In pictures: Conan O'Brien's late-night career
Updated 2:31 PM EDT, Thu June 24, 2021
Conan O'Brien is saying goodbye to late-night television.
His last "Conan" show airs Thursday on TBS, ending a nearly 30-year run in late night. He'll be moving to HBO Max, WarnerMedia's streaming service, to host a new weekly variety series. (WarnerMedia is the parent company of CNN and TBS.)
O'Brien's hosting career began in 1993, when he replaced David Letterman on NBC's "Late Night" show. Before he got the job, he had been a writer for "The Simpsons" and "Saturday Night Live."
O'Brien spent 16 years hosting "Late Night" before he replaced Jay Leno as host of "The Tonight Show" in 2009. O'Brien left the show less than a year later after NBC moved to put Leno back in his old time slot.
Since 2010, O'Brien has been on TBS.