Conan O’Brien hasn’t wasted any time trying find new and exciting things to do since his departure from “The Tonight Show.” The comedian, writer, and former host has decided to hit the road on a comedy tour that will allow him to interact with fans and have a little fun at the same time. According to a report from Deadline, his latest venture might even be recorded and produced as a feature length documentary.
Mike Fleming is hearing that O’Brien’s 30 city live comedy/music revue entitled “The Legally Prohibited From Being Funny on Television Tour” will be the source material for a film. Media Rights Capital are currently looking to find a financier and Rodman Flender is in talks to direct. Tickets for his shows have been selling like hotcakes so we know there’s still interest in Conan and his wacky antics.
Another plus side to this revue is the income it will generate for O’Brien’s former staff. When he received his 33 million dollar settlement from NBC, he gave 12 million to his staff and he’s been helping them get back on their feet since they were let go from the show. Many of them uprooted from their New York homes, and took their kids out of school to follow the host to LA only to get the shaft. This documentary sounds like a good idea, and I really hope it works because these people need any gig they can get.
Would you be interested in seeing a doc about Conan O’Brien’s tour?