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Conan in Cuba: ‘I made countless friends’ on historic trip

Conan O’Brien visited Cuba over the weekend to tape segments for his late-night talk show
Conan O’Brien visited Cuba over the weekend to tape segments for his late-night talk show Conan O’Brien

Conan O’Brien just made history over the weekend by taping segments of his TBS talk show in Cuba, becoming the first American late-night show to tape there since the United States embargo began in 1962.

O’Brien is known for taking his show on the road, racking up rips to Ireland, Toronto, Dallas and Chicago.

“I just spent the last four days shooting my show all around the city of Havana," he tweeted on Monday. “I made countless friends and had one of the best experiences of my life."

The show, set to air on March 4, will let offer “a rare glimpse into the daily life of a country not often seen by American viewers,” according to a press release from the show.

According to Deadline, O'Brien picked the weekend before Presidents Day because the show doesn’t tape on the holiday, leaving time to make the trip.

It sounds like he and the small crew he had with him had a great time.

“Many laughs,” he tweeted, “but that could also be the rum.”

Read Time’s take on why O’Brien is the right man to visit Cuba.

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