Battling with Jay Leno is so last season.
Conan O'Brien's competition this season is Jon Stewart and so far things couldn't be more pleasant between the two – at least on Stewart's part.
As "Conan" kicked-off on TBS last night, Stewart was pretty welcoming to his fellow 11 p.m. slot dweller. “I want to congratulate Conan O’Brien and his crew,” the "Daily Show" host said. “They are back on television tonight. I don’t know when.”
“I just want to check and see when because I am excited,” he continued before exclaiming, “Son of a [expletive]! Same time as me? Now I’ll never be able to watch me!”
Stewart is not the only one finding himself in that quandary as as O’Brien’s new late-night TBS show will be competing with “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” for audience share. Not only are the pair of late-night host occupying the same time slot, but the are both also aiming for the same demographic – that advertiser friendly group known as adults ages 18 to 49.
And Stewart wasn’t the only one talking about O’Brien’s return.
Time magazine’s TV critic, James Poniewozik, said in his review that the debut “was exciting because of everything it promised.”
Poniewozik continued, “It was Conan making his act literally bigger, big as America, it was Conan — in his own words — taking the wheel of the 'Ferrari' that was the 'Tonight Show' and showing what he could do with it,” Poniewozik wrote.
The Daily Beast’s Lloyd Grove noted that O’Brien “didn’t lean on desperate gimmicks or overwrought pyrotechnics; he was content for the most part to stick to his knitting.”
Robert Lloyd of The Los Angeles Times wrote that O’Brien appears to have recovered well after the debacle at NBC, which resulted in Leno being given back “The Tonight Show” after O’Brien had replaced him.
“It is probably too much to say that leaving 'The Tonight Show' — which is to say, appearing to have been fired from 'The Tonight Show' — was the best thing that could have happened to O'Brien, but it made him interesting and topical in ways that he would not have been had he stayed on NBC,” Lloyd said. “[O’Brien] toured like a rock star, graced the cover of Rolling Stone, gathered close to 2 million followers on Twitter, and, as a victim of corporate incompetence, became a most unlikely thing for a person in his line of work: heroic.”
The Baltimore Sun’s David Zurawik theorized that O’Brien’s more relaxed vibe could have been a result of the “outpouring of affection from his fans last year has made him feel less insecure.”
“Whatever the case, he and his show are easier to like,” Zurawik said. “The hour flew by, and it seemed much looser, organic and easy-going than anything I saw last year by him on NBC.”
But not everyone loved O’Brien’s debut.
Ken Tucker from Entertainment Weekly termed the show “so-so” and said, “Really, the funniest moment was the use of one of O’Brien’s old stand-bys, the Masturbating Bear, who was wedged into a taped bit in which lottery balls were pulled from his, um, sack.”
Hank Stuever from the Washington Post agreed that the debut was a bit of a bore – especially in light of the marketing blitz which preceded it. “You can't hype your first episode that hard and then expect a pass,” Stuever said.
Ultimately, the audience will decide whether the show is hot or not, and for the first show it appears to be the former. Entertainment Weekly reports that based on early ratings released by TBS, the debut show earned a 2.8 rating among Nielsen’s 56 metered markets, which translates to an average minute of "Conan" being watched by 2.8 percent of the homes in those markets.
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I've watched Conan a few times now, From his promo's the the actual shows. I have to tell you I just don't get it. I watched him tonight for sara silverman and I have to change the channel after she cam on. I just don't find him funny at all. I'm thinking the money spent on his promo spots could be spent better else where.
I love Conan. His interaction with the guest is intellegent and often very funny!
Observer said: Leno takes a backseat to his guests and acts as a straight man to set up their jokes and routines. Conan likes to interrupt guests and talk about himself and make faces and other gestures to make sure the spotlight is always on him instead of the guest.
And someone else said he's not "charming" which is exactly why we love him. Leno takes a backseat ... yawn boring. Conan has the guts to break convention and fly in the face of politically correct traps ... he's a unique individual and that's why people LOVE him. He represents the fun-loving spirit some of us still have ... he is not clownish and even if he acts that way sometimes, it's to make you laugh, you uppity dimwitted bores. Grab your warm milk and turn on Leno then.
Welcome back Conan!!!!!! Luv you, man.
NBC screwed up. Bring new with old and clips and play that guitar. I'd love to see Will Ferrell and your friends play again. I'm not in the age group of 18-49 so that big wahooie talk. I'm still confused about the NBC thing. But, as long as you're back on the air it's refreshing. And you're cuter then you think! wink. chessgal
Maybe a few of his people are funny, but not him. In years past, Joel Goddard and Max have been hilarious many times over. The guy is easily the worst interviewer on TV, and not funny at all.
I'll stick with Jon Stewart. He's a comedic and political genius.
Conan is brilliant. I've watched him for years and never tire of his humour. We Canadians love him and some of THE best comedians come from Canada :) To the naysayers: you need to watch him..."get to know" him, to fully understand his humour. Some of it is overt silly, goofy stuff and one reason why I love him but his one-liners are quick-witted as well. He's also very genuine with his guests....teases them lightheartedly. He's musically talented and a devoted family man. Who can't like someone like that???? We're with you all the way Conan!
Conan's a one trick pony. Same old same old everything. How boring.
I'm really trying to get him. I like comedy as much as the next person. I watch Stewart and Colbert religiously. I hardly have ever watched Conan. He did a bit with Stewart and Colbert on their shows and thought it was funny so I recorded his opening on TBS. It just didn't seem that funny. I saw the masturbating bear before and that was funny. Conan just seems kind of boring. I'm gonna record another show and see if I can get him. I'm not criticizing him he has a large fan base. I'm just trying to figure out what it is that I don't like.
Conan is funny for a night....maybe two....after that he is same old same old!
Leno isn't in the realm of Carson! To the idiot who said that a few minutes ago...you have low standards!
Leno = Bitter tired old man archetype of a comedian.
Conan = Trickster archetype of a comedian. And tricksters always win in the long run. That's one thing that a glimpse through the history of art teaches.
I blame Barrack Hussein Obama for the state of today's "comedy". It's a WIDELY known fact that when repubs were president that comedy was always funnier. People living in a country run by Muslamic democratic blacks are living in fear of something as simple as comedy it seems, fearing that they must adhere to socialistic comedic lines that are funny to all...meaning dumbed down garbage like CONAN. You sheeple will never learn it seems, that a nation run by hussein it's absolutely insane. IMPEACH THIS FOOL, HE IS IMPACTING EVERY ASPECT OF OUR LIVES NEGATIVELY.
There is no one funnier. Each basic cable joke was better than the last. He has new nervous gestures. The remote-controlled moon – hilarious! He has clearly lost weight and Andy has gained. They look like they each have the opposite eating disorder. Conan is king! Looking forward to more jokes about TBS.
OMG lose the freaking beard, you look even more ridiculous than before. He has brought his juvenile sense of humor along with him. His interview 'skills' are non-existent, and I am so glad I have either Jay or David to watch instead, followed by the best – Craig Ferguson. Don't read too much into his first night success – it was 90% curiosity and will soon dwindle. People will tire quickly of the same old unfunny routines.
Humor is subjective you morons. You can no more claim that Conan is funny or not funny as you can claim the color blue is the best color or the worst color.
For the record, I enjoy Conan on occasion (never watched him religiously) and thought last night's show was great, with the exception of the lame celebs selling their crappy movie and TV show.
If they could get rid of the shills promoting their horrible work and just do a funny monologue, a few taped bits and an awesome musical guest in a 30 mins time period they could have a fresh winning format. Guys in suits talking to celebrities is old and tired.
It was his first night so a few more people tuned in. conan is as funny as fish feeding. Not a fan at all.
If every racist, old fart, fascist tea bagging conservative on the planet disappeared in an instant I would be happy. Oh and all the evangelicals. Believing in their silly myths. Look at where america ranks in EVERYTHING besides military spending compared to europe. Way to go neo con tea baggers, you messed up our great nation by keeping us stuck in 1950. Its ok, all of you only have a few decades or less left to live and then people with brains can finally get us back on track.
He's ok, but the truth is, he is trying too hard and this sort of thing needs to be a bit more spontaneous and not so scripted. I realize there's a lot at stake here for him as he, Conan, needs to prove that NBC really done him wrong and this show is the reason why. The fact is, Conan is now under a lot of pressure and it shows and quite frankly I'm not too thrilled with this.
I don't find Conan funny at all–he is too into himself and a big cry baby–so he lost a job–he GOT 40 MILLION for it and now he is mocking the network that is giving him another chance to make more big bucks–I feel soooo sorry for him–boo hoo ! I LOVE Jay, Dave ,Jon and Colbert–and Lopez (who got moved and didn't throw a hizzy fit over it !) They are the
real men and talent on TV !!!!!
What about Jimmy, Craig, and Jimmy? I think they're all better than Conan too.
as a life long opponent pf the death penalty, i hereby renounce my opposition to the death penalty and hereby fully support the execution of one conan obrien for being even more stupid than sara palin, a feat that previously defied accomplishment. what an idiot.
This is just my opinion.
Between Leno and Conan, I think it's clear who the better, more entertaining host is.
The line only gets fuzzy with anybody else in that general time slot.
Why do people continue to act as though TIVO and torrents don't exist?
Just like Lopez, the stuff was funny at first, but as the bit went along, we all got a little to complacent wondering "Is today the day he is gonna make me roll off my sofa and hit the floor face first from sheer laughter" .......Aaaaahh! .........hmmmmmm...... fart
The same dope smoking crowd will watch both until they get the munchies
Does CNN really need to dedicate this much space promoting Conan's new show? We get it - you are owned by the same Ted Turner parent company as TBS. But give it a rest.
Conan isn't funny now and never was funny. He's the most self-involved cartoon ever to get upset if the camera is off him for a second.
