BURBANK, Calif. – Out comedienne and actress Erin Foley is getting her “big break” next week when she makes an appearance on “The Conan O’Brien Show.”
Foley will be heading to the Warner Bros. studio lot in Burbank to tape the show that airs at 11 pm/10 pm Central, on Monday, April 23.
She has been in television commercials, performed on movies like “Almost Famous,” appeared on shows like “Chelsea Lately,” and headlined comedy showcases and festivals around the world (including Just for Laughs/TBS Comedy Festival in Chicago, the Marshall’s Women in Comedy Festival and the Montreal Comedy Festival).
Still, Foley is relishing the opportunity to be seen by millions of late-night TV viewers.
“It’s my first late-night TV appearance, so of course I’m thrilled. I’ve watched ‘Conan’ since he’s been on the air, so to make my late-night debut on a show I’ve known and loved for so long is incredible,” Foley said. “It’ll be super gay and fantastic!”
Her appearance on ‘Conan’ is also a homecoming of sorts.
“The majority of the writers on the show are people I started out with in New York. I’m so excited to see them all! In the comedy world there is competition, but there is also such camaraderie. We are all rooting for each other,” Foley said.
A debut appearance on ‘Conan’ seems like a natural fit for the out comic, given that the Conan himself performed the first on-air, same-sex marriage in November of last year.
“There aren’t a lot of late-night shows that have made that kind of an effort to be inclusive of the LGBT community,” she said, “which makes a difference, if you ask me.”
Erin heads to ‘Conan’ from a comedy tour of Washington, D.C., where she is performing tonight through Saturday, April 21, at Riot Act Comedy Theatre, 801 E St. NW, Washington, D.C. She will perform at the Moontower Comedy Festival in Austin, Texas, April 26-28.
For more information about Erin and to see where she’ll pop up on your radar next, check out her
official website, follow her on Twitter, or find her on Facebook. Ticket links to upcoming shows: Riot Act Comedy Theatre and and Moontower.