“Conan,” Conan O’Brien’s show on TBS, will end on June 24, TBS reported on Monday. The show’s conclusion will end the host’s nearly 30-year run late at night.
TBS said the show’s final weeks will have special guests and “an hour-long finale with a look back at the past 11 years of this iteration of O’Brien’s long late-night career. “
After the show ends next month, O’Brien won’t slow down. Instead, he’ll host a new weekly variety series for HBO Max, WarnerMedia’s new streaming service. (WarnerMedia is the parent company of CNN and TBS.)
O’Brien, known for his irreverent humor and friendly interview style, made his late night debut as the host of NBC’s “Late Night” in 1993, succeeding David Letterman.
O’Brien joined TBS in 2010, where he has worked for over a decade.
He referred to the end of his show on “Conan” Monday.
“A very old Buddhist monk once told me that in order to pick up something, you first have to put something down,” said O’Brien. “I’ll be honest with you, he was drunk with his head and very belligerent. And I maintain that you can pick up two things if you use both hands. He just got angry and started rocking me, so I ended the conversation and took his advice. ”
O’Brien added that he was “very proud of what we have accomplished” at the show.
“And so what I would like is if these last two weeks were a flashback to all the absurd madness that my team and I have concocted,” he said. Better yet, I just want to point out that there will be very few, if any, references to Donald Trump because that has always been my favorite genre of comedy. “