November 5th, 2010
12:07 PM ET
Conan: Leno won't be a guest on new show
Seth Rogen, Tom Hanks and Harrison Ford are just a few of the stars who will appear on Conan O'Brien's new late-night talk show over the next two weeks. One name that won't be landing on the list anytime soon? Jay Leno.
"He can come as the musical guest, because that I want to see," O'Brien remarks in a candid new interview in Playboy's December issue before adding, "No, there are certain things I will not do, regardless of the price.”
And while the "Conan" show will tape not far from the "Tonight Show," O'Brien doesn't anticipate that he and Leno will ever cross paths. "We hang out in different circles, so I don’t think we’ll be bumping into each other," he explains.
Despite his comments about Leno and the fact that the comic replaced him just 7 months into his new gig as the "Tonight Show" host, O'Brien insists he's not bitter – which is why he didn't dwell on the negative in his signoff speech.
“I wanted to end on an optimistic note. I thought it could end up being the most important moment of my television career. It still could be," says the 43-year-old funny man, who considers himself a fortunate person. " Doing those last 'Tonight Shows' was a high. A lot of people tuned in, and I was really proud of what I was able to make in that situation."
As for the "Conan" show, which premieres November 8 on TBS, he says, "It’s going to be me doing whatever is in my power to entertain people for an hour." That includes making actors pay a fine if they dare to plug their projects on his show.
"I want to talk to people who are good at a craft, people who work with their hands… We’re going to talk to a lot of upholsterers," he jokes. "Will I bar Tom Hanks from the set? No, I will not. He can come, but he’s not allowed to talk about his project. He’s gonna keep his [expletive] mouth shut about his project. And we may have financial penalties… Anytime someone starts to drift into ‘Well, the great thing about this movie is that I was reunited with my favorite director’ - bzzzzt –everyone watching gets $2,500."
Ultimately, O'Brien tells Playboy, " I’m going for eight months on the air. All I want to do is break my 'Tonight Show' record.”
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Wow, Conan really turned out to be a whiny little baby. Leno on Conan's new show would make rating history for late night talk shows. "Boo hoo he tuk muh jub!" Guess what Conan? You were kicked because when you started hosting the Tonight Show, it actually LOST to Letterman. In all the years that Leno hosted, he never once lost. Plus your viewership was steadily declining anyway, just face it. You're just not as appealing as Jay Leno because the vast majority of people who watch Late Night shows are middle-aged and above.
anyone who likes jay leno ..you are super lame. conan did nothing wrong he is 50 times funnier than leno. and
dan -conan did not make a wrong choice.
Conan not bitter? That is his best joke yet. I don't know why he continues to portray Jay Leno as the one who caused him to leave NBC. NBC gave Conan a choice and he rejected it. I suspect he feels he made the wrong choice now.
Who cares about either one of these guys?? Colbert is where it's at.
CONAN IS OK. LENO IS OK. I WATCH LETTERMAN BECUZ HE IS JUST SO FUNNY TO ME! BUT I DEFINITELY DEFINITELY LOVE CRAIG FERGUSON!!! OMG HE IS TOO HILIARIOUS!!
I don't know why all this contrast b/w jay & conn. for God sake jay is by far better and funnier.I have nothing against conan.let it be known , jay is the man.jay am sure won't like to be a guest at his show.conan should man and move on and do what he is paid to do and not beeping over irrelevant stuff.
I dont have anything against Jay. He's just kind if boring compared to conan. And although Lettermans prepared comedy is bad. His interviews are the best around and funny.
I am a Leno fan. Because he is good at his job. He ALWAYS makes me smile, if not laugh out loud. Since the Johnny Carson era when I was a child, I watched the Tonight Show but vowed to never watch again when Leno left. I will never watch Conan or Letterman because they are not funny at all, just sarcastic.
To the ill informed nimrod that said Leno is old and doesn't smoke weed. I propose a challenge...get Conan and Jay to do a smoke out! I'll put my money on Jay...he can smoke wicked amounts of herb he and Harrison Ford are two of hollywoods deepest lungs! To smoke or not to smoke is not the question as to why either one is funnier than the other its just that they both came from different eras. Weed has nothing to do with it but I'd love to see them both sit down and pass the peace pipe back and forth in one of those ultimate fighter caged battled rings and with Woody Harrison in Connans corner and Harrison Ford in Jays .... Hell I'd pay $100.00 to see that on "Pay per view"!!! Oh yeah and after each round of bowl smoking they got to do 5min stand up jokes. Would love to have Lindsay Lohan be the Bikini girl that walks around announcing the up comming ring! Ohhhh yeah!!!
