At Comic-Con, Conan's bummed out Batman wants to join Marvel's cool kids' table 

Sure, it might be the 10th anniversary of superhero movie benchmark The Dark Knight, but the DC movie universe isn’t exactly the place to be these days. That’s the conceit of the star-studded skit from last night’s kickoff of Conan’s annual trip to Comic-Con, anyway, as Conan O’Brien’s Caped Crusader glumly sidles up…

Conan talks about the evolution of late-night, from Johnny Carson to viral videos

In the current stable of late-night hosts, no one has been in the game longer than Conan O’Brien. That feels weird to say because, once upon a time, he was the sweaty, wide-eyed rookie in a field of veteran showmen. But after 25 years behind the desk at Late Night, The Tonight Show, and Conan on TBS—which will soon…

Andy Daly hilariously wanders onto the Conan set as the ghost of game shows past

Anyone familiar with Andy Daly’s singularly impressive body of work knows there’s no one better at portraying outwardly chipper everymen whose beaming geniality barely conceals an existential cistern teeming with all manner of squirming, submerged frustrations, insecurities, and outright madness. From his cavalcade of…

Bill Hader kills people on Conan, talks killing people on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Bill Hader’s darkly comic hitman series Barry just got picked up for a second season by HBO and is garnering fine reviews from pretty much everyone. (Including our own Vikram Murthi, who gave last week’s cliffhanger-ending episode a straight-up A.) Perhaps that’s why Hader is suddenly ubiquitous on late-night TV. Or…

Dana Carvey tells Conan that he and George Bush are totally best friends

Alec Baldwin’s Donald Trump impression isn’t particularly funny and hasn’t been for a while, but part of the reason Saturday Night Live dumps Baldwin in orange paint every week is because it drives the real Trump crazy—which, to be fair, is a little funny. Apparently, though, Trump’s predecessors in the White House…

On Conan, Timothy Olyphant reveals the very good reason he's not in Avengers: Infinity War

At this point in his impressively varied career, Timothy Olyphant just isn’t content with the standard late-night talk show chit-chat. Last week, the Santa Clarita Diet star spent much of his Late Night With Seth Meyers interview taking issue with Meyers’ introduction, and grilling the host about the nature of their…

Conan O'Brien reignites the Celtics-Lakers rivalry with the help of Magic Johnson—and Larry Bird's face

Sure, perhaps the storied NBA rivalry between the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers isn’t all it used to be back when James Worthy, Kevin McHale, Michael Cooper, Dennis Johnson, Kareem and the Chief were chucking elbows and sweating it out in the old, completely un-air-conditioned Boston Garden. But that doesn’t…

Watch Conan O'Brien pitch himself for a back-up career as Dwayne Johnson's hapless stunt double

Despite his intimidating physique—dude’s 6'4"—Conan O’Brien’s late-night career doesn’t leave much time for his obvious second calling, the world of high-profile action movie stunts. But—as O’Brien knows better than most—there’s no true job security in the talk show game, which might explain why this clip from his TBS…

It’ll be hard for anyone to top Zach Galifianakis’ entrance on Conan last night

Zach Galifianakis has a history of disrupting the talk-show format. Whether it’s on his own short-lived late-night VH1 show or his scripted web series Between Two Ferns, he seems to take pleasure in subverting audience expectations and constantly one-upping himself. But, it’s going to be difficult for Galifianakis— or…

Conan makes Kumail Nanjiani cut himself in half in the latest Clueless Gamer clip

Another high-profile video game is set to arrive in stores in a couple of days—in this case, highly anticipated sequel Middle-Earth: Shadow Of War. (You can read the start of Matt Gerardi’s coverage of the game right here). That means it’s time once again for Conan O’Brien to joke and roll his eyes through another…

Late-night hosts call bullshit on the GOP and NRA and decide now is exactly the time to talk about gun violence

The night after the day of the (current) worst mass shooting in American history is a tough fucking room if you’re doing a late-night comedy show. Trevor Noah on The Daily Show, Stephen Colbert on The Late Show, Seth Meyers on Late Night, and the hosts of The Late Late Show With James Corden, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and …

Conan O'Brien asks NBC's Katy Tur about Trump's obsession with her, the Backstreet Boys, and fake steaks

Conan O’Brien’s self-deprecating goofball shtick doesn’t traditionally incorporate many hard edges when it comes to politics. Sure, he takes his monologue Donald Trump potshots, but the host’s onstage persona rarely infuses his political material with much resembling the harder-edged anger of his late night…