Conan O'Brien Paying His Crew Six Weeks Severance Out Of His Own Pocket

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Conan O’Brien is paying for staff severance out of his own pocket.

Some members of Conan’s team were covered in NBC’s $44 million severance deal.

Severance pay was what held up NBC’s negotiations with the host last month. Conan’s full crew included about 200 people, and the network agreed to pay them $12 million total in severance.

But Conan’s Tonight Show stagehands were not given anything, according to TMZ.

So he has promised to pay the nearly 50-person crew “at least six weeks severance out of his own pocket.”

What a guy.

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