To the ill informed nimrod that said Leno is old and doesn't smoke weed. I propose a challenge...get Conan and Jay to do a smoke out! I'll put my money on Jay...he can smoke wicked amounts of herb he and Harrison Ford are two of hollywoods deepest lungs! To smoke or not to smoke is not the question as to why either one is funnier than the other its just that they both came from different eras. Weed has nothing to do with it but I'd love to see them both sit down and pass the peace pipe back and forth in one of those ultimate fighter caged battled rings and with Woody Harrison in Connans corner and Harrison Ford in Jays .... Hell I'd pay $100.00 to see that on "Pay per view"!!! Oh yeah and after each round of bowl smoking they got to do 5min stand up jokes. Would love to have Lindsay Lohan be the Bikini girl that walks around announcing the up comming ring! Ohhhh yeah!!
Yeah really sounds like you're not bitter Conan.
I don't care cause you don't matter. Roll down your sleeves, pick up your money, and carry yourself home.
To the ill informed nimrod that said Leno is old and doesn't smoke weed. I propose a challenge...get Conan and Jay to do a smoke out! I'll put my money on Jay...he can smoke wicked amounts of herb he and Harrison Ford are two of hollywoods deepest lungs! To smoke or not to smoke is not the question as to why either one is funnier than the other its just that they both came from different eras. Weed has nothing to do with it but I'd love to see them both sit down and pass the peace pipe back and forth in one of those ultimate fighter caged battled rings and with Woody Harrison in Connans corner and Harrison Ford in Jays .... Hell I'd pay $100.00 to see that on "Pay per view"!!! Oh yeah and after each round of bowl smoking they got to do 5min stand up jokes. Would love to have Lindsay Lohan be the Bikini girl that walks around announcing the up comming ring! Ohhhh yeah!
Conan sucks that's why they fired him
We loved conando ,& we are looking forward to Monday screw NBC
And hello! Conan is not whining or acting like a crybaby, he simply answered what was asked of him in the playboy intervirew. Errybody needs to relax. Jay and Conan have diff types of humor...can't compare.
They should have gotten rid of carson and kept conan ha
Conan is not that young. Btw, he is born in 1963. Therefore, he is 47, not 43.
His humour is lame to say the least.
Talk about passion and opinions related to late night talk show hosts! All those getting so worked up and hateful should try to relax and smile. Just try it. Really. Everything will be ok.
I like conan. But I WANT to hear what projects actors etc are doing!!
why is conan still whinning about Leno – shut your mouth, do your show, and when you fail this time, you'll have no one to blame but yourself
What you Leno-supporting morons seem not to get is that he's the true crybaby. He forced himself into the Tonight Show (even though Carson handpicked Letterman) and had the audacity to call Carson washed-up. You guys are calling Conan to man-up?! What about sticking to your word? I'm pretty sure that's has as much to do with being a man as vindictive revenge. Leno is an unoriginal quack who thinks he's such hot S*** in real-life. Pompous, and arrogant.
P.S. I'd assume Coco wouldn't invite Hanks back because Hanks was the one who started this whole "Coco" phenomenon. As much as I'm sure it does truly annoy you, Conan, you must be giddy over the marketing aspect. TEAM COCO!
@sdm re: He wont let actors talk about their latest projects? That wont last long..» you are kidding right? It's a joke rocket scientists that's what comedians & funny people do jokes, satire etc. Conan is hilarious 2nd only to Jon Stewart, Jay hasn't been funny in years, Conan got screwed Leno is the whiner, Leno got the spot (primetime) he wanted and blew it Conan got screwed over royally. Welcome back Conan.
conan rocks & leno is just old in so many ways
Conan kicks a$$. Leno is ok too. I just like unpretentious people. Conan can turn a really stupid joke into something funny by pointing out how dumb the joke was. I hope they bring back the Clutch Cargo skits with Saddam and Arnold. I also liked his interaction with the band and LaBamba
Personally I think Conan is much more funny. I'm not dumping on Jay either because I think they're both funny. Conan has more of a weird sense of humor that gets kinda idiotic, but he knows some of his jokes are stupid. Leno is more straight laced and that serves a certain audience. I also think Leno benefited from the Johnny Carson crowd sticking around.
I think Conan has a point. I don't watch those late night shows because it is the same people promoting the same crap with the same cutesy anecdotes about their currect project. It will be refreshing 2 not have to listen to their promoting their project for the tenth time that week! I can't see how it will work, but I might watch just to find out!
Oh C'mon, Conan did not have the audience when he was on NBC, what makes him think he can draw an audience in his new show. Sponsors will see the light that Conan's time is in the past and he needs to just give it up.
I agree with you John. I am a tonight show fun and when Conan took over, the watched to see how it was. It was awful. A gave him a chance and after the 4 nights of watching him, I finally gave up and stopped watching the Tonight show. Only when Jay Leno came back did I started watching The Tonight show. With millions in his pocket, Conan should just call it a day and enjoy those cool milliions - he's comedy is so slapstick, it is hard to watch.
