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Will Conan O'Brien's live comedy tour become a feature documentary?

03.17.2010
The name "The Legally Prohibited From Being Funny on Television Tour" is... pretty funny! Fans of the former late night comic are sure to be eager to catch O'Brien's new upcoming cross-country tour. But will they also have a feature-length documentary to look out for?

According to Deadline: Maybe! Mike Fleming says, "I'm told that early talks are underway to give documentary feature treatment to O'Brienís 30-city live comedy/music revue, which is called 'The Legally Prohibited From Being Funny on Television Tour.'

Planning is just getting underway, but I've heard that Media Rights Capital has already had conversations about coming aboard as financier. Rodman Flender is in talks to direct."


You may not have heard of Rodman Flender, though he has directed single episodes of various television shows such as "Arli$$" and "Ugly Betty" to name a couple. He also directed LEPRECHAUN 2 and had a part in CARNOSAUR, which really isn't significant of anything... it just made me laugh.

The potential documentary would skirt the terms of the deal O'Brien made when splitting from NBC, which gave him a $33 million to get lost and stay off the air until the fall. Goodbye boob tube, hello new silver screen career? Probably not, but who knows? It'll be interesting to see what O'Brien will do. He's already made waves by embracing stuff like Twitter, and part of me hopes he doesn't just come back to another late night-type show but instead goes and tackles something different and even experimental. I think the general public would embrace that coming from someone like O'Brien, who's made a reputation for just such a thing.

Below are the dates, cities, and locations O'Brien will be invading during his tour. You can purchase tickets RIGHT HERE.

4/12 - Eugene, OR - Hult Ceter for the Performing Arts
4/13 - Vancouver, British Columbia - Orpheum Theatre
4/14 - Vancouver, British Columbia - Orpheum Theatre
4/16 - Spokane, WA - INB Performing Arts Center
4/17 - Enoch, Alberta - River Cree Resort & Casino
4/18 - Seattle, WA - Marion Oliver McCaw Hall
4/19 - Seattle, WA - Marion Oliver McCaw Hall
4/22 - San Francisco, CA - Nob Hill Masonic Center
4/23 - San Francisco, CA - Nob Hill Masonic Center
4/24 - Universal City, CA - Gibson Amphitheater
4/25 - Universal City, CA - Gibson Amphitheater
4/29 - San Diego, CA - San Diego Civic Theatre
4/30 - Phoenix, AZ - Dodge Theatre
5/01 - Las Vegas, NV - The Pearl Concert Theatre - Palms Casino
5/04 - Reno, NV - Grand Sierra Resort & Casino - Grand Theatre
5/05 - San Jose, CA - San Jose State University Events Center
5/06 - Sacramento, CA - Sacramento Memorial Auditorium
5/09 - Boulder, CO - Mackey Auditorium
5/13 - Dallas, TX - McFarlin Memorial Auditorium - SMU Campus
5/14 - Austin, TX - Austin Music Hall
5/15 - Tulsa, OK - Brady Theater
5/16 - Kansas City, MO - Midland Theatre
5/18 - Minneapolis, MN - Orpheum Theatre
5/19 - Chicago, IL - Chicago Theatre
5/20 - Chicago, IL - Chicago Theatre
5/22 - Toronto, Ontario - Massey Hall
5/30 - Atlantic City, NJ - Borgata Spa & Resort - Event Center
6/01 - New York, NY - Radio City Music Hall
6/02 - New York, NY - Radio City Music Hall
6/04 - Boston, MA - Wang Theater
6/05 - Boston, MA - Wang Theater
6/06 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena
6/07 - Upper Darby, PA - Tower Theatre
6/08 - Washington, DC - Constitution Hall
6/11 - Manchester, TN - Bonnaroo Music Festival
6/14 - Atlanta, GA - Fox Theatre
Extra Tidbit: Fleming at Deadline also writes: "O'Brien got the live show started as a way to help his staff of about 40 keep busy and employed." Good stuff, Conan!
Source: Deadline

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