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Conan O’Brien is hitting the road again. Conan is set to tape five shows from New York beginning Monday, Oct. 31.
Filming at the famed Apollo Theater through Nov. 3, guests will include Louis C.K. on Nov. 1, Ryan Reynolds on Nov. 2 and Tracy Morgan on Nov. 3. Musical guest The Sugar Hill Gang will kick off the week on Oct. 31, and comedian Rory Scovel is slated for Nov. 2.
Additional guests and musical performances will be announced at a later date.
This marks O’Brien’s first string of shows in New York since 2011. However, the comedian has racked up a slew of frequent-flyer miles since coming to TBS in 2010. In the past 18 months, Conan also has broadcast from North Korea, Armenia, Qatar and Cuba in addition his annual trips to San Diego for Comic-Con International.
O’Brien’s frequent global excursions have helped lure viewers at a time when late night is struggling to reach beyond viral moments like James Corden’s “Carpool Karaoke” and Jimmy Fallon’s “Lip Sync Battle,” both of which have amassed millions of YouTube views and gone on to become their own shows.
Other traveling late-night hosts include Seth Meyers, who did a week of shows in Washington just last month; Jimmy Kimmel, who has traveled to Brooklyn in past years; Fallon, who telecast a week of shows from Hollywood; and Stephen Colbert, who traveled to Cleveland, Ohio, and Philadelphia for the respective Republican and Democratic National Conventions earlier this summer.
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