The Late Night host was up for an Emmy this year for Outstanding Talk Series
Conan O’Brien rocked the 2021 Emmy Awards.
The late night icon, 58, attended a glittering awards ceremony honoring the best in television on Sunday night and drew eyes and cameras as Television Academy President and CEO Frank Sherma took the stage.
The businessman was ready to speak about the television industry at large, and shortly after appearing, Sherma laughed at O’Brien in the audience. Shortly after, he laughed, as did many others in the room.
Eventually, the audience was given a look at what was really causing a stir: O’Brien saluted Sherma from the audience and cheered enthusiastically.
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“Thanks, Conan,” said Sherma.
The seemingly unreleased moment went viral and viewers took to Twitter to share their thoughts on the moment.
“IF – Kin Love Conan” wrote a fan. “Man trolling the Emmy president was great #Emmys.”
“Conan is the best part of this show and he hasn’t even come on stage,” Said another.
a fourth pair: “Conan is an American treasure.”
Even comedian Wanda Sykes lost weight, Write: “Conan is giving no f tonight!”
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Conan made another surprise appearance when Stephen Colbert’s live poll special won an award for Outstanding Variety Special (Live). O’Brien jumped on stage and cheered before disappearing. After earning the award in the virtual press room, Colbert joked that he asked O’Brien to join him on stage.
“Conan’s kid who’s graduating that doesn’t give a single f—k,” wrote an audience With a screenshot of O’Brien standing on stage.
“Oh my god Conan is back at it again,” tweeted another.
One fan suggested: “#Conan is either not getting invited again or he just sealed his next hosting gig… #Emmys.”
O’Brien’s show “Conan,” which wrapped its final season this summer, was up for an Emmy this year for Outstanding Variety Talk Series. The award eventually went to “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver”.
In his acceptance speech, John Oliver called O’Brien by name.
“Like many of us in this room, I kind of rooted for Conan, so it’s bittersweet,” Oliver admitted. “Conan, thank you so much for listening to 30 of Inspirational Comedy Writers.” Oliver later encouraged viewers to watch clips of the work of O’Brien and the late Norm Macdonald.