How’s that for a needy-sounding subject heading? Anyway, Conan has announced its guest list for the first week, which includes Seth Rogen and Michael Cera, some token Americans like Tom Hanks, Jon Hamm and, for NBC jokes, O’Brien’s old creation Jack McBrayer. (Okay, it wasn’t McBrayer his show created, it was McBrayer’s “page” character, which Lorne Michaels transferred from Conan O’Brien to 30 Rock in a very successful inter-company crossover.) My fellow Ottawan Jon Dore will be a guest comic on the last show of that first week.
Few of the guests have anything to promote right at this moment — though it’s possible Cera has another flop movie coming out that we just haven’t heard about — so it’s hard to know yet what kind of ability Conan will have to get big name guests (stopping by talk shows to promote their projects) on a regular basis.