Well-known from his many years in comedy, O'Brien grew up in a large, Irish Catholic family in a suburb of Boston. He earned a degree in history from Harvard and wrote for the legendary Harvard Lampoon publication, eventually serving as its president. Post-college, O'Brien found several writing jobs for television in Los Angeles, including HBO's Not Necessarily the News.
After returning to the East Coast, O'Brien joined the writing team at Saturday Night Live, earning his first Emmy® in 1989. He was writing for the hit show The Simpsons when Lorne Michaels approached him about a new late-night series for NBC. In 1993, Late Night with Conan O'Brien launched and ran for 16 years, ending when O'Brien briefly took over The Tonight Show.
Most recently, O'Brien has performed throughout the United States and Canada with his live show, The Legally Prohibited from Being Funny on Television Tour.
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