With "a comic identity as distinctive as his name" according to The New York
Times, Conan O'Brien has firmly established himself in the late night
universe. Hailed by The Washington Post as "modest, wry, self-effacing,
and demonstrably the most intelligent of the late-night comics," Conan
O'Brien is "one
of TV's hottest properties" according to People magazine's "25 Most
Intriguing People" issue. His unique brand of comedy has also earned Conan
title "Late Night's King of Cool" from Entertainment Weekly.
Since 1993, Conan O'Brien has been combining his talents as writer, performer, and
interviewer as host of Late Night, which The Boston Globe dubbed,
"the most consistently funny and original show on late night." In 2009, he will
take over the reins of NBC's venerable The Tonight Show.
In 2002, Conan O'Brien brought his signature wit and style to his hosting duties on
the 54th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, garnering big laughs and critical
acclaim, delivering "one of the funniest opening monologues in Emmy history"
according to The Los Angeles Times. He returns to host the 58th Annual
Emmy Awards in 2006.
Late Night has been honored with Emmy nominations for "Outstanding
Comedy-Variety Series" since 2003, and for the last 10 years, Conan O'Brien and the
Late Night writing team have consistently received Emmy nominations for
"Outstanding Writing in a Comedy or Variety Series." He and the Late Night
writing staff have also won six Writer's Guild Awards for Best Writing in a
Comedy/Variety Series, including two consecutive wins in 2002 and 2003.
A two-time president of the notorious Harvard Lampoon, Conan
to Los Angeles upon graduation and joined the writing staff of HBO's Not
Necessarily the News. During his two years with the show, he also performed
regularly with several improvisational groups, including The Groundlings. By
1988 his talents had come to the attention of Saturday Night Live
Executive Producer Lorne Michaels, who hired Conan O'Brien as a writer in January of
that year. His 3 1/2 years on the show produced such recurring sketches as "Mr.
Short-Term Memory" and "The Girl Watchers" (first performed by Tom Hanks and Jon Lovitz). In 1989, his work on SNL was recognized with an Emmy Award for
"Outstanding Writing in a Comedy or Variety Series."
In the spring of 1991, Conan O'Brien left SNL and wrote and produced a TV
pilot, Lookwell, starring Adam West. It was telecast on NBC in July of
that year, but was not picked up as a series. That fall, Conan O'Brien signed on as a
Writer/Producer for the Fox series The Simpsons, where he later became
the show's Supervising Producer. Of all the episodes he wrote, his favorite is
"Marge vs. the Monorail."
On April 26, 1993, Conan O'Brien was selected from among a field of talented
potential hosts of Late Night for his particular and unique mix of
"vitality, wit and intelligence," according to Michaels.
Born in Brookline, Massachusetts, Conan O'Brien is married with two children and
resides in New York City. His birthday is April 18.
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