New York: For the time being, Jack Black has been confirmed as Conan O’Brien‘s last guest in late night. As his TBS programme Conan comes to an end on June 24 with an hour-long finale. O’Brien is working on a new series for HBO Max (details to be revealed later) and building his production firm. It includes its fast increasing podcast services.
Because Black will be joining O’Brien for the finale, the show will air an hour earlier than usual. That night, Late Night with Conan O’Brien will air at 10 p.m. ET. The final two weeks’ guests include Martin Short, Bill Hader, Mila Kunis, Dana Carvey, JB Smoove, and Patton Oswalt.
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For the last two weeks of episodes, Conan will welcome back a live studio audience. This will happen for the first time in almost a year to help him close off his run. The Largo at the Coronet Theater, where Conan relocated last year (after leaving its original stage on the Warner Bros. site), will begin welcoming spectators next week. O’Brien has already invited a number of celebrities to join him in person.
“Following all LA County Covid Guidelines, attendees will need to be fully vaccinated on the day of attendance and show proof of vaccination,” the show said. “At this time, masks will be required. Tickets are available now. For more information and to enter the free ticket lottery, go to Teamcoco.com/Tickets. Fans can also follow @TeamCoco on Instagram and Twitter for special ticket giveaways.”
Conan premiered as an hour-long show in November 2010 and was retooled as a 30-minute series in 2019. It was the first talk show to return to a studio after producing at-home episodes during the epidemic last year, although in its new Largo at the Coronet home.
O’Brien has been in late night for over 28 years, starting with NBC’s Late Night with Conan O’Brien in September 1993. “Special surprise guests as well as a look back at key moments in this incarnation of O’Brien’s illustrious late-night career” will be included in the last episodes of “Conan,” according to the network.
This is O’Brien’s third major farewell performance. Andy Richter, Will Ferrell (as George W. Bush), and the White Stripes aided Conan O’Brien at the finale of his show Late Night with Conan O’Brien in 2009. In 2010, he had Tom Hanks, Will Ferrell, and Neil Young as musical guests on his surprise Tonight Show conclusion.