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Cousin Greg From ‘Succession’ Gets Busted Scoring Cocaine for Conan O’Brien (Video)

  • The Wrap
Cousin Greg From ‘Succession’ Gets Busted Scoring Cocaine for Conan O’Brien (Video)
If you think Tom Wamsgans (Matthew Macfadyen) is crappy to Cousin Greg in “Succession,” wait until you see how Conan O’Brien treats the awkward Nicholas Braun character.

Braun dropped by the Team Coco/TBS offices Thursday night looking for a job while his hit HBO drama is on hiatus. The 6’5” actor wants to be the 6’4” cable host’s new sidekick — sorry, 6’1” Andy Richter.

(Why did we include their heights there? We just thought it was interesting, as Conan rarely has to look up at any of his scene partners, an almost equally rare sentiment Braun’s “Succession” boss, mentor, best friend and probably worst enemy Macfadyen, who stands 6’3,” shared with TheWrap when we spoke with him for our Emmy Magazine.)

Also Read: Jeremy Strong Tells Us Playing 'Succession' Character Kendall Roy Is 'Not a Fun Job'

O’Brien is amused by Braun’s bold proposal — but it comes with a catch.
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Why Conan O’Brien Moved Beyond Late-Night TV

  • Variety
When Conan O’Brien signed his latest deal with TBS, he didn’t just agree to keep his late-night talk show on the air for another four years. In addition to hosting “Conan,” he promised to create digital content, podcasting, live tours, and other forms of entertainment.

It wasn’t just an attempt to make more money or keep O’Brien creatively fulfilled after more than two decades on the air, although it has proved to be both of those things too. It was also an acknowledgment that late-night television has changed. Instead of tuning into Jay or Dave or Johnny as part of an evening ritual, most Americans prefer to consume their comedy shows in easily digestible bites the next morning on YouTube.

“More and more with late-night TV, it’s going to be rare that someone starts watching and then watches for the entire show unless they fall
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Hollywood Reacts To El Paso and Dayton Shootings; Celebs Call Out Trump and McConnell, Demand Gun Control

  • Deadline
Hollywood Reacts To El Paso and Dayton Shootings; Celebs Call Out Trump and McConnell, Demand Gun Control
In less than 24 hours, there were two mass shootings in the country: one in El Paso, Tex. and the other in Dayton, Ohio. The mass shootings come a week after another terrorist opened fire at the Gilroy Garlic Festival in Northern California, killing three people and injuring 13. It didn’t take long for Hollywood and members of the media to express their condolences, frustrations with the frequent acts of domestic terrorism and to demand change for gun control.

Early Sunday morning, a terrorist killed nine people outside a bar in Dayton, Ohio while less than 24 hours another terrorist opened fire at a shopping center in El Paso, leaving at least 20 dead.

Donald Trump tweeted, “Today’s shooting in El Paso, Texas, was not only tragic, it was an act of cowardice. I know that I stand with everyone in this Country to condemn today’s hateful act. There are no
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Conan Enters The Spider-Verse in New Spider-Man Themed Comic-Con Intro

Conan Enters The Spider-Verse in New Spider-Man Themed Comic-Con Intro
Conan O'Brien has once again invaded San Diego Comic-Con and, in honor of this year's event, the late-night talk show host decided to give his show's intro a little themed update. Taking some inspiration from last year's hit Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, the Conan team created a new cold open for his Sdcc show that turns O'Brien into the man he was meant to be. One with no talent and no responsibility.

The Comic-Con cold open is done in the style of the wraparounds that were used in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse to introduce each different version of the character. In this case, it hilariously chronicles, and exaggerates for dramatic effect, elements of Conan O'Brien's career. Instead of getting bit by a radioactive spider, he was bitten by a radioactive party clown. Conan O'Brien utilizes his notorious hair to swing around the city, as opposed to technologically advanced artificial web shooters.
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Conan O’Brien Proves He’s No Hero in Hilarious Comic-Con Cold Open

Conan O’Brien and Team Coco are back for a fifth year at San Diego Comic-Con, and on the first night they brought a hilarious new cold open that doubles as the talk show host’s superhero origin story. Watch it above.

And while the animation — done by State Design — is impressive, Conan’s heroics are not.

The plot parallels that of Spider-Man’s in last year’s Oscar-winning hit “Into the Spider-Verse.” But instead of being bitten by a radioactive spider, Conan gains his abilities from a radioactive party clown at his quinceanera.

