Conan O'Brien is trading the talk show desk for a wooden table in a new web-only chat show, called "Serious Jibber-Jabber." Based on the few details found on Team Coco, O'Brien's web outpost, the comedian will have lengthy conversations with "interesting people" (presumably, guests of O'Brien's choosing).

In a short teaser, O'Brien appears against an all-black set with a table (the website jokes that they "stole the set from Charlie Rose"). He explains to an unseen guest that he wants to use this show as a chance to break out of the restrictive TV talk show format that only allows for short, largely artificial segments with guests.

"This is my dream job, to sit and get to talk to people like you," O'Brien says to the guest.

Although he is mostly known for televised silliness, it's not altogether surprising that O'Brien would elect to host a more thoughtful chat program. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard with a degree in history and literature, and has developed a reputation as a curious and insightful thinker, thanks in part to his widely-shared college commencement addresses.

O'Brien is not the first high-profile celebrity to launch a show of this kind on the Internet. "Kevin Pollak's Chat Show" is a weekly conversation between the "Usual Suspects" actor and various celebrities, and "Here's the Thing" allows listeners to hear Alec Baldwin gab with public figures as wide-ranging as Billy Joel and Ed Rollins.

"Serious Jibber-Jabber" is set to premiere sometime in September. Check out the teaser above.

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