
Bill Tull .... outside properties / outside props (6 episodes, 2010-2016)
Michael Denering .... scenic artist / graphic artist (6 episodes, 2015-2016)
Sam Hanover .... graphics coordinator (5 episodes, 2015-2016)
 
Series Sound Department
Robert Ohlandt .... sound effects / audio (106 episodes, 2010-2016)
Mike Stock .... senior audio (71 episodes, 2010-2016)
Mike Cruz .... sound / audio (27 episodes, 2010-2011)
Jason Munoz .... audio / field sound engineer / ... (16 episodes, 2010-2016)
Marilyn Loud .... sound assistant / field mixer / ... (16 episodes, 2010-2013)
Ray Lindsey .... audio (6 episodes, 2010-2016)
Melissa Reid .... audio (6 episodes, 2010-2016)
Todd Winmill .... audio (6 episodes, 2010-2016)
Lavant Coppock .... audio (5 episodes, 2015-2016)
Chris Millard .... audio (5 episodes, 2015-2016)
Paul Wittman .... sound (4 episodes, 2013)
Dennis Hamlin .... audio / sound (2 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Special Effects by
John A. Canavan .... special effects (28 episodes, 2010)
Eric Allard .... special effects (6 episodes, 2010-2016)
Paul Staples .... special effects (5 episodes, 2015-2016)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Christopher Ultimo .... graphics coordinator (58 episodes, 2011-2012)
 
Series Stunts
Justin T. Woods .... stunts / stunt double: Jon Cryer (9 episodes, 2011-2013)
Steven Ho .... stunt coordinator (8 episodes, 2011-2015)
Yoshio Iizuka .... stunts / stunt performer (5 episodes, 2012-2013)
Chris Solomon .... stunts / stunt player (4 episodes, 2011-2013)
Benjamin J. Reesing .... stunt performer / stunts (3 episodes, 2011-2012)
Greg Dolph .... stunt coordinator / stunt performer (2 episodes, 2011-2012)
Elle Alexander .... stunt actor / stunt actress (2 episodes, 2012-2014)
Torrey Vogel .... stunt performer (2 episodes, 2013-2014)
Scott Dale .... stunt coordinator (2 episodes, 2013)
Jay R. Adams .... stunts (2 episodes, 2014)
Bryan Massey .... stunt performer / stunts (2 episodes, 2014)
Sam Medina .... fight choreographer / stunt safety (2 episodes, 2014)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Mason Q. Bell .... electrician / best boy / ... (88 episodes, 2013-2015)
James Barker .... gaffer (27 episodes, 2011)
Daryl Studebaker .... camera operator (25 episodes, 2012-2013)
Jon Purdy .... camera operator (20 episodes, 2014-2016)
Seth Saint Vincent .... camera operator / camera / ... (20 episodes, 2014-2016)
James Palczewski .... camera operator / camera / ... (14 episodes, 2010-2016)
Kosta Krstic .... camera operator / camera (12 episodes, 2010-2016)
Robert A. Dickinson .... lighting designer (9 episodes, 2010-2016)
Noah Mitz .... lighting designer / lighting director (9 episodes, 2010-2016)
Eugene Huelsman .... camera operator (8 episodes, 2010-2012)
Chris Matott .... camera operator (8 episodes, 2010-2012)
Jimmie Scurti .... camera operator (8 episodes, 2010-2012)
Mike Berger .... assistant lighting director (7 episodes, 2012-2013)
Victor Lopez .... lighting programmer (6 episodes, 2010-2016)
Meghan Sinclair .... photographer / still photographer (6 episodes, 2010-2016)
Louis Aurelio .... playback operator / videotape operator (5 episodes, 2010-2015)
Bruce Oldham .... camera / camera operator (5 episodes, 2010-2015)
John Palacio .... video / video controller (5 episodes, 2010-2015)
Theodore Ashton .... camera (5 episodes, 2015-2016)
Lynn Costa .... head electrician (5 episodes, 2015-2016)
Nicholas Kober .... camera (5 episodes, 2015-2016)
Harlan Moen .... videotape (5 episodes, 2015-2016)
George Gountas .... lighting technician (4 episodes, 2011)
Scott Hylton .... camera operator (4 episodes, 2012)
Rob Hume .... lighting director (4 episodes, 2015-2016)
Bart Ping .... camera (4 episodes, 2015)
Erin Franklyn .... grip (3 episodes, 2013)
David J. Bernstein .... technical director (3 episodes, 2014)
Sam Barker .... gaffer / head electrician (2 episodes, 2010-2011)
 
