DVD Review - Conan O'Brien Can't Stop

After comedian Conan O'Brien left his job as host of The Tonight Show in January 2010, he started what was dubbed "The Legally Prohibited from Being Funny on Television Tour." It was a 30 or 40 city, music and comedy, live stage show that ran from April to June 2010. This documentary is the behind-the-scenes look at TeamCoco as it travels from place to place putting the show on.

Needless to say, the show is funny and Conan is funny. He's also a surprisingly good musician. I'm not sure that the movie is all that insightful into the inner psyche or mind of Conan. Much was made about his behavior toward his assistants and staff, but this whole thing is just a comedian being put through the paces. His reactions are normal after you see the pressures and constant work he puts on himself. Even during a day off from the tour, he still puts on an impromptu show.

Conan complains about being tired and about not liking the meet-and-greets. Yet, the 47-year-old practically admits that he's addicted to being on stage and being in front of a live audience. This tour is him basically feeding that addiction and by the end burning himself out, thankfully not overdosing though.

Three Stars out of Five.
Rated R for language.
Running Time: 1 hr. and 28 mins.


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