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CONAN To Celebrate George Harrison for the Week of September 22!

George Harrison 1968 1975

CONAN To Celebrate George Harrison the Week of Sept. 22 with Performances by Paul Simon, Beck, Norah Jones, Dhani Harrison & Friends and More

Week-Long Musical Tribute to Mark the Release of George Harrison: The Apple Years 1968-75

TBS’s late-night show CONAN is set to honor George Harrison next week with a full week of performances by some of the biggest names in music. Paul Simon, Beck, Norah Jones, Dhani Harrison & Friends and others will stop by Stage 15 at Warner Bros. the week of Sept. 22-25 to perform a live version from Harrison’s catalogue. The performance schedule for next week’s shows is as follows:

Monday Sept 22: Beck

Tuesday Sept 23: Paul Simon

Wednesday Sept 23: Dhani Harrison

Thursday Sept 24: Norah Jones

The celebration will coincide with the release of George Harrison: The Apple Years 1968-75, a major reissue of the artists’ first six solo albums. Available on CD and digital download on Sept. 22, George Harrison: The Apple Years 1968-75 is designed to complement Harrison’s 2004 collection, The Dark Horse Years 1976-92. The set spans Harrison’s solo work for The Beatles’ Apple Records from 1968 to 1975 and features an exclusive DVD with several video pieces, including a new seven-minute film with previously unreleased footage. The Apple Years box also features an exclusive perfect-bound book with an introduction by Dhani Harrison, new essays by award-winning radio producer and author Kevin Howlett and rare, previously unpublished images. George Harrison: The Apple Years 1968-75 can be pre-ordered at This Link.

George Harrison Week is presented by AT&T.

CONAN airs Monday-Thursday at 11 p.m. (ET/PT) on TBS. The series, which earned an Emmy for its innovative mobile app, is produced by Conaco LLC, with Jeff Ross serving as executive producer.

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Real Housewives of Atlanta Get Served By Triumph the Insult Comic Dog


“You are the classiest of the Housewives, which is sort of like saying You are the Smartest Kardashian.”

Last night on Conan, Triumph the Insult Comic Dog visited the Real Housewives of Atlanta and hilarity ensued! I laughed my ass off for seven minutes. Favorite line of many: “It’s amazing how much you can get done when you don’t take the time to feel deeply ashamed.” Check it out, above.

Must See Show: Demetri Martin Live at NYC's Town Hall


Very Funny!

Comedians are the new Rock Stars: amiright? Speaking of which, I’m a huge fan of comedian Demetri Martin and his Comedy Central show, Important Things with Demetri Martin. When I heard that Demetri would be playing NYC’s Town Hall theater I knew I could not miss his show! Can I just say, I was not disappointed! Even before Demetri came out on the stage, an awesome mix of Beatles songs played over the PA at Town Hall to entertain the crowd of rabid Demetri fans and set the mood to expect an excellent show. Because, The Beatles, come on: Greatest Band Ever. Not to mention, but you can see I am about to, I had a great seat: just to the right of the stage, front row, on the aisle. Yes!

As a comedian who strikes a chord with almost everyone who has a sense of humor, Demetri Martin has a whimsically goofy outlook on the weirdness of everyday life, a deadpan delivery and a fondness for playing various musical instruments while delivering his ingenious one-liners. Demetri is thoroughly engaging and has a great flow from one bit to another; say, from explaining the enigmatic drawings on his Large Pad into playing the piano (he is quite good) while singing a list of things he’d rather do than wait in line to get into a nightclub, so he is consistently laugh-out-loud funny. He does maybe a half dozen bits that fans of the Comedy Central show will be familiar with, but I guess every comedian does that kind of thing. You can’t expect the entire show to be made up of bits you’ve never heard before – but those in the audience without cable probably laughed even harder at those bits than the rest of us. He did a solid 90-minute set, then came back out and took questions from the audience, including performing a few requested favorite skits. He also told a few poignant personal stories; my favorites of which were his recounting of riding his skateboard to the home of a friend, through the nearly empty streets of NYC, on the day of the September 11th attacks, as well as his story about the time he met the late comedian Mitch Hedberg while working as a writer on Conan O’Brien. Demetri became less of a comedian at that point and more of a funny guy with good stories that we, the audience, were having a conversation with. At any rate, the audience at Town Hall on Friday just went insane for him, and the enthusiastic vibe added to the fun. As a side note, he is also really, really cute!

Over all, Demetri Martin at Town Hall was a fun night and a great entertainment value for a rather reasonably priced ticket. The only bummer of the evening was when Demetri revealed that his beyond-hilarious Comedy Central show would not be returning for a third season. That sucks so hard. Hopefully, season one and two of Important Things will be available on DVD soon. In the meantime, go see him perform if he comes to a town near you. Demetri Martin!

Conan O’Brien Becomes Collectible Art!


“I Am Still Funnier Than Jay Leno!”

Conan may have officially left the Tonight Show, but you still have five more days to visit eBay.com and bid on your chance to own this one-of-a-kind Handmade Conan O’Brien Plush Doll, made by Laura Granlund of inTIMIDnation.com. Plush Conan stands approximately 22-inches tall and is constructed from all natural fabrics. He’s really cute! Bid now!

Jimmy Kimmel Is My Hero!

This clip of Jimmy Kimmel on Jay Leno’s crappy “Ratings Poison” talk show has been viral for few days now, but I just had to post it where I can watch it whenever I need a good, hearty, sadistic belly laugh. Today, we are all Jimmy Kimmel! Freedom!