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Conan O'Brien to Film Documentary of His New Comedy Tour

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March 16, 2010
Source: Deadline

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Though obviously you come here for movie news, there's a good chance you didn't miss out on the big feud and rallies that ensued after NBC threw a wrench in the spokes of The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien and gave the late night time slot and ultimately the trademark talk show back to enemy of the comedy state, Jay Leno (yes, we're Team Coco). Well as part of the closing deals to end this feud, Conan isn't allowed to appear on TV until September, but that's not stopping him from launching a comedy tour across the country and as Deadline reports, O'Brien plans to shoot a feature length documentary to chronicle the live tour.

The tour, which is spitefully and hilariously called "The Legally Prohibited From Being Funny on Television Tour" will be "a night of music, comedy, hugging, and the occasional awkward silence." Coco will be hitting 30 cities around the country from April 12 through June 14 (you can see the entire list of cities on the tour's official website), but tickets went remarkably fast so if you're even thinking about trying to check out the show, eBay and Craigslist will probably be your best bet. In the meantime, there will surely be updates on the tour and some backstage photos on Coco's recently established Twitter page. Personally I can't wait to see the fan response and outpouring of love for Conan O'Brien. He is a class act through and through.

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Reader Feedback - 11 Comments

1

You Conan fans are still unbelievable. Please realize that HE was the whole cause of all this. 6 years ago, Conan wanted more money and threaten to leave NBC to another network. This was what started it all. Conan did not "gave" the show back. He sucked and the ratings proved it. Perhaps if all you so called Coco fans watched more, his ratings wouldn't be so bad. Or maybe he's just isn't as good as Jay. The ratings prove this no matter how much you love Conan. Just because you like something doesn't automatically make it the majority. In any case, none of this is Jay's fault. NBC offered the show back to Jay. He accepted. Who wouldn't? Jay did not take the show back. It's all about the ratings. Jay gets more. Period. Get that through your thick skulls!

Jay on Mar 17, 2010

2

Or maybe the minority were those smaller ratings. "Just because you like something doesnt make it majority" ummm ok who cares Ethan never said that everyone loves Conan and Leno sucks hes obviously that small rating that loves Conan you were talking about , I dont really care for either of them but if they think hes funny then they think hes funny.....sounds like you gotta a crush on ole' Jay. Whats funny is that whole debacle was probably more beneficial to Conan due to the publicity.

Cody w on Mar 17, 2010

3

Conan got paid regardless.

People's Champ on Mar 17, 2010

4

Straight up, Conan is hilarious. I'm looking forward to this. #1, Not so true. Conan's rating's only started to fall when he had Leno as a lead in. In the end, it was N

Rick on Mar 17, 2010

5

BC who screwed everything up/

Rick on Mar 17, 2010

6

Leno isn't funny. Neither is Conan, he's funnier than Leno, but that's not that hard. I find his comedy awkward, but in a cringing way.

Crapola on Mar 17, 2010

7

If Leno was a man he would have went to fox of some other network and burried NBC and Letterman, but he is a baby and took back his show. Ran back to the very same people that disrespected him, you don;t see Conan going back to 12:30 on NBC. Why because he has principles unlike LENO is unfunny and outdated.

WB Exec on Mar 17, 2010

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@ #1, Jay, Oh really, Jay? So it's Conan's fault that Jay Leno's show was so awful that the network affiliates were getting pissed because viewership for the local news had steadily dropped because they had Leno for a lead in? If you think ratings prove that a show is actually good, then you must believe in some pretty shitty shows. If you really want to see how much better Conan is than Jay, realize it wasn't just fans of Conan who were upset, but tons of comedians who were behind him, and not only bashing Leno for this dastardly move, but because his material is absolute crap.

Ethan Anderton on Mar 17, 2010

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This is going to be great, I can't wait to see it all put together. With all the bullshit, I think this has been great publicity and is probably increasing the ratings at NBC! I'm in full support of Conan and this documentary will be great to watch!

Nick Sears on Mar 17, 2010

10

I am going to be scouring craigslist like a ravenous wolf trying to get tickets to this tour!

Garrett Harer on Mar 17, 2010

11

Ethan win's because he used the word Dastardly!

Xerxex on Mar 17, 2010

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