Conan's Expiration Date: 1/22/10? (updated)

ESPN's Bill Simmons tells his 1 million followers CoCo's got a week to live on NBC? But network sources say: Um, news to us

 

UPDATE: Conan's publicity maven, 42West's Leslee Dart, tells TheWrap the notion of a fixed end date for Conan is news to Team Conan.

"I can tell you that Conan is preparing to tape a show tonight, and tomorrow night and every night unless or until someone at NBC tells him differently," she said.

ORIGINAL POST:

Is next week Conan O'Brien's last as host of "The Tonight Show"? An ESPN columnist says it is — but if so, it's news to Team Conan.

Bill Simmons, the ESPN Sports Guy columnist, just tweeted  to his 1 million followers that O'Brien's staff is telling talent reps next week will be his last.

Writes Simmons: "FYI: Next week is Conan's final week hosting the Tonight Show. His staff is trying to book big guests so he goes out with a bang. It's true."

Perhaps. Things are moving fast in Late Night Crisis 2010, and next week could very well be Conan's last at NBC. Hell, tonight could end up being his swan song if Jeff Zucker gets a bug up his posterior for some reason and decides to just pull the plug.

A source who works for NBC told TheWrap that nobody at "Tonight" has been told to shut down the show next week, and speculates this buzz may have come from a rival late night show. (Remember, the late night gang loves to gossip about itself.)

The insider notes that "Tonight" is always looking to book big guests. With the clock ticking on O'Brien's remaining "Tonight’ reign — be it one day, one week or one month — there's an obvious incentive for O'Brien's bookers to smoke ‘em if they got ‘em.

President Obama, we're looking at you. You've done Dave and Jay… time to give it up for CoCo.

 

  • manny

    Jay Leno is garbage. Conan is the funniest Late Night Host out. He has always been funnier than the rest. Leno and his big chin are not funny at all. All his jokes are corny. Conans jokes are funny and if a few jokes dont go so well he mananges to save them. Conan is the best. Support Conan not the Chin. Chin retire already.

  • TeamCoCo

    Jay is acting like a little bytch!!! Your 10:00pm show didn't work…sit your old non-funny self down somewhere and let Conan have the show as was originally planned.

    If Jay comes back…I will not be watching the tonight show again.

  • Tish

    Get rid of Conan O Brien and keep Jay Leno ! I haven't watched the Tonight Show since Conan took over.

  • lenoisking

    Conan is a silly hack and leno bashers have no class

  • Sheri

    Do any of you remember that Conan threatened tv execs that he would bolt if he did not get the Tonight Show. So, he stole it from Leno. I did like Conan but not as well as Jay and now I think he is just being a big baby. For 28 million what are you crying about? I think he should just accept what they give him and be a good sport. Jay has a lot more class and when he left that spot he was Number 1. Now Nightline is supassing him so what does that tell you. The only reason the ratings are down for Leno are the time slot. So if you people on the CoCo team like the childish antics that belong on a later show, there is a Circus or a playground nearby. You could also go to the Santa Monica Promenade to watch the Mimes. Jay is the best. Jimmy Fallon or Jimmy Kimmel are even funnier than Conan.

  • Shoney

    Why doesn't Mr. Leno try the radio bracket for awhile or about something on the Comdey Centeral Channel if they will take him. I am not big fan of the late night gabby guys, however Jay needs to leave quietly, and let Conan O'Brian do his thing.

  • virgil

    hey folks conan is nothing but a misfit,hes never ever been funny, well maybe to that sidekick of his who wouldnt know a joke if he was pullin it out of his drawers.I hope the lil redheaded freak quits and goes over to the fox network,Since hes so tall maybe he can put palin round his neck so she can see russia better.lol hey Jay is a Classy guy and hey even kevin can do a joke routine better than than CoCo ever could…get off jays back and complin to nbc, watched jay at 10 and went to bed. when jay was on at 1130 hey id lose the hour to sit up to watch him… i tried to watch Conan but he was NOT worth the lost sleep.. nuff said

  • Calif Guy

    Still prefer Jay to Dave or Conan.
    Tried watching the others, no thanks.
    For years I was up until after Midnight.
    Now that Jay has moved I get to bed earlier,
    more sleep and ….