I'd watch Conan over Leno and Letterman any day. Good first show.
In his sleep, Conan is funnier, wittier and more interesting than Jay (et tu Brutus) Leno will ever be. The show was great and Conan was too. Glad to have him back.
Is he silly? Yes, but he's witty too and he doesn't take himself too seriously. Leno, Letterman, Fallon and Kimmel all have to go...let the two real funny guys - Stewart, and O'Brien - take over late night comedy.
Good for you Conan. Go screw yourself Jay.
He never was funny or entertaining. Still isn't.
The show wasn't great but it doesn't mean it won't be. Conan is very funny and talented so his show will reflect that. We can't judge the show from just one episode.
Pryor, Dangerfield, Cosby, Foxx, Colbert among many others are, or were, funny. Conan is silly all the time, and funny once in a while. Real humor transcends all ages for both the comedian and audience. You may have to be a lot of things to enjoy Conan's brand of humor, but intelligent isn't one of them. Most comedians today are average at best with a few exceptions like Colbert or Stewart. Watch whomever you wish, but never try to define good or bad humor as that cannot be done.
I agree. Conan spends most of his time doing stupid impressions instead of substantial, crafted jokes. Silly does not always equal funny. He's not even close to being as good at improv as Craig Ferguson (not that I like improvisational comedy much). He reminds me of a kid in high school trying to impress his friends with silly voices and wild gestures.
Needs less Andy and more of Max and Joel.
Uh, Tivo? Uh, Comedycentral.com? Who cares about time slots anymore? Was this written by my dead grandmother?
he simply is not funny...he never will be funny, and the show will be history before 1 year...with the bear or not. where do they get these talent people anyway...i know at least 10 people that could do a better job and they are common folk...he is just incredibly clueless and without talent...poor fellow...
To the negative-nancy's out there: IT'S BEEN ONE EPISODE.
And your point is what? That it will get better with time? Conan is Conan – it will be no better, no worse.
Hope he got his pompadour fixed – seems like it was giving him a lot of trouble.
glad to see he's done throwing himself a pity party – it got old real quick
In an era of late night talk show hosts who have lost their edge somewhat (Letterman), or completely jumped the stupidity shark years ago (Leno), thank goodness Conan is back in the game with his sense of fresh loopy humor and self-effacing hilarity intact. If you have been following the story with any sense of comic integrity, the return of Conan is WELCOME.
I thought Conan's show yesterday was really funny. I always liked him. But when he moved to the tonight show, he was trying to restrain himself and trying to do things that didn't suit his personality. I really think that NBC handled him poorly and Leno showed his greediness by stealing Conan's show. In yesterday's show, Conan was his true self and that's what makes him funny. Hope he has great success at TBS.
I agree. NBC restrained him. I think it's their fault he didn't do as well as expected.
He's got his mojo back
First. just because you don't care for Conan doesn't mean you like Leno, either. And the statements made by fans of Conan about how they are 'smarter' than fans of the other shows... that's just completely ridiculous. ALL of the talk show hosts fail on a regular basis, but this 'my side is better than your side' mentality is a little hard to support. If you think that, then I hope your numbers are few. We don't need any more division in our country, especially over a television show that is nothing more than a vehicle to present advertisement. Watch Conan. Or don't. But if you think that the masturbating bear is funny just because it makes other people wonder what's so funny... then you are missing the point of humor in general. If you find humor in something that makes other people squirm, I mean, just BECAUSE of that... you need a checkup.
Love Conan – have watched him every night since he started in 1991. However – His spastic antics are wearing very thin. He is genuinely funny but needs to relax and just be himself. That is why he lost the Tonight Show. He needs to hire to me to be in the audience every night. He will wear a shock collar and every time he starts into his nervous tics such as the string dance or his nerd schtick I will push the shock button. I think in very short order I can make him much more attractive to a wider audience. I coud have saved the Tonight Show for him as well. It's a shame because he knows what is funny – mainly hiring the right writers.
I don't quite agree. I've been watching him since he took over for Letterman too and I enjoy his idiosyncratic antics such as the string dance and especially his nerd shtick. I would however love to watch you shock him all night. I doubt it would change his public perception one iota but it would be hella funny.
Leno is a lame back stabbing has-been, I used to watch him until he stole his way back to NBC at Conan's expense. Sorry it's just too recent for me to forgive. Once a back stabber, always a fool. I enjoy the new Conan show much better anyway. Happy to be moving on.
No I didn't watch Conan. He just isn't funny, he's so high strung he reminds me of the "Coffee Guy" on MAD TV minus the big glasses. Only late night show I watch is Jimmy Fallon, success hasn't gone to his head and he's able to laugh at himself. Hang on to those qualities Jimmy!
Missed it because of Dish Network's screwy West coast feed. My local rag listed it at 11:00 pm but when I put it on, my screen was filled with that bigoted unfunny hack, George Lopez. Dish is feeding Conan at 8:00 and 10:00pm in pst.
Got other viewing obligations at that time so will to go DVR.
I'm not always thrilled with Conan, but it's worth watchinng to see the occasional flashes of brilliance. It would drive me to suicide to have to watch the same old tired schtick of Leno and Letterman, which have no flashes of brilliance – ever – but rather plenty of BOREDOM and PAIN.
I've never thought Conan was funny or entertaining; therefore I didn't watch the premiere. Steve Allen and Johnny Carson were the quickest witted and funniest game show hosts of all time. Now it's all bla, bla, bla..................................
Letterman is a complete bore ala Jimmy Kimmmel, and Jay seems to think to much of himself. Jimmy Fallon could replace Jay easily with his down to earth style, and easy going sense of humor.
If you want funny, watch you tube for Morecambe and Wise skits
LOVED EVERY SECOND.
This was exactly what I'd been missing. Please give us more!!!
In comparison, Dave & Jay are merely OK, Carson and Kimmel should be left to fend for themselves on an small Iceberg.
Conan, Andy and the BCB made my day.
There are only 5 shows worth watching now, Conan, Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, George Stroumboulopoulos and Craig Ferguson.
The future of comedy is again bright.
Craig Ferguson is the only person on late night worth watching.
Who is Conan, where is LA, Manhattan...Bored Assed White Guy, he ain't even a Dude.
He has Sugar in his DNA.Colberts' his incomptent comic brother.
Dumbing down of entertainment, like MSNBC and Moaning Mika & Joe.
FCC has lost control.
Glad Conan is back, and loved the show. But I HATE the competing time slot with the Comedy Central mainstays. I'd like to see The Daily Show and The Colbert Report moved up 1 hour. Then I'd be in nighttime television heaven.
With all the time he had to prepare for this show...I was completely disappointed with the guest list he had. Were all the B list stars busy???? Heck, Kathy Griffin (D-list celebrity) would have been a step up. It was boring, it wasn't funny, and I found I had to turn if off after I saw the news report of a over-turned truck carrying magazines. You can do better Conan! Please do better, I want to watch your show.
Same ol', same ol'.....I'll stick with The Daily Show.
Really!!!!! Biggest lack of talent East and West of the Mississippi!!!!!!!!!
I hated it and flipped it quick. He is not and i mean not funny at all and they need to fire him straight out and put Lopez back on at his same old slot. Conan you really suck , I am Irish and your an embarrassment to my people along with the mf's over at fox news. You need to find a new line of work dudd. You sucked ass last night i will watch something else until Lopez comes on .
If you already knew you hated Conan, why did you try to watch the show? What a worthless opinion...
I don't follow. Does that mean you liked it or not?
One night – was he funny? Maybe. Will he be funny 2 weeks from now? Here in Canada it was on at 1AM (I think)
in the eastern time zone, All 17 people that stayed up must have thought, what the hell was wrong with me.
I would rather stick needles up my fingernails than watch that idiot. Just my opinion of course.... Headlines tops Conan on Monday and every other day.......
Fallon is best late night right now, and Leno's headlines is classic. You all should watch O'Reilly Factor at 11pm EST slot to get educated and there is plenty of humor too, especially when Dennis Milller is on! Never appreciated his humor on Monday Night Football, but he is hilarious every week on O'Reilly!
fallon needs better writers because his monologues are horrendous and jay leno has never had anything funny to say. i'm a letterman fan but even conan is much funnier than he is. the ratings are gonna go through the roof. i'm a huge steelers fan and i had to pull away to watch the debut. good for tbs and i hope nbc was watching because leno has absolutely no talent
Yeah Leno's "Headlines" is a classic alright. A classic ripoff of Letterman's "Small Town News" that he was doing when Leno was still in training pants. Leno is a hack and worst of all, a thief. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUs5hNVZuCs
I watched the show but it was a huge let down. I really wanted to like it, but I just don't see myself watching it again. Sorry Conan.
Opening film was the best part, with the NBC folks machine-gunning Conan, etc. I think it's funny that people keep harping on how old Leno and Letterman are. Folks, Conan is closer to their age than he is to the 18-30 audience that seems to be claiming Conan as their late-show guy.
I wish him well, but boy that first show was truly boring.... I had more fun playing with my toes! :-) Sorry Conan, your show had too much hype and didn't deliver :-(
I don't even know what channel TBS is. Dude let Leno kick him off a major network for TBfreakinS? Yeah, that's not going to end well. Jon Stewart he is not.
I'm not really sure Conan "let" anyone kick him off. TBS is probably thrilled to pick him up.
I thought it was a decent premiere episode. Not as flashy as I was expecting, but it felt more like the "old" conan from years ago. Honestly, he should be able to flex his comedic muscle a bit more on TBS rather than being hamstrung like he was on The Tonight Show.
Regardless if people think he is funny or not as a host, he remains one of the top comedic writers of our generation. Writing the best episodes of the Simpsons, and contributing to the best SNL run ever.
