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Conan O Brien
Conan O Brien

Conan O'Brien Biography

Conan O'Brien, his full name Conan Christopher O'Brien, is an American television talk show host, comedian, writer and producer. He was born on April 18, 1963, Brookline, Massachusetts, and was grown up in an Irish Catholic family. Conan O'Brien is popular for hosting several late-night talk shows; among those Late Night with Conan O'Brien is very famous talk show aired each Monday through Thursday at 11:00 p.m. eastern time on TBS in the United States. Since 2010, he has hosted Conan talk show.  At an early age, he developed love for comedy and goofing off and this carried on when he attended the prestigious Harvard University, acting out many pranks in his time. Eventually he was elected the president of the Harvard Lampoon, Harvard humor magazine. He is also a scriptwriter of several comedy shows and series.  After graduation he moved to Los Angeles and began writing for Not Necessarily the News, a series on cable station HBO. After that he joined the writing staff for Saturday Night Live. After Conan’s stint as the writer and producer for The Simpsons for two seasons, in 1993, NBC commissioned to pass over the position of David Letterman to him as a host of Late Night. Initially the Late Night talkshow of O’Brien received unfavorable reviews. The show generally improved over time and was highly regarded by the time of his departure in 2009. He has also hosted events such as Emmy Awards and Christmas in Washington. With Conan O’Brien himself as the main theme of the documentary called “Conan O’Brien can’t stop (2011)” the show was hosted successfully in 32 cities as a live comedy tour.

In 2000, O’Brien met his wife Elizabeth Ann 'Liza' Powel when she appeared in a skit on Late Night with Conan O'Brien, where she worked as senior copywriter. The two began dating and after two years in 2002 they got married. The couple has a daughter, Neve and a son, Beckett.

Conan O Brien Motivational Quotations:

  • “Work hard, be kind, and amazing things will happen.”

  • “If life gives you lemons, make some kind of fruity juice.”

  • “The beauty is that through disappointment you can gain clarity, and with clarity comes conviction and true originality.”

  • “Starbucks says they are going to start putting religious quotes on cups. The very first one will say, 'Jesus! This cup is expensive!'”

  • “When all else fails there's always delusion.”

  • “According to a new survey, 40 percent of adults in Mexico say they would move to the United States if they got a chance. The number would have been higher, but the other 60 percent already live here.”

  • “There are few things more liberating in this life than having your worst fear realized.”

  • “Scientists announced that they have located the gene for alcoholism. Scientists say they found it at a party, talking way too loudly.”

  • “Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get. But if you work really hard and you're kind, amazing things will happen.”

  • “There's good random, and there's bad random. There's good silly and there's bad silly, and you've gotta know the difference.”

  • “In a prime-time address, President Bush said he backed limited federal funding for stem cell research. That's right, the President said, this is a quote, the research could help cure brain diseases like Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and whatever it is I have.”

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  • “Keep cool my babies.”

  • “Several hard-core Star Wars fans who had tickets for the first showing actually said that when the movie finally began, they started crying. Mainly because they realized that it's 22 years later, and they still haven't lost their virginity.”

  • “Every comedian dreams of hosting 'The Tonight Show' and, for seven months, I got to. I did it my way, with people I love, and I do not regret a second.”

  • “This Halloween, the most popular mask is the Arnold Schwarzenegger mask. And the best part? With a mouth full of candy you will sound just like him.”

  • “A study in the Washington Post says that women have better verbal skills than men. I just want to say to the authors of that study: 'Duh.'”

  • “The U.S. army confirmed that it gave a lucrative fire fighting contract in Iraq to the firm once run by the Vice President Dick Cheney without any competitive bidding. When asked if this could be conceived as Cheney's friends profiting from the war, the spokesman said 'Yes.'”

  • “Michael Jackson was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It caused quite a controversy, because his nose isn't eligible for another fifteen years.”

  • “Apparently the new high-tech Star Wars toys will be in stores any day now. The toys can talk and are interactive, so they can be easily distinguished from Star Wars fans.”