  • mikey

    thay all have there day's some good and some dumb! to bad the best got old bring back johny k.and what is up with. WW E raw! where is bull dog bob brown. not to much on tv to day and A F V are so dumb not funny anymore the people that pick the winners got to be drunk

  • badninja

    It's simple. The intellectual crowd gets Conan. Being a writer for the longest running show on television, not to mention SNL, is no mistake and hardly makes him a “hack”. LOL! The unfortunate truth is that the majority of people side with Leno because most of the nation is filled with morons who don't have the mental capacity to understand talent. God help us.

  • Rhonda

    Who Cares!!!!

  • Amanda S.

    I have been a fan of Jay Leno's for over 15 years. LOVE his acts live and tv wise. He is funny. Conan is the joke but not funny at making jokes. I watched the premiere of Tonight Show with Conan was SOOO disappointed and have not watched it since. Conan is like watching a jr high boy making jokes. He is immature and awkward. I was so thrilled to see he was quitting!!! I literally danced in my living room!!! I really hope they give the Tonight show back to Jay! I will gladly stay up and watch it for Jay and the nights i work *i do graveyard shift* i will be recording it if Jay comes back!..
    PLEASE NBC BRING BACK JAY TO HIS RIGHTFUL PLACE!!!

    TEAM LENO ALL THE WAY!!!!

  • al brajdich

    conan is so much funnier than leno, wait, is leno a comedian, i didnt know that. ive always turned the channel since the tonite show went off the air when carson retired. i thought leno was doing infomercials for bush. tell me you could watch conan doing his walker ranger clip machine without howling- they still have em on youtube.

  • lenoshmeno

    conan is so much funnier than leno, wait, is leno a comedian, i didnt know that. ive always turned the channel since the tonite show went off the air when carson retired. i thought leno was doing infomercials for bush. tell me you could watch conan doing his walker ranger clip machine without howling- they still have em on youtube.

  • KennyThaKilla

    To “Sheri”

    Conan had every right to threaten to leave NBC if he didn't get the Tonight show. He was being offered more money at another network. They knew that he was a great talent and that Mr. Chin wouldn't be around forever in his advancing age, so NBC just sped up the process. And you must be really old since you like to talk about Conan's childish antics. Maybe NBC can dig up Lawrence Welk and put him back on the air so you can have a snooty, mature show to watch or maybe you can just take the stick out of your a**. GO TEAM COCO!!! DOWN WITH THE CHIN!!!

  • James

    The NBC execs are thinking short term. Leno is pushing 60. That gives him maybe 7 more years at best. Conan is in his 40's and could do the show for over a decade and maybe even for the 17 years that Jay got. Who gets the Tonight Show when Jay is really done? Cultivating the right talent isn't easy and NBC could be cutting their nose to spite their face. Conan is young enough to compete with NBC for years to come while Jay's chance to catch on at another network is not as assured.
    Long term thinking suggests that with the proper shows getting
    good ratings leading into news at 11 Conan would have the chance to do better at 11:35 and build a bigger audience. After all, it doesn't happen overnight. But it's obvious that the NBC suits are thinking short term. They surmise that Leno's 5 million viewers at 10pm will follow to late night and he'll be number one again. It's quite a gamble.

  • Riggs

    Who cares?

    Anything these dimwits come up with was already done by Carson, the master of late night.

  • jan

    I am one of those over 60 people who happens to enjoy jay lenos’ show. So when he moves back to 11:30 I will still watch him which is something i did not do to watch Mr.O'Brien and frankly do not find his type of humor at all funny. Jay has carried on some of Johnny Carson's way of doing the show and that is great. So tell Jay, he has his over the hill gang who take afternoon naps and stay up late to laugh with him.

  • Neil

    Really Leno? You haven't had your fun and all the money in the world. Go enjoy life and step aside!

    You weren't forced to do anything…you signed up for it and failed now deal with it!

  • Erik

    Leno blows. Anybody remember “celebrity in a sack”? If Letterman had accepted NBC's late offer, Leno would have been sacked and sent back to doing crap clubs.
    The hayseeds that find Leno funny, are the same folks who watched,”The Dukes of Hazzard”, for it's “sparkling wit”.
    Retire, Jay. Just go away.