I watched it and it was funny. The only time I haven't watched Conan was when he had Leno's spot. It just wasn't as funny as his late night stuff, too much NBC meddling. I'll probably be watching him most nights now. I'm happy.
The Time critic was talking about The Tonight Show, not Conan's new show.
I fell asleep trying to watch the show. Not funy at all.
I am glad none of the late night bozos were moved to an earlier time slot so they don't interfere with my TV watching!
I have the episodes on my DVR, need to catch up but at least I do not have to worry about Jon Stewart's "I'm still riding the Bush Hatredcopter" shtick. Sucks that Conan is on during Colbert though, I like his outrageousness because you can't take it seriously and if you do, you've got a missing chromosome
CONAN O'BRIEN HAS NO TALENT, IS NOT FUNNY AND SIMPLY JUST AWFUL! CLASSIC CASE OF GETTING A JOB BECAUSE YOU KNOW THE RIGHT PEOPLE!
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Johnnie Carson rules. He is the yardstick that all will be measured. RIP jc
Have always loved Conan, and good old Johnny Carson back in the day...never could stomach Leno.
PLEASE, PLEASE , PLEASE JUST MAKE HIM GO AWAY. HOPEFULLY SOON. I CAN'T BELIEVE HE THINKS HE IS FUNNY.
PLEASE, PLEASE, MAKE IT END.
It's horrible. They were not even funny at all. Conan is a clown with not head.
Conan is a liberal stooge.
The Stooges were funnier!
I just don't find him funny. His frenetic impressions and gestures are weak and seem like a form of nervous twitching to me. The whole "masturbating bear" thing is tasteless and disgusting. I suppose his jokes are about on par with Leno but not nearly as good as Kimmel. Pass.
Jimmy Kimmel? REALLY? I'd rather watch the god awful garbage on MTV than Kimmel n Bits
Hint: the masturbating bear isn't funny in and of itself. The humor is in knowing how much it is likely to offend people like you. The joke isn't the bear, it's people like you. The joke IS the offensiveness of it. You're only making it more amusing.
Wow mike that just made it even less funny for me.
So, Mike, you think anything that is offensive to others is basically comedy? You should be committed!
Conan is funny. Though, the self proclaimed Scottish Conan Guy aka Craig Ferguson is genius! You all can have your guy with his 'string dance' and his chubby little friend. I'll take Craig and his robot sidekick ANY day! EVERY day!
Conan is basically a good time, and I'm glad he's back on tv.
Be careful with Jon 'The Snake' Stewart. All Jon has to do is make a few calls, play your videos and make some "comedic" suggestions to TBS upstairs people and you're out.
Watch that dude Coco...keep your eyes on Stewart....
Conan looks funny that's it. I would rather watch paint dry.They all suck the 3 has beens. Get some new host! Funny ones!
Darn, Did I miss the premiere of another mediocre entertainer?
Sorry, I like comedy, but in my opion, he's just reminded me of a spoiled red headed step-child, with no timing on his lines. Roseanne Barr is funnier that him, and I can't stand her screams and cackles.
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People who offer only negative criticism for a comedian, are no comedians themselves, and tend to have no sense of humor. They intend only to destroy the comedian who is on top. There's a big compliment in there, but the haters don't get that. Conan is smart and funny and earned his position on cable.
Say, Eddie King really likes "The Reviews are in on Conan".
Conan was so great last night! It will just get better! :-D
One can only hope, for his sake.
Conan is likable, but not funny. Won't waste anyone's time deconstructing the show.
Yo white bread, I'm doin fine and cherry wine. Talkin bout my man Conan like that is dangerous. You better shutup b*#&* *click* b'for I cut ya!
SOoooooo Relaxed and happy, Conan was awesome!
Love the set, new band and a very confident Conan!!
So Glad you're back COCO!!
Conan O'Brien is by FAR the best, smartest, and funniest of the whole late night bunch!
Leno's audience has a COMBINED IQ of 78....what an IDIOT he is.....lololol.
I'll continue to watch The Daily Show and Colbert Report, but I wish Conan well.
I don't get it. I find him about as appealing as that old bat starring in CSI Los Angeles... Honestly after about 2 or 3 minutes I must change the channel.
yeah, he does.
Conan is hilarious!! But aside from that, he's smarter than you and he invented the internet. Suck it. Seacrest out.
I'm so glad to have a late night talk show to watch again.
conan is like so funny and just as funny as like jay and david but not as funny as craig because he is my bff thats why i post on random boards about how funny people are because they are like funny and i am contributing to this whole conversation. read what i type art thou persuaded by my intellects because i am it. good day
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I'm going to wager that THIS is the 18-49 audience Conan attracts. Smoke a fatty. I'm sure he's MUCH funnier after that. So's hitting a cat in the head with a tennis ball.
I'm glad to see that out of all the hundreds of comments posted, that nobody has spoken ill of Jack White and Conan rocking together. It proves that a lot of people agree that that part was pretty cool. Jack White is awesome.
Didn't see it. Probably won't unless I'm desperate for entertainment and the comedy channel where I can find Jon Stewart is down. Conan, if you stop playing with your hair and discussing your hair on your new show I may give you a second chance.
CONAN! CONAN! CONAN!
All of you Conan haters would be laughin your ace off if you saw some of the funny skits he has done over the years. You just must not of seen them..
John Stewart funny? His audience is like married with children's, he could flush and people would laugh. Now Colbert is funny and witty guy, no doubt.
Come to think of it I would like to see Conan and Colbert on either show interviewing eachother.
He acts stupid..... not funny. I tried to watch him., I'm done.
The only thing that was funny was the opening skit, but barely. You are going to jump off a bridge and commit suicide and get shot by men in black. Nice message you send to the young viewers; if like is hard, committ suicide. You ass. By the way, try to stand still during the monolgue. I know that is difficult to do when you are high on meth and coke.
craig ferguson for life! (and geoff) (and secretariat)
Isn't it amazing how these people think Conan is soooo funny?! I hope Conan does well. I feel bad for the guy the way he was screwed by NBC but he's not even worthy of blowing the mouth organ with the sir cheekiness!
I did not watch the show but i know this guy is one of the two kings of comedy on the tube right now...stewart is the other....they both are just great!...Jimmy Fallon may not be the funniest but what a talented impressionist he is.
Most people who think Conan isn't funny just don't have a good sense of humor. Conan isn't a 60s crooner telling one-liners, go to leno for that style, he's witty, unique and a comedy genius. If you are over 50 and think Conan isn't funny, well it's because you're over 50. Comedy has passed you by like a stealth jet. (If you're wondering thats a really fast airplane)
Agree with you totally Jay...and hey, what do you know, I'm 50!
The man is FUNNY people...Jay can go jump in the lake.
Why do libtards hate America?!??
Why do Conservatards hate America. See it can go both ways.
Really, guys, isn't this supposed to be about Conantards?
Won`t watch him. Did not watch him before.
I missed it? Thank goodness...
ALL of the talk shows have their funny moments but, never enough to carry a one hour show. I don't care which show. There are too many other programs on to watch, to have to settle for a talk show. Nothing against Conan, Jay or David.
I recorded it while watching Monday Night Football. When I watched it back, I enjoyed it. Same Conan as before. Richter made some dumb comments, but also had some genuinely funny impromptu lines as well that broke Conan up.
This comment section was supposed to be about that specific show. If you didn't see it, your opinion is completely useless.
I watch a little of all the late night shows when I'm not working, depending on the guests. If Conan has Tom Hanks, and Jon Stewart has an author of political books, Conan wins that night.
I love Conan the Boobarian! Seriously! He knows he's a boob, I'm a boob, and you're a boob! Plus, he's handsomely ugly- or is he ugly in a handsome way? He freaky funny. His IQ is through the roof, and his talent deserves a prominent spot. I'm for the Boobarian.
Looks like y'all are trying to break a record for most typos per paragraph. Ah, I guess it's only entertainment news.
how do ratings agencies account for the number of people that watch a show other than during its regular broadcast (e.g., through Tivo, Hulu, iTunes rentals, etc.)? It seems highly likely that the group of people that want to watch Conan have mastered the art of making t.v. fit your own schedule. Just curious
I have to agree with the people that say Conan is not funny. I watched him for a bit and I just did not get it. I am not old but if this is what people of my age think is funny it explains alot.
Rank of "funniness": Jon Stewart, Steven Colbert (Way above everybody else), Jay leno, Dave Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel, Conan O'Brian, Jimmy Fallon, and Craig Ferguson. Conan and Craig are on the 7th grade level of comedy. Fox news would be funny if they wern't so scary.
Couldn't there be a neutron bomb for bad TV? All the like ... talentless ... people would be gone, like the Conan's, but the TVs themselves would be fine. Boardwalk Empire would be okay.
I admit I haven't watched him in years but hasn't he always been just an awkward fake Letterman ripoff?
As an aside... Who cares about time slots these days? Who doesn't have a DVR / PVR / TiVo / or Internet Access and is forced to watch shows when they air and sit through commercials? I sure don't. Cable TV will soon go the way of the newspaper and magazine as soon as advertisers wise up. It is obsolete technology, to be replaced by on-demand content that is cheaper to produce and distribute.
On topic: Conan can be funny when he tries. But sometimes you can tell he's phoning it in.
Conan should've come back to NEW YORK. He had much more of an "edge" coming from NY - LA makes him seem oddly canned and fake, and out of his element. (Plus, because Letterman has gotten really creepy in recent years, by competing in NY Conan would've seemed even better by comparison.)
good job conan. I enjoyed all of it.
Were you and he going at it backstage?
I watch Conan last night. I liked him and was glad he was able to use some of his old antics that he has always had since the days he came on at 12:30 a.m. I'm hoping to see "in the year 2,000" again sometime, too. I felt for him last night. That was some real crap he had to go thru. He's a good, funny man, and he also knows how to play the guitar AND sing, at the same time! GO CONAN!!!!!
