Conan O'Brien Films Episode of Conan in Cuba

Conan O'Brien at a supporter rally held outside TBS headquarters in Atlanta in June 2010.
Conan O'Brien at a supporter rally held outside TBS headquarters in Atlanta in June 2010.
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First comes Netflix; then comes Late Night. In the latest example of the loosening travel restrictions with Cuba, longtime comedian and TV host Conan O'Brien is filming an episode of his TBS show in Havana.

Deadline reports O'Brien's show flew to Havana last Thursday, taking advantage of the time off for Presidents' Day to film an upcoming episode of Conan on location. Though news crews have made their way to the island over the past two months to report on the normalizing of relations between the United States and Cuba, Conan is the first American late-night show to film on the island since the U.S. embargo began in 1962.

See also: Netflix is now available in Cuba

Conan has a special section of its website dedicated to travel episodes. The "remotes" include journeys to Ireland, Canada, and around the States, where O'Brien meets locals and often tries his hand at their various professions. Segments filmed in Texas gave the host a shot at being a sheriff's deputy and a Mary Kay beauty consultant.

Show representatives told Deadline that the March 4 episode hopes to give the Conan audience a glimpse into everyday Cuban life.


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