  • Marvin Ballard

    Being an Ole Fart of Sixty, I remember when Jay took over the Tonight Show. I thought he was useless. After a while of watching I got used to him and then appreciated him. BUT, remember Jay had his last year on the Tonight Show and said his goodbyes. Then he has his last week and the final show a big hoop la. Now Conan gets the show and I have gotten more and more fond of the show to the point I record it at night to watch the next morning in case I fall asleep. This is something I never done for Jay;s Tonight.
    NBC made a big mistake with the ten oclock slot, I mean a “BIG ONE”. I have watched Jay maybe a dozen times and then IF there was not anything I could find elsewhere. Jay I love ya as a car guy, comedian, and American. BUT THE TIME HAS COME TO GET YOUR HANDS GREESEY, REBUILD AN ENGINE OR TWO. Enjoy retirement, take trips, chase momma around the house, and pet the dog/cat. You tried TEN and It Didn;t Work. GO TO THE GARAGE AND HAVE A BALL.
    LET THE YOUNG GUY HAVE HIS CHANCE WITH THE TONIGHT SHOW!!!!
    Marvin

  • Davis McCollum

    Seth Myers would be better than any of the two… I also like Furgeson…

  • robert pyatt

    As a viewer for many years i have watched the tonite show faithly.even before johnny, but after watching CONAN a few times that was it for me. I went back to Jay and company again. conans form of hummor is so childish it is sickening, The man is just not funny,And as a host he sucks. Letterman is lucky he even has a job. He hasent had anything even close to worth watching as Lenno. so MY vote is definatly for Lanno.

  • Badninja

    It's funny how all of my points are validated as the posts keep rolling in. haha

  • simo123

    Conan is the funniest person in late night since carson left the tonight show. He has been loyal to NBC for years now that he gets his chance as the tonight show host NBC is taking it back from him after a few months because Leno's show SUCKS! I'm with Conan. Leno is second to the worst person in late night, just ahead of Carson Daily. The shamwow guy is even more funnier than Leno.

  • Never earned the seat in the f

    I can't believe any of you people are standing by Jay – and he DID have choices and what he did is horrible – what is wrong with all of you missing the point!!! He stole it from dave – even though Johnny Carson wanted him to take it and Dave was funny back then – Jay gave it to Conan (NO CRAP HE WAS FORCED _ NBC even came out today and said it's jay's choice)- He hinted last month ON HIS SHOW AND IN AN INTERVIEW (SLIME BALL)

    HOW WOULD ANY OF YOU LIKE IT IF YOU GOT PROMOTED AND because your former boss/co-worker did not make it in their “new” job – you get demoted – that is the point – I am so Glad Jimmy Kimble put him in his place – Conan he has been at his best for the past week AND AGAIN JAY LENO WAS TANKING AND IT TOOK A FEW YEARS FOR HIM TO BECOME THE SO CALLED KING -and I do believe in the end he will actually benfit from all of this. again what if it was you – HOPEFULLY CARMA IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER

  • Nick

    I like Conan, Jay and Dave. They all are funny in there own way. But I do prefer Conan. I think that he has a great sense of humor and does alot of “laugh at yourself” type of skits.

    My opinion is that I will follow Conan wherever he ends up. I just think NBC is making a big mistake. Jay and Dave are nearing the end of there careers. When they are done their will be no question wh the late night king is. It will be Conan. NBC should bet on the future and not on the past.

  • Katie

    I love Conan, always have. I would only watch Leno at 11:35 to watch Conan. In terms of funniness and ability, Conan does so well in interviewing and being naturally funny. It's so forced with Leno.

    NBC will make a huge mistake by taking off Conan, I can tell you they will lose a lot of viewers. I just never thought I would live in a world where Conan possibly wasn't on TV.

    NBC will always be in last place now, Conan was their only hope.

    Go CoCo!! I will follow you wherever you go!

  • Vegas

    Here's the BIG difference between Leno's debut AC (after Carson) and Conan's take over of the Tonight Show; when Leno started the gig, Johnny had the style and grace to totally leave the picture. Jay should have done the same and let Conan build his audience.