What a crybaby. No small wonder they dumped him. People are sick of crybaby snot nosed whinners.
Steve Allen must be LHAO at all of this nonsense!
I must be from the moon for anybody to say Conan ain't funny. o_O Plus the fact that the Tonight show is just like any other thing thats gone on for years. Somebody has to take your place after so long. Johnny wasn't the only person they wanted for the show so when he died they kept it alive wit J. And last I checked Leno was the one cryin and tryin to ruin Conan. One thing about America that is a mess is people a free to have an opinion and say what they want but its not a law to be informed. Like Fixed news. Glenn Beck admited he's not a journalist and checks no facts but he's still considered a journalist? Like wow! That should've been the end of his career but he still talkin non sense and people listen. Rush said day one he hopes the President fails and people still listen to his crap? When will people wake up and get out the box? ENTER THE MATRIX FOO! COME ON!
Conan is not funny at all. I guess Its Im black. I don't see what's funny bout his jokes. Jay. Leon's more funny them him
He got screwed- I'm so happy he's coming back. He's a great stand up guy. (Punn intended!) 😉
I'm with Coco.
this is all about big egos...and conan has a bruised one. he needs to move on and find his thing...clearly he was not The Tonight Show material. I think Johnny Carson was as good as it gets, and conan was the worst it could get.
Conan for president!!
I do like the one guys juggling hairdryers comment..now THAT was really funny for sure. Go Conan!
Ok.. where to begin. I haven't heard any whining yet. He is spinning the whole situation into comedy, which last I checked that is what he does for a living. Second, nobody cares if you like him or not, that is why there are so many people on late night, to satisfy everyone. And finally... George Lopez wanted him on TBS as a lead in man. I hope people get their facts right before they judge you.. don't you?
I too have a strong dislike for Leno, and have always preferred Conan over any of the other late night guys. I find that Conan has a lot more original, unique segments than the other chin. I mean...guy 😉
Craig Ferguson is funnier than both of them combined!!!
Conan is such a big crybaby. I'm tired of his whining. His show on NBC got cancelled because of low ratings. It was awful! If he had been able to at least beat David Letterman in the ratings, he might still have a job there. Leno gets the short end of the stick here and the media makes him out to look like the bad guy in this. Afterall, Conan got millions of dollars for being a big failure. Must be nice to be a failure and still make millions. If George Lopez was half the crybaby Conan was for having to move his show one hour later, then we'd have the whole late night debacle all over again, but Lopez knows it's part of show business and gracefully smiled and looked happy at the media...humility is something Conan needs to learn!
So much negativity here and in the world at large...
Leno's ratings and Conans ratings were both down. Neither one of them were doing that great in their new time slots. But the Tonight shows ratings were the lowest that it had been in years when Conan took over. I actually like both of them, but Conan wasn't bringing what they were hoping for. It's always about numbers in that business, sad but true!
I think they both stick as far as being funny. My grandchildren crack better jokes and they are 5 and 7. Anyway, I have a real job
@PunchObrien......Leno knew fo 10 years that Conan was going to take his spot! Conan signed a contract 10 yrs prior to him actually taking over the tonight show. How can you say Conan took Leno's spot!? Do some research and get your history right. For everyone else that bashing Conan, how about dont watch him? If you can stand his humor and think he is stupid then turn the goddam* channel. No one is forcing you to watch the show, and its not like there arent 500 channels to choose from. I cant stand Leno, dont think he is funny at all, so you know what? I never watch him! Done. –
UGH...so glad that Conan isn't holding any "bitterness" against Conan (cough, cough). Time to grow up Mr. O'Brien. Some of us just never quite got into your brand of "humor". Good luck with the new show...
Yep not bitter at all.
conan is wonderful...and if he would have christmas shows with gifts like oprah and the dancing queen ellen we would all be saying Jay who? begging for more Conan!!!LUv Ya Conan look forward to seeing you soon!"NoMenforLent"
I Never Knew How Old Conan Was, Nor Did I Want To Know. He Makes Irish People Look Bad
I love to read some of the bickering, the insults and character attacks. Especially those making inane comments.... over a simple topic. Classic! It's just personal taste. 95 percent of the TV viewers like one of these clowns but not the other. Just pick a side and continue to watch lame primetime comedy and stale bits. Booze it up!!
Wait Leno change his mind? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO that would never happen. LOL. but it is nice to know that if Leno needs another vacation he cant claim to be on the retirement road again. MAN I HATE THAT LENO FOOL
Dear Man Upstairs.
Another up side, Leno sold his soul to get it done so you only have to put up with his time on the old rock.
The OBrien Leno thing really goes back to Jay saying he was going to retire and then changing his mind at the eleventh hour.
Dear Jay Leno.
