‘Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop’ Trailer Debuts

Wednesday, May 25, 2011
By Kevin Crossman

Considering the circumstances of the “Will Ferrell Curse” it seems only appropriate to give Conan O’Brien some love now that the trailer for his upcoming documentary/concert film Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop is now available. The film documents O’Brien’s tour last year after he left The Tonight Show. The film opens in theatres on June 24th.

After a much–publicized departure from hosting NBC’s Tonight Show, O’Brien hit the road with a 32-city music-and-comedy show to exercise his performing chops and exorcise a few demons. Filmmaker Rodman Flender’s documentary, Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop, is an intimate portrait of an artist trained in improvisation, captured at the most improvisational time of his career.  It offers a window into the private writers room and rehearsal halls as O’Brien’s “Legally Prohibited From Being Funny on Television Tour” is almost instantly assembled and mounted to an adoring fan base.  At times angry, mostly hilarious, we see a comic who does not stop — performing, singing, pushing his staff and himself.  Did Conan O’Brien hit the road to give something back to his loyal fans, or did he travel across the continent, stopping at cities large and remote to fill a void within himself?

The film looks like it is a great mix of funny performance material, day to day improvisation, as well as some introspection on O’Brien’s psyche. I’m definitely looking forward to it.

Conan O'Brien Can't Stop

Conan O'Brien Can't Stop

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