The Reviews Are In On 'Conan' - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

The Reviews Are In On Conan; WATCH His First Monologue

KHQ.COM - Battling with Jay Leno is so last season. Conan O'Brien's competition this season is Jon Stewart and so far things couldn't be more pleasant between the two – at least on Stewart's part.

As "Conan" kicked-off on TBS last night,  Stewart was pretty welcoming to his fellow 11 p.m. slot dweller. "I want to congratulate Conan O'Brien and his crew," the "Daily Show" host said. "They are back on television tonight. I don't know when."

"I just want to check and see when because I am excited," he continued before exclaiming, "Son of a [expletive]! Same time as me? Now I'll never be able to watch me!"

Stewart is not the only one finding himself in that quandary as as O'Brien's new late-night TBS show will be competing with "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" for audience share. Not only are the pair of late-night host occupying the same time slot, but the are both also aiming for the same demographic – that advertiser friendly group known as adults ages 18 to 49.

And Stewart wasn't the only one talking about O'Brien's return.

Time magazine's TV critic, James Poniewozik, said in his review that the debut "was exciting because of everything it promised."

Poniewozik continued, "It was Conan making his act literally bigger, big as America, it was Conan — in his own words — taking the wheel of the 'Ferrari' that was the 'Tonight Show' and showing what he could do with it," Poniewozik wrote.

The Daily Beast's Lloyd Grove noted that O'Brien "didn't lean on desperate gimmicks or overwrought pyrotechnics; he was content for the most part to stick to his knitting."

Robert Lloyd of The Los Angeles Times wrote that O'Brien appears to have recovered well after the debacle at NBC, which resulted in Leno being given back "The Tonight Show" after O'Brien had replaced him.

"It is probably too much to say that leaving 'The Tonight Show' — which is to say, appearing to have been fired from 'The Tonight Show' — was the best thing that could have happened to O'Brien, but it made him interesting and topical in ways that he would not have been had he stayed on NBC," Llyod said. "[O'Brien] toured like a rock star, graced the cover of Rolling Stone, gathered close to 2 million followers on Twitter, and, as a victim of corporate incompetence, became a most unlikely thing for a person in his line of work: heroic."

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Police release new photo of Manchester bombing suspect, ask for help

    Police release new photo of Manchester bombing suspect, ask for help

    Saturday, May 27 2017 5:23 PM EDT2017-05-27 21:23:18 GMT

    MANCHESTER, England - Manchester Police have released a new photo of the man suspected of killing 22 people in a suicide bombing at Manchester Arena after an Ariana Grande concert on Monday. In the photo released Saturday shows 22-year-old suspect Salman Abedi in a brown hat, jeans, glasses and a black Hollister vest. The background is blacked out.

    >>

    MANCHESTER, England - Manchester Police have released a new photo of the man suspected of killing 22 people in a suicide bombing at Manchester Arena after an Ariana Grande concert on Monday. In the photo released Saturday shows 22-year-old suspect Salman Abedi in a brown hat, jeans, glasses and a black Hollister vest. The background is blacked out.

    >>
  • Police: Woman locked her kids in car trunk while she shopped

    Police: Woman locked her kids in car trunk while she shopped

    Saturday, May 27 2017 4:26 PM EDT2017-05-27 20:26:48 GMT

    RIVERDALE, Utah (AP) - A 39-year-old Utah woman has been arrested after she allegedly locked her two young children in her car's trunk while she went inside a Wal-Mart store to shop. Riverdale police say witnesses heard the children ages 2 and 5 making noise and saw the car shaking, got the older child to pull the emergency latch and called 911.

    >>

    RIVERDALE, Utah (AP) - A 39-year-old Utah woman has been arrested after she allegedly locked her two young children in her car's trunk while she went inside a Wal-Mart store to shop. Riverdale police say witnesses heard the children ages 2 and 5 making noise and saw the car shaking, got the older child to pull the emergency latch and called 911.

    >>
  • Counterfeit cash getting more advanced in Spokane

    Counterfeit cash getting more advanced in Spokane

    Saturday, May 27 2017 10:05 PM EDT2017-05-28 02:05:41 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - We've told you of counterfeit money being used to buy Girl Scout cookies, and movie money used at a gas station. Now a Spokane bank teller tells KHQ some counterfeiters are getting more advanced with their forgeries. "The first time it came to us as a local business who received two of them and they were just making a regular deposit," she said.

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - We've told you of counterfeit money being used to buy Girl Scout cookies, and movie money used at a gas station. Now a Spokane bank teller tells KHQ some counterfeiters are getting more advanced with their forgeries. "The first time it came to us as a local business who received two of them and they were just making a regular deposit," she said.

    >>
HD DOPPLER 6i
/