CONAN O’BRIEN TO HOST NOBEL PEACE PRIZE CONCERT DECEMBER 11th IN OSLO, NORWAY
Star-Studded Event to Honor This Year’s Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos
OSLO, NORWAY, OCTOBER 13th, 2016 – Nobel Peace Prize Concert organizers announced today that acclaimed television personality and comedian Conan O’Brien will host the 23rd annual Nobel Peace Prize Concert on Sunday, December 11th in Oslo, Norway at the Telenor Arena. Halsey and Highasakite have already been revealed as performers.
“It’s an honor …”
“It’s an honor to host this prestigious event, and an even greater honor to receive the Nobel Prize in Particle Physics.
I have a very good agent,” said O’Brien.
O’Brien has written and produced several TV shows including “Saturday Night Live” and “The Simpsons,” and has won three Emmy Awards and six Writer’s Guild Awards for comedy writing throughout his career.
He served as the host on NBC’s “Late Night” and “The Tonight Show” before creating “Conan,” the TBS series now in its 8th season.
“We couldn’t be more thrilled to have Mr. O’Brien as our esteemed host for the Nobel Peace Prize concert, currently celebrating its 23rd year,” said Olav Njølstad, Director of the Norwegian Nobel Institute. “The upcoming event is bound to be a fantastic tribute to this year’s laureate, President Juan Manuel Santos, and will help promote the message of peace across the globe.”
The most prestigious award in the world
The Nobel Peace Prize is the most prestigious award in the world, honoring icons such as Martin Luther King, Jr., Mother Teresa, Nelson Mandela, Mikhail Gorbachev, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and other remarkable individuals and organizations. For more than twenty years, the Nobel Peace Prize Award Ceremony has been followed the next day by the Nobel Peace Prize Concert, a musical celebration honoring the laureate.
“Conan is a perfect host. His 10,000 hours of practicing the freedom of speech fits our main mission; to amplify the most prestigious award in the world.
His skills, and the combination of humor and insight, will contribute to reach a broader audience than ever before,” said the Executive Producers Odd Arvid Strømstad and Kristian Kirkvaag.
For the second consecutive year, the annual event will be live streamed on YouTube for viewers around the world.
Following the concert, more exclusive content and interviews will be posted for fans.
The Concert is presented by Nobel Peace Prize Research & Information, produced by Warner Bros. and Gyro, and reaches averagely several hundred million households in most regions of the world.