Brian McCann (actor)

Brian McCann (actor)

Brian McCann (born August 16, 1965) is an American Emmy and WGA award-winning writer/actor/comedian best known for his sketch comedy work on the late night talk show, "Late Night with Conan O’Brien". Brian was born and raised in Wheaton, Illinois, which he describes as "an extremely uptight (and dry) town". He has two older sisters, is divorced and has a daughter. McCann moved to New York in 1995 when he became a sketch writer on "Late Night with Conan O’Brien", and continues to serve as a writer and actor on the show to this day. McCann plays many recurring characters on the show, most notably, Preparation H Raymond and The Suicidal Kayaker. He has also served as the warm-up comic that talks to the studio audience prior to each episode since 2000. McCann also wrote and provided many voices for the video games "Deer Avenger" (1998) and "Deer Avenger 2: Deer in the City" (1999). He is a graduate of the Player's Workshop of the Second City and the Second City Training Center.

Late Night Characters Portrayed by McCann

*Adrian Foster ("but my friends call me Raisin"), a hippie folk singer playing an autoharp
*Eyeballs O'Shaughnessy, who expresses his emotions with the aid of various pairs of glasses that have eyes drawn in.
*FedEx Pope, who was billed as the show's least popular character even in his first appearance, as if he had previously appeared. He wears a white bathrobe and a FedEx delivery box on his head.
*Fun Hole Guy, an audience member who acts prudishly and derides Conan for his lack of decency, then stands up and storms off, revealing fishnet stockings, hotpants and a shirt with "Fun Hole" on the back and an arrow pointing down.
*Guy who is always confused about future guests, who is an audience member who appears during Conan's listing of future guests. His thought bubbles are visible to everyone, and he always thinks of the wrong person (either with a similar sounding name, or one name the same as the guest announced), or is thinking of an object that is somehow similar to the guest's name.
*Jerry Butters, the 4 AM time slot talk show host across the hall - his favorite to perform.
*Kneesocks Jones
*The Loser, always somewhere i.e. "The Loser at the Beach", or "The Loser at the Golf Course". He always got attacked by a bear at the end of the sketch and said "Oh, No! Conan it's that damn bear again!"
*Mick Ferguson, The Guy Who's Awfully Proud of his Bullet Proof Legs
*"No Reason to Live"-guy, an audience member who becomes depressed by something inconsequential Conan says, and runs off to kill himself. After he runs out of the studio, stock footage (esp of a man in a kayak tumbling down a ski slope but other footage, like a cyclist pedaling off a bridge or a train plummeting off a mountainside) is shown, supposedly of the man killing himself. He then returns, unharmed.
*Preparation H Raymond, a buck-toothed, large eared man who who sings songs about Preparation H , with a refrain of "Raymond's here,Raymond's here" while handing the product out to the audience, and eventully eating some from the tube.
*Robot on a Toilet
*Page from Attractive Camp, who walks with a long gait and smugly repeats that he "just got back from Attractive Camp".
* Randy the Pyloric Sphincter
* Terry Allen, a prospective late night host who schemed with Andy Richter to take over Conan's show in a four-part soap opera "Journey Past Midnight".
* S&M Abe Lincoln: A new character introduced in March 2007, he is Abraham Lincoln, complete with beard whiskers and stovepipe hat. Dressed in nothing but leather S&M attire, with a red ball gag stuffed in his mouth, as he walks across the stage he whips himself with a short cat o' nine tails. He usually lingers by the stage door, until the segment goes to commercial.
* Johnny G, a guy who thinks Max Weinberg is hilarious.

ee also

* Characters from "Late Night with Conan O'Brien"
* Sketches from "Late Night with Conan O'Brien"

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