Friday, February 19, 2010

Conan O'Brien: Live from your city, it's Coco!

A while back, I bought a ticket to see the live tribute to Conan O'Brien at San Francisco's Sketchfest. Unfortunately, the show had been scheduled (well in advance) for Sunday, Jan. 17, and I'm sure the organizers had no idea that this date would fall smack in the middle of the Jaypocalypse. Not surprisingly, the program was canceled, although ticketholders were promised that it would be rescheduled.

Now it looks like Conan fans in other parts of the country may get to see O'Brien live on stage before he reemerges on TV. According to The Wrap, Coco's reps at William Morris Endeavor, "which has a unit devoted to live appearances, have been working to secure dates for several days now... if the tour goes forward -- and all signs are that it will -- it would be a clever work-around to the clause in O'Brien's exit settlement from NBC that prohibits him from appearing on TV until September."

The FX sitcom "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" had a successful road show last year, and it's likely that the prospect of seeing O'Brien in person would reignite Cocomania among fans who have been deprived of the the comedian since his last show aired on Jan. 22.