Thanks for screwing up and puting Conan onto a better time spot. I know Lopez is happy about it just like I am.
Leno at 10 tanked. No one watched it and you need people watching as a lead in to the next show for that show to get good ratings. So Conan's low ratings were completely Leno's fault.Use your heads. And Conan never whines in this article at all,everything is a joke, a very funny one. Read more and you'll pick up on these things.
Now I will say Conan is more funny then Leno. Leno should have been a man and just ither left show business or went to another network, Leno had his run and has not been funny for years anyway. For years the only part of leno i saw was the last 5 minute befor conan started cause my dvr started recording early so as not to miss the funny that is coco. Now I did catch a few episodes of Lenos new time slot and it was the same lame jokes and stupid chuckle. Conan was a man about the whole thing. At no time in tonight show history did they ask Johnny to move to midnight cause the guy befor him sucked! It would have been a plain wrong. Now and till the end of Leno I will never tune into the Tonight show with Jay &^%$&(&^()(*%^ Leno......Move tonight show i mean come on ppl that should show you that Leno was a punk about it. Why couldnt Leno be a man and move to a time after Conan and Jimmy? Oh i know cause like his other time slot no one would bother to watch him. Well thats my rant. To all Team Coco fans enjoy the new show cause I know I will.
Conan did a great thing by not accepting the push back to midnight. That would have F'd everyone behind him (Late night with Jimmy Fallon) Fallon has a great show, im rarely up that late, but anytime ive watched its been really funny, better than Leno. So hats off to Conan for seeing the writing on the wall, and taking a (forced) break and moving to a new station. Looking forward to some good comedy.
Whiner? He isnt whining. People are so quick to forget that people in his position get asked this question. He isnt just coming out of anywhere sayin 'leno wont be on my show' Hes not a whiner. The people who are bitter that he got plenty of money sound like the whiners to me. Conan is hilarious. Damn hilarious.
Conan is a nightmare. What a show to watch bafter a hectic work day.
What was his least favorite word? Cynical. Conan has become the most cynical man. He's full of sh%t. PLUS, funny how it is OK for him to bump George Lopez back an hour so he could get a show, but Conan quit a show when someone did it to him. What a cry baby. I love his show and all, but he has become the man he never wanted to be. Cynical.
Actually, Conan left because he didn't want to bump Jimmy Falon. Wasn't that nice of him.
And, in other news, the sky is blue.
Why would Leno want to lower himself to the level of Conan's show?
Leno was last funny in 19862when he was wearing a green leisure suit, now he's a studio shill. Don't forget that his was the show where "w" announced his candidacy for Prez? An absolute corporate tool . I'll watch anything else
19862? Is that BC or AD?
O'Brien is 47, not 43... Just goes to show that bloggers for CNN are too lazy to: 1.) Do their own interviews and 2.) Pull up a Wiki.
Good for you Conan. Those goons at NBC sabotaged your show by having Jay's new show, as horrible as it was, come up before it, then they wondered aloud why ratings were low. Jay is a selfish self centered fool. I used to watch him almost everytime before, but I can say I have NEVER seen his new show and NEVER plan to
CNN and its affiliates continue to be fascist in their censorship by not allowing an explan ation or response. In my lastmessage I made an entirely different comment on the Leno-Conan fiasco in another story & CNN's response was to reject w.o proof. Someone has to clean up CNN's fascist-minded censorship.
It is becoming quite apparent that Conan is 'unstable'. Conan was not funny – his attempts at funny were more 'stupid'...
in fact, so stupid it was pathetic. If it was Jay's fault and then NBC's fault that Conan's show didn't make it –
I wonder whose fault it will be the next time ?
Probably either George Lopez (for convincing him to join TBS)
Or reruns of Family Guy (for being a poor lead in)
or he just might blame Leno again.
Yep he sure sounds like he isn't bitter
I still haven't figured out Y Conan left NBC. I know the only way I'll get to see him is through HULU & that's too problematical. The oldies like Leno and David are fading. New blood is needed Young new blood. Or am I losing my sense of humor through attrition?
Conan, this time, when you do your monologue, STAY STILL.
Good! If people wanted to see Leno then they would watch Leno.
I think to get all the yuong people to watch . Tell them each night the big man is coming and before thanksgiving bring on the big fat guy (SANTA) oh ya !!!! That what I want !!! and who wouldn't ?
Too bad. That exchange would be amazing
Connan you are not funny, you are very annoying – what a waste!
seeing the premier of conan is better than watching the super bowl.....GEAUX CONAN!!!! GO SAINTS!!!
Why can't we just like both guys simultaneously for their two separate styles??? As usual, the simpletons of the world have to become uncivilized and ugly in order to justify their existence.
Hey Conan, it's not Leno's fault that you súcked and no one watched the show, causing NBC to bring Leno back.
