The American comedian and talk show host Conan O’Brien will lead this year’s Nobel concert in Oslo.
The 53 years old talk show host will lead the 23rd edition of the Nobel Peace Prize Concert at Telenor Arena, Wednesday the 11th of December.
– It is an honor to lead such a prestigious event, said O’Brien.
Conan O’Brien is the leader of the talkshow “Conan” on the American television station TBS, the show is in its eighth season on the TV channel.
Previously, he has written and produced numerous television programs, including “Saturday Night Live” and “The Simpsons,” and he has won three Emmy Awards.
– We are extremely pleased to have O’Brien as host of the Nobel Peace Prize Concert.
It’s going to be a wonderful tribute to this year’s Nobel Peace Prize winner and a concert will promote the message of peace throughout the world, “says Olav Njølstad, director of the Nobel Institute.
It is already known that the electric pop artist Halsey and the Norwegian band Highasakite is to play during the Nobel concert.
This year’s prize went to Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos for his untiring efforts to bring the more than 50-year civil war in the country to an end.
Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today