Also Read: Kumail Nanjiani Cancels on 'Conan' Last-Minute, So Conan Plugs 'Lion King' Over 'Stuber' (Video)

That’s just one of the many parodies in the clip. There’s a play on the famous line “with great power comes great responsibility,” Spider-Man’s upside-down kiss, and more.

Instead of using his abilities
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Conan O’Brien Interviews His Assistant After Kumail Nanjiani Cancels Last-Minute

  • Variety
Conan O’Brien Interviews His Assistant After Kumail Nanjiani Cancels Last-Minute
Kumail Nanjiani’s last-minute “Conan” cancellation left the host scrambling for a new guest. At the eleventh hour, he filled the spot with an impromptu interviewee — his longtime assistant.

Nanjiani was scheduled to appear on the Thursday night show to promote his upcoming comedy film “Stuber.” Half an hour before the taping, Conan O’Brien received the news. “I was having my pre-show nap,” said O’Brien. “Andy was having his bath in heavy cream, and they came in and they said, ‘Kumail can’t get here.'”

O’Brien brought his assistant of 10 years, Sona Movsesian, to take over for Nanjiani. She commented on the situation, “Oh s—, they really ran out of stuff to do.” Movsesian claimed she was unaware she would be interviewed. But for her, that’s par for the course. “That’s kind of like how my job is just regularly,” she said. “No one tells me anything.
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Kumail Nanjiani Cancels on ‘Conan’ Last-Minute, So Conan Plugs ‘Lion King’ Over ‘Stuber’ (Video)

  • The Wrap
Kumail Nanjiani Cancels on ‘Conan’ Last-Minute, So Conan Plugs ‘Lion King’ Over ‘Stuber’ (Video)
Conan O’Brien has experienced a lot during his 25 years as a late-night host, but Thursday he had a first: Having to do a show without a celebrity guest.

Kumail Nanjiani, who was scheduled to be the guest, ended up canceling 30 minutes prior to the show, well after announcer Andy Richter had promoted his appearance. The reason for the cancellation, according to O’Brien? A scheduling snafu with Nanjiani’s HBO series “Silicon Valley.”

While there were no hard feelings, O’Brien did get a measure of revenge of Nanjiani, who was supposed to be there to promote his upcoming film, “Stuber” which opened on Friday.

Also Read: 'Stuber' Film Review: Kumail Nanjiani and Dave Bautista Stall Out With Deflated Script

“If the guy doesn’t show up, we’re not going to show the clip promoting his movie. That’s not how it works,” O’Brien said.
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After Kumail Nanjiani Cancels 'Conan' Appearance, Host Interviews Longtime Assistant

After Kumail Nanjiani Cancels 'Conan' Appearance, Host Interviews Longtime Assistant
Conan O'Brien had to improvise during Thursday's episode of Conan when scheduled guest Kumail Nanjiani canceled his appearance at the last minute.

"I'm not sure what kind of program we have tonight," O'Brien told his audience during the show. "We have a little bit of an unusual situation going on with our show and that is that tonight we're supposed to be having Kumail Nanjiani on the show."

The host then explained that while the talk show's announcer Andy Richter announced that Nanjiani would be on the show, "he was ...
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Conan Forced to Improvise After Guest Kumail Nanjiani Cancels 30 Minutes Before Showtime — Watch

Conan Forced to Improvise After Guest Kumail Nanjiani Cancels 30 Minutes Before Showtime — Watch
What do Liza Minnelli and Kumail Nanjiani have in common? Well, they’re the only two guests to ever cancel on Conan O’Brien.

The Silicon Valley star was scheduled to appear on Thursday’s Conan to promote his new action-comedy Stuber. But less than 30 minutes before showtime, Nanjiani called to say that he was stuck on set of his HBO comedy, and would not make it out to Conan‘s Warner Bros. studio in time for his interview.

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Conan and Team Coco House Pop-Up Returns to Sdcc

Alec Bojalad Jul 20, 2019

Conan O'Brien is bringing back his pop-up comedy club, Team Coco House, to San Diego for Comic-Con 2019.

This article is presented by TBS and Team Coco

Conan O'Brien is making his triumphant return to San Diego Comic-Con. Just as the red-headed late night icon has in years past, Conan will be taping shows at Comic-Con International at San Diego's Spreckels Theatre from Wednesday July 17th through Saturday, July 20th.

But just like last year, however, Conan and his Team Coco have decided that there's no reason for just him to have all the fun. For the third year in a row, Team Coco and TBS have announced that Team Coco House, a pop-up comedy club will be returning to San Diego for Sdcc 2019. Team Coco House will feature a daily lineup of comics handpicked by O'Brien as well as podcasts, panels, trivia, giveaways, and some other surprise appearances.
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Corporate Season 3 Confirmed, Will Be Final Season

Nick Harley Jun 11, 2019

Comedy Central's Corporate will close shop with its third season.