He's one of the people I wish magic disappearing dust could be sprinkled on.
Conan's humor is intellectual since he is an intellect, if you do not find him funny...you are not! You really need to know and understand things to find a joke about those things humorous. I thought the show was great. A sort of pick up where he left off. Kudos Coco!
Yes, truly, a masturbating bear is the sign of a dizzying intellect.
That was a stupid remark, to say the least. Feel a lot smarter now? Typical team CoCo. "My side is better than your side!" Conan needs to upgrade his interviewing skills. He isn't very good at that. The first couple of weeks will go by, then 'Team CoCo' will go back to the Xbox and beer, ratings will drop, and we will be back to where we were... not really caring.
The Conan and Daily Show audiences are very similar even within that broad 19-49 year old male base. And the TDS audience is known to be well above average in terms of education and knowledge of current events, thus the same could probably be inferred upon the Conan audience.
The humor might be based on absurdities, but you apparently can't grasp why intelligent people find it funny. As I said in another post, it's not the "masturbating bear" that is funny...it's how uptight and annoyed it makes people like you that makes us laugh.
Our side IS better than your side, at least until your side can comprehend what's going on and stop making the mistake of thinking that we're not already 5 steps ahead of your criticisms.
You still won't get it...
very well said Kevin
But I expect TONIGHTS show will be 100 times better.
I know him and that was a bad show for him.
Also Seth Rogan is such a frikking weirdo it boggles the mind that they went wiht him last night...just a terrible, no DEPLOREABLE choice for a guest on the first show.
ALSO NO QUESTIONING IT WAS VERY "UN-INTELLLECTUAL" TO NOT HAVE HAD ROBERT SCHMIEGLE AND TRIUMPH THE INSULT COMIC DOG...MAJOR STUPIDITY AND A HUGE LOST OPPORTUNTIY TO DO SOMETHING COMEDICALLY ORIGINAL...pretty dumb in fact!
Last Nights show was Major Let down as much as I love him...there was just NOTHING INTELLECTUAL by even his own standards on it....
But I agree with you about HIM.
I maintain he can do way way better than that though!
Mike: That is one of the most delusional posts I've read lately. Basically you are saying " I am smarter than you because I watch Conan". I'm not sure how you got there... put down the bong and go outside... immediately. I don't care for any of the late night hosts, and how it could possibly be a measure of your intelligence is really a stretch. I do know that you are just like all of the other fans of Conan... angry, clueless, with delusions of grandeur. Don't forget to wipe.
Glad to have Conan back. He hasn't skipped a beat. Watching the show last night was like watching his previous shows and that is what I was looking for. Conan, Colbert, and Stewart are the only funny late nighters. If you do not agree with this statement, then you are not in the 18 – 49 demographic
Funny......although id have gotten somebody other than Seth Rogen on your first show
Never found him funny, doubt I will now but will give it a go just in case his show is better.
I find Conan's "humor" childish, at best. His last show on NBC was his best until he brought Will Ferrell out, who is actually less amusing, if possible, than Conan. I would not watch his new show if I was his guest.
You sound like the middle-of-nowhere-nothing type - I don't think you're getting interviewed about your bland life any time soon, so I wouldn't worry about it.
Conan is the best! Oh did you hear? Leno's ratings are worse now then when Conan was on...LOL! Karma baby!
In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.
I love Conan!
He BLOWS every single other talk show host completely out of the water.
BUT THE TRUTH IS THE TRUTH AND ASIDE FROM THE OPENING VIDEOS...THAT SHOIW LASYT NIGHT
SUCKED AND SUCKED HARD...THERE WAS NOTHING NEW...NO EFFORT WAS EVEN MADE TO DO SOMETHING NEW...IT WAS THE SAME OLD SAME OLD FROM HIM AND I WAS SHOCKED, NO STUNNED, THAT THEY DIDNL;T EVEN THINK OF HAVING ROBERT SHMIEGEL AND TRIUMPH ON THAT SHOW LAST NIGHT.
HE IS PERHAPS THE MOST NATURALY FUNNY MAN ON EARTH, AND LAST NIGHT WE ALL GOT SHORT CHANGED BY A SLOW PACED RUN OF THE MILL, NOTHIGN NEW HERE, KIND OF SHOW...
I EXPECTED WAY WAY WAY BETTER...HE'S ALWAYS GONNA BE THE MAN, BUT AGAIN, THAT SHOW, FOR AN OPNEING SJHOW AFTER EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENED, WAS A MAJOR MAJOR LET DOWN!!!
HE CAN DO FAR FAR BETTER THAN THAT!!!
I agree with two words that you typed: "....he BLOWS". Everything else can be used to wipe your puckered poo-hole.
SETH ROGAN SUCKS!!! Why would they have him as the first guest.... Hes not classy at all. They used to have great guests. It should have been a blockbuster guest. Feel so let down by the Coco Team.... (tears)
Is this guy supposed to be funny......There are no funny men left on T.V..... They are sooooo boring and laugh at their own jokes...Is that funny???
I have never found Conan particularly funny, or interesting. And since I have referenced Jerry Mahoney some of you are going to say WHO?? Jerry Mahoney is an antique marionette-type doll or puppet with red hair. And, by appearance, Conan has always reminded of that dumb doll. I think he was on the Howdy Doodee Show! Leno's political monologues are still on target; I've grown to like Letterman, Kimmel and Fallon. Now, Fallon's a funny guy. A host has to be entertaining, have rapport with the people who support him/her whether its the band or guests, and Conan . . . well he's a one-man, goofy looking, silly acting showman. And yes, I'm somewhere in my 60's. I still watch late night TV and the political climate or current events drive who I watch.
God you're old.
Conan is hilariousssssssssss!
All you old heads don't get it. I can't believe the nursing homes even let you stay up that late anyway. Go eat your prunes!
The DEVIL, you say!!!!!!!
I had to watch to see if he got any funnier than he was on the Tonight show, but he wasn't, so I'm done. I have no idea why anyone thinks he's funny or clever. I was totally bored.
You sound like an old clown! Do your old big shoes fit??? Aaaahahaha
YAWWWWWN! WHO CARES! CONAN ISN'T FUNNY AND NEITHER ARE THE REST OF THEM! I'LL WATCH RE-RUNS OF BENNY HILL ANYDAY BEFORE THE SCHLOCK THAT THESE OVER-PAID, SELF-INDULGENT, IRRELEVENT SO-CALLED COMEDIANS PUT OUT TODAY!!! TWO WORDS: GO HOME! 'NUFF SAID
The only thing that was lame about Conan's show last night was Seth Rogan talking about his fiance's boobs and smoking pot...what a loser. And Lea Michele is too ugly for TV. Besides that, Conan is 100% comedic GENIUS! You can tell a lot about a person when they say they prefer Leno or even Jon "lame-ass commie" Stewert, over Conan. Those blessed with intelligence prefer the latter. Oh and thank goodness they moved Lopez, now that's a guy who really, really, really sucks. : )
What is and isn't funny is simply a matter of personal taste. I don't really find Conan all that appealing, but I have friends who think he's the funniest guy on the planet. To each their own.
He will continue to have a following who will love the show, but I don't think he will ever seriously threaten Leno or Letterman. Still, it's a win for TBS and for him.
Conan O'Brien never was funny, he is not funny, he will never be funny. When will people realize this!!!!
Conan is hilarious, Ferguson is just terrible and Jay should have never got his own show.
I totally agree with Rick. Craig Ferguson is much funnier. Conan is really funny if you're a 12 year old boy...which I am not.
I think I have a sense of humor. And that is why I know Conan is not funny. Its a strain to watch him for very long, so I don't. Bye, bye Conan.
Observer: "Conan likes to interrupt guests and talk about himself and make faces and other gestures to make sure the spotlight is always on him instead of the guest." My thoughts exactly about Conan. He's trying to be another Bill O'Reilly - but not as funny!
Men with beards are not funny, Zack Galifianakis proves that time after time.
Cocaine is a hell of a drug...
So refreshing to have Conan back! He got a tough deal with NBC but has shown people what a class act he is. We used to like Leno, but no more – he was not the innocent guy he proclaimed to be – all he had to say was 'no thanks' to NBC when they offered him the show back.
Just glad to see Conan back with Andy and the band. The only thing we had hoped for was a bit earlier viewing time here in Canada – but have the recorder set to go – wouldn't miss it!
Good luck Conan – you deserve it!
He didn't get a 'rough deal', he flopped. He wasn't just playing to one time zone, and the overall audience wasn't there. So new venue and new try.
Why is Leno expected to end his career because NBC wanted to play around with the Tonight Show. Jobs are scarce for comedians too.
Anyone else thinks he looks like an older Justin Timberlake ???
What are you trying to say dude? You thinkin' about me? ;) Creep
Conan is about as funny as having a red-hot poker driven into your rectum and shoved through your dick. Actually....that IS pretty funny come to think of it. So, he's not that. Bad example. He's like that candy corn at Hallloween that nobody eats but everyone has around? Yeah. Like that. Best ignored.
^ ^ Dumb comment. ^ ^
If that doofus was half as funny as he thinks he is he might even be tolerable.
I have already seen all I would ever want to see of Conan.
Craig Ferguson is by far, much funnier.
If you think ferguson is funny, it is obvious you have no taste and should not make comments.
I think Ricky Gervais put it best last night.... "Conan, sorry to hear about your show being cancelled on TBS....food network....whatever network you end up on." He was just better on the late night show ... because that kind of humor belongs on late night, when people are asleep, or drunk from going out on a weeknight. when professional athletes get paid millions to perform and they don't, guess what? they get canned. when he gets a TV time slot and doesn't bring in the ratings, well, guess what? you're disposable too. he gets paid a lot of money to perform. hey, they fired wade phillips this week for not being good at his job too. it's corporate america. get used to it.
he sucks, get him off the air...he is a sore loser, a masturbating bear he thinks that is funny...what a jerk the sight of him makes me sick and get rid of that hair style it is like the 40's...I would take Leno anyday, anyday......
