Conan O'Brien is moving his Conan talk show to the historic Los Angeles Comedy and Music Venue Largo at the Coronet. O'Brien will begin this new venture on Monday, July 6th, which is compliant with government and industry health and safety protocols. Guests will continue to be interviewed via Zoom and there will be no live audience in attendance. Some of O'Brien's crew will be with him, while others will continue to work from home.
Entertainment venues are struggling at the moment with the rest of the world. Iconic music and comedy venues are in danger of never opening their doors again, which is a sad thought. Largo at the Coronet is one such venue. Before current events, the venue would host everybody from up and comers to Conan O'Brien, Sarah Silverman, Zach Galifianakis, and Fiona Apple, sometimes all on one bill. This got O'Brien thinking of a way to help keep the venue alive. "I got started doing improv at the Coronet in 1986 and I'm glad we've figured out a way to safely keep that theater going during this lockdown" said O'Brien. Mark Flanagan, Largo's owner had this to say.
"We are thrilled that Conan and his great team reached out and offered to help us through these awful times. We have a long history together and look forward to many more great years to come."
Conan O'Brien is blazing a trail right now that could lead to other late night hosts lending support to historic venues that are currently unable to pay employees and rent. O'Brien has been shooting remotely since the end of March, broadcasting from his home with only an iPhone and a laptop. The show has been able to continue production all while keeping their entire staff and crew employed during these hard times.
In addition to moving the Conan production to Largo, Conan O'Brien's Emmy winning Team Coco will also be kicking off a digital version of their monthly live stand up show with the first happening on Thursday, July 9th. Team Coco Live: Moses Storm & Friends will stream via Twitch and feature well-known and up and coming comedians. This is another huge step forward for O'Brien and the rest of the late night world. Hopefully people will appreciate what the comedian is trying to pull off.
Team Coco has been putting on live events for years with traveling pop up comedy club Team Coco House and local LA showcase, Up & Up. The most recent Team Coco House was in February at NBA All Star Weekend in Chicago. Conan airs Monday-Thursday at 11 p.m. (ET/PT) on TBS. The show is produced by Conaco LLC, with Jeff Ross serving as Executive Producer. It's time for people to start getting creative and Conan O'Brien is leading the pack, while also benefitting businesses that need the money. Keep an eye on the official TeamCoco.com website for more updates.