Conan is stepping it up.
While most shows have been on hiatus amidst everything that’s going on, Conan O’Brien had already been planning to be on a 2 week scheduled hiatus when this all broke out. But now, he’s coming back. Without an audience. Without a crew. Just him filming the show on his iPhone with celebrity guests being interviewed via video chat to be aired on TBS.
“The quality of my work will not go down because technically that’s not possible,” O’Brien said in a statement.
“Our first priority is the health and well-being of everyone in the Team Coco family, and our second priority is to try and find a way that we can do our jobs safely, from home, and contribute some entertainment for our fans out there who may be hungry for silly distraction,” said Executive Producer Jeff Ross (not the comedian).
Given his creativity in the past when faced with setbacks like these, it comes as no surprise to long time fans that Conan would find a way around this. We can’t wait to see what he does with this.