CHICAGO (NewsNation Now) — Conan O’Brien is stepping down from late-night talk show host on TBS after 10 years, Warner Media announced Tuesday. O’Brien, a 28-year talk show veteran, will end his daily show in June 2021 and transition to a weekly variety series on HBO Max.
“Conan’s unique brand of energetic, relatable, and at times, absurdist, comedy has charmed late-night audiences for nearly three decades. We can’t wait to see what he and the rest of Team Coco will dream up for this brand new, variety format each week,” said Casey Bloys, Chief Content Officer, HBO and HBO Max.
O’Brien began his late-night career in 1993 with “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” and then moved on to NBC’s “Tonight Show” from 2009 to 2010.
“In 1993, Johnny Carson gave me the best advice of my career: ‘As soon as possible, get to a streaming platform,'” O’Brien joked in a statement. “I’m thrilled that I get to continue doing whatever the hell it is I do on HBO Max, and I look forward to a free subscription.”
According to the statement, his signature travel specials, “Conan Without Borders,” will continue.