I love Conan. That bit with that MugMash iPhone app made me cry
Conan simply wasn't funny. He took the tonight show down the tubes then was paid millions of dollars to quit the show because he was so bad. Ratings don't lie.
Conan should get over himself. He's not funny and why keep dragging out the past about the stupid NBC "show" It's history, so move on already...
There's just not a lot of"talent" that can sustain a "Late Nite" show like Carson.
NO.....Leno sucks,and always has!!!
conan won't be on tv long enough for jay to care. he should've taken his $35 mil & gone away.
Conan is a jerk, he is so untalented, and ugly and he couldn't make me laugh if he gave me $$$....Leno has class, Conan has none, he is like letterman, sore losers...Lopez watch out you will see how he stabs you in the back next...I hate that he is coming back on tv, not on mine, just his voice makes me sick
I think we all have forgotten, it was NBC who told Jay Leno to go to the other 10 p.m. show, so that Conon could take over the Tonight Show. And then it was NBC who decided that Conan wasn't bringing in the people. So it was never Jay Leno's fault. He just went where NBC told him to go.
I have always hated Leno,I have never found him truely funny.Conan is hillarious but too damn goofy,I have always been a Letterman fan,I know he (Letterman) is aimed at older audience,but I was watching Letterman as a kid on after I watched Carson(the KING of late night)!!!!
I do LOVE Craig Ferguson he is funny as hell.....But Johnny Carson will always be the king of all late night!
Conan is so juvenile. Not funny at all. Leno would lower himself by even thinking of appearing here.
i think conan is awesome he is very funny i like him because his comedy style is very random leno on the other hand is very predictable there for not funny, i still watch leno but i don't think he is funny, looking forward to conan's new show
Coco, can we bury the hatchet on this hatred for Leno? It's a turn off. Just make us laugh- that's all we care about.
You might reconsider having Leno on the show, then maybe I'd watch.....Nawwww, not really....I couldn't sit thru such low-brow crap even to see Jay. Conan's humor is the same as it was 15 years ago, created for people that don't 'get' the sophisticated humor of The Three Stooges....
I like The Three Stooges and their work is more sophisticated than Charlie Chapman.
After seeing Conan live and enduring his ego as he played a concert that would have embarrassed high school garage bands; I am hesitant to watch. Hopefully, he will refrain from playing guitar or singing. Please just stick to comedy!
every laid-off person has same feeling as you
i guess you should concentrate on delivery rather than COCO , FOX or GOP , avoid these three things and you will still be a good host
Jimmy Fallon is the new king of late night.
I agree. His monologues are great and the bits are funny. Hubble got cha!
Craig Ferguson is the one to watch on late night TV.
I don't blame Conan a bit. Leno would probably take over this show too.
Leno should take over for this clown. Then maybe it'd be worth watching. Conan deserves to sit at home and drool on the carpet, that's about all he's qualified to do.
I haven't watched Leno since. Conan is not my favorite entertainer. Jay just showed no class.
Conan should invite Jay to come perform some "stupid human tricks", unless of course he figures he's seen enough of that already.
Leno is not up at 3.00 am !
Now that's Funny!
Conan is like the guy who didn't get picked by the girl to be her boyfriend. He just can't get over the fact he was rejected and blames the guy who was chosen instead.
Please ensure the continuous entertainment of the unwashed or they will smite thee.
Conan is being very disingenuous. He says he's not bitter, but won't let Leno appear as a guest.
Yeah.....no bitterness there.
I don't see Leno inviting Conan on either. I'm just sayin'........it works both ways
Who the hell is Conan?
6ft 5in wheat-dude decked out, pimp-daddy, wearing maroon fur pimp hat (tilted), swinging maroon fur pimp cape, bell-bottom, hip-hugging maroon pants, swept up with 5in platform shoes and swinging gold-chains....talking much sh(!)t..,
Conan's poor ratings weren't his fault.
NBC screwed up by putting crappy material on as his lead in.
If NBC retired Leno, kept 10:00 drama and entertainment, then Conan would have done great.
Go the Cone
De gustibus non disputandum est, so just watch (or don't watch) whomever you like and shut up.
All Conan had to do was be funny. He couldn't do it. The only person that ever laughed was Andy Richter, and he was being paid.
Conan has his moments, but I found him way too self absorbed. Leno may be old school, but he is the best late night program out there right now.
This nonsense reminds me of the OLD "Comedy/Variety" show wars between people like Milton Berle and Red Skelton. AHHH, now THERE was true talented comedy. Jackie Gleason, Dean Martin, Jack Benny... and on and on, including that young upstart Carol Burnett.
You young folks are making a mountain out of a poor excuse for a molehill with Leno vs. O'Brien.
Oh, and I like weed, too!
