April 28, 2005 |
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg tried to get a promise from Conan O'Brien to bring "The Tonight Show" back to the Big Apple when he takes over as host from Jay Leno in 2009. The NBC late-night show originated there but moved to Burbank in 1972. "It's not up to me," O'Brien told Bloomberg, who appeared on his current NBC show, "Late Night With Conan O'Brien," Tuesday night. "I work for the man. If he says 'yeah,' we're fine."
May 20, 2006 |
The assignment for hosting the awards show honoring television's best work is going to NBC's Conan O'Brien. The 43-year-old comedian will host the "58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards" on Aug. 27. The show will air from the Shrine Auditorium on NBC. O'Brien hosted the Emmys in 2002 and did "a tremendous job," Dick Askin, chairman of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, said Friday. "We're thrilled that he's returning."
December 16, 2003 |
Conan O'Brien will bring his NBC show to Toronto in February, a move organizers there hope will boost a tourism industry ravaged earlier this year by the SARS outbreak. The comedian confirmed Monday that his "Late Night With Conan O'Brien" will shoot Feb. 10-13 in Toronto. The idea was partly initiated by Lorne Michaels, the Canadian-born producer of "Saturday Night Live." The comedian said it would be "premature and foolish" to say who would appear on the show, but he thought "Ben Affleck, J.
September 29, 2001 |
The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and CBS have set plans to jointly present the Emmy Awards in New York as well as Los Angeles, hoping to allow more nominees on the East Coast to participate in the ceremony. The Oct. 7 telecast will present awards to New York-based nominees at the NBC studio where "Late Night With Conan O'Brien" is taped. The move marks yet another act of cooperation between the networks, given that the show will air on CBS, a unit of Viacom.
November 10, 2007 |
A priest accused of stalking Conan O'Brien was found fit to stand trial Friday. The judge issued the ruling after a court-appointed psychologist examined the Rev. David Ajemian of the Archdiocese of Boston. State Justice Abraham Clott also ordered him held on $2,500 cash bail. Ajemian's attorney, Eric Seiff, agreed the priest was fit for trial. But Seiff said Ajemian had been taking medication and has been treated for a year for psychological problems.
January 18, 1998
Jane Hall's behind-the-scenes view of my favorite TV program, "Late Night With Conan O'Brien," confirmed the joyful and creative atmosphere that comes across to viewers ("Inside Conan's Laugh Factory," Jan. 11). But I think producer Jeff Ross was fibbing when he remarked that "very few women apply" for writing jobs in late-night comedy. In fact, there are several excellent topical-joke-writing females in the business. The measure of a show's success is its comedy writing, and yet most programs eschew women writers, choosing instead to hire female producers, directors and talent bookers to give the impression there's equality.