Leno appeals to middle america because they are stupid half-witted sheep with absolutely no imagination....
I like watching a highly educated entertainer on TV, funny and educational at the same time. A typical Irish sense of humor. Wish you luck Conan.
The problem is there's nothing smart about his humnor. A masterbating bear is not intelligent humor.
Really enjoyed the lazy style of the show. Reminded me fondly of your debut 2 AM circa 1990. You know, those who knew something awesome was brewing.
You have to be somewhat intelligent to appreciate Conan's humor – not everyone gets it.
I agree brain, he's got brain for a highly educated entertainer. No brainers (critics) don't get it.
actually "brain" – all you have to do to like conan is have a 'small' one. I imagine IQ's lower than 80 are prime conan lovers.
If you consider yourself more than "somewhat intelligent", you probably won't like "Coco". Funny, that's my bird's name...coincidence, I don't think so. (Those of you more than "somewhat intelligent" will get the joke – the rest will be watching Conan.)
Yes...Conan's sweet spot in the 98-108 IQ range. Above or below and you can't understand why people like it.
I've never found Conan to be funny. But this is crazy – "watch Conan or Jon Stewart?" – in this day & time, with DVRs and easy access by YouTube, Hulu, etc. anybody can watch BOTH shows. Or even 3 shows that come on at the same time. It's no longer an either/or deal. So sticking any show – no matter what it is or when it's on – in the same time slot really makes no difference.
the daily show is much better. too bad conan has to go up against stewart. He will be crushed.
Thank God Conan is back on TV. He is the king of comedy!
I have TWO Tivos, it's OK!!
Sooner, or later, we all leave the demographic and late-night television. And, guess what – we don't miss it. Just wait; you'll see.
I liked Conan's show very much! He was way better than when he had the Tonight Show. Keep up the great work making me laugh!
I am embarrased for Conan. The TBS ads are very childish and immature.
Lopez tonight? Thats like watching a steaming turd for 44 minutes with some commercials in between. Im not sure if George Lopez realises it or not, but we all know hes mexican and im sick of hearing about it. Id much rather watch a crappy Conan episode then listen to "ey essa" and random paco's here and there. F George Lopez, im sure hes a nice guy but hes basically just a more viewer friendly Carlos Mencia, who as we all know, is the worst.
Who do I think is funny? Craig Stewart, Chelsea Lately, Carlos Mencia
I love the "Mind of Mencia" bits and wish he was on more.
Letterman USED TO BE funny, but I'm so sick now of his lame exchanges with the band leader and the fake laughing. Leno was never funny–just a place for people to plug their movies. Tried to watch Conan premier last night–the opening video kept my interest, then I fell asleep. Tried to watch it on DVR later and fell asleep during Seth's interview.
Definitely overhyped, because Conan went out w/ a bang at his other gig, so the first show was a bit of a let down. Nevertheless, I still love Conan. I just don't know how he can top what he did at NBC for all those years that I laughed my ass off. It's just hard to do even better. He can't make fun of his own network anymore... Making fun of TBS just isn't the same.
You guys are a riot!!! Love these comments!!! Better than late night tv!
I'm with Team Coco. I think Conan should rock with every musical guest he has on – he was great!!!
I work as an analysis for the Nelson company and I can assure you that any figuires they give you are total lies. They make a show live or die by who is the highest bidder not by how many people watch it. I have seen shows with huge numbers simply dissappear and I have been told to lie and destroy numbers that would have kept a program alive.
I don't put a lot of stock in the words of an "analysis" supposedly employed by Nielson Ratings.
So glad this fool is off NBC. He was def not funny at all.
I am so disappointed that Conan took Lopez's time slot. I enjoyed watching Lopez. But Conan isn't funny at all and I am in that target audience of 18 to 49. So now, I guess I will watch Stewart and Colbert during the 11 hour. Anyways, I do not understand that hype about Conan. I didn't watch last night, but when I used to watch him on NBC he never made me laugh.
Anything would be better then "Lopez Tonight", they need to kill that show.
Conan, Letterman, Lopez, Leno..........they're all terrrible. Craig Ferguson is quite funny, as is Jon Stewart. But by far the best late night show these days is Chelsea Lately
Actually they need to kill Lopez himself.
I think I'll stick to the Daily Show.
I got tired of the Tonight show over a decade ago. I always liked Letterman better than Leno anyway, but his show got old years ago too. When Conan had his late night show, the one AFTER the tonight show, he was much funnier than any of them. When he went to the tonight show, you could just feel that NBC was trying to meddle too much with his ideas, and it had a corporate feel that was canned and predictable. I have been a John Stewart fan for the last few years, but since I am in bed at 10PM almost every night, I just DVR The Daily Show and now Conan's new show and watch them when I am working out at 5AM. After I skip all the commercials, between the two shows I get about an hour of entertainment. Works great for me. I am glad Conan is back, he got screwed by that D-Bag Leno, and his show was funny. Not all time classic Carson or anything, but it was a good show, and much better than anything I have seen from Leno or Letterman in years.
5.4 million people between 18-49 tuned in to watch Conan's "unfunny" show. To those of you who insist that Conan is "nobody" and "talentless", seem to find it important to read an article about Conan and get worked up enough to start trolling the comment section. You say things like "who cares", well, obviously, you do, though not for the same reasons I nor any Team Coco fan does. You ask "Conan who", obviously you know who he is or you wouldn't have clicked the article to begin with. Grow up trolls. For my fellow Team Coco members, don't feed the trolls. They are ignorant and are sitting in their little dark basements crying because they are the ones that are irrelevant. Unite internets!!!
How much would you be willing to bet that 5.4 million people will be watching one week from now?
I'm not a blogger by any chance…but I couldn't resist posting something after I laughed my a$$ off reading some of the few "comments" posted above.....first of all....Conan was great!!!...anybody who thinks he's not funny is more than likely on a different mood when it comes to humor or there's obviously something deep stuck in their a$$. The thing that gets me is why on heaven's name would anybody who doesn't like Conan at all see an article see his premiere, go to the Internet, find an article on Conan and then write.... "oh....that just sucked!" .....is your opinion that ignored inside your household or are you just not aware your opinions are more insignificant than the people you make out to be? Get real....of course no one's gonna like the same things...but do you really have to be a d*ck to other's that don't see things the same way you do? What are these people trying to prove?...that their ideas are more valid than anybody else's?...all I can say to anyone who says "Conan sucks" is....you suck..."Conan is not funny"...well neither are you. I am glad that he's back because his humor appeals to me and many others...and if you disagree with that alll I have to say is that we all disagree with you whacking off the neighbor's dog but you don't hear us complaining. So to be clear...yes..... there are plenty of funny late night talk show host; however, Conan has been funny since he was writing episodes for The Simpson’s back on the old days and appeals to a portion of the generation and population the same way Stewart, Leno or Letterman do. So keep it up Conan 7 we're glad to see you're back.
Jimmy P. – because its much mor FUN to rag on this lame loser than watch him. Besides moron – this is a blog – you know – where you post your feelings about something...........
You really get it huh? You are truly one of the elite brains of the century, because Conan is just SOOOOOOOOOOOO deep
'elite' ? nahhh .... just a different type of humor, that many people get and love. if you dont get it and love it, thats too bad.... Im sure there is another type of entertainment out there for you...
I'm not going to argue whether Conan will last or Leno is funnier. I will watch Conan. I don't like Leno. As for Stewart and Colbert, hey this is the Age of Information. I can watch them, as well as Conan, but I'll just watch Conan first. All Hail the Return of the King (of Late Night)!
Conan richter leno letterman are not funny to anyone with a halfway sophisticated sense of humor. But they're fine for the mass brain casualties known as the American public.
"conansucks" What exactly is your sense of humor? Apparently normal television shows are quite advanced enough for your super high intellect? The entire statement you made points out the fact of how much of a mongaloid mouth breather you are. I left out in my last post however that i found Andy Richter to be HILARIOUS last night. I think the bit about the "lunar wobble" made me laugh harder then i have in a long time.
...I'm in the over the hill group so I won't be able to see the show until I replay it on my DVR this evening. ...I can only imagine he will be hilarious as he always is. ...to all you nay-sayers out there – stuff it!!!
Late night is a wasteland. Watched Conan last night. Don't get the hype. Maybe laughed twice. Nothing compares to the real king – Johnny Carson.
It was awesome! He did such a good job! Ok, Im fibbing. I refuse to pay for cable so to bad so sad. Conan, like letterman, USED to be funny. I would take him over leno or commie letterman any day.
I've been a Conan fan for a long time, but last nights episode was almost brutal. Seth Rogen was a terrible first guest, who wants to listen to a chubby guy with weird teeth talk about jerking off for 15 minutes, The multiple S*it bombs (not sure whats acceptable on cnn) seemed like it got Conan a little annoyed and totally ruined the mood. The over all feeling i got from watching both of the interviews was awkwardness, overwhelming awkwardness.
Hopefully Conans just a little rusty and tonight will be beter. I feel like Tom Hanks makes a fairly interesting and not abrasive guest. Either way, its definitly better then Leno. Big chinned baby.
Watched Conan last night and was not impressed.
He CAN be funny, but his versatility is limited.
The phrase "Get's old really fast" comes to mind.
I'll stick to the Daily Show.
Lynne – Couldn't have said it better myself. Conan might be a good writer, however, as the new book that is out tells about The Tonight show fiasco, Conan was no angle.