Man you must be older than dirt to recall all those old-timers...
no wonder your parents hate you
As much as I like Conan, he needs to cut it out with this crap. We get it. You got screwed. You came out looking the best of anyone in this debacle. Now you are starting to look like a whiny baby.
I wouldn't mine being the whining baby for 42million dollars...talk about high-end breastmilk...
Conan is a true entertainer. He is humble and talented. Leno is a backstabbing used car salesman and its sad his career is so successful. Its good to know reven in the entertainment world there are people as real as Conan
Tevii – thanks bro – tell mom I said hello
someone mentioned jimmy fallon as funny? dude, what drugs are you on because they seriously work better than mine...
I think all of you are too quick to blame Conan and Leno. NBC was the ones who dropped the ball. The announced back in 2005 that Conan would be replacing Leno as the "Tonight Show" host (which was not what Leno wanted). During those negotiations, NBC did not want a repeat of David Letterman (Leno being chosen over Letterman to replace Johnny Carson). So NBC offered Leno his own show at a 10pm weeknight spot. During the course of both the "Jay Leno Show" and the "Tonight Show" both ratings didn't perform as hoped by NBC. Leno's rating did well for NBC but not the affiliates who felt Leno's ratings were not good enough to sustain an audience for the 11pm newscasts. Bottom line: NBC screwed up
Finally, The Voice of Reason! I was just about to post the very same thing so thanks for saving me all that typin' ...;)P
In related news, Conan is still open to Jay Leno's chin appearing on his show.
May Conan fail ! He pushed Leno out originally ,than when he does'nt do well he blames Jay. I hope your ratings are lousy.
Really? Anyone that really finds Jay funny must reside at a nursing home...
May Conan fail. h
If Conan were just a tenth as funny as HE thinks he is, then he might have a chance. He's the most narcissictic guy I've ever seen, and a terrible interviewer too.
Conan is awesome. He's 47 though, not 43.
Wow, and I thought pale, red-heads wrinkle fast and age early...lookin' good Conan babey!
Totally un-funny person and show.. I don't get the broohaha
Saw him on his tour – the most entertaining and complete show I have ever experienced. Needless to say, I am excited for his return!
Overpaid big crybaby. He is better equiped behind the scenes as a writer. I find him ridiculous to listen to.
I agree that Conan iscting like a child. It's not like he is not getting paid a bunch of money at TBS, it's not like he didn't get a bunch of money from NBC. Please, act like an adult and not like a child. Set a better example. I was on the fence about Conan, but his behavior definitely makes me not care about him or his show.
He wont let actors talk about their latest projects? That wont last long considering that is the only reason why actors go on the late shows to begin with. It's all about publicity and promoting their projects. They're not going to be booking Conan just for the fun of it unless they get something in return like promoting their own stuff.
are you fOR REaL?!?!?!
you do understand he's joking right??? the entire interview is a goof! does no one get this?!?!?!
Leno is an unfunny tool, Conan is a comic genius. That is all.
@Really?- man im trying to read comments and i see like 5 fom you, get a life
Honestly, Jay is better than Connan. Not funnier (between the two it's a tie because they both lose), but I do think Jay does better interviews.
i wish i had friends.
i will be your friend – if you appear on my show 🙂
I'm with KB. I like Conan and Jay. They're both funny in their own unique way. Love Jimmy Fallon too!
Those who say Conan needs to quit whining may like noting that nowhere in this article does Conan say anything that could remotely be construed as whiney. You people are idiots. You are
Finally, someone with a civil mind. I salute you 🙂
Will someone please tell Conan the hair thing has to go, he's a little old to do the Pippy Longstockings thing and get away with it. And if his new commercials are any indication of his new show, he might look into firing his writers. Talk about a moron trying to look funny....
Get your facts right if you wan't to be considered credible. Conan O'Brien is 47 NOT 43.
conan is funny, but so is jay, nbc should have never taken the tonight show early from jay, especially being #1. conan got screwed, jay got screwed. he shouldnt hold a grudge against jay for taking his old job back after being offered it. the bad guy here is NBC.
How did Leno get screwed?? Sure, he lost the Tonight Show to Conan, but for his troubles was given a cushy primetime spot. He ran that show into the ground so quickly that NBC almost cancelled it after 2 weeks. When they did finally put that horrible show out of it's misery, they rewarded his failure by giving him back the Tonight Show. I fail to see how he got screwed in all of this.
Of course Leno isn't going to be a guest.. that would be really weird.
but Conan and Letterman can hang out, ANYTIME.
Neither Conan nor Letterman are really funny. Antisocial and wierd.
Cnn comments put me in the mood to fist fight.
Yeah, well you are a p@ssy!
On a base level, I actually agree with you Spencer...
Why is this cry baby making news about this? The poor baby, he was going to get pushed back 30 minutes so he had a tantrum and left. I won't be watching no matter who is guest is.
