Conan O'Brien To Officiate Gay Wedding Of Staff Member To Mark TBS Anniversary
Conan O'Brien is set to commemorate his one-year anniversary at TBS in a groundbreaking way -- by officiating an on-air wedding between two men.
As New York Magazine's Vulture blog is reporting, the talk show host will be marrying one of his show's longtime staff members and his partner when Conan tapes at New York's Beacon Theater, though producers have yet to determine when the actual nuptials will air.
Although O'Brien's previous NBC show, "Late Night with Conan O'Brien," taped in Manhattan for 16 years, such a wedding would not have been possible during that earlier run. New York became the sixth -- and largest -- U.S. state to legalize gay marriage last June, with Governor Andrew Cuomo being highly praised among LGBT advocacy groups for the legislation.
As TV Guide reports, late-night television previously hosted an on-air wedding in 1969, when more than 21 million viewers watched musician Tiny Tim marry Miss Vicki on Johnny Carson's "The Tonight Show."
A representative for O'Brien confirmed that the wedding would take place next week, but did not provide any additional details.