Conan O’Brien takes his assistant to Armenia to film special episode of Conan for TBS #TeamCoco

First Cuba, then Comic-Con, now Armenia?

Conan O’Brien has taken his show on the road this week — along with his longtime assistant, Sona Movsesian — to Armenia to film a special hour of Conan that’ll air Nov. 10, 2015, on TBS.

Movsesian’s family immigrated from Armenia. It’s the first visit for both. And O’Brien will become the first American late-night host ever to do a TV show from Armenia.

“I think it’s every boss’s responsibility to take their assistant back to their ancestral land,” O’Brien joked in the press release. “That’s why I’m going to make sure my next assistant was born in a five-star resort in Tuscany.”

Earlier in 2015, O’Brien took Conan to Cuba — also becoming the first American late-night TV host to broadcast from there — as well as broadcasting a week’s worth of shows from Comic-Con in San Diego. Conan also has filmed remotely from New York City, Chicago, Dallas and Atlanta.

TBS and Team Coco already are boasting more global expeditions to come in 2016.

CONAN airs Monday-Thursday at 11 p.m. (ET/PT) on TBS. It’s in repeats this week while he’s in Armenia.

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