Series Animation Department
Mark Marek .... animator (2 episodes, 2015)
 
Series Casting Department
Vana Dabney .... casting coordinator (5 episodes, 2015-2016)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Linda Booher-Ciarimboli .... specialty costume supervisor / specialty costume keyperson (477 episodes, 2010-2014)
Jenna Mason .... costume intern (95 episodes, 2012-2013)
Ryan Seminara .... costume intern (32 episodes, 2013)
Caroline Rea .... wardrobe intern / wardrobe production assistant (24 episodes, 2012-2013)
Stephany Del Cid .... costume intern (24 episodes, 2014)
Lisa Tatum .... costume intern (11 episodes, 2011)
Bruce Brumage .... wardrobe supervisor (7 episodes, 2010-2016)
Dawn Weisberg .... associate costume designer (6 episodes, 2010-2016)
Becky Frey .... assistant costume designer (4 episodes, 2011)
Rebecca Guzzi .... costumer (4 episodes, 2015)
Juliette Lunger .... costumer (4 episodes, 2015)
 
Series Editorial Department
Meaghan Wilbur .... assistant editor (248 episodes, 2014-2016)
Robert James Ashe .... title designer: main titles (218 episodes, 2013-2015)
Eric Wylie .... post-production coordinator (58 episodes, 2013-2014)
Emily Copenhaver .... post-production coordinator (4 episodes, 2010-2011)
Rachel Yoder .... post-production coordinator (4 episodes, 2015)
 
Series Music Department
Drew Bayers .... music clearances (390 episodes, 2011-2014)
Jill Meyers .... music clearances (390 episodes, 2011-2014)
Jim Pitt .... music segment producer (10 episodes, 2010-2016)
Jimmy Vivino .... music director / house band / ... (10 episodes, 2010-2016)
Scott Healy .... house band / musician: The Basic Cable Band (9 episodes, 2010-2016)
Roey Hershkovitz .... music production supervisor (9 episodes, 2010-2016)
Mike Merritt .... house band / musician: The Basic Cable Band (9 episodes, 2010-2016)
Mark 'Love Man' Pender .... house band / musician: The Basic Cable Band (9 episodes, 2010-2016)
Richie 'La Bamba' Rosenberg .... house band / musician: The Basic Cable Band (9 episodes, 2010-2016)
Jerry Vivino .... house band / musician: The Basic Cable Band (9 episodes, 2010-2016)
James Wormworth .... house band / musician: The Basic Cable Band (9 episodes, 2010-2016)
Barre Duryea .... house band technician (6 episodes, 2010-2016)
Jane Bochicchio .... music coordinator (5 episodes, 2015-2016)
Matt Kramer .... house band coordinator (5 episodes, 2015-2016)
David Winslow .... music mixer (5 episodes, 2015-2016)
Molly Moormeier .... music coordinator (4 episodes, 2010-2011)
Bruce Aronson .... composer: additional music (2 episodes, 2014)
 
Series Transportation Department
Bruce Comtois .... production driver (6 episodes, 2012-2013)
 
