Conan O’Brien debuts on TBS, for ‘people who can’t afford HBO’


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Conan O’Brien debuted his ‘second annual first show’ Monday night on TBS, riffing off his unceremonious departure from NBC and the ‘much less’ he says he’s making doing ‘Conan’ on basic cable.

So, all of you ‘people who can’t afford HBO’ who also couldn’t find TBS Monday night, pull up a beverage of your choice -- remember, it’s still morning, so the boss would probably smile on, you know, coffee -- and mainline a Team Coco fix. The cold opening to the show is embedded above, and his first monologue is below.


By the way, a lot has happened since Conan went off the air, and unlike Jay Leno did when his new show launched, the redhead covers all the old stuff in one fell swoop, instead of pretending folks hadn’t heard any jokes since his last show aired.

-- Christie D’Zurilla