Conan O’Brien to Weinberg: ‘Stop by and find my monologue funny’

HollywoodNews.com: Conan O’Brien spoke about Max Weinberg’s departure as bandleader from his TBS late night talk show in November by praising the musician as “incredible.”

“Max has been a huge part of my life for the past 17 years,” said O’Brien in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, “I hope he can find time to stop by the new show, sit in with the band, and pretend to find my monologue funny.”

Weinberg will be replaced by Jimmy Vivino, a longtime guitarist and keyboard player, in Conan’s band.

Weinberg, who also plays drums in Bruce Springsteen’s E-Street band, exclaimed, “17 years — a lifetime on TV. Conan and I met on a New York City street corner in the Spring of 1993 and my association with Conan, his staff, and crew has been a deeply rewarding experience for me. And, making music with Jimmy Vivino, Mark Pender, La Bamba, Jerry Vivino, Scott Healey, Mike Merritt, and percussionist James Wormsworth enabled me to become a better musician and bandleader. I thank them for their first rate work on the bandstand. I wish Conan and his show the best and I do look forward to dropping by.”

TBS is currently running a countdown to the premiere of O’Brien’s revamped talk show. You can get the embed code here.

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