American comedian and talk show host Conan O’Brien will reportedly film a special for his “Conan Without Borders” series in Israel later this month.
For the filming of the episode, which will be shot at locations across Israel, O’Brien will spend five days in the country barring any last-minute changes, the Ynet news site reported Saturday.
In a Twitter post Friday, O’Brien appeared to confirm the upcoming visit, details of which have been kept under wraps.
“Breaking: Conan O’Brien sends Conan O’Brien to Israel to help Jared Kushner. Stay tuned. #ConanIsrael #ConanWithoutBorders,” he said in reference to US President Donald Trump’s senior adviser and son-in-law’s planned visit to Israel and the region.
— Conan O'Brien (@ConanOBrien) August 11, 2017
An unnamed Israeli source told Ynet that the filming of the episode in Israel was made possible in part by Israeli television executive Avi Nir and Israel’s Consul General in Los Angeles Sam Grundwerg.
It will be O’Briens first trip to Israel, according to the Haaretz daily, although the comedian has often poked fun at the Jewish state, including joking that then candidate Trump cancelled a trip to Israel in 2015 since “they already have a wall and a fear of Muslims.”
O’Brien has previously filmed a number of his “Conan Without Borders” specials for his show outside the US, including most recently in Mexico in March.