Attention, Comedy Nerds: Conan O’Brien Is Going On “Legally Prohibited From Being Funny On TV Tour”
The rumors were true — Conan O’Brien is going on tour, beginning April 12 in Eugene, Oregon.
The news was announced via his Twitter feed this morning, a website has been set up (TeamCoco.com, of course) and more details about what to expect have been revealed.
The web site is referring to the tour as “The Legally Prohibited From Being Funny On TV Tour” and promises “a night of music, comedy, hugging and the occasional awkward silence.”
The tour will stop in 30 cities including Universal City, CA (close to his old studio) on April 24 and Radio City Music Hall June 1 (across the street from his older studio). He’ll also make a stop at the Bonnaroo Music Festival. The tour is sponsored by American Express, and tickets are available at TicketMaster.com.
TheWrap.com’s Josef Adalian has more details:
Jeff Ross, O’Brien’s longtime producer on both “Tonight” and “Late Night,” has been using his music promotion roots to help spearhead the organization of the travelling revue.
He said there was a very good reason for taking The Coco Show on the road.
“If we don’t get Conan in front of an audience soon, there’s gonna be real trouble,” Ross told TVMoJoe.
Update: The tickets must be selling quickly – Conan just tweeted this: “We are now adding a second show in both NYC & Chicago. For that second show, I’ll be doing all Liza Minnelli songs.”
This post originally appeared on Mediaite.
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