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Sunday, January 24, 2010

Farewell, Conan

It's a sad day in late night comedy. Conan O'Brien finally had his last day in "The Tonight Show", after just a short seven months of being handed the reins.

Conan O'Brien leaves NBC in 45 million dollar deal: reports

Conan O'Brien has left NBC in a reported 45-million-dollar deal, it was confirmed Thursday, ending an ugly public feud surrounding the fate of US television's long-running "The Tonight Show."

NBC Television said in a statement it had reached a settlement with O'Brien and later confirmed that the funnyman's predecessor Jay Leno would return to host the show he helmed for 17 years until he stepped down seven months ago.

"NBC and Conan O'Brien have reached a resolution of the issues surrounding O'Brien's contract to host 'The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien,'" the statement said, adding O'Brien would be free to work elsewhere after September 1.

What would comedians do in the middle of a big controversy as this one? Well, what anybody else would. Fight it out. Here's how the funniest comics do it, and see how they're trashing their home network in the face:

Kimmel was heartless, Leno was speechless.

A $1.5 million comedy bit!

Too bad I wasn't able to catch the last episode so I'm scrapping for videos. This was the best I found: Conan's final 'Tonight' tops Friday ratings

See you in September, Coco!

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