It’s really happening; well-known comedian Conan O’Brien is not anymore the host of the TBS show ‘Conan.’
Once the news that the comedian wrapped his talk show was spread, a great number of his industry friends took to their social media accounts so as to lead tribute both to the show and O’Brien as a comedian and person. As one of them, actor Jonah Hill, who has been mocking media outlet’s news about himself, jumped into his verified Instagram account and praised the well-known host with a couple of kind words.
In order to say farewell to ‘Conan,’ Hill released a TBT photo of himself showing him as a guest on the show and added a message that begins:
“Late night with @teamcoco Conan O’Brien was the first talk show I ever did. This is a photo from that night. This was 15 years ago and I was 22 years old. Conan was and is my favorite talk show host of all time. He was so kind and generous to me that night and every time after I ever saw him.”
The actor had appeared in the show as a guest alongside his ’22 Jump Street’ fellow Channing Tatum, almost 15 years ago as he stated in his message By referring to that night and all the achievements of O’Brien, Hill concluded his tribute with these words:
“From his classic SNL writing to Simpsons writing to his years of brilliant hosting and writing his own shows, he will go down as one of the all-time greats. Thank you Conan for getting me through so many hard times with your brilliance. I can’t wait to see what you do next. All my respect and love.”
On June 24, the well-known comedian announced that he is wrapping the show after 11 years during the last episode; he delivered a heartfelt speech regarding his TV career:
“I’ve devoted all of my adult life to pursuing this strange phantom intersection between smart and stupid. And there’s a lot of people who believe the two cannot coexist, it is something that I believe religiously. I think when smart and stupid come together, it’s very difficult, but if you can make it happen, I think it’s the most beautiful thing in the world.”
See below to watch O’Brien’s farewell to the show.