You’re probably wondering: Does Conan O’Brien smoke weed? The late night host certainly seems like a wacky enough guy to smoke the ganja, but it’s not entirely clear.
Who is Conan O’Brien?
O’Brien got his start in comedy after graduating from Harvard College in 1981 with degrees in history and literature.
After graduating, he moved to L.A. and joined the writing staff of HBO’s “Not Necessarily the News.” He spent two years as a writer with the show, while also performing with the comedy improv group The Groundlings.
In 1988, O’Brien became a writer on Saturday Night Live, where he worked until 1991. He quit the show that year, before eventually getting a job as a writer of “The Simpsons.”
O’Brien worked on “The Simpsons” until 1993 and credits it as a turning point in his career. Following his run with the show, O’Brien got his own show “Late Night with Conan O’Brien.”
The show originally met with unfavorable reviews, and was constantly subjected to the risk of cancellation. However, O’Brien’s show began to turn a corner and managed to stay on the air until 2009 when Conan left to host “The Tonight Show.”
O’Brien originally negotiated a contract to take over for Jay Leno on “The Tonight Show.” He remained the host for just one year until Leno returned to his post.
The decision at the time was controversial, and O’Brien was allowed to leave for another network.
O’Brien struck a deal with TBS that year to host his own show, “Conan,” a position he still holds to this day. Currently, O’Brien remains the longest-tenured late night host in the United States.
Puff or Pass?
So back to the question at hand: Does Conan O’Brien smoke weed? There are a few instances that suggest O’Brien does, in fact, smoke the ganja.
Most of these instances come from various weed-centric skits performed on his own shows.
One example, was when he got a Lyft driver to bring him, Kevin Hart, and Ice Cube to find some bud.
The trio then reunited in a similar sketch. In this one, they got a student driver to bring them to a dispensary.
The three were seen actually smoking in this sketch, and the video went viral.
Conan also had another skit in which he smoked weed with Wiz Khalifa while playing the video game Gears of War 4.
Initially, O’Brien was hesitant to smoke with the rapper, but he eventually cracked. After smoking, O’Brien devoured an entire bowl of potato salad.
Final Hit: Does Conan O’Brien Smoke Weed?
So if Conan’s antics on his show are any indication of his real life hobbies, then it’s pretty clear that he smokes weed.
If he’s just doing it for shock value, then that’s a different story. Either way, he clearly is a cannabis fan.
But more likely than not, Conan likes to toke up, at least every once in a while.