Conan’s band leader quits
It's official. After 17 years Max Weinberg will part ways with Conan O'Brien when the comedian returns to late night television.
It’s official. After 17 years Max Weinberg will part ways with Conan O’Brien when the comedian returns to late night television.
“Max has been a huge part of my life for the past 17 years and he is an incredible band leader and musician,” O’Brien said this week. “I hope he can find time to stop by the new show, sit in with the band, and pretend to find my monologue funny.”
Weinberg said, “Seventeen years -a lifetime on TV. Conan and I met on a New York City street corner in the spring of 1993 and my association with Conan, his staff, and crew has been a deeply rewarding experience for me.”
House band member Jimmy Vivino will replace Weinberg when Conan premieres on TBS in November. A new name for the band has not been revealed.
The announcment was of Weinberg’s exit was widely expected after he formed and toured the Max Weinberg Big Band, following O’Brien’s troubles with NBC.
It remains to be seen where Conan may yet land on Australian television.