Conan O’Brien’s ‘Legally Prohibited’ Comedy Tour, The Movie
March 17, 2010
(ChattahBox)—Conan O’Brien does not plan to sit at home interviewing backyard squirrels and playing on Twitter all day, forever. Since his exit from NBC’s The Tonight Show, just a short time ago, he has managed to put together a 30-city comedy musical tour, which has already sold out. Now, it’s being reported that he will also be in the movies. He is in talks with a media company to film his “The Legally Prohibited From Being Funny on Television Tour” for a documentary.
Deadline New York is reporting an exclusive, with the news that “Media Rights Capital has already had conversations about coming aboard as financier. Rodman Flender is in talks to direct.”
Although the terms of Conan’s $33 million deal prohibit him from appearing on TV, until Sept. 1, he is free to do live tours and make movies.
According to Deadline’s report, “O’Brien got the live show started as a way to help his staff of about 40 keep busy and employed.”
The pompadoured comedian’s tour, described as “A night of Music, Comedy, Hugging and the Occasional Awkward Silence” kicks off on the West Coast in Eugene, Ore. on April 1. Later stops, include Radio City Music Hall on June 1 and 2, Chicago on May 19 and 20 and Boston on June 4 and June 6. The full schedule is available at the team CoCo site, but it’s already sold out.
Maybe Conan can keep his late night talk show skills fresh, by continuing with his backyard squirrel interviews while on tour, until his return to late night television in the fall.