Last week, it was announced that Conan O’Brien was going to move his show from his home office to the historic Los Angeles Largo theater. And yes, the show is still socially distanced, featuring a very small crew and an audience of one; His assistant, Sona.
In his opening monologue, he talked about why he decided to shift locations, proper precautions that are being taken, his experience with Largo (and the last time he got a laugh there), and even checked in to see how his wife was doing with him being out of the house. Spoiler alert, she’s doing just fine.
Honestly, this is a really cool thing that he’s doing. It’s a good first step to whatever the new normalcy will be for talk shows going forward. And also, it is probably good to have a change of background as well. A format like this could lead to all sorts of fun to be had. (The haunted phantom of Largo that has been bored without anyone to spook for three months is a definite possibility). Regardless, we look forward to seeing if other hosts will follow suit and do this to support local theaters.