Yesterday brought the sad news that comedy legend Gene Wilder had passed away. The star of films such as Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein has inspired countless talents who we watch on the big screen and flickering box today. While many have remembered and honored Wilder in their own way since his passing was reported yesterday, comedian and late night host Conan O’Brien paid his respects by posting his interview with the legendary actor from NBC’s Late Night back in 2005.
At first glance, it’s just a regular late night interview with Gene Wilder promoting his autobiography that was published that year. But this is actually the final appearance the actor would make on any late night talk show, which makes it rather bittersweet. They have a fantastic eight-minute discussion ranging from Willy Wonka to Young Frankenstein and more. Watch it below Read More »
Last week during the chaos of Comic-Con in San Diego, late night host Conan O’Brien brought his TBS show to join all the geeks and nerds who descended on the city, and broadcast a batch of episodes featuring the casts of Game of Thrones, Suicide Squad and more. As usual, all of his shenanigans during these shows took aim at all things nerdy and geeky, and one of the highlights included laughs inspired by a forthcoming Star Wars project.
We all know there’s a Han Solo spin-off coming in a couple of years with Alden Ehrenreich playing the role originated by Harrison Ford. However, there were plenty of other actors who were desperate to get that role. Conan was able to get the Han Solo audition tapes featuring a cavalcade of well-known names such as Bill Hader, Will Arnett, Jeff Goldblum, Adam Sandler and even Jodie Foster, all doing their “best” to get the role of Han Solo. Read More »
Even though there seems to be quite a positive response to Star Wars: The Force Awakens after the movie played for the first time everywhere last night, not everyone is happy about the new movie. In fact, some of the bit players from the original and prequel trilogy are a bit pissed off about not being included in The Force Awakens, and they were recently caught venting their frustrations about it at a nearby diner.
See Ron Funches as Lando Calrissian and T.J. Miller as Jango Fett in this little sketch from Conan. Read More »
In case you didn’t know, in addition to all the geeks and nerds that have descended upon San Diego for Comic-Con this week, comedian Conan O’Brien is also here with his late night TBS talk show. It’s the first time a late night show has been recorded during the festivities, and Conan even has shows this weekend when the convention really gets busy.
Last night brought the first episode from San Diego, and with it came this fantastic cold open showing how Conan and his trusty comic sidekick Andy Richter made it to town. Hint: it’s a tribute to Mad Max: Fury Road, with Conan as the Doof Warrior with the flaming guitar and Richter as Immortan Joe. It’s just as awesome as you hope it will be.
Check out the Conan O’Brien Mad Max: Fury Road bit after the jump! Read More »
We all know that Hugh Jackman can’t be Wolverine in the X-Men franchise forever, and we’ve heard that the Australian actor is done with the role that made him a star after he completes a starring turn in the third Wolverine film in 2017. But don’t worry, because he’s also slated to pop up in X-Men: Apocalypse and may have a cameo in Deadpool.
Still, someone has to pick up the claws and replace Jackman eventually. So as part of his stream of Comic-Con themed episodes this week, being shot in San Diego, Conan revealed some of the auditions to play Wolverine with names like Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation), Michael Sheen (Masters of Sex,) Hannibal Buress (Neighbors), Patton Oswalt (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) and more in the running.
Watch the Conan Wolverine auditions after the jump! Read More »
This weekend Terminator: Genisys is hitting theaters, but veteran action star Arnold Schwarzenegger has a lot more to worry about than a new advanced cyborg. No, Schwarznegger’s biggest threat is a group of shirtless, thrusting men from Magic Mike XXL.
The film has plenty of men and women alike getting the vapors, and Conan O’Brien wanted to see what all the fuss was about. On a recent episode of his late night talk show on TBS, Conan joined his female staff members for a girls night out as they headed to a midnight screening of the Channing Tatum-led sequel that isn’t about a heavyweight magician. As you probably guessed, the results are pretty damn funny.
Find out what happens when Conan O’Brien sees Magic Mike XXL after the jump! Read More »
Conan O’Brien is going to San Diego to broadcast his late-night show Conan during San Diego Comic-Con International. And today the guest line-up has been announced for Conan’s comic con shows, which includes the stars of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2, Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead and more. Also on Saturday, July 11th, the show will feature a “special surprise film cast to be revealed in San Diego during Comic-Con”. I wonder which film that could be. Any guesses? Hit the jump to read the press release and find out who will be on the San Diego broadcasts!
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Even the creators of The Simpsons know we love the old stuff. Specifically, the first 10 to 12 seasons. That’s the period in which Matt Groening‘s iconic yellow family took the world by storm and became a television institution. Since then many fans have fallen off the show, citing a decline in quality, and maybe that decline is a fact. But The Simpsons endures. This year is the 25th anniversary of the show, making it the longest-running sitcom in U.S. history.
To celebrate the anniversary, The Simpsons took over legendary Los Angeles concert venue The Hollywood Bowl for a three night concert event called The Simpsons Take the Bowl. Hosted by Hank Azaria (the voice of Moe, Ape, Chief Wiggum and many others), the event featured a slew of guest stars performing songs and score from The Simpsons, with a strong focus on the early years. Mainly, songs from the 1997 album Songs in the Key of Springfield, including The Monorail Song, Who Needs the Kwik-E-Mart, The Stonecutters Song, Happy Birthday Lisa and others. This being Hollywood, there were some references to The Simpsons Movie, too, and Hans Zimmer live-conducting the score to the Oscar-nominated short, The Longest Daycare.
Basically, if you loved The Simpsons as a child or adult, it was a simply fantastic evening of entertainment. And, if you couldn’t be there, several of the numbers from the evening have been uploaded online. Check them out below. Read More »
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Here’s why you have to love Conan O’Brien‘s show. His writers read websites like this. How else do you explain that the talk show host knew a rumored Star Wars Episode VII title is “An Ancient Fear?” It’s not like that hit the mainstream media. Plus, what’s even cooler about Conan is he takes rumors like that and turns them into bits. Often time, they’re bits about Star Wars. He’s the guy who gave Harrison Ford $1000 to offer up a hint about the film, remember? And who can forget Triumph slaughtering the fans (myself included) waiting in line for Attack of the Clones?
Well, Conan is back at it again. He offered up a bunch of alternate titles to Star Wars Episode VII. Learn Conan O’Brien’s Star Wars titles below. Read More »
Posted on Friday, August 16th, 2013 by Angie Han
Harrison Ford has been pretty good about keeping his lips sealed with regard to Star Wars Episode VII, but would he break his silence for $1,000? Conan O’Brien finds out. Also after the jump:
- Ford thinks modern fandom would’ve ruined Star Wars
- Get details on the Star Wars / Phineas & Ferb crossover
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