Was not funny the first time.Will not be funny the second time.Please,go work at McDonalds or something in an area no one can see you or your ridiculous hair.By the way , Leno is not funny either.Resurrect Johnnie.
Does it matter? He clearly has an audience that enjoys him and is taking the opportunity to capitalize on that. You would too. Enjoy your mediocre life.
Why would Jay want to be on Conan's show. thats funny.
old people like Leno, young people like Conan. Old people don't like weed, young people do like weed.
That is a horribly wrong statement. I am a young person, and I don't like Conan or weed.
What a wonderfully open mind you have. Go back to South Bible Baptist, please. The internet is a sinful place for you.
@ "Really?" How's playing WoW in your parent's basement whilst gulping Mountain Dew working out for ya?
Hey many, I'm old and I like weed!
Your life seems a lot better... leaving comments all over this message board. Yeah, you got it going on. Leaving comments at different times throughout the day really shows you have a busy life. Trolling the boards is serious business!!! Hope you're getting paid for it, because if you're not, you might as well quit life.
@Lenoh No – That would be awesome. Having all my bills paid for, not a care in the world would be a nice change of pace from being broke.
Oh ya, stop pretending you know anything about me. You aren't even close.
NotanOldperson – I am young and dont do weed – and I HATE conan!
you should retool your name – IamaMoron.......
Really, check out the audience when the cameras do their sweep. Old, middle and youg. I grew up with Johny Carson...so far, they haven't found a replacement but Leno is not bad. Conan was just not in his 'element' on the tonight show. I'm not a Conan fan but I wish him well.
Neh – Jon Stewart.
Since Conan is pushing the G Lopez show back an hour, will Conan be a guest on the G Lopez show?
Conan on LOPEZ
I am very happy Conan is at least pushing back that moronic George Lopez... This way I won't have to dive for the remote to change the channel so quickly after watching the Office or Family Guy...
It's too bad I even have to know who this nutjob is. He's not funny, he's never been funny, he never will be funny. It would be funny if he got hit by a train. I hope his show is a giant flop, and gets cancelled after the first 2-3 episodes, that will be funny. What a waste of human flesh, and air someone else could be breathing...
Eek. Time for your meds, bra.
I'm not funny either. Do you wish I'd get hit by a train, too? Chill out and take a deep breadth before wishing death upon anyone, even if it is in jest.
@JAB – No, I don't wish any harm to you. While you may not consider yourself funny, you don't have your own TV show where you think are you funny. That's what annoys me so much about this clown.
@Really? -i bet your grandkids cant stand visting
Bra? Really? Loser.
I think conan and Leno should make out and circle jerk
Of course Leno won't appear on Conan. Conan wants his show to be entertaining.
beachsounds – Now thats a novel idea .......conan funny!!!!!
Better than yours jagoff
I would feel sorry for Conan, but he did walk away from the Tonight Show with a nice chunk of change to the tune of $40 Million... Plus, if his ratings would have been better than Leno's, we would be seeing Leno on a different Network other than NBC. Just move on gracefully and admit that he brought in better ratings than you and deal with it. I like ya Conan, but the whining and pettiness has to stop...
Really! It's not like Leno made the choice to pull him. If nobody liked Leno, he wouldn't still be there after almost 20 years!
Somebody get this many a box of tissues already...
Conan has a new show? I had not heard.
Exit the cave.
conan hasn't been funny for at least 8 years, and Lenno has actually gotten better. conan needs to stop whining because he seems like a sore, bitter loser.
hey conan, i have an original idea: do a bunny hop onto your mark, then do the string dance, then make a lame joke about GW Bush and Sarah Palin! i can't possibly figure out why they would take your major network show away.... good luck on the D list!
Common now, Conan's hair is very funny! Lets all laugh and point at the hair tantrum!
Conan is a sad little baby. He is still making his wounded little baby remarks about Jay. Let us not forget that this all started when Conan made a deal to get Jay fired. How he is the victim in this is beyond me.
You do realize that most of Conan's quotes are pieces of an interview, right? Or did you even read the article? If you did, I'm sure you would have been able to surmise that these are questions that he was asked by the interviewer. That is, unless you're a complete idiot – then you may not have grasped that. He's not just going around talking smack about Leno to anyone who will listen. You may be correct that he is bitter, but this article doesn't prove it. Now, run along and let the grown-ups talk.
Conan, you are the worlds child, we want to watch you and support you when things go array. I'm not religious but, Godspeed!
Great. Just what the world needs-a 43 year old child. Lol. Leno, Conan-what difference does it make? It's all crap and the few people that watch it only do so because there's nothing else on.
brandonj, who are you to tell us "why" we watch either of these shows? Do you know all of us personally? I watch because its funny, not because there's nothing else to do.
