The SF Sketchfest Tribute to Conan O'Brien
Hosted by Jimmy Pardo
with special guest Andy Richter
Each year SF Sketchfest honors an individual or group that has made an influential and unparalleled contribution to the world of comedy. This year, the seventh annual SF Sketchfest Tribute Award will be presented to The Tonight Show host Conan O’Brien.
Early in his career, O’Brien helmed the legendary Harvard Lampoon and wrote for television series icons Saturday Night Live and The Simpsons. It was from there that he was championed by Lorne Michaels to host Late Night with Conan O'Brien, where he combined his talents as a writer, performer and interviewer from 1993 to 2008. The two-time host of the Primetime Emmy Awards then took over the reins of the venerable The Tonight Show on June 1, 2009. On the afternoon of January 17, Conan O’Brien will make a rare live appearance at the Herbst Theatre, sitting down for an in-depth conversation with comedian Jimmy Pardo, featuring a special appearance by O’Brien’s longtime friend and collaborator Andy Richter. Previous Tribute recipients are The State, The Kids in the Hall, Paul Reubens, Mr. Show, Dana Carvey and Amy Sedaris.
Added by sketchy on December 28, 2009