Get ready for one more soul-sucking shift at Hampton DeVille, as Comedy Central has renewed their critically praised scripted comedy series Corporate for a third and final season.

The half-hour series, which debuted in 2017 as the highest-rated basic-cable primetime comedy of the 2017-18 season among males 18-34, saw viewership decline in Season 2, but critical marks soar; Corporate Season 2 currently sits at 100 percent on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes.

Created by Pat Bishop, Matt Ingebretson and Jake Weisman, the series stars Ingebretson and Weisman as junior executives-in-training at the soulless mega-corporation Hampton DeVille. The duo must navigate the office politics and needless bureaucracy put in place by egomaniacal CEO Christian DeVille (a hilariously unhinged Lance Reddick) and his top, sychophantic executives John and Kate (Adam Lustick and Anne Dudek). The series also features Aparna Nancherla as the exhausted,
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‘Corporate’ Renewed For Third & Final Season By Comedy Central

  • Deadline
The final clock-out is in sight for Comedy Central’s Corporate. The cable net has renewed the critically praised scripted series for a third and final season, set to premiere in 2020. You can watch the renewal announcement below.

The first season of the half-hour comedy series created by Pat Bishop, Matt Ingebretson and Jake Weisman was the highest-rated basic-cable primetime comedy of the 2017-18 season among males 18-34. Its ratings softened in the second season.

Season 2, which claims a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, premiered in January.

Weisman and Ingebretson also star in Corporate, which follows junior executives-in-training at Hampton DeVille, a heartless corporate hell hole led by tyrannical CEO Christian DeVille (Lance Reddick) and his top lieutenant-sycophants John and Kate (Adam Lustick and Anne Dudek). As Jake and Matt navigate an ever-revolving series of disasters, their only ally is Grace (Aparna Nancherla), a Hampton DeVille human resources rep who is
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‘Corporate’ Renewed at Comedy Central, Will End with Season 3

Prep your industrial-strength printers and stock your staplers. “Corporate” is getting one last ride through the horror show of life inside big business.

Comedy Central announced on Monday that its acclaimed series would be returning for a third and final season next year.

The series, created by Pat Bishop, Matt Ingebretson and Jake Weisman, debuted last year and quickly became a network highlight, eventually landing on IndieWire’s Best New TV Shows of 2018 list. Ingebretson and Weisman star as Matt and Jake, a pair of would-be junior executives, forced to contend with all the tedious and bizarre parts about working at a massive multinational corporation that makes just about anything you can think of.

As both an escape from and the main contributors to their soul-crushing work, Matt and Jake are joined in their exploits by office obsessives Kate and John (Anne Dudek and Adam Lustick) and enigmatic Hr liaison
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‘Corporate’ Renewed for Third and Final Season at Comedy Central

  • Variety
“Corporate” has been renewed for Season 3 at Comedy Central in what will also be the show’s last season.

The third season will debut in 2020. Season 2 of the scripted series launched back in January. Led by stars Jake Weisman, Matt Ingebretson, Lance Reddick, Aparna Nancherla, Anne Dudek and Adam Lustick, the series looks at life as a Junior-Executive-in-Training at a soulless multinational corporation. Matt and Jake (Ingebretson and Weisman) are at the mercy of a tyrannical CEO Christian DeVille (Reddick) and his top lieutenants, sycophants John and Kate (Lustick and Dudek). As Matt and Jake navigate an ever-revolving series of disasters, their only ally is Human Resources rep Grace (Nancherla), who is beleaguered by both her job and her exhausting relationship with the very needy Matt and Jake.

The series was created by Pat Bishop, Ingebretson and Weisman. Guest stars in Season 2 included Kyra Sedgwick, Elizabeth Perkins, Kristen Schaal, Sasheer Zamata,
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Sophie Turner Slaps the Hell Outta Conan O'Brien in Drinking Game

  • TMZ
Sophie Turner Slaps the Hell Outta Conan O'Brien in Drinking Game
Sophie Turner's giving new meaning to the term "slapstick" ... at the expense of Conan O'Brien's face! The "Dark Phoenix" star was on "Conan" Wednesday night, and told him and Andy Richter about a drinking "game" called Tequila Slaps she played with her fellow 'X-Men' stars. Pretty simple rules: take a shot of booze and someone slaps the crap outta you before you can even swallow. Conan seemed game, but grew apprehensive as the shots were poured.
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Corporate on Comedy Central: Cancelled or Renewed for Season Three?

