Conan O’Brien is paying stagehands that did not receive a severance package from NBC out of his own pocket. What a nice guy! Read more on this story below.
Almost 50 stagehands for “The Tonight Show” with Conan O’Brien were not given a severance package from NBC in the deal made with O’Brien.
After hosting for seven months, Conan signed a $45 million deal which would allow Jay Leno to return to the show that he hosted for 17 years.
Sources say $33 million of the agreement deal went to Conan O’Brien but the remainder was going to severance packages for the show staff, which Conan fought for according to reports.
But the 50 stagehands were not covered and now the generous former host is going to cover his ex-crew with his own money.
IATSE Local 33 told TMZ.com that its members who worked with Conan were “very happy” with how O’Brien handled things.
Seriously, Conan O’Brien seems like such an awesome guy and possibly the best boss ever!
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