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Conan O’Brien Episodes Will Return Thanks to iPhones and Skype

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As the world goes into lockdown mode, most of the late-night hosts have stopped recording new episodes (for safety) right as the world needs entertainment the most. Conan O’Brien has a solution to the dilemma—film full-length episodes without an audience using iPhones and Skype.

Thanks to COVID-19 self-isolation, O’Brien had already started filming short little skits to send out for the sake of doing something and providing even a small amount of entertainment. That effort led to the idea to film entire episodes of his late-night show, Coco. At just a half-hour, it seems feasible.

Staff will use iPhones in place of the usual cameras, and guests will appear on the show through Skype calls. O’Brien tells Variety that “The quality of my work will not go down because technically, that’s not possible.”

Frankly, we could all use a laugh or two, so why not tune into Conan on TBS on Monday, March 30th, when the show returns, and check out how bad or good the effort goes?

via Variety

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