I can see if Conan isn't your type of humor, than you wouldn't be entertained, but having been a long time fan of late night comic shows, I'd say last night's episode was great. Jay and Letterman have their merits, but Conan is definitely the wittiest, and I prefer him to anyone. Andy Richter had a great showing last night too. I think the two of them teamed up will provide us with many years of nightly humor. Congratulations Conan, and welcome back, you've been missed!
conan doesn't understand his own image-he's uglifies himself by being bitter and wearing a beard. remediate that and he could be the highest rated cable talk show, even though only a fraction of network late night.
Conan beat Stewart any day. He's funnier and more creative, plus he does not espouse a raging liberal agenda.
Stupid, contrived crap, as always. Conan is a clown, not a comedian.
One of the best things about their demographic is that they can watch full episodes the next day online. Jon Stewart and Conan have made themselves accessible to the technocracy that is all the youngin's out there.
Conan was great. He is funny, cynical, satirical and most importantly, not a clone of Johnny Carson. he is far more original than Letterman/Leno could ever be. I would've gone w/Tom Hanks on the first night since he coined Team CoCo. I didn't think his guests were all that great.
I agree, the guests were not great. Seth Rogan seemed unnatural, and unneccessarily dirty. The woman from Glee was alright. She looked great, and had mildly interesting things to say. Tom Hanks would've been good. I'm glad they were able to incorporate Larry King, he was always a classic on Late Night.
Conan sucks. His show was horrible last night. I was nothing like the olden days on NBC with Andy. You might all love his show so much. Yet he is on TBS now making a lot less money with a lot less viewers. NBC was stupid to put him on the front spot of late night talk show. He should go back to work on the Simpsons.
Conan is awesome. He's funny, and alot of his stuff is just random comedy, unlike everything Leno does. Even if you don't like Conan, you can't honestly say you like many other late night shows. Kimmel, Lopez? Boring. When Leno interviews people all he does is interrupts them 5 times during their story and rephrases what they just said to try and sound funny, he tries so hard but fails. Letterman is the only other late night I'll watch, he doesn't care if he has a boring guest on, he just makes it awkwardly funny and sarcastic (you all saw the Joaquin bit)
Despite being older than his usual fans, I've always enjoyed Conan and last night was no exception. Unfortunately, I like Stewart and Colbert better, because of their political slant. Much as I hate to say it, because I really do like Conan, I will probably only check in on him between commercial breaks at Comedy Central.
He's funny if your into that kind of three stoodges comedy ive seen on nick. I guess that's what the over 25 crowd is all about now – 3 stoodges. Our gen jolks on this jolker and his followers anyway.
What is this, I don't even...
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Conan was not funny last night, he won't be funny tonight or any other night, never was and never will be. He can't get out of his own way. God kknows he tries, with all of his usless desperate antics. His delivery is dim witted. He has no sesnse of timing. And ends up looking lame and embarrassed. And he should be embarrassed. He's simply a fool.
John Stewart has nothing to worry about.
Looking lame and embarassed is his schtick. He's his own straight man. Try to view him with a fresh pair of eyes and an open mind. He's hilarious.
Rating mean nothing now. All of us are either downloading this or we're DVR ing all of these shows. How the hell is a show going to stay on air these days when no one is really watching it live? Especially when it comes to a show like Conan, his entire demographic taped his show, they did not watch it live.
I love how you said his entire demographic "taped" his show.
I think it's like dialing a phone number or rolling down the window. Nobody does those things any more either but we still say it.
I love, love Conan – he's Red Skelton & Steve Allen reincarnated! He's not only gifted with that quirky sense of humor but he's also a principled man (an oddity these days in celebrity land) who was raised in this wonderful big Irish family. His talent doesn't rely on reading jokes off of cue cards. His improvisations are quick and brilliant!
Pretty much boring to me, too much hype, didn't live up to all of those commercials. I say NBC made the right decision.
Conan has a special kind of humor- not one that everyone gets. But for those of us who get it, he's one of the funniest, most clever people on earth. I love watching him and am so excited he's FINALLY back on TV. By far the best late night show period.
Special kind of humor for special kind of people ;)
Personally, I don't like or dislike Conan either way, but as far as him as a comedian I honestly don't think he is funny at all. I watched the first 15 minutes, to give him a second chance, and there was nothing even remotely funny about him. Maybe he was a little quirky/weird, but nothing really funny at all. I'd really be interested in hearing from people that actually do think he is funny. I don't get it. The ratings were bad on his previous show, eventually I think they will be bad on TBS. The guy just isn't funny.
It doesn't matter what a few people on a message board say. The viewers are there, the audience members are there, and most importantly the fans are there. He's got nothing to prove to anybody. I loved the first episode. I think it's a great combo with Lopez Tonight.
It's a great relief to have him back.........but......I was disappointed in his guests. Lea Michele??? who cares. And Seth Rogan??? yeesh I don't really love the background either......too bright I think. Though, The Basic Cable Band was amazing!! He doesn't need to add anything new to his old format. I just hope he keeps doin the same old schtick.....it's what made us all love him from the start.
I thought it sucked donkey balls at first....then I thought them criters were doing a fine ol job of talking all funny and stuff and it the end it was just lots laughs that all the youngans really likes to see...
I hopes hes stays for a while on TV......we don't get nothing but TBS down here in W. Virginia and I likes Connan lots.
I just hope he has more to talk about than complaining about NBC and his firing. Got pretty old pretty quick. I did think Andy Richter was hilarious though.
I still love John Stewart
Who cares what time anything comes on anymore? I assumed most people have DVR's these days. Watch one live, record the other. Audience share should not be measured the same was as it was before the DVR.
are time slots really that relevant in these days of the DVR? it is rare if i sit down to watch 'live' television anymore.
WHY IS HE EVEN ON TV HE JUST TAKES UP SPACE HIS BITS ARE LOUSY THE SHOW IS LOUSY
HE'S LOUSY WHATS UP WITH THE STUPID HAIR I MEAN HE TURNS THE STOMACH
yer an idiot!
You should probably put on those magnified reading glasses of your, sit real close to your screen, and reread the blog entry (if your know what “blog” means, gramps) his demographic is ADULTS age 18-49, I think you’ve surpassed that centuries ago, yes? I would also like to introduce you to grammar and punctuation; it’s a beautiful thing, commas, and periods, lowercase and uppercase, it helps you convey intelligence and understanding of the written word…you just come off like an idiot. Take a deep breath with your oxygen mask on, flip the channel back to Matlock, hold your crossword in your liver spotted and wrinkly hand, and do everyone a favor, and don’t watch Conan again. If he’s so “lousy” don’t waste your time trying to understand humor that’s not as dusty and your bones.
Way to go Conan..I get ya, but don't give the camera guy so much exercise...for christ sake stand still !
Yea. These cameramen didn't know how to handle him!
Conan is back! It was loose, casual and funny! It felt like his old show. Now, I'm not too sure what I'm going to do... it's down to him or Chelsea Lately in my book.
Conan was great, but Andy was hilarious. I like that Andy gets to be himself rather than the "yes man" side-kick NBC forced him to be.
Conan is not always laugh-out-loud funny, but he is always amusing and there is something comforting about watching him back in his element. It's like our favorite comic strips in the funny papers: they're not always comedy gold, but their familiar characters and wit has a sense of stability that keeps us coming back. As long as they aren't too consistently cringe-worthy (like say, Jay Leno is) those of us that like Conan for being Conan will keep watching. Hater's gonna hate.
WELCOME BACK CONAN!!!!
obv you do, tom, cuz you took the time to read the blog, sign in, and post a comment
Welcome back Conan. Been a fan since the beginning. I think the funniest bit last night was Andy's comment that the "Ex-Late NIght Talk Show Host" Halloween mask was so authentic. "On the inside, it smells like tears."
But I did think the show was a bit underwhelming. But I'll keep tuning in.l
Conan is not a charming comic.
Did anyone else think Seth Rogan was high? And that his laugh is quite irritating? Other than that, the show pretty much rocked.
YES! He was the most annoying guest ever. Eww
All this time and the best he can do is Seth Rogan? He should have had Terry Hatcher on there and demanded a re-match without the slip and fall.
Who FRIGGEN CARES?!?!?! SHUT THE F&%$ UP ALLREADY!!!!
I enjoyed it very much. The duet between him and Jack White was excellent.
I do miss the color and sharpness of the audio and video of the big networks, but the quality of the talent made me forget the production values.
I believe his best work will always be in the background UNSEAN as a CONTRIBUTING writer for some cartoon character that is loved by the masses. ! But he is just not what you put out front to greet the PUBLIC.
Loved the show!
I love Conan! I loved Larry King as his guardian angel last night! For those who hate Conan, stick to Jay Leno's chin and lame jokes, as I am sure you have be up for the senior citizen special at Perkins the next day. I will have a hard time choosing between Conan and Stewart. I love them both.
Now why would I go to Perkins when I can get the turkey bacon at IHOP? Real bacon makes me gassy. I still say a re-match with Teri Hatcher would have made for a better show.
I am a Leno fan but I taped Conan to see the first show..All I can say is Yuck! his opening monologue was uncomfotable and awkward, especially focusing on those two chick in the front row. I am out. Love Leno
conan is funny as hell but i missed it...did he bring back In the year 2000?
I thought the funniest line in the whole show was when Andy put on the 'Former Talk Show' mask and quipped "It smells like tears in here." Andy Rocks! GO, Mort the Lemur!!!
The two of them together is such a good combo. I laughed so hard when he said that.
andy rocks? you need a life dude!
Was watching his show but Zzzzzzzzzzz Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz Zzzzzzzzzz
You know what, Conan rocks. I only watched the late show when he was hosting it, and I had to "strenuously" stay awake when Leno hosted the tonight show just so I could see the Conan O'Brian show. Besides, he's the one making it happen with his crew, the networks are just money grubbing idiots that can't do any entertainment themselves.
