It had to happen. Conan O’Brien will be taping his chat show in San Diego for Comic-Con 2015. O’Brien will be taping at the the Spreckles Theater from July 8 to 12, 2015—which suggests that that is when the con will be next year, which is a little alarming (it’s weeks earlier than usual) but okay.

I’ve been wondering when this would happen—a major talk show relocating to the Con—and I’m not surprised that it’s O”Brien who did it—he’s long had the strongest nerdcred of the major talk show hosts (rivaled only by Whoopi Goldberg), with his writing stint on the Simpsons and a pop-up Team CoCo gallery that sprang up a few years ago to promote his animated superhero character, The Flaming C.

When you think about it, once the logistics of moving the show are figured out, this is a slam dunk as far as guests go — every movie star on earth will be in town and it’s just a matter of getting it all scheduled.

It also proves, that Comic-Con CAN get bigger and crazier.


  1. I think that Craig Ferguson’s geek cred stands up to O’Brien’s. He appeared in an episode of Red Dwarf, has a TARDIS on his desk, was in a punk band with Peter Capaldi and has a gay, robot, skeleton sidekick that was built by one of the Mythbusters.

  2. Stephen Colbert quoted an extended passage of Tolkein while interviewing Neil Gaiman, appeared in a HOBBIT movie, has featured a cartoon on his show based on him (Tek Jansen) which was adapted into a comic book and has Captain America’s shield on his set.

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