Conan O’Brien’s popular “Conan Without Borders” series returns this month with the host traveling to Haiti. The show is set to air Saturday, Jan. 27, as a prime-time special on TBS (10 p.m. ET/PT).
“Conan Without Borders: Haiti” represents the eighth time in three years that O’Brien has traveled internationally for the series.
“After hearing President Trump’s disparaging remarks about Haiti, O’Brien immediately decided to announce his intentions to visit the island nation,” TBS noted in announcing the special. On Jan. 14, O’Brien tweeted: “Still reeling from @realDonaldTrump’s very negative Yelp review of Haiti, which means I’ll love it. Headed to Haiti later this week to explore and make some new friends. Stay tuned for my report.”
TBS adds: “Three days after that tweet O’Brien boarded his flight out of Los Angeles to Haiti’s Port-au-Prince International Airport to film his newest special. This will mark the shortest time between filming and airing of a Conan Without Borders special, with more details available in the coming days.”
O’Brien recently traveled to Israel, where he visited Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and the West Bank. Previously he went to Mexico City, where he shot an episode of “Conan” with the help of an all-Mexican staff, crew, featuring guests Vicente Fox and Diego Luna and an all-Mexican studio audience.
Other trips have taken the late-night host to Cuba, Armenia, South Korea, the international Air Force Base in Doha, Qatar, and Berlin.