Oh, excuse me JAB. I forgot to mention the tiny minority of morons who think this loser is funny. Yeah, he's really hilarious-that's why his ratings sucked. The bottom line to all of this is that NBC wouldn't have gotten rid of Conan if the ratings were there-but they weren't. In fact, they took a serious nosedive after Jay left-who isn't very funny either. In any event, get a life and quit getting all bent out of shape because some dares not agree with you-you pathetic little loser.
brandonj – speaking of pathetic losers – go back in your hole
This Monday night is going to be SO awesome! I get to see Conan's new show and pick up COD Black Ops right after.
What a thrilling life you have.
If anyone here had an "interesting life" they wouldn't be on this site. So, your sarcasm is poorly placed, my friend.
COD rocks I can't wait.
@@say what – I think it's funny that you chastise someone for sarcasm about not having a life when you post about not having a life. I think you are the one the sarcasm was lost on.
Say, Eddie King likes "Conan: Leno won't be a guest on the new show"
Say, thanks for the update. I'll alert the media.
In the meantime, feel free to find a tub full of water to stand in while you juggle plugged-in hair dryers.
LENO HANGS OUT WITH OLD UNFUNNY PEOPLE AND CONAN HANGS OUT WITH FUNNY PEOPLE OF ANY AGE
It's all true.
Dee, if you mean by real adults you mean those who humorless, easily amused, and those who enjoy watching a someone rip off countless bits and brings zero originality to the table, then you might be the realest of all.
Say hello to the rest of your dwindling, stagnant contingent for me.
Dee – last I checked this whole Tonight Show fiasco started because JAY wasn't able to bring in the viewers for HIS new show. Oh, and don't you have to actually cry to be called a "cry baby"?
leno is a tool.
Real adults would be asleep by then because they're so old... 😛
Conan's humor is a little more like frat boy college humor.
I love Conan but having Jay Leno on his show would only make him better. Talk about the ultimate turn the other cheek! I think its time for Conan to move on and let go of the anger. His response about having Jay Leno on makes it clear he is still mad no matter what he says. Show business is a mean and harsh business. You have to get used to being treated badly. he, unlike most, was compensated well for this.
The last time i watched any of them was when letterman did his alka-seltzer suit. And that was a while ago.
Conan doesn't want Jay Leno on his new show...oh, and why would Leno want to go on this idiot's show in the first place...excuse me Conan, you're not THAT good anyway!
Conan is the biggest bag of wind around and definitely NOT funny!
and that hair...... needs to be run through a lawn mower!
oooooooooooooo give me a break!!!
Conan has a lot more class and talent than Leno, or Leno's chin, could ever fathom.
Oh yea. Conan completely destroyed the tonight show because he was so funny. How lucky can a guy be for being paid millions of dollars to quit because he sucked so bad at it.
He didn't quit dumb dumb, Leno tanked in his time spot so he slithered his way back into Conan's.
Conan... do us a favor.... don't contort your face and screech like a freak.... seriously.... it is disturbing....and it isn't funny.
Second. Leno owes you nothing. You tried to take his job. And you complain because he manned up and took it back? Act like a man for ONCE and stop being a cry baby. No one likes you... which is why your ratings fell off a cliff. Loser.
I just hope he keeps the beard. Who cares about Leno anyway – Letterman, Conan, and now even Craig Ferguson are all better at what they do IMO. At least Leno is better than Jimmy Fallon (what a compliment).
Conan is simple not funny...he is stupid...stupid movements...stupid facial expressions...what people find funny about this guy is beyond me!
Are you people really that stupid? Imagine your dream job. Now imagine the person who has your dream job agrees to give you their job in 5 years. Imagine waiting 5 years and then being handed your dream job. Now imagine 8 months later. Imagine having your legs cut underneath from you BY THE VERY PERSON WHO PROMISED TO GIVE YOU THE JOB. It wasn't because of Conan, it was because Leno's numbers sucked. Leno even said he wanted to retire, and wanted to go out on top. But I guess Leno still needs money for his what? Like 400 car collection? Leno does it for the money. Conan did it for the job. That's what makes this a huge deal. If I was Conan, hell yes I'd be mad. Hell yes I'd be REAL mad. Hell yes I'd ask for a truckload of cash because now my staff has no job. I'd stay mad. Conan was weinerchopped from having his dream job by a bunch of corporate, back stabbing retards. I thought Leno was a decent guy, but instead of going out on top he'll be very far at the bottom. Conan was always funny, and will always be funny because guess what? He's not in it for the money. And hey, if you don't like Conan, that's cool. But seriously, think a little bit before blasting away and put yourself in his shoes. Also, if you like Leno, enjoy your bland, sad sense humor. I'm sure you're a real hit at parties.
I do not care for Conan's humor, and I don't watch his show. However, the class by which he has handled himself through this has at least made me a fan of his character.