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Conan's Coming to Town

By Joanna Miller in Arts & Entertainment on Mar 21, 2006 9:32PM

conan_cheers.jpgGood news for Late Night fans: Conan O’Brien will be string dancing his way into town to broadcast his show for the week of May 9-12. The show has visited locations such as Toronto, Los Angeles and, most recently, Finland, but this will be the first Chicago broadcast. And it’s about friggin’ time.

Conan himself is no stranger to Chicago. In 1988, he worked on a local stage show, Happy Happy Good Show, with fellow SNL writers Robert Smigel and Bob Odenkirk. At one point, he also lived in an apartment near Wrigley Field with roommate Jeff Garlin. We’re guessing they had a happy happy good time there.

Tickets to the shows, to be held at the Chicago Theatre, will no doubt be hot items. O’Brien will announce ticket information when Late Night returns with first-run episodes on March 28. No word yet on who the guests will be.

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