Watched and enjoyed it, but tonight it is back to the Daily Show
Enjoyed the show. Great to have Conan back.. I'm from an older demographic than the show's target audience, but I still
think Conan is the best of the late night comedians. Best of luck in the ratings, Conan.
There are at least two grammatical errors in this article. I stopped reading when I hit the second one. I don't know why I bother with CNN anymore anyway. Every article is biased and reads as if written by dyslexic Young Republicans. Shameful that they are a journalistic leader. That said, Go Coco!
Yuck... Conan is not and never has been funny. I'd rather have a root canal than watch him. I just hope the ridiculous and annoying commercials stop soon.
I agree with you. He's boring and jokes are NOT funny at all. Funny how a person can get paid millions of dollars and act dumb and ridiculously boring.... yuck.
Dave Letterman is better than all of them. Even tho, I do have to say, Dave is getting old and sometimes his jokes aren't funny to me anymore, but I've been his FAN for years and years.!!!
I was generally pleased, but I won't be for long unless Coco starts developing some new characters and shtick. He's got much wider format capability on TBS and a narrower audience focus. Forget satisfying the geezers who'll all be dead in the next 10 years. He's gotta get hipper and attack the funnybones of the younger end of that 18-49 demo. Ideally, his writers needed to spend several months of watching nothing but Family Guy episodes. Then they'd have the right mentality to craft comedy for Conan. I pray he makes it big and, ultimately, inherits either Letterman's show or even the Tonight Show once again. This is, of course, years away, because lots of OLD folks who whine about Conan gotta die off first.
Conan was Conan. Love him or hate him he was simply Conan. I LIKE THAT! And c'mon, Conan rocking it out with Jack White? That was freakin' awesome. The excitement was huge both from the audience and the guests. Jon Stewart, I'm sorry, but I'll be watching you on TIVO. Long live Coco!!
Have to agree about the Jack White segment. Surprised the heck out of me that it wasn't a set up- he DID rock! (OK, he's not a professional musician by any stretch of the imagination, but he sure wasn't faking either; impressed me big time).
As far as the rest of the show, time will tell...
I never thought bitter people were funny. I can' t believe he is STILL using 'leno material.' It's old Conan. let go of it.
I absolutely loved the show last night! I can't remember the last time I laughed so hard watching any other late night show. I remember as a teen, I couldn't wait for Leno to be over just so I can watch his show each and every night. I have set my DVR to record his show for the nights my 3 month old wears me out. I am so happy he's back!
I agree . . . you probably are.
Having to choose between Conan and Stewart seems like a non issue. A lot of people have DVRs and many have dual tuning DVRs. I recorded both shows and watched them later in the evening. I imagine that this might be more prevalent in 18-49 age group.
Come on CNN lets talk about something other than a whining man who was given millions to end his contract... be thankful for what you have not what you dont have....people are out of work and would love to have had all those millions to not work... your nothing but a whiner get over yourself... and you arent even funny ..............
his new show was disappointing. i am a huge Conan fan but i don't think i'll be religiously watching him now. he really wasn't that funny at all. a lot of cheesy (perhaps immature) humor. i miss his "Late Night with Conan OBrien."
I love Conan and always through the years followed him on TV wherever he ends up working for. He has that goofy, warped sense of humor that I love. Crazy things that most would just keep in their minds during those funny/awkward moments in life, and he plays them out to the T. Jay is Jay and Conan is CONAN! He's unique. If you don't like him, then you have a boring sense of humor. You're limited. A square.
whew.......to be honest – anyone that thinks coco (what a stupid name) is funny needs a bit bigger brain. Like laughing at some who #### his pants.........
Conan is juvenile, not funny, which is sad for a so-called comedian.
To all the Conan haters, blow it out your you know what. You wouldn't know funny if it punched you in the crotch.
grow down old man.
We all have a different take on what funny is. Funny to me is asking Jerry Seinfeld what he's been doing since his show got cancelled and watching his reaction to that.... He turns red in the face says I didn't get cancelled and then his head explodes. Now that's funny.
COB has always been a copycat of Jay Leno and David Letterman. The only difference is all COB does is outlandish and sometimes bizarre. It is only a matter of time when the current media hype of the newly launched COB show will flatten to the zero level and the rest of the world will forget about Who is Conan O'Brien! Does anybody now recall who was Howard Stern in the TV?
Lots of people remember the Stern show. And he still makes the news from time to time. Courteney Cox's boy toy interview comes to mind. Don't like Stern – but he is there and people find him funny. I find Coco funny - Jay is a copy cat – look it up. He has copied more bits than anyone. No originallity. Look up Coco's accomplishments as a writer – and as a comedian. Then compare it to Jay's accomplishments. Jay is like McDonalds - everybody goes there - but they do not know why since the food sucks. Coco - its that hole in the wall pizzaria with the best pasta plates.
PD, you have the names backwards.
The thing about Stern is this.... he's as relevant as ever and between all the late night hosts and him, he's clearly the most engaging interviewer, on par with Letterman (if not better). Listen to his interviews with Coppola, Duvall, or McCartney. They are amazing, frank, truthful works.
What gets lots on people. He single handidly convinced over 15 million people to not only to follow him to radio, but to but extra equipment, in some cases have it installed at an expense...he also convinced 15 MILLION PEOPLE TO SPEND $12.99 A MONTH FOR SOMETHING THEY PREVIOUSLY GOT FOR FREE.
Name me one other person in radio, tv, or film that can convince a mass public to spend that much money to hear him speak.
All the people I know listen to him. He seems to be getting big stars on the show. Check Google trends when guests are on the show...ask Jim Breuer how his book sales were before and after the Stern show.
And then turn the mirror back on yourself and ask yourself this: who exactly is the one who's irrelevant here?
I loved the godfather-esque intro where the NBC execs gunned him down...TWICE. lmao
The person I don't get is Ken Tucker from EW. He has got to be one of the worst reviewers ever. How does he keep his job?
Exactly. I mean everyone knows it's a diaper that masturbating bear wears, not a sack. He doesn't know what's going on, so he gives it a bad review. What a tool.
Conan is hilarious. NBC should of never did what they did. I wish I could of seen the show last night but I have to get up way to early for work. I really need a DVD-R
youre right, NBC should have never hired him in the first place. what is wrong with you people.
A DVR might be more adventageous...
@Coco blows: What's wrong with us? Nothing, we don't take life too seriously and we are not uptight people such as yourself. Take your meds oldielocks! I know in your time the Ed Sullivan show or whatever it is you old people used to watch must have been funny and we respect that, but don't knock something that other people enjoy.
GET RID OF ANDY!!!!! He is not funny and takes away from Conan. If he can't be taken off the show, at least get him out of the interviews.
Andy is a KING!
Come on....late night with a sidekick? that's what the world needs now....that and a lil love
I totally Agree with you. When Conan was doing his show solo, I watched all the time, but as soon as Richter came, it really put a damper on things. Heck, I stopped watching Conan b If Conan kept Richter off the tonight show on NBC, he would still be on NBC. Just my humble opinion.
Conan is easily the best late night talk show host.. i'll be watching every show.
I watched the show because of the hype. By 11:30 I had to switch to Leno. A grown man making faces & jumping on the set & a bear jerking off is just not funny !! Come on Conan – get creative, crack a few original jokes, keep it going – I think it got the ratings because of the hype. This time slot will kill Conan unless he reignites something more creative & original.
You're kidding, right? You do realize that half the comic world hates Jay because literally steals ideas from other people in the industry. You do know that, right? That he broke the lines on the writer's strike to bestow upon his audience the same middle of the road awww shucks crap he's been doing for nearly 20 years?
It might be crude...but when's the last time you saw a masturbating bear on a late night show? And a joke about calling his show Conan because it would make him harder to replace. Funny line.
Does the nurse at the home know you were up that late? Come on, you had to switch to Leno? Give me a break. Tell the nurse to change your diaper and put you back to bed.
Yes, Conan did get really high ratings due to all the hype. Realistically the ratings will be cut in half within a month or so... that's basic cable. However, if you cut the number of key demographic viewers watching Conan's show in half, it is still higher than the number of key demographic viewers watching Jay's show. Of the approximately 3.5 million viewers watching Jay's show, only a little less than a million are in the 18 – 49 demographic, the rest are 50 or over. Even with fewer viewers, Conan's show will be more profitable than Jay's. Jay's show will slowly decline while Conan's will be steady.
quit sniffin' his pits and start watchin' the show
Late night needs fresh talent. Comic writing isn't something that can hit a home run every time. Conan does seem to be able to step up to the plate and swing. Letterman, for example, seems to have forgotten how; relying instead on tired formula that just isn't funny any more.
Go Conan. You can't be funny unless you try and Conan does that.
At the very least we've got a viable alternative when channel surfing.
I loved it! He was fresh, funny, and it was just what I expected. Nothing over the top, nothing drab and dull. Just right! And I love that he's on earlier now.
Conan dominated last night! Andy Richter was also just as hilarious!
I liked the show last night. I have to say I didn't use to like him when he was on NBC but after he got fired, I came to know him as a person and not the comedian who only tries to make people laugh. I gues that's why I am enjoying his show more now. It helps to know his personality.
Is this article real life?
Welcome back Conan! It was FANTASTIC!
Masterbating Bear & Lottery Balls. Pure CLASS for the Middle School kids. He should be on at 4:30 in the afternoon.
What a poor excuse for an Adult beigging for attention.
Stay tuned for Poo Poo & Pee Pee humor......
Yes, masturbating bears are MUCH less funny than "headlines". Idiot.
Couldn't have put it better myself. Co-Co The Spinning Clown is a joke. And not a good one.
