Late Night with Conan O'Brien was an American late-night talk show hosted by Conan O'Brien that features varied comedic material, celebrity interviews, and musical and stand-up comedy performances.
From 1993 until 2000, Andy Richter served as O'Brien's sidekick; following his departure, O'Brien was the show's sole featured performer. The show's house musical act was The Max Weinberg 7, led by E Street Band drummer Max Weinberg.
The second incarnation of NBC's Late Night franchise, O'Brien's debuted in 1993 after David Letterman, who hosted the first incarnation of Late Night, moved to CBS to host the Late Show opposite The Tonight Show.
In 2004, as part of a deal to secure a new contract, NBC announced that O'Brien would leave Late Night in 2009 to succeed Jay Leno as the host of the Tonight Show.
Jimmy Fallon began hosting his version of Late Night on March 2, 2009.
Late Night with Conan O'Brien aired in South Africa on DStv's CNBC Africa channel. It was pulled from the channel due to international broadcasting rights issues, airing the last episode on 31 May, 2009.
Hosted by comedian and writer Conan O'Brien, Late Night with Conan O'Brien is the latest of nightly variety talk shows.
Filmed in a casual news desk set-up in front of a studio audience, the show features O'Brien's sarcastic wit entertaining audiences through comedy sketches, celebrity interviews and interactions with the live audience.
Each episode of the show begins with a monologue by O'Brien expressing his views on the current events of the world and the people in them.
After writing for The Simpsons and Saturday Night Live, O'Brien started hosting the show in 2002 and took over from Jay Leno on The Tonight Show in 2009.