    I guarantee if Johnny would have hung around NBC with a new 10:00 program, Jay and the Tonight Show would have tanked! While I find Jay entertaining, he is not an innocent bystander in all of this, he is an instigator and I have lost all respect for him and NBC for the way they handled this. Jay and NBC should both admit they screwed this up for Conan, Jay should quietly go away for awhile and let Conan do the job he was hired to do.

  • The Czar

    ” There has to be something behind all this. I think Seinfeld wants the Tonight Show. Yeah, I know he just got a show, coincidentally, taking over Jay's 10pm time slot… But I feel it's not gonna stop there. Give it a year, maybe 2, or maybe 7 months!? The Tonight Show with Jerry Seinfeld will happen.

    A couple things on Conan O'Brien: Conan is too talented for the Tonight show. The Tonight show speaks to the lowest common denominator and that's not what Conan is about. Conan's comedy is more honest and inspiring. The Tonight Show keeps Conan on a leash and he's better than that. I wish him luck and I will follow Conan to another network or whatever he winds-up doing.

    And Leno: He's so predictably un-funny and old that he should retire. It would be best that he does follow in Johny Carson's footsteps and becomes a hermit for the last 20 years of his life. Wishful thinking I guess. He's kind of a scumbag too. ”

    The Czar has spoken

  • Nick

    Man he needs to leave as fast as he got here!! I was forced to stop watching the Tonight Show with Conan's arrival. You have to be white, yea sorry, to be able to tolerate his comedy. Latino here. His comedy is so dorky, geeky, that it just makes you sick. Now I can go back to watching a show that I've always loved!!

  • Mel S

    Conan is very childish, and only stand and read the cards, which anyone can do. as does Fallon.
    Jumping around like a kid is not funny. Andy doesnt doesnt
    do any better with his intro.
    Put Conan on at 10 and watch him flop, just like Fallon..
    Jay is seasoned and shoots from the hip, and has great parts like the photo booth, and the gas pump interviews.
    Put Conan on to FOX, and put Leno back where he was.
    Dont know where they found Fallon, but he is stupid and needs to find a different job.

  • Mel S

    Conan is very childish, and only stand and read the cards, which anyone can do. as does Fallon.
    Jumping around like a kid is not funny. Andy doesnt doesnt
    do any better with his intro.
    Put Conan on at 10 and watch him flop, just like Fallon..
    Jay is seasoned and shoots from the hip, and has great parts like the photo booth, and the gas pump interviews.
    Put Conan on to FOX, and put Leno back where he was.
    Dont know where they found Fallon, but he is stupid and needs to find a different job.

  • Carol-in-Canada

    We love you Conan!!!…And I'd watch you any hour of the day or night, on whatever channel or network! Your show is great to watch, great to listen to, and…, you're great to look at too. CONAN, you're the:

    WITTIEST,…FUNNIEST,…MOST CHARMING,…MOST DAPPER,… MOST DASHING,…MOST HANDSOME,…MOST INTELLIGENT…MOST ARTICULATE…MOST INNOVATIVE…MOST ENGAGING GUY ON TV!!!!

    Keep up the good work!

    Signed, JUST A FAN.

  • lenosucks

    The only thing I ever like on Leno was Ross the Intern but even then I hated a#$hole Leno. I can see his punch lines coming a mile away. Leno is a low class laugh, he is not witty, new or provacative, he is not intelligent or entertaining and he's been on TV forever now! I'VE BEEN WAITING FOR CONAN TO BE ON AT A DESCENT TIME FOREVER NOW and they are shoving Leno back on the tonight show! He should be embarrased to go through all that leaving late night bull only to step back on the Tonight Show as a failure.
    Go away Leno! Never darken my tv again!

  • Gary.

    after conjestive heart failure…laying in bed one late night…the night nurse came in to take my vitals and turned on my TV to Conan……i never got so sick in my entire live….it liked to gave me a stroke….on top of it all…..I never viewed it again…..he is such a childish, immature child…and no fun to see his floppy personality.Give it up son and go back to stand-up..and good luck……..

