The quirky, self-deprecating NBC host, along with a camera crew, will visit the Nordic country next week. He’ll meet with newly re-elected Finnish President Tarja Halonen and receive an award on February 14 at the Telvis Awards in Helsinki for being “the most surprising and entertaining TV personality in Finland.”
Last year, O’Brien caused a political stir in Finland for endorsing Halonen during her presidential campaign, broadcasting mock campaign ads promoting her and attacking her opponents.
O’Brien has joked that “Late Night” is highly popular in Finland because of his resemblance to the fair-skinned, red-haired Halonen, the country’s first female president.
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