Mexico City - Conan O'Brien and the Conan show made history in 2015 by being the first U.S. talk show to film an episode in Cuba since 1962. Now, with Donald Trump making constant, idiotic threats against Mexico, O'Brien has decided that he doesn't want to wait several decades for relations between our two countries to collapse and then gradually get better before he gets a chance to film here.
So, on January 25, 2017, he announced that he had decided to rent out a studio in Mexico, hire an all-Mexican crew, and put on a special show for an all-Mexican audience.
'Star Wars: Rouge One' star Diego Luna and former Mexican President Vicente Fox will join Conan O'Brien for his primetime special, Conan Without Borders: Made in Mexico. Shot on location in Mexico City, the hour-long special will premiere Wednesday, March 1, at 10 PM ET/ 9 PM CT, on TBS.
O'Brien arrived in Mexico earlier this month and spent part of his time in Mexico City strolling the streets, greeting people and trying the food. Last Monday he stopped by one of the city's fancier taco restaurants and wound up trying hot sauce straight out of the bowl as restaurant patrons taped the scene on their phones.
In a clip posted online Friday, the comedian hit the streets of Mexico's capital to ask local residents for cash donations - and even offered them incentives in exchange for their money. After all, as the comedian told them, Trump has repeatedly stated that "Mexico will pay for the wall."
During the one-hour special, O'Brien pulls out all the stops: He plays a masked Mexican wrestler called "The Crazy Rooster" in one bit, while in another he attempts to cross the U.S.-Mexico border with a suitcase packed with Taco Bell items, loads of sun block and a Trump Hotel towel.
So this should be fun. The special is called "Conan Without Borders: Made In Mexico," and it will air on Wednesday, March 1, at 10 PM ET/ 9 PM CT, on TBS.Sources: avclub.com • nwitimes.com • deadline.com