‘Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop’ Trailer
Before landing his gig at TBS, after leaving The Tonight Show, Conan O’Brien decided to go out on the road on the Legally Prohibited From Being Funny On Television Tour. Once the tour was over, the footage was assembled in the form of the documentary Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop. The film received some very positive reviews when it premiered at SXSW, and later when it screened at Hot Docs from several S.O.S. writers.
Here is what Alice had to say form her review from SXSW:
“After weeks on the road, Conan has worked through much of his anger at a situation that was out of his hands, and has reconnected with a fan base that he seems to both love and hate. He’s tired and ready to go home “so I can drive my kids to school,” long pause, “or have my agent drive my kids to school.” This documentary not only selