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Television Sat Feb 06 2010

Conan O'Brien Creates A Star



Chicago's Deon Cole has enjoyed a successful career in the stand-up comedy scene, and he even parlayed that success all the way to the [now defunct] "Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien."

Cole served as a staff writer during the show's short run; however, for TV Guide Magazine columnist Bruce Fretts, the end of the "Tonight Show" should mark a new beginning for the comic.

According to Fretts, NBC should be "snapping up the uproarious Cole" and even suggests that he should have a show of his own.

What do you think? Should Deon Cole have his own show?

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bah2501 / February 6, 2010 10:02 PM

maybe he should write for conan after he goes to a network that doesn't suck? and he could continue to appear in front of the camera in cool sketches...

Christian / February 6, 2010 11:31 PM


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Tonight Fan / February 7, 2010 3:31 PM

Cole's very funny, but he's only been with Conan since October. I fully expect him to follow Conan to his next show rather than jumping to the nearest starring vehicle after a hot five minutes in the limelight.

It was generous of Conan to let a brand new writer have so much airtime during his show's highly publicized final week -- those shows predictably pulled the best ratings of Conan's career. It's also worth mentioning that much of what's getting Cole noticed is material directly related to the problematic Tonight Show changeover, which stacked the odds in his favor in terms of scoring a hit.

I suspect Cole knows all this and will stick with the redhead for a while yet -- provided Coco eventually finds a new home on another network. If nothing else, leaving Conan and taking a gig with NBC would be terrible for his image at this juncture. Better he should be choosy, and do what he can for his old boss until the right opportunity comes by.

Candida / February 7, 2010 3:32 PM

Would love to see more of Deon. Conan I could do without.

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Architecture Tue Nov 03 2015

Paul Goldberger Describes the "Pragmatism and Poetry" of Frank Gehry's Architecture in His New Book

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Architecture critic Paul Goldberger talks about Frank Gehry's life and work in a new book.
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