Conan O’Brien is taking his TBS late-night show on the road, with a trip to Tel Aviv and Jerusalem coming up. The trip will be featured in a special prime-time installment of “Conan” airing Tuesday, Sept. 19, on TBS.
The trip marks the seventh time in two years that O’Brien has taken the show on an international road trip. The prime-time show will air as “Conan Without Borders: Israel.”
O’Brien announced on Wednesday night’s show: “Ladies and gentlemen, due to all the division and hatred in this country right now, I’ve decided to leave America for the relative peace, quiet and sanity of the Middle East. That’s right, I’m going to Israel.”
He added: “I may be in Israel the same week as President Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, who’s been sent there to broker a Middle East solution. Well, it occurred to me Kushner and I have the same amount of experience with foreign relations. I may actually have more experience, so maybe I’ll work with the guy.”
O’Brien recently took the show to Mexico City, shooting an episode of “Conan” with an all-Mexican staff, crew, guests Vicente Fox and Diego Luna, and an all-Mexican studio audience.
“He has made headlines as the first American late-night host to shoot in Cuba in more than 50 years,” TBS notes in today’s announcement. “He became the first American late-night personality ever to host a show from Armenia as well as South Korea. O’Brien has joined former first lady Michelle Obama at the international Air Force Base in Doha, Qatar, to perform for the troops stationed overseas. O’Brien recently did a week of shows from San Diego during Comic-Con International and will perform an additional week of shows November 3-6 from the famous Apollo Theater in New York.”