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Conan O’Brien announced, in a video posted to the Team Coco YouTube channel on Thursday, that his complete late-night archive will become available online.
“This is a very special day. Get this, 25 years ago today I made my first Late Night show,” O’Brien said at the beginning of the video, sitting at his desk and talking directly to the camera.
He served as the host of NBC’s Late Night from 1993 to 2009. “Since then I’ve taped over 4,000 episodes, nine of which I’m told are quite good,” he joked as he tapped the screen on his phone to cue prerecorded audience laughter.
In addition to hosting Late Night and the TBS talk show Conan, O’Brien served as the host of The Tonight Show for eight months beginning in June 2009.
To honor the 25th anniversary of his Late Night debut, O’Brien announced that he and his team are re-releasing his first episode of the talk show. “It looks amazing. The engineers even managed to give me the voice of an adult male,” he joked.
O’Brien then teased that fans will be able to watch all his late-night episodes through a new website. “This is just a little taste of what’s coming in January, beginning of the year, we are going to be debuting a state-of-the-art website that has just about everything I’ve ever done in late night.” It’s not yet clear whether clips and episodes from his time as Tonight Show host will be available.
“You gotta tune in for all the excitement that’s coming your way, because it’s gonna be a lot of laughs,” he concluded in the video.
Watch the full announcement below.
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