The latest installment in Conan O’Brien’s popular “Conan Without Borders” series is set to air Wednesday, April 11, when his recent trip to Italy will be the focus of a TBS prime-time special.
O’Brien took along show staffer Jordan Schlansky, a fan favorite, on his ninth televised travel adventure.
“During his week in Italy, Conan visited various sites throughout the country,” TBS said in an announcement today. “He took a whirlwind road trip from Florence to Naples, meeting the people, and enjoying Italian food and culture. He rented a vintage 1962 Fiat, taking a drive through the Chianti wine country. He visited the hilltop Tuscan town of Cortona, where frequent visitor Jordan is honored by the mayor. Additionally, Conan does a guest turn on the popular Italian soap opera ‘Un Posto Al Sole.’”
The announcement adds: “’Conan Without Borders: Italy’ marks O’Brien’s ninth international adventure in the past three years. Most recently he traveled to Haiti. After hearing President Trump’s disparaging remarks about Haiti, O’Brien immediately announced his intentions to visit the island nation. There he showed the strength of the people and the beauty of the country. He has travelled to Mexico City where he shot an episode of CONAN with the help of an all-Mexican staff, crew, guests Vicente Fox, 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. 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. In previous years, O’Brien has done special shows from New York, Chicago, Dallas, San Diego and Atlanta.”
Here’s a clip in which O’Brien and Schlansky plan their adventure …