Series Other crew
Liz Bohnsack .... production staff (551 episodes, 2010-2015)
Kathryn Molloy .... production staff (458 episodes, 2012-2016)
Beth Meroski .... digital production assistant / assistant editor / ... (424 episodes, 2011-2016)
Chris Brinson .... assistant accountant / production accountant (393 episodes, 2012-2016)
Katy Wynn .... production coordinator / office coordinator (330 episodes, 2010-2013)
Amanda Shamis Flannery .... assistant: segment producers / talent researcher (250 episodes, 2010-2012)
Corey Batie .... assistant accountant / production accountant (240 episodes, 2010-2015)
Erick O. Perez .... production assistant (231 episodes, 2013-2015)
Danielle Weisberg .... writer assistant / writers' assistant (188 episodes, 2014-2016)
Joe Cristalli .... researcher / production staff (141 episodes, 2010-2011)
Erin Martin .... writers assistant / assistant to writer / ... (138 episodes, 2010-2012)
BriAnne Borup .... production assistant (128 episodes, 2012-2013)
Kersti Niebruegge .... researcher (124 episodes, 2010-2012)
James Risolo .... production staff (121 episodes, 2010-2011)
Sharon Hardy .... researcher (116 episodes, 2010-2011)
Scott Chernoff .... clip comedy coordinator (114 episodes, 2010-2011)
Gemma Paolo .... digital coordinator / for: Team Coco Digital (106 episodes, 2013-2016)
Britt Dvorak .... Production Intern / production intern (80 episodes, 2013)
Sabina Kashi .... research intern (60 episodes, 2015)
Kaitlin Firstbrook .... production intern (58 episodes, 2012)
Lauren Vally .... script intern (53 episodes, 2012)
Jeremy Slome .... researcher / production staff (52 episodes, 2010-2012)
Tim Hawks .... research intern / production assistant / ... (44 episodes, 2011-2012)
Evan de Normandie .... production intern (36 episodes, 2013)
Zach Ehrlich .... digital production intern (36 episodes, 2014)
Steve Tobiasz .... production intern (35 episodes, 2011)
Jenna Merhi .... intern (35 episodes, 2012)
Joanne Ramos .... production intern (34 episodes, 2011-2012)
Buddy Blackman .... intern / for: Team Coco Digital / ... (32 episodes, 2011-2016)
Matt Kramer .... production staff (28 episodes, 2010-2011)
Natalie Rodriguez .... Production Assistant Intern / production assistant (27 episodes, 2013)
Akmyrat Tuyliyev .... intern (27 episodes, 2013)
John Crotteau .... script coordinator (17 episodes, 2010-2016)
Doug Karo .... clip coordinator / researcher (15 episodes, 2010-2011)
Christian Lynch .... segment researcher / researcher (13 episodes, 2010-2011)
Alison Flierl .... writers coordinator (12 episodes, 2010-2011)
Jeffrey Vega .... production intern (12 episodes, 2013)
Gina Battista .... talent executive (10 episodes, 2010-2016)
Britt Kahn .... talent executive (10 episodes, 2010-2016)
Susan Santomauro .... production associate (10 episodes, 2010-2016)
Christopher Zou .... production intern (10 episodes, 2012)
Erica Brown .... assistant to producers / assistant: producers / ... (9 episodes, 2010-2016)
Dixon Gaines .... for: Team Coco Digital / researcher (9 episodes, 2010-2016)
Steve Hollander .... stage manager (9 episodes, 2010-2016)
Greg Kasoff .... stage manager (9 episodes, 2010-2016)
Sona Movsesian .... assistant: Conan O'Brien (9 episodes, 2010-2016)
Christopher Ultimo .... production staff (9 episodes, 2010)
Claire Doré .... dog trainer / animal trainer / ... (7 episodes, 2012-2015)
Will Becton .... for: Team Coco Digital / digital team: Team Coco (6 episodes, 2010-2016)
Aaron Bleyaert .... for: Team Coco Digital / digital team: Team Coco (6 episodes, 2010-2016)
Lisa Bleyaert .... audience coordinator (6 episodes, 2010-2016)
Steve Burm .... cue cards (6 episodes, 2010-2016)
Chris Hayes .... IT systems (6 episodes, 2010-2016)
Kent Irwin .... cue cards (6 episodes, 2010-2016)
Sue Lane .... production accountant (6 episodes, 2010-2016)
James A. Sandweiss .... maintenance (6 episodes, 2010-2016)
