Saturday May 26, 2012

BOSTON -- Late-night talk show host Conan O’Brien visited Bos ton to talk about the art of comedy and how he got started in it.

O’Brien was at the John F. Kennedy Pres idential Library on Thursday, where he was interviewed by Boston Globe film critic, Wesley Morris.

O’Brien, a Brookline na tive, recalled that old movies sparked his interest in show business. But his parents talked him out of it, so he fo cused on academics and got into Har vard. His future course was set when he became involved with the Harvard Lampoon, the school’s comedy publication.

O’Brien hosts "Conan," a late-night talk show on TBS.

He’s also a member of the JFK library’s foundation and honorary chair of the foundation’s New Frontier Net work, which works with young people committed to the ideals of civic engagement and public service.

-- The Associated Press