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10 Facts About Conan

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Conan is a late-night talk show airing each Monday through Thursday on TBS in the United States.

A late-night talk show is a genre of talk show popular in the US, structured around humorous monologues about the day's news, guest interviews, comedy sketches and music performances.

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The hour-long show premiered on November 8, 2010, and is hosted by writer, comedian and performer Conan O'Brien.

Conan Christopher O'Brien is an American television host, comedian, and television producer.

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Describing itself as a traditional late-night talk show, Conan draws its comedy from recent news stories, political figures and prominent celebrities, as well as aspects of the show itself.

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The show typically opens with a monologue from Conan O'Brien relating to recent headlines and frequently features exchanges with his sidekick, Andy Richter, and members of the audience.

In theatre, a monologue is a speech presented by a single character, most often to express their mental thoughts aloud, though sometimes also to directly address another character or the audience.

Paul Andrew "Andy" Richter is an American actor, writer, comedian, and late night talk show announcer.

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The next segment is devoted to a celebrity interview, with guests ranging from actors and musicians to media personalities and political figures.

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The show then closes with either a musical or comedy performance.

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On TBS, Conan airs Monday through Thursday beginning at 11:00 p.m. eastern time.

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Comedian and actor Andy Richter continues his role as sidekick to O'Brien, and as the show's announcer.

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Conan's long-time house band continues with the host under the new moniker Jimmy Vivino and the Basic Cable Band, with Max Weinberg being replaced as bandleader by guitarist Jimmy Vivino and as drummer by regular substitute James Wormworth, both of whom regularly substituted for Weinberg during his brief departures.

Max Weinberg or Minister of the Big Beat is an American drummer and television personality, most widely known as the longtime drummer for Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band and as the bandleader for Conan O'Brien on Late Night with Conan O'Brien and The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien.

Jimmy Vivino and the Basic Cable Band is the house band for Conan O'Brien's late-night talk show Conan which debuted on November 8, 2010.

Jimmy Vivino is an American guitarist, keyboard player, singer, producer, and music director.

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On May 14, 2014, TBS renewed the show through 2018.

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