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Conan O’Brien Says No More Trump Jokes for Final Two Months on TBS

New York Times - Tue May 4 05:46

Television|Conan O’Brien Says No More Trump Jokes for Final Two Months on TBS

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/04/arts/television/conan-obrien-to-leave-tbs.html

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O’Brien said the last episodes of “Conan” will feature special guests and clips of his favorite moments on the show before he moves to HBO Max.

O’Brien announced that the final episode of his TBS show will air on June 24.
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In his Monday night monologue, Conan O’Brien announced that after 11 years, he will be “winding down” his TBS late night show, with a final episode airing June 24.

“Some of you are wondering why am I doing this? Why end things here at TBS?” O’Brien said. “And I’ll tell you: because a very old Buddhist monk once told me that to pick something up, you must first put something down.”

O’Brien said he is leaving to launch a “fourth iteration” of his program with HBO Max later this year, and that his final two months on TBS will be dedicated to clips of his favorite moments and will feature special guests.

“I’m very proud of what we’ve accomplished here,” O’Brien said. “And so what I’d like is I’d like these last couple of weeks to be a fond look back at all the absurd madness that my team and I have concocted. Best of all, I just want to point out, there will be shockingly few, if any, references to Donald Trump because that’s always been my favorite kind of comedy.”

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