As of 2019, Conan O'Brien's late-night TBS talk/comedy show "Conan" will no longer have music performances after the show is reduced to 30 minutes, according to Variety. It had already been announced in May that "Conan," which is televised Mondays through Thursdays, will shorten its episode time from 60 minutes to 30 minutes because O'Brien wants to focus more on touring and his online ventures. As a result, music performances will no longer part of the program. However, music artists can still appear on the show for interviews and as skit guests. There is also the possibility of O'Brien doing a music-themed special in the future.
Variety is also reporting that the change in "Conan's" format has resulted in the exit of longtime booker Roey Hershkovitz, who had worked with O'Brien for nearly 20 years.
In a statement announcing the new 30-minute "Conan," O'Brien commented: “Since I inherited my 'Late Night' show in 1993, TV has changed exponentially. I’d like to think I have evolved with many of these changes, but now it’s time to take the next leap. A half-hour show will give me the time to do a higher percentage of the comedy in, and out, of the studio that I love and that seems to resonate in this new digital world. It’s still going to be me hosting a very silly show, but I want segments on my half-hour program to link to digital content, deepening the experience for my younger fans, and confusing my older ones.”
Jack White, who performed on "Conan's" first episode on Nov. 8, 2010, has been a frequent guest on "Conan" over the years. Artists who have recently performed on "Conan" include Jukebox The Ghost, Twin Shadow, Dawes, Sofi Tukker, Ben Gibbard and Ocean Park Standoff.