Conan Australia: Three things to watch for on tonight’s Conan Without Borders

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Conan O'Brien performs onstage during New York Comedy Festival at Beacon Theatre on November 8, 2018 in New York City. 465875 (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Conan O'Brien performs onstage during New York Comedy Festival at Beacon Theatre on November 8, 2018 in New York City. 465875 (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images) /

The latest Conan Without Borders travel special airs tonight so we have three things to look for when Conan O’Brien takes over Australia.

Summer is just around the corner and that means a lot of people are planning their summer vacations. If Australia is on your list of destinations or you’re just a die-hard Conan O’Brien fan, then you’ll want to watch “Conan Without Borders” tonight on TBS.

“Conan Without Borders” has become one of the most popular segments for Conan O’Brien. The specials are now available on Netflix, helping even more fans see O’Brien in places like Mexico, Israel, and Italy.

Tonight, April 17, TBS will air a prime time special Conan showcasing the host’s recent trip to Australia. O’Brien treated fans to a sneak peek at the episode during last night’s Conan.

It looks like we’re getting more of what has made “Conan Without Borders” a must-see event every time a new one is released. So with that being said, here are three things to look for when you tune in tonight.

Australia’s wild side

Like any good late night television host, Conan O’Brien has had his fair share of experience with animal experts. Everyone from Jimmy Kimmel to Jimmy Fallon invites an animal expert to their shows. O’Brien will take that one step further by going to Australian zoos and the wild to track down native species.

O’Brien has never been too shy about getting up close and personal with animals on the set of Conan. It may be a bit different when he’s not prepared for what he could find in the Australian wilderness. Look to see if some of that confidence goes away when Conan is told that venomous spiders are all around him.

Getting the band back together

Part of O’Brien’s visit to Australia included putting on a one-night-only show at the State Theatre. These live comedy shows have become just another example of the seemingly never ending supply of content Team Coco delivers.

The show in Australia likely shares some elements of the “Conan and Friends: An Evening of Stand-Up and Investment Tips” that ran across the U.S. during the fall. As we saw in the preview, the show includes O’Brien playing AC/DC’s “You Shook Me All Night Long.”

In the background of the clip, dedicated Conan fans may have recognized bassist Mike Merritt. That means that the Basic Cable Band shared the stage with O’Brien down in Australia. Jimmy Vivino and the rest of the band were cut from Conan when it relaunched as a half-hour show.

That wasn’t an easy decision so expect O’Brien to make a point of putting the spotlight on the Basic Cable Band if most, if not all, of the members were on stage with him.

Celebrity guides

It has become tradition for Conan O’Brien to meet up with a celebrity native to whatever location he visits. We’ve seen him drop in on Gal Gadot in Israel and interview Diego Luna in Mexico.

We already know that one Australian celebrity has something to do with O’Brien going down to Australia. In fact, the whole show may have been his idea.

You can expect O’Brien to meet up with Hugh Jackman at some point during his stay in Australia. Plenty of other famous Australians have popped up on Conan over the years including Chris Hemsworth, Rebel Wilson, and Claudia O’Dohterty. Tune in to see who else Conan calls up to help him learn more about Australia.

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“Conan Without Borders: Australia” airs tonight on TBS at 10:00 PM ET. It will be followed by an all new episode of Conan featuring the very appropriate guest Jim Jefferies. Tune in and enjoy, then check back with Last Night On for all the highlights.