  • Gary.

    after conjestive heart failure…laying in bed one late night…the night nurse came in to take my vitals and turned on my TV to Conan……i never got so sick in my entire live….it liked to gave me a stroke….on top of it all…..I never viewed it again…..he is such a childish, immature child…and no fun to see his floppy personality.Give it up son and go back to stand-up..and good luck……..

  • Joe Jones

    Conan's monologues are much more intelligent and funny than those of Jay Leno. Jay's stand-up the beginning of his shows are lame at best, and most of the time just plain terrible. The only thing I have ever liked from Jay Leno is the Jay walking and that wasn't even him, that was just the stupidity of normal people. Conan waited his time for the tonight show, and now Jay is crying for his spot back and nbc is pulling the plug for him. Messed up as far as I'm concerned. nbc has no class as a company and that's why they are in the crapper. The management has revealed their true colors and it's too bad that Conan had to be on the wrong end of it. nbc sucks and they will always suck no matter who goes on at 11:35.

  • Nightly Viewer

    Well it's like this…..Conan seems to be even funnier now than when he was in NYC. He even looks better. So for me, a 61 yr old white female, it's Conan and Jimmy Fallon, bottom line.
    Jay's new show just didn't get it for me. Boring and Stupid, dumb car races (I'm so sure), celebs on the big screen answering some silly questions (like we care), earn you plug (uh,..no)….I watched it all, but not for long….couldn't take the torture. Jay is the only one who goes to the gutter jokes with trying to be funny, which doesn't compliment his age….only makes him sound like an old sicko. Jimmy Fallon is the most entertaining with the best personality, and Conan & Andy are the funniest. Sometimes, Conan gets a little out of hand, and interrupts his guests too often. Did you see him put Rob Lowe in the ground the other night? Wow…a bit too strong, and he interrupted Andy's answering to Lowe. Other than that little behavior problem, he is still funnier that Leno. (Leno looks uncomfortable w/o his desk, which he needs). As for Letterman, he can be funny, but all his goofy noises are a turn-off. If NBC had any brains at all, they should go with Conan@11:30 and Jimmy Fallon@12:30, and tell Jay it's time to retire. He announced that 5 yrs ago anyway. Very uncool….guess he can't face facts. Comedy is all in the timing, and Jay your time is up. Your latest show sucks.

  • ConanFanAlltheWay

    Conan is the clear choice for The Tonight Show. He's brilliant, funny, creative and best host since Johnny Carson; The Execs at NBC need to be fired for their lack of insight ‘ They are so out of tune with what America wants.. They didn't even give Conan a chance. I've been watching him since the early 1980's. Typically, I would fall asleep during the local news and Jay Leno and wake up to Conan O'Brian. I would stay up because of his witty sense of humor. The problem was Jay Leno's show @ 10:00-11:00 was boring and unoriginal. You need to get a new concept for Jay's show. How about a reincarnation of the Ed Sullivan show, featuring excellent acts in music, dance, comedy, acrobatics you name it! I'm not talking about a talent show, I'm talking about great acts that haven't been “discovered” yet. Send your talent scouts out to find the next “Beatles” ! If you had a successful show at 10:00pm to lead into the 11:00 news, then Conan would soar. The problem isn't Conan, it's the Jay Leno show.

  • ConanFanAlltheWay

    Conan is the clear choice for The Tonight Show. He's brilliant, funny, creative and best host since Johnny Carson; The Execs at NBC need to be fired for their lack of insight ‘ They are so out of tune with what America wants.. They didn't even give Conan a chance. I've been watching him since the early 1980's. Typically, I would fall asleep during the local news and Jay Leno and wake up to Conan O'Brian. I would stay up because of his witty sense of humor. The problem was Jay Leno's show @ 10:00-11:00 was boring and unoriginal. You need to get a new concept for Jay's show. How about a reincarnation of the Ed Sullivan show, featuring excellent acts in music, dance, comedy, acrobatics you name it! I'm not talking about a talent show, I'm talking about great acts that haven't been “discovered” yet. Send your talent scouts out to find the next “Beatles” ! If you had a successful show at 10:00pm to lead into the 11:00 news, then Conan would soar. The problem isn't Conan, it's the Jay Leno show.

