Conan Christopher O'Brien was born in Brookline, Massachusetts, and he is the longest-working late-night talk show host in the United States. He began his comedy career by serving twice as the president of The Harvard Lampoon. Conan then became a writer and producer on television shows including "Saturday Night Live" and "The Simpsons". In 1993, he took over as NBC's "Late Night" host. He is currently helming the show "Conan", now in its eighth season on TBS.
Conan has hosted multiple award shows, performed a 32-city live comedy tour, been the subject of his own documentary, and performed at two White House Correspondents' Dinners. He won three Emmy Awards, six Writer's Guild Awards, and a People's Choice Award.
Conan is a long-time admirer of Theodore Roosevelt. He has made a particular study of the role humor played in Theodore Roosevelt's public life, how Theodore Roosevelt used humor for his own ends, and how he felt about being the butt of others' barbs.
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Tales of Theodore Roosevelt led by Tweed Roosevelt, the great-grandson of the 26th President