Watch Conan O’Brien’s ‘Late Night’ Audition from 1993


Here’s a short snippet from Conan O’Brien’s audition to be the host of NBC’s Late Night, which O’Brien’s website Team Coco released this week to commemorate the 20th anniversary of said audition. Then a writer for The Simpsons, O’Brien was asked to do an off-air trial show with a live studio audience. His guests were Mimi Rodgers and Jason Alexander, and he ended the show with a classy, humble goodbye: “That’s the end of my mock show. If that’s all I ever get, it was a lot of fun. I had a good time. Thank you very much.”