  • Joe

    Jay had his run, now it's Conan's turn. Jay tends to “taint” whatever he touches. I believe Conan has the talent to return the Tonight Show to the class act it was with the wide audience appeal it had under Mr.Carson tenure; however, NBC won't give him the chance. Conan is creative, fresh, and an underrated talent, and I'll go with him to another network. Screw you NBC!

  • Dan

    CONAN SUCKS!!!!!!! Accepted it folks. If he was really better than Leno as everyone claims, why is he only pulling in HALF, yes, HALF the ratings as Leno? Also, Why doesn't Conan host any big name stars like Leno did EVERY NIGHT? Huh? Think about it!

  • mritter

    Conan and Craig Ferguson are on the rise in America. Both are freah and inovative with thier interviews and comedy. This is a new year…. Hell a new decade… we need fresh Late Night in America….. They have got it !!!

  • Markus Demitrius

    Hey, old farts: Childish can be funny if done right! I'm 55 and Conan makes me laugh out loud! Conan's the only current comic that has Jerry Lewis’ slapstick humor going for him, and it works!

    Besides, Leno's shown what a rat he is time and again. Backstabbing is nothing new for him, yet he manages to act so innocent.

    NBC's been such a disappointment ever since those '08 Olympics where they couldn't be bothered to pronounce Beijing properly (Bay-dging, not Bay-shing). How disrespectful to the Chinese people (screw their govt) to mess up their big moment again and again by mispronouncing their capital city on purpose! Now when Americans go there they sound like idiots!

    I can't stand Fox but I'll stick with Conan wherever he goes. Laugh a lot for a long life!

  • Patrick L

    LENO SUCKS!!! Yes half the ratings, 7 months into this gig that's not bad at all. Where was Leno 7 months into his start with The Tonight Show. Kissing ass with all the higher ups? Leno is washed up. Conan is funny, creative, he adds character to late night. The “Big Heads” with the network will regreat paying off Conan. Mark my word, 7 months from now, when Leno falls on his face, again.

  • Mark

    “Jay is funny and shoots from the hip”. Yeah, right. If Jay does even ONE show next week that doesn't mention Congress or the president as a punch line it would be a miracle. And hey, how about this crazy weather in California? And hey, what's up with Arnold Schwarzenegger? Hey, what's up with Charlie Sheen?

    Ever since Jay took over for Johnny Carson, Jay has been trying to copy Johnny's style of humor–and doing a poor job of it. If you could ever see tapes of Jay Leno on Late Night with David Lettermen, you would see a much funnier person. Jay WAS witty and sarcastic, and didn't pull any punches.

    Then he stabbed David Letterman in the back for the Tonight Show and watered down his act to shlock.

    I watched Jay Leno a few times his first year on the Tonight Show and it was garbage–actually garbage is more spontaneous than Jay's current brand of humor so it was worse than garbage. I haven't watched since and I won't watch him again.

  • Tutti

    I love Conana and have been watching for years, but ever since he started in the Tonight Show he hasn't been as funny. There. Someone had to say it. It's true. He might be the best out of Jay, Dave and everybody else, but something happened when he moved to California. He didn't feel comfortable or something. I don't blame him, he's such a New York guy.

    Personally, I prefer Craig Ferguson now out of everybody. And I hope Conan regains the spark he once had. Maybe him getting fired is a good thing for him after all.

  • Count Coco-Fang

    Leno is a backstabber, & I will boycott the Tonite show (and Leno) the moment Conan signs off. If you announce you're going to retire to the world, DO SO -and gracefully. I've lost all respect for you Leno. I was so happy to see Conan get the tonite show. He's funnier than all the other talk show hosts on tv (besides my beloved CRAIG FERGUSON) & he deserved a chance to build up his audience with his new show just like the old-and-now-BORING-geezers got to do back in their day when they first started. Letterman USED to be funny. Leno USED to be funny. Not anymore. Fallon…not funny at all. The Tonite Show needed the fresh blood (heh) and energy that Conan BRINGS TO THE TABLE. NBC f*d up big time screwing over Conan. I just know another network (a much wiser one) will snap him up and quick. I will follow Conando wherever he goes next. LENO ~NO-NO!! TEAM COCO ALL THE WAY!!!

