"I've always only been interested in trying to make people laugh," Conan O'Brien told Piers Morgan, "and trying to be funny and make things that would have made me laugh, you know? Or my brothers laugh, or my sisters laugh, or my parents laugh. That's always been the motivation for me."
While you're on the couch watching American Idol, chances are you're also updating your Facebook status on your smartphone or tablet, or hitting Google for the name of that ubiquitous character actor you can't quite identify. There's also Twitter. Posts on it set two all-time records during the Super Bowl, one at halftime and another just two hours later at the game's end.
Shaquille O'Neal joins Larry King and other "kings" of their industries sit down for a dinner party.
"I want to be frozen on the hope that they'll find whatever I died of and bring me back," Larry King told a shocked group of dinner guests gathered at his Beverly Hills home for a party hosted by him and his wife, Shawn.
In honor of the final Harry Potter film, Conan O'Brien, Rachel Bilson and more reveal their secret magical wishes
A new film documents the weeks following Conan O'Brien's public firing from NBC's "Tonight Show."
What do Conan O'Brien, Etsy.com and the Smurfs all have in common?
In December, Conan O'Brien told Larry King he's having a blast with his new show on TBS.
Conan O'Brien talks about meeting former 'Tonight Show' host, Johnny Carson
Who will fire the next salvo in the ongoing friendly feud between TV host Conan O'Brien and Next Media Animation, the Taiwan-based animation studio known for its sarcastic CGI re-enactments of American news?
Plus: Tell us if Conan is a hit or a miss
Conan O'Brien's return to TV Monday night stuck close to the standard late night talk show format and set, but he could boast one innovation.
CNN's Offbeat Reporter Pete Dominick examines Conan O'Brien and late night comedy during political turmoil.
On Monday night television, Conan O'Brien rides again. But until then, the comedian is saddled up for a gallop on the "Fail Whale."
We at The Frisky have always been on Team Coco. Sure, Jay Leno gives a decent monologue and David Letterman's "Late Show" is where celebrities go to unleash their inner crazy, but Conan O'Brien? He relies on good writing and quick wit to pull hilariousness from his celebrity guests.
The lesson: never park your car under Conan O'Brien's office window unless you like marshmallows in the driver's seat.
Comedian Conan O'Brien returns to the late-night television circuit Monday with a much-anticipated new show.
Conan O'Brien's making his return to late night TV. CNN's Kareen Wynter reports he's after ratings and redemption.
It's time to see if the dancing taco, explosive commercials, clever tweets and other promotions will pay off for Conan O'Brien.
The following is an excerpt of an article from the November 11, 2010 issue of "Rolling Stone." This issue is available Friday, October 29th on newsstands and online via Rolling Stone's premium subscription plan.
The funnyman gets wet and foamy in a silly promo for his new talk show
Sofia Vergara and Joel McHale announce the nominees for this year's Primetime Emmy Awards.
"I can't wait to interview the cast of Jersey Shore on the same lot where they filmed Casablanca," he quips
"I started to feel that I'm not sure [NBC] even really wants me here," he tells 60 Minutes
The pair perform a surprise duet of Five for Fighting's classic power ballad
George Lopez tells CNN's Larry King he's thrilled that Conan O'Brien is coming to TBS.
Late-night TV will change forever when Conan O'Brien launches his show on cable channel TBS in November, comedian George Lopez told CNN's Larry King Tuesday.
Singing and dancing his way to cable, Conan has crowds going cuckoo for "Coco." CNN's Jeanne Moos reports.
Of all the theories floating around as to where Conan O'Brien was going to end up post-NBC -- on Fox, on Comedy Central or skipping television and doing something different altogether -- no one was placing bets that he would end up on TBS.
Ousted "Tonight Show" host Conan O'Brien will return to late-night television in November with a show on cable channel TBS, the network said Monday.
Conan O'Brien is getting back into late-night television, after signing with TBS for a show that will premiere this fall.
The deposed NBC host wows a 2,500-strong crowd in Eugene, Oregon with his live show
Premiering in November, his show will be the lead-in to Lopez Tonight on TBS
HLN's Joy Behar talks with Jay Leno about the late night drama between him and Conan O'Brien.
The comedian promises "music, comedy, hugging and the occasional awkward silence" during his 30-city tour
The comedian's decision to follow Sarah Killen on Twitter has changed the Michigan woman's life
"Today I interviewed a squirrel in my backyard â¦ then threw to commercial," he says
If all else fails, Conan O'Brien just may have a shot at becoming a life coach.
The NBC host tells Oprah he could have edited it out of the show but opted to leave it in
She says "yes, yes, yes, absolutely" when asked about the comedian's tongue-in-cheek suggestion
Magnanimous in defeat, which could turn into victory, Conan O'Brien bequeathed "The Tonight Show" back to Jay Leno Friday after first thanking NBC for at least putting him on the map.
"Like everything in life, the fun has to come to an end a decade too early," he quips during his final Tonight Show
They've rallied, made T-shirts and have donned all-orange in support of their favorite late-night host.
Conan O'Brien fans give their reaction to his last appearance on 'The Tonight Show.'
After an ugly shakeup at NBC over the late-night lineup, Conan O'Brien hosted the "Tonight Show" for the last time Friday.