Drew Shane .... publicist (6 episodes, 2010-2016)
Ruthie Wyatt .... for: Team Coco Digital / digital team: Team Coco (6 episodes, 2010-2016)
Jackie Stathis .... stage manager (6 episodes, 2010-2015)
Kit Peterson .... audience services (6 episodes, 2014)
Collin Brantmeyer .... production assistant (5 episodes, 2013)
Robert James Ashe .... opening titles (5 episodes, 2015-2016)
John Bogulski .... researcher (5 episodes, 2015-2016)
Melanie Boysaw .... writers' coordinator (5 episodes, 2015-2016)
Gary Cannon .... audience warm-up (5 episodes, 2015-2016)
Nick Centofante .... office coordinator (5 episodes, 2015-2016)
Diana Chang .... for: Team Coco Digital (5 episodes, 2015-2016)
Alison Childs .... for: Team Coco Digital (5 episodes, 2015-2016)
Terry Cole .... production accountant (5 episodes, 2015-2016)
John Danek .... for: Team Coco Digital (5 episodes, 2015-2016)
Tanesha Fields .... for: Team Coco Digital (5 episodes, 2015-2016)
Rob Gage .... IT systems (5 episodes, 2015-2016)
Tony Geluz .... maintenance (5 episodes, 2015-2016)
Erin Gillman .... talent coordinator (5 episodes, 2015-2016)
Josh Gwelt .... utility (5 episodes, 2015-2016)
Iqbal Hans .... technical director (5 episodes, 2015-2016)
Bear Johnson .... utility (5 episodes, 2015-2016)
Travis Kuhl .... for: Team Coco Digital (5 episodes, 2015-2016)
Chris Lee .... maintenance (5 episodes, 2015-2016)
Chris Newth .... researcher (5 episodes, 2015-2016)
Jason O'Malley .... for: Team Coco Digital (5 episodes, 2015-2016)
Emily Prill .... researcher (5 episodes, 2015-2016)
Sara Sabet .... production staff (5 episodes, 2015-2016)
Jennifer Samples .... assistant to supervising producers (5 episodes, 2015-2016)
Galeit Sehayek .... assistant: Andy Richter (5 episodes, 2015-2016)
Kelli Smith .... assistant to supervising producers (5 episodes, 2015-2016)
Colton Stickney .... production staff (5 episodes, 2015-2016)
Christy Tobin .... production staff (5 episodes, 2015-2016)
Tory Todd .... for: Team Coco Digital (5 episodes, 2015-2016)
Julie Vescera .... researcher (5 episodes, 2015-2016)
Marie Weber .... assistant: Jeff Ross (5 episodes, 2015-2016)
Robin Weitz .... researcher (5 episodes, 2015-2016)
Ashley Wheeler .... talent assistant (5 episodes, 2015-2016)
Eric Wielochowski .... cue cards (5 episodes, 2015-2016)
Cyrano Hardy .... digital media supervisor / production staff: digital production assistant (5 episodes, 2015)
Sarah Bruno .... researcher (4 episodes, 2010-2011)
Jeff Greco .... researcher (4 episodes, 2010-2011)
Keri O'Keeffe .... talent assistant (4 episodes, 2010-2011)
Ashley Olivia .... talent coordinator (4 episodes, 2010-2011)
Beth Stiller .... technical director (4 episodes, 2010-2011)
Lindsay Varquez .... assistant: Jeff Ross (4 episodes, 2010-2011)
Adam Yenser .... assistant: segment producers (4 episodes, 2010-2011)
Mark Millner .... production assistant (4 episodes, 2011)
Deliah Mathieu .... production intern (4 episodes, 2012)
Eli Joshua Adé .... production assistant (4 episodes, 2013)
Kennith Edwards .... production assistant (4 episodes, 2014)
Diane Harmon .... production staff (4 episodes, 2015-2016)
Brittany Buchanan .... researcher (4 episodes, 2015)
Cami Thatcher .... production staff (4 episodes, 2015)
Kenneth Lewis Jr. .... production support: production (3 episodes, 2014)
Chris Weller .... for: Team Coco Digital (3 episodes, 2015)
Tim Campbell .... digital team: Team Coco / for: Team Coco Digital (2 episodes, 2010-2015)
John A. Wooden .... digital team: Team Coco / for: Team Coco Digital (2 episodes, 2010-2015)
Jamie Battista .... stage manager (2 episodes, 2011)
Austin Miller .... digital production intern (2 episodes, 2013)
Katie Terra .... production accountant (2 episodes, 2015-2016)
Chris Savage .... utility (2 episodes, 2015)
John Straminski .... utility (2 episodes, 2015)
 
