Conan O’Brien and the Streaming Industry’s Pivot to Late Night Comedy

Conan O’Brien and the Streaming Industry’s Pivot to Late Night Comedy
Conan O’Brien’s tenure at TBS might be coming to an end but the comedian, creator, and host of “Conan” is setting his sights on a new television show for the HBO Max streaming service.

It’s unclear what O’Brien’s HBO Max show will be like. WarnerMedia stated last November that the comedian’s “Conan Without Borders” shows, where he travels to other countries, would continue alongside his upcoming HBO Max series, which suggests that his new show will be something else entirely.

Regardless, O’Brien is the latest in a recent string of comedians who have or plan on hosting a comedy show on a streaming service, a relatively new phenomenon for the medium. For streaming services there’s never been greater competition for eyeballs (and subscriber dollars) than now, especially when it comes to scripted drama and comedy programming. That said, despite the proliferation of streaming-exclusive
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