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Countless People Show Love To Conan On His Last Day

By Andrew Sanford | TV | June 24, 2021 |

By Andrew Sanford | TV | June 24, 2021 |


Tonight’s the night. Conan O’Brien will be ending his nearly thirty-year run as a late-night talk show host. Twenty-eight years filled with laughs, love, and masturbating bears. Over that time, Conan has featured a plethora of amazing people on his show, as guests, comedians, and performers. People who had yet to become household names, like Amy Poehler, Will Ferrell, and Deon Cole were able to gain a footing in the zeitgeist by doing what they do best on Conan’s show. With Conan’s last show happening tonight, the outpouring of support and admiration has been strong.

It’s heartwarming to see the kind of love O’Brien is receiving. Not everyone has the luxury of leaving on such a high note. Some people, when they are finishing a chapter in their showbiz lives, fall away into obscurity. Not a word would be said nor a tear would be shed. That is not the case for Conan O’Brien and his late-night escapades. Conan’s is a legacy that will live on for years to come. Yes, he has another show lined up. He still has his podcast. Conan is not disappearing into an empty void. He’s just wrapping up a very significant era of his career.

Conan O’Brien is a champion for comedy, even outside of the talk show realm. Recently he’s begun lifting up the voices of people like Nicole Byer and JB Smoove in the podcast space. It’s safe to assume that whatever Conan does next, he will continue to support funny people doing funny things. Several years from now, we may be greeted with even more stories from legendary performers about how they got their start on Conan’s new show. It is a tradition I look forward to with unfettered glee.

It’s not just that Conan was a champion for comedy, either. It’s that he promoted comics who may not have gotten a push otherwise. Newer, “alternative” comics who were maybe considered not mainstream enough to get on other shows were often given the green light by Conan.

Here is just a taste of the congrats from all across the comedic spectrum. A showing of the love that Conan has received. Love that he very much deserves.

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