  • TeamCocoforCoco

    Jay Leno can die in a fire for all I care. Backstabbing creep.

  • CONAN ALL THE WAY

    Jay sucks! He's a freaking whiner! He backstabbed Letterman and now wants his old slot back. Dude RETIRE already! Go buy another luxury rare car and drive off a bridge! Leno is NOT funny at all.

  • Marcia

    They can't get rid of Conan fast enough for me! I had to watch part of Dave and switch to Jimmy at 1:06. and back to Jimmy Fellon at 12:35. I'll take Jay and Jimmy and let Conan go to Fox.

  • KennyThaKilla

    Marcia said:
    “They can't get rid of Conan fast enough for me! I had to watch part of Dave and switch to Jimmy at 1:06. and back to Jimmy Fellon at 12:35.”

    And this is the mentality of a Leno fan. How did you manage to go back in time from 1:06 to 12:35? That's a pretty neat trick. There are some astrophysicists at NASA that would love to talk to you!! Down with the morons!!! GO TEAM COCO!!!!!

  • not a fan

    Glad to see ‘Conan Go”-I saw his show in person when it first came out in 1994 and he has not grown as an entertainer but retained the height of his hair like its worth making jokes about, still.

    Go, man, take the money run and go, don't please don't make us feel pity or sorrow for you-financially provide for your staff which stood by you-and perhaps even send some pay out you'll be getting to those in need in Haiti-

    You don't need our support, but you should after so many years of doing the same act now pay back.

  • spotly

    They can't get rid of Conan soon enough for me. He is an egotistical ass that shouldn't let the door hit him on the way out.

  • garyguitar1117

    Conan is the only one of the last night hosts that is still fresh and funny. Dave is just bitchy and constantly does a facial thing of running his tongue around on the inside of his jaws and making grimacing faces. Not funny–just stupid looking. His banter with Paul is at the best idiotic. I've ripped the buttons off my remote trying to change channels after being irritated by this tripe.

    Leno has the aura of a third rate Vegas lounge performer with weak material. Boring. And he keeps beating those dead horses. They're not gonna get up Jay!

    Conan does some weird and funny off-the-wall humor that is at the least amusing. I'll go where Conan goes, even if it's the Weather Channel.

  • Myles D. Coatney

    All you morons at NBC and CBS please use your God given brains, and put him out the door.Fox will be glad to have Conan and he will make more sense there than anywhere Fox is already no.1 in ratings,and Conan will boost their even more.Check the ratings.

  • Vote 4 Arsenio

    NBC should fire Jay and Conan and give The Tonight Show to Arsenio Hall!

  • Nightly Viewer

    To: Garyguitar 1117…..
    AWESOME post!!! You nailed it!

    To: KennyThakilla…..
    It was so good of you to help Marcia….great post!

    And to all of Team O'B Wan Coco-nobi…..
    WE SHALL OVERCOME! See you on FOX!!!

  • Nightly Viewer

    Hey Wrap….Are you censoring me?

  • Wally

    My ratings:

    1. Craig Ferguson: says more funny and interesting things in one night than the others do in a week. Of course, nobody much is watching…

    2. Conan: still relatively funny, but there is a lot of sameness to his humor.

    3. Dave: It's just not that funny anymore, Dave. Both he and Conan were better at 12:30.

    4. Jay: Someone in this list said Jay used to be funny when he appeared on Letterman. I agree but he hasn't done anything funny in eons. He is by far the safest one of the bunch, and as far as interviews go, he makes David Letterman look like Dick Cavett.

    The others: Jimmy Phallus, Jimmy Kimmel and Carson Daly – a collective “yuck.” I don't know how anyone ever thought Jimmy Fallon was funny. Jimmy Kimmel is likeable enough, but he needs an uncensored format – he should go to HBO. Carson Daly has about as much personality as a piece of dry white toast. The consummate “face man.”

  • JL

    Jay Leno is funny, so is Conan O'Brien. I am 30 going on 31 in a couple months. I like both guys. The difference between them as someone mentioned is the 20+ yr age difference between them.