Are Jay and Dave really better than that? Dave still makes jokes about his staff scandal and nearly ruining his family, that's high brow comedy right there.
So your middle school kids are up watching Conan? Pure class for you dumb @ss
Dude, did you really just say pee pee and poo poo?
Poo poo & pee pee jokes are one of the main foundations of being silly. Silly is the best way to befunny. If u don't like conan u prob don't like steve martin john belushi monty python george carlin or any other truly great funny people. Leno is a mondo d bag. ;)
Conan was GREAT!!!! Thrilled he is back. Keep it coming, CoCo.
Conan was awesome. Watching him in that setting, you feel like you're actually watching a comedian entertain you on a comic late night show, instead of watching someone who is hosting a comic late night show.
Well put. He really seemed relaxed and enjoying himself. I'll be sticking around to see how he does. I really like his humor and that he's able to laugh at himself. He's not afraid to be silly. Letterman? Seems bored with his guests. Leno? Loves himself and thinks he's hilarious telling the same jokes over and over. (we get it Jay, Americans are fat, Republicans are in the closet, and airlines suck) Conan? Seems to really enjoy his job and makes his guests comfortable.
I am all about team Coco!!!! He is the funniest thing, besides John Stewart, on late night. I will give them each equal time of my pre-sleep repast.
Amen to that. I love DVRs.
Well, you are half right... Ill let you guess which half.
I don't think "repast" means what you think it means.
@Dictionary – look up the meaning of "metaphor" before you try to call someone out on their word usage.
@Metaphor – I wonder if he was quoting The Princess Bride?
“"Inconceivable." "You keep saying that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.”
God this message board is making me laugh.
Dictionary – look up the word "repast"
Of course he mostly got good ratings and reviews – Compared to Letterman and Leno even I am funny!
Loved it. Conan is much better than Leno, Stewart and the rest. Had to change the channel right after though as Lopez is lame.
I love Conan. That dude is hilarious. . .But last night was an okay show. He just needs to get back into it. 1st show, alot of excitement about being back.
Joseph – "alot" has never been a word, but "a lot" are words. However, you're correct. Conan is brilliant.
just tryin' to help: you know it's really obnoxious and annoying to correct other people's grammar or spelling, right? Especially when it can simply be a typo? I mean, it makes people want to pound your face. Just trying to help.
Bad review from EW but its a shame no one will see it because no one reads EW. :(((((((
wah wah wahhhhhhhhhhhhhh
You did! :-)
@Kim and Garrett. Ummm, the article talked about the bad EW review that Tyler reference.
wish the bullets were real. right on bababooey!
Conan the Barbarian!
Conan the Magnificant Ginger Barbarian O'Brian,
Cleveland Streamer is trolling and you all bit.
I liked the intro, but Conan's dry humor kinda sent me looking for the remote.
Not a funny person. What the heck is the deal?
not funny...never was, never will be...can't for the life of me understand what the hoopla is about.....
Unfortunately, some people just don't have a sense of humor.
Conan O'Brien: You see, you're in for a long lifetime of, "And you went to Harvard?" Accidentally give the wrong amount of change in a transaction and it's, "And you went to Harvard?" Ask the guy at the hardware store how there jumper cables work and hear, "And you went to Harvard?" Forget just once that your underwear goes inside your pants and it's, "And you went to Harvard?" Get your head stuck in your niece's doll house because you wanted to see what it was like to be a giant and it's, "Uncle Conan, you went to Harvard?"
Who's funny to you? Frank Caliendo?
Yes, I can tell . . . you're not a funny person. But why do you think anyone cares?
Conan, on the other hand, is brilliant. His brain actually works.
I agree completely. Conan is a waste of a perfectly good hour of TV. The radio station I listen to said it best.
"What was the best thing about Conan's premier? It gave us an extra hour of sleep two nights in a row."
Thats OK, Leno needs fans too, but when you find your sense of humor, turn on TBS as Conan is hilarious!!
Really? – You listen to the radio. Thats Hilarious in itself.
If you don't care about Conan, don't think he is funny or understand what all the hoopla is about, why bother reading the article and commenting? I don't understand when people do this. Why click on a article to read when the subject is of no interest to you. And as if that's not bad enough, make comments that you don't know why this matters.
Watched it. Loved it. SO glad he's back.
You reference Gary Delabate, you spell rules with a z, you say da instead of the = you have no credibility. Not only do you have no credibility but you're a tool.
I got stoned and I missed it.
No you didn't, you were watching Jon Stewart and it just felt that way.
Conan owned last night. It was a great show, just like on commentator said above, it had an ease to it. It was the old Conan we all know and love. Thank goodness he's back!
Of course there will be high ratings and reviews the first few nights. Give it time because Conan is not that funny!
Turn down that Allan Sherman phonograph and come up stairs so we can watch Lawrence Welk together.
Sadly, Bob is right. Conan isn't funny. But neither is Leno, Lopez, Kimmel, etc.
If you actually watch Conan interview someone, you find that he's one of the most sharp-witted talents of the last many decades.
So, @Ted, IYHO, who is funny?
Ted apparently thinks nothing is funny. Its Bundy! Team coco!
Conan SUCKS...i am more entertained picking the lint from between my toes
Smarter thjan Bob misspelled "than." Ironic
If you want utter comedy there is only one place – Fox News!!!
If you actually watch Conan interview someone, you'll see that unlike Carson. Leno, Letterman, etc. Conan prefers to talk over the guests to make the show entirely about himself and his Jerry Lewis-like schtick.
But Sarah Palin isn't always on FOX News.
At least Conan is funnier then Jay Leno, who's not funny at all. And he's a creep for what he did to Conan. Howard Stern is right about Leno, he's a slimmy excuse for a human being.
Whether you found it funny or not, I'm going to watch it every night.
Unlike Conan, Jay Leno did everything his boss asked of him and didn't whine like a baby.
Amen. I'm in the target audience age group, and I couldn't agree more. Conan puts on a more physical act, but really, if you step back and watch the show for what it is: it isn't much.
Howard Stern called someone a slimy excuse for a human being? Now thats funny!
Leno is the one who uses his guests as props and his sophmoric humor, you must be confused. I forgive you, now go get your shinebox. bwahahaha.
I never got the whole "bwahahaha" thing. Does anybody really do that in real life? Great to see Conan back. He looked happy, excited and comfortable. You're either a fan or not a fan. Fair enough.
Leno takes a backseat to his guests and acts as a straight man to set up their jokes and routines. Conan likes to interrupt guests and talk about himself and make faces and other gestures to make sure the spotlight is always on him instead of the guest.
Conan's funny. If you don't think so I feel sorry for you, as you have no sense of humor. I am even that big of fan, I find him doing the same stuff over and over and get bored, but the man is funny when inspired and last night he has inspired moments. Back to the Daily Show for me though!
Name three people you think are funny.
you are right: CONAN IS NOT FUNNY. I won't be watching.
Jon Stewart is MUCH better. I tried to watch Conan when he was on NBC before, and he was stupid, I would last about 15 minutes, then had to change channels....
Conan is awesome. It's Jay Leno and Letterman that are old and annoying.
So you only understand humor if you like Conan? Only one style of larger that life humor is acceptable. His humor didn't fly in the Tonight Show set up, so maybe this venue will be a better fit. No one is 'owed' a tv show, if his style fits he'll make it, if not he'll try another project.
conan ruled last night
THe masturbating bear was missing his customary music.
Yeah – he used a ruler to measure his stupidity. Wrong tool – right task. Leave it to a fool to use the wrong tool.
Glad he comes on late at night – I'd hate to have a better program to be moved to a different time slot because of this bozo.
Say Eddie King likes "The Reviews are in on 'Conan".
If you like clowns, Conan's your man!
Conan is the man!
As punishment for your one-trick line, I will continue to work my one-themed response to you.
May an axe swiftly find its way into your forehead.
Conan....who? Never was funny to me..
why is Chaz a troll?
Why are you reduced to responding to even a tv show review with a political comment, Chaz, and, as usual, have nothing to offer but name calling?
Conan, you're just not genuinely funny dude. Sorry, but you're not. Even if you had good writers, you still would not be funny.
I won't be giving up Stewart or Colbert for Conan (and I'm not in the 18-49 demographic); Conan gets a good zinger in once & a while, but overall he is too clowish for me.
II switched channels after ten excruciating minutes of Conan. Not that I am a big fan of all the others night shows but I must declare I often found Conan to be an impostor comedian. Last night he fully confirmed that to me.
Welcome back, Conan!
Personally, I would have enjoyed the premiere more without all of the sad jokes about him being on TBS. Just when I thought it was over, he sneaked in another comment that just basically announced "I hate it here." That "Yayyy, he is making the best of it" mockery said it all. Perhaps he will adjust and the old Conan I used to watch and enjoy will return; perhaps he'll continue feeling and looking miserable. I wonder if he will once again produce the same enthusiasm in his new home... the not so popular and not so well-paid home. He said this is something he loves and needs to do, so, the same energy should be there no matter where this loved job is taking place. He can have much more control now and take his show to any direction he desires. Let's give it time and see what happens.
Sorry Sports Rockers,he may be funny but like so many in the spotlight he is jazzed by his own reflection. Sorry to be a drag, or a realist – but when poor Conan gives even 10% of the $'s he was given to go home after his pity party...donates a bit to some worthy cause then I will like the guy more. it's not the money or ego – it is both.
Loved it- love him!! So glad he is back,but want him against Leno not Jon Stewart.
"Conan....who? Never was funny to me.."
You should learn how to use that saying before actually using it. Thats like saying "George Bush... who? Was never a very good president" or "Michael Jackson... who? Never did like his music."
Leno is killing them (no really 1000 of his viewers die nightly). Letterman hasn't been funny in 20 years. Conan just showing up wins hands down. And George following Conan is just icing on the cake.
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