October 30th: Conan O’Brien, host of TBS’s late-night series CONAN, will join First Lady Michelle Obama next week on a trip to visit U.S. military personnel stationed at the Al Udeid Air Base in Doha, Qatar. There, O’Brien will entertain the troops with a show while the First Lady highlights the valuable work of Joining Forces, an initiative that supports service members, veterans and their families. As with his other recent excursions abroad, O’Brien’s trip to Qatar with the First Lady will be taped to appear as part of an episode of CONAN airing later this year.
“It’s an honor to accompany the First Lady on a trip to Qatar to entertain our troops,” O’Brien said. “I know they will be thrilled to see Mrs. Obama and delighted to hear my vocal rendition of Kanye’s entire Yeezus album.”
This will mark the second time O’Brien has travelled abroad to perform for the men and women of the United States military. In May 2003, O’Brien visited Kuwait and Bahrain on a USO tour. It will also mark his fourth adventure this year. He recently returned from Armenia, where he shot an episode that will premiere across TBS’s television, digital and mobile platforms on Tuesday, Nov. 17, at 11 p.m. (ET/PT).
O’Brien has generated a lot of buzz recently with his travels. During the summer, he hosted late-night television’s first-ever week of shows from Comic-Con International® in San Diego. And in the spring, O’Brien made headlines as the first American late-night host to shoot in Cuba in more than 50 years. He has also done shows from New York, Chicago, Dallas and Atlanta.
About Joining Forces
In 2011, First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden came together to launch Joining Forces, a nationwide initiative calling all Americans to rally around service members, veterans, and their families and support them through wellness, education, and employment opportunities. Joining Forces works hand in hand with the public and private sector to ensure that service members, veterans, and their families have the tools they need to succeed throughout their lives.
TBS’s late-night series CONAN, hosted by Conan O’Brien, premieres new episodes each Monday-Thursday at 11 p.m. (ET/PT) across the network’s television, digital and mobile platforms. Episodes and clips are also available via TBS On Demand, the Watch TBS mobile app and tbs.com, as well as Team Coco’s digital, mobile and social media platforms. CONAN is produced by Conaco LLC, with Jeff Ross serving as executive producer.
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