    Jay was younger when he took over for Johnny Carson and has ran his course of 17 great years. Now it's Conan's turn. NBC fails to realize that Conan can give them another 15-20 years of great comedy and skits during the late night hours.

    Point was made about Jay had to warm up to the faithful Carson people and get his style to finally click. Conan is now doing the same thing for those faithful to Jay. There was mention of Leno subbing for Carson. Johnny took time off time and again, but did Jay ever take time off? NOPE! he never took a day off to let someone sub for him. The only time he didn't work Tonight was when he and Katie Couric did the “We'll try the other's job for a day” special that each member of the TODAY crew participated in. Other than that, Jay never had a day off to say “Conan, cover me here and there to see how people will like you when you might get this position someday.”

    In conclusion, I think Jay has had his run at Late Night and he did say he was going to retire in five years in 2004. NBC is at fault for not letting Jay retire gracefully. They wanted him to stay and their idea failed. Jay was ready to go, but NBC f*ed up. NBC needs to let Jay retire and let him go into the comedian pasture while letting Conan do his job and get the ball rolling. It takes almost 18 months for someone to get things going with a new audience. Conan took awhile to get people going when he took over the Late Night post after Letterman went to CBS. He got his audience built, but now NBC isn't letting him get the chance with the 1135 crowd. Shame on you NBC! Let Conan have his spotlight now. Jay turned his off.

  • Jniffer

    Seriously, “Team CoCo”, you couldn't think of anything better than that????? OH WAIT, you're Conan fans, I forgot…. that must be the best name you all could come up with!!! HAHA, Conan SUCKS. Andy Richter Sucks. (What was he on again)???? The best thing about that show is Max and the band. Nice opening act Conan, its so lame when you shake your head like a dork and make your flock of seagals hair-do flap around…..seriously…cut your ugly hair. Oh, and the pulling up boots straps bit….or are you yanking your pockets….its sucks too! Jay, I cant wait for you to take the show back so NBC can regain its dignity. BUH-BYE COCO, we wont miss you!

  • KennyThaKilla

    Jniffer Said:
    “Seriously, “Team CoCo”, you couldn't think of anything better than that?????”

    Woah, calm yourself down hose-beast. You're just pissed cuz Conan has a fun nickname like “Coco” and Leno doesn't have any nickname of his own except for “The Chin” or “Mr. Chin” and that's just not flattering at all. 95% of the late-night crowd loves Conan and wants the chin to go hide out in a cave with Bin Laden, but not you…no, what is it that does it for ya? Is it the ugly denim shirts that the chin wears out on the streets EVERYWHERE he goes? It must be that cuz he sure as hell isn't funny. Just face facts that the chin sucks and needs to go away. The faster you realize that, the faster you'll stop embarrassing yourself. And oh yeah, GO TEAM COCO!!!!! (That was just for you, Jniffer)

  • KennyThaKilla

    Jniffer Says
    “Seriously, “Team CoCo”, you couldn't think of anything better than that?????”

    Woah, calm down hose-beast. You're just pissed cuz Conan has a fun nickname like “CoCo” and Jay's nickname is “The Chin” or “Mr. Chin” – not very flattering at all. 95% of the late-night crowd wants The Chin to go hide out in a cave with Bin Laden, but not you…no. What is it that turns you on about that old skunk-haired, no-talent hack? Is it the fact that he wears those stupid denim shirts everywhere he goes? Is he trying to be a cowboy, or what? It must be the shirts cuz I know it can't be his sense of humor that makes your panties wet – he really doesn't have one. Look, the faster you realise that The Chin sucks and that Conan is the future of the business, the faster you'll stop embarrassing yourself. And oh yeah, GO TEAM COCO!!!! (That was just for you, Buttsniffer, I mean Jniffer)

    PS: You just got owned.

  • Don Imus

    66 WNBC New York

  • Conan Lover

    Don't be idiots, this country already put an unqualified man in office. Now, they're getting read of the funniest man on television. Long live Coco!

  • Wally is a jackass

    Don't be a dumbass, Wally. Conan's WAY funnier than anyone on television (except maybe Jon Steward) Grow the hell up Wally!