‘Conan’ Goes International for Prime-Time Special

Jan 27, 2017  •  Post A Comment

Conan O’Brien is taking his show on the road, a move that typically produces some of his TBS franchise’s most well-received programs. TBS announced that the show’s latest destination is Mexico.

The journey will be documented in an hour-long prime-time special, “Conan Without Borders: Made in Mexico,” to air Wednesday, March 1, on TBS.

The expedition marks the sixth international outing in the past two years for TBS’s “Conan.”

“With all of the negative news about the current state of the U.S.-Mexico relationship, O’Brien has decided to strike a positive note by heading to Mexico City, where he’ll outsource his show by shooting his latest ‘Conan Without Borders’ special with the help of an all-Mexican staff, crew, guests and studio audience,” TBS says in its announcement.

Added O’Brien: “Although I’m eager to make a show in Mexico, if the U.S. government meets my demand for $100 million in tax incentives, I will consider relocating production to Akron.”

O’Brien recently traveled to Berlin for an installment of the show, and made headlines when he became the first American late-night host to shoot in Cuba in more than 50 years. He has also visited Armenia and South Korea.

“Early last year, O’Brien joined former first lady Michelle Obama at the international Air Force Base in Doha, Qatar, to perform for the troops stationed overseas,” TBS notes. “Last year also included a week of shows from San Diego during Comic-Con International and an additional week of shows from the legendary Apollo Theater in New York.”

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