LOS ANGELES--The Armenian Assembly of America (Assembly) and Armenia Tree Project (ATP) are pleased to announce that ArmComedy comedians Narek Margaryan and Sergey Sargsyan will guest star on Conan O'Brien’s late night talk show on TBS. Narek and Sergey will be in the U.S. during their benefit tour co-sponsored by the Assembly and ATP.
ArmComedy is performing at Winchester Town Hall in the Boston area on Friday, April 28, at Stars on Brand in Glendale on Thursday, May 4 (www.itsmyseat.com/armcomedy) and at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts in the San Francisco bay area on Saturday, May 6 (www.armeniatree.org/mvcpa).
Even though this is their first U.S. tour, this will not be the ArmComedy duo’s first interaction with Conan. In 2014, Conan O'Brien visited a pawn shop in Los Angeles, owned by Armenians, with his assistant, Sona Movsesian. In the episode, he tried to sell the bobble head of himself for $6 million, but the owners would not go over $10,000. So, instead, Conan pledged to donate the giant bobble head to Armenia. Narek and Sergey watched this episode, and reached out to Conan to request his infamous giant bobble head.
The following year, in 2015, Conan traveled to Armenia with Sona where he made a guest appearance on ArmComedy. Narek and Sergey quizzed Conan on his knowledge of Armenian culture, and then took him on a journey through every essential Armenian experience, including barbecuing outdoors and playing backgammon. Conan explained his possible Armenian roots and signed a release form authorizing ArmComedy to spread rumors about his Armenian ancestry. Before the end of the episode, Conan invited Narek and Sergey as a special guest to his late night talk show in Los Angeles, which will take place next month in between the Assembly's and ATP's benefit shows.
The Armenian Assembly of America, founded in 1972, is the leading non-partisan advocate for Armenia and Armenians in the United States. The Assembly was the first Western private voluntary organization to establish an office in Yerevan. Working with many NGOs, the Assembly is proud of its role in fostering civil society initiatives in Armenia. The Assembly continues to be one of the most respected advocacy organizations in Washington, DC and this year is celebrating the 40th anniversary of its very successful Terjenian-Thomas Internship Program.
Since 1994, ATP planted more than 5.2 million trees and created hundreds of jobs for Armenians in Armenia. These trees provide food, environmental benefits, and opportunities for economic growth. ATP's goal is to use trees to improve the standard of living while protecting the environment. In doing so, ATP promotes self-sufficiency, and aids those with the fewest resources while conserving the indigenous ecosystem. Most importantly, ATP's programs allow inhabitants to stay on their ancestral lands.