The high-profile squabble that captivated late-night television for weeks comes to a close Friday, when Conan O'Brien makes his final appearance as host of "The Tonight Show."
Now that Conan O'Brien is out as "Tonight Show" host and Jay Leno is back in, Jimmy Fallon may have quietly positioned himself to be next in line to take the behind-the-desk throne.
Conan O'Brien The flame-haired comedian has signed a deal with NBC to walk away from "The Tonight Show." The Wall Street Journal reported that the pact -- some $45 million for O'Brien and his staff -- contains a "non-disparagement clause" for both O'Brien and the network, which means they can't say nasty things about each other in public.
Conan O'Brien and NBC reached a deal Thursday to terminate the comedian's contract just seven months after he was named host of "The Tonight Show."
Since his reign on The Tonight Show is over, where can he land his next big audience?
Conan O'Brien will vacate his "Tonight Show" seat to make room for former host Jay Leno, NBC confirmed Thursday.
Celebrities at the Golden Globes give their thoughts on NBC's late night woes.
The network confirms that the path is clear for Jay Leno's Tonight Show comeback
NBC fired back at Conan O'Brien Wednesday as negotiations between the outgoing host of "The Tonight Show" and the network stalled over how much O'Brien's staff would be paid under a potential severance deal.
Conan O'Brien is reportedly close to signing a $40 million deal to walk away from "The Tonight Show" and end a weeks-long controversy between the late-night host and NBC.
Jay Leno expects NBC to announce Tuesday that he will return to hosting "The Tonight Show," a job he handed off to Conan O'Brien last summer, the comedian said Monday night.
Comedian Jimmy Kimmel ripped into Jay Leno on his own show Thursday night, and Rosie O'Donnell -- who has been outspoken about her support of Conan O'Brien -- has canceled her January 27 appearance on "The Jay Leno Show."
NBC has been the butt of nearly every joke in late night this week, and many of them were aired on NBC itself.
O'Brien "does not currently plan on doing any more new shows after next week," says a source
Supporters of the Tonight Show host go viral with their fight
I'm sure you've heard by now that Jay Leno is going on later and Conan O'Brien's threatening mutiny and talking to Fox. It's Apocalypse NBC!
By refusing NBC's offer of a "Tonight Show" shifted to a post-midnight, post-Jay Leno time slot, host Conan O'Brien has protected the 56-year-old tradition of that program. And he's also protected the 46-year-old Conan O'Brien.
Late-night TV can usually be counted on for a steady diet of jokes. Now it is the joke.
Speculation is rampant that Conan could go to another network and face off against Leno and Letterman
"I knocked off another competitor," the talk show host quips about the NBC shakeup
The TV hosts essentially let their bosses have it in Monday's monologues
Leno and O'Brien make themselves the butt of their own jokes. Jeanne Moos plays musical chairs at the talk show desk.
Jay Leno pulled no punches on his show Monday night, the first since NBC confirmed the TV host was being kicked out of his low-rated 10 p.m. slot after just three months.
After a tiff that has lasted two weeks, the mayor of Newark, New Jersey, said Wednesday that he is in discussions with "Tonight Show" host Conan O'Brien to "bury the hatchet and the feud."
CNN's Larry King talks with Newark, New Jersey Mayor Corey Booker about his city's feud with late night comedian Conan O'Brien.
The Newark mayor fires back at Conan O'Brien after the late-night host makes fun of the city. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports
As with many jokes, it started with a small jab at the expense of New Jersey.
The Tonight Show host airs his accident, says he'd do it again
iReporters give their reviews of Conan O'Brien's "Tonight Show" debut.
Conan O'Brien kicked off his new gig on "The Tonight Show" with a bit showing him in a mad cross-country run from New York to Los Angeles, arriving at his locked studio only to realize he'd left his keys behind.
O'Brien succeeds Jay Leno, as Letterman jokes, "I knocked off another competitor"
Out with the old, in with the new.
"The Tonight Show" with Conan O'Brien will not be the same as the show was with Jay, Johnny, Steve or Jack.
"We'll start at 10 p.m. right after the last hour of the Today show," Leno says in his monologue
Conan O'Brien will take over the Tonight Show, and Jimmy Fallon will take over Late Night, next year. But what happens to deposed host Jay Leno?
NBC on Monday made official a plan that's been talked about since 2003
Some late night talk shows return with new episodes tonight despite the WGA strike. CNN's Lola Ogunnaike reports.
CNN's Lola Ogunnaike reports on the plans for Jay Leno and Conan O'Brien to return to air without striking writers.
The new year will see new shows from Jay Leno and Conan O'Brien, says NBC.
Matthew Weiner, the Executive Producer of `Madmen' criticizes Carson Daly for resuming production.
A Boston priest was arrested and charged with stalking TV host Conan O'Brien. Affiliate WCVB reports.
Conan O'Brien didn't mince words at the VH1 Save the Music Foundation's 10th Anniversary gala Thursday night.
(Video courtesy of NBC)
Jay Leno will hand over the reins of NBC's "The Tonight Show" to "Late Night" host Conan O'Brien -- but not until 2009, the network announced Monday.
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