Conan O’Brien is a Mensch

He’s a damn good person, actually.  The writers strike has my complete sympathy (and how could it not?  Check this and this out).  And in response NBC is firing staffers.  How does Conan O’Brien respond?  (Variety):

O’Brien, host of NBC’s “Late Night With Conan O’Brien” will cover the salaries of his nonwriting production staff — nearly 80 people — for the foreseeable future, an NBC Universal spokeswoman confirmed. O’Brien will foot the payroll bill starting next week, barring a resolution in the WGA work stoppage, which wrapped its 25th day on Thursday.

Talk about inspiring:

Like David Letterman at CBS, O’Brien made the decision to step up in a big way to take care of those who help him put on the show every night. But unlike Letterman, who owns his “Late Show,” Craig Ferguson‘s “Late Late Show” and the Worldwide Pants production banner that employs those staffers, O’Brien is tapping his own bank account to save NBC U employees on a Peacock-owned show from getting the ax, even temporarily. O’Brien’s gesture to his staff comes as his own eight-figure salary has been suspended since the strike forced his show to halt production.

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One Response

  1. I always thought he was a great guy. This is just more proof.

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