  • “I think the best thing I ever did was, years before I got the 'Late Night' show, when I first got out to Los Angeles to be a television writer, the first thing I did was I signed up to take improvisational classes... And I studied that for years, and I really loved it.”

  • “In West Virginia yesterday, a man was arrested for stealing several blow-up dolls. Reportedly, police didn't have any trouble catching the man because he was completely out of breath.”

  • “President Clinton signed a $10 million deal to write a book by 2003. Isn't that amazing? Yes, and get this, not only that, President Bush signed a $10 million deal to read a book by 2003.”

  • “In Cleveland there is legislation moving forward to ban people from wearing pants that fit too low. However, there is lots of opposition from the plumber' union.”

  • “Fish recognize a bad leader.”

  • “President Bush left for Canada today to attend a trade summit. Reportedly, the trade summit got off to an awkward start when the president pulled out his baseball cards.”

  • “The Canadian government continues to say they will not help us if we go to war with Iraq. However, the prime minister of Canada said he'd like to help, but he's pretty sure that last time he checked, Canada had no army.”

  • “CBS news anchor Dan Rather has interviewed Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein. When asked what it was like to talk to a crazy man, Saddam said, 'It's not so bad.'”

  • “In New York, we had primary elections for mayor. To improve their chances, all five candidates changed their name to Rudy Giuliani.”

  • “Yesterday, the Pentagon warned U.S. reporters that they should get out of Baghdad as soon as possible because the U.S. could attack at any time. Then the Pentagon added, 'Whatever you do, don't tell Geraldo.'”

  • “Officials at the White House are saying that President Bush hasn't changed his schedule much since the war started. The main difference, they say, is that he's started watching the news and taping Sponge Bob.”

  • “Tom Cruise's attorney said he is going to sue anyone who claims he is gay. In a related story, Ricky Martin's attorney has been hospitalized for exhaustion.”

Conan O Brien

  • “John Travolta said he sometimes lets his friends take control of his airplane even though they don't know what they're doing. Then Travolta said he often does the same thing with his career.”

  • “Earlier today, Arnold Schwarzenegger criticized the California school system, calling it disastrous. Arnold says California's schools are so bad that its graduates are willing to vote for me.”

  • “Early on, they were timing my contract with an egg timer.”

  • “Pamela Anderson Lee released a statement confirming that she has had her breast implants removed. Doctors say that Pamela is doing fine and that her old implants are now dating Charlie Sheen.”

  • “During last night's debate, John Kerry and John Edwards were so friendly to each other some political experts think that they may end up running together. In fact Kerry and Edwards were so friendly, President Bush accused them of planning a gay marriage.”

  • “I hate cynicism - it's my least favorite quality and it doesn't lead anywhere.”

  • “Apparently Arnold was inspired by President Bush, who proved you can be a successful politician in this country even if English is your second language.”

  • “It's a good thing I was born in this century, when superfluous television seems to be part of the economy.”

  • “Republicans have called for a National African-American Museum. The plan is being held up by finding a location that isn't in their neighborhood.”

  • “Your path at 22 will not necessarily be your path at 32 or 42.”

Conan O Brien

  • “The nightmare is you spend the rest of your life being funny at parties and then people say, 'Why didn't you do that when you were on television?'”

  • “I have an abacus at home.”

  • “One's dream is constantly evolving, rising and falling, changing course. This happens in every job, but because I have worked “The results of a new study are out this week saying that New Jersey is one of the most livable states in the country. The study has a margin of error of 100 percent.”

  • in comedy for twenty-five years, I can probably speak best about my own profession.”

  • “People should say 'no comment' more often. No comment! I love no comment. Let's have more no comment.”

  • “I always knew that it was going to be an uphill climb to replace Letterman from complete obscurity with no experience, but I think I had to go through it to know exactly what a titanic effort that was going to be.”

  • “If you watch a lot of television, the pacing, the quick cutting is so frenetic, but it doesn't always make it funnier. What I'm noticing is that when things are allowed to unspool more slowly, younger crowds really like it. They really appreciate it.”

  • “I'll say I'm happy doing my thing. No one says 'no comment' anymore.”


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