Series Thanks
Jonathan Olivo .... special thanks (1 episode, 2013)
 

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7 out of 53 people found the following review useful.
You Can't Teach An Old Dog New Tricks-Or Jokes!, 7 November 2011
Author: TheyCallMeMrGibbs from United States

I'll admit-I love watching late night talk shows. My average bedtime last year was 2 AM just because I wanted to stay up and watch them all. Personally, my favorite is Craig Ferguson, who just seems so spontaneous and genuine. I like Leno because I'm a traditionalist. I can't stand Letterman, or Paul Shaffer (who knew you could shave a parrot and teach it to be your bandleader). Kimmel is OK, but does he have to keep looking at Cleto to get a laugh?

And now we get to Conan.

In my opinion, this tonight show conflict is total bulls**t. Don't blame Jay Leno, don't blame Conan, blame the executives at NBC. Plus people, is it really a stab in the back if you're given $45 million to walk away? All business aside, I'll admit I watch Conan out of sympathy. I always hope that one night Conan will have jokes flying this way and that...to this day I'm still hoping. True, Conan does occasionally tell a good joke or two, but that's it. Now I'm not saying Conan O'Brien isn't funny. Indeed, when I saw him on Inside the Actor's Studio he was hilarious. He was being himself! Conan the show does not equal the wit and humanity of Conan the man. When I watch Conan, I always get this feeling that Conan would rather be anywhere but there. He always appears nervous, and his self-deprecation and weird bumpkin dances do more to enhance his stick-bug physique than his comedic talent. His mad scientist voices are just, well, weird. His interviews are awkward, mainly because of this nervousness. Any transition to another question is a very sad-sounding "um." To add evidence to this assumption of Conan's anxiety, I'll recount to you an episode where Conan had a martial arts expert as a guest. When the stunts required Conan to take his jacket off, he revealed his underarms, which were drenched in sweat. I'm no comedian (professionally), but I always learned that one of the top 10 rules of a comedian is that they should never laugh at their own jokes more than the audience. Evidently Conan left the rulebook back in New York, because he does it all the time. My mother stated, and I would have to agree, that Conan looked better with bangs. Now it looks like the Lorax is living on his head. Andy Richter doesn't help either. Again, probably a very decent, humble man, but not fit for the comedic podium. Still, a sight better than Paul "I'll just repeat what Dave said so it's funny" Shaffer. I rate Conan a 7 out of 10. Truth be told, it should be a 6, but I really feel bad for Conan. The show's format and expectations of the audience don't allow him to be himself, a genuinely funny man. He is a better man than a talk-show host, but unfortunately, you don't get paid to be a decent man. It's not my favorite late-night show. Still, I'll watch it just to hope. Hang in there Conan.

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