Vulture Watch

Are Matt and Jake still gainfully employed? Has the Corporate TV show been cancelled or renewed for a third season on Comedy Central? The television vulture is watching for the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Corporate, season three. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?   

What's This TV Show About?

A Comedy Central sitcom, Corporate stars Matt Ingebretson, Jake Weisman, Lance Reddick, Anne Dudek, Adam Lustick, and Aparna Nancherla, with Kyra Sedgwick, Elizabeth Perkins, Kristen Schaal, Sasheer Zamata, Baron Vaughn, and Andy Richter guest-starring in season two. The comedy explores life as a Junior-Executive-in-Training. At the profitable multi-national corporation, Hampton DeVille, Matt and Jake (Ingebretson and Weisman) are just two more cogs in
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‘Game of Thrones’ Superfan Conan O’Brien Reveals How ‘Conan’ Will End (Video)

‘Game of Thrones’ Superfan Conan O’Brien Reveals How ‘Conan’ Will End (Video)
Don’t count Conan O’Brien and Andy Richter among those weirdly upset over that “Game of Thrones” series finale.

As a matter of fact, inspired by the HBO fantasy drama’s ending, O’Brien revealed on Monday exactly when and how his own long-running show is going to end.

Conan” will come to a conclusion in “Season 48,” he said, obviously joking.

Also Read: Céline Dion and James Corden Recreate Epic 'Titanic' Scene in the Bellagio Fountain (Video)

“I’m gonna burn the whole set down, then I’m gonna marry my Aunt Louise,” O’Brien continued. “Andy, you’re gonna sail away to Catalina.”

Most of that is a reference to the final episode of “Thrones,” in which Arya Stark sails off on her own and Dany’s lone remaining dragon melts down the Iron Throne.

Nobody marries an aunt at the end of Episode 806, titled “The Iron Throne,
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Emmys 2019 exclusive: Category submissions for Comedy Central, Paramount Network, TV Land

In a Gold Derby exclusive, we have learned the category placements of the key Emmy Awards contenders for Viacom. For this season, the media company has programs for Comedy Central, Paramount Network (“Yellowstone” and “Lip Sync Battle”) and TV Land (“Younger”) as part of their 2019 campaign.

Below, the list of this studio’s lead, supporting and guest submissions for their comedies, dramas, reality and variety programs. More names might be added by the company on the final Emmy ballot. Also note that performers not included on this list may well be submitted by their personal reps.

SEEChris Kelly and Sarah Schneider Interview: ‘The Other Two

Amy Schumer Presents Sam Morril: Positive Influence” (Comedy Central)

Variety Special (Pre-Recorded)

“Astronomy Club” (Comedy Central)

Short Form Variety Series

“Bar Rescue” (Paramount)

Structured Reality Program

Reality Host – Jon Taffer

“Between The Scenes: Daily Show With Trevor Noah” (Comedy Central)

Short Form Variety Series
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Conan O’Brien Settles Suit With Joke Writer Who Claimed Theft

  • Variety
One of the most closely watched legal cases in the comedy world will not be going to trial.

Attorneys for Conan O’Brien, TBS and joke writer Robert Alexander Kaseberg announced on Thursday that they have settled a dispute over allegations of joke theft.

Kaseberg filed suit back in 2015, alleging that O’Brien had stolen five of his jokes for his opening monologue. The case was set to go to trial on May 28, and O’Brien was expected to testify, along with writers on the show, Turner Broadcasting executives and an expert on probability theory.

Terms of the settlement were not disclosed. Kaseberg, 60, has written jokes for late-night shows off and on for decades. He has a blog and a Twitter account, and alleged that O’Brien’s writers stole his jokes in late 2014 and early 2015.

Among the jokes he posted online: “Tom Brady said he wants to give his
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Thandie Newton, Ali Wong and Martin Short Are Lending Their Voices to Netflix's 'Big Mouth'

Thandie Newton, Ali Wong and Martin Short Are Lending Their Voices to Netflix's 'Big Mouth'
Thandie Newton, Ali Wong and Martin Short are a few of the actors who have shared their voices with Big Mouth for the upcoming season three of Netflix’s raunchy animated comedy about the awkwardness of adolescence and puberty. Co-creator and star Nick Kroll confirmed the castings during the streamer’s Adult Animation Day Fyc event April 20 in partnership with the TV Academy at NeueHouse Hollywood.

Short, for one, warbles a tune about the spectrum of sexuality while playing a “Canadian pansexual magician — the part he was born to play,” said Kroll during the Andy Richter-moderated Q&...
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