Conan O’Brien became the first late night host in 50 years to film a show in Cuba, when he and his Conan crew visited the city of Havana earlier last month during the long Presidents’ Day weekend. Now, on Wednesday, March 4, 2015, the “Conan In Cuba” special will air on TBS for all to see.
The Conan show has released a 90-second preview of the special, which you can watch here below.
Soon after his return from Cuba, where he spent four days shooting footage for his TBS show all around the city of Havana, O’Brien talked about his time there, saying it was one of the best experiences of his life.
The special will provide a rare glimpse for Americans at life in Cuba, a country for which the United States has had an embargo against since in 1962. Travel by U.S. citizens to Cuba has been extremely limited since the 1960s and was only expanded slightly in 2011 to allow more visitors there, but the restrictions still remain harsh. All that will reportedly change, as U.S. President Barack Obama asked Congress earlier this year to begin lifting the embargo against Cuba and ease sanctions against the communist Caribbean country.
The preview video is quite amusing, proving that you can put Coco anywhere and he’ll be funny.
The “Conan In Cuba” special airs on Wednesday night, March 4, 2015 at on TBS at 11/10c.