Late- night host Conan O’Brien will accompany First Lady Michelle Obama on a trip to Qatar next week as part of a series of specials he is putting together for TBS, the cable network that airs his regular program, “Conan.”
The comedian will join Mrs. Obama next week on a trip to visit U.S. military personnel stationed at the Al Udeid Air Base in Doha, Qatar. He is expected to entertain the troops with a show while the First Lady highlights Joining Forces, an initiative that supports service members, veterans and their families. As with his other recent excursions abroad, O’Brien’s trip to Qatar with the First Lady will be taped to appear as part of an episode of “Conan” airing later this year.
O’Brien recently journeyed to Armenia with his assistant for a special episode slated to run on TBS in November.
This will mark the second time O’Brien has travelled abroad to perform for the men and women of the United States military. In May 2003, O’Brien visited Kuwait and Bahrain on a USO tour. It will also mark his fourth adventure this year. In addition to Armenia, O’Brien has traveled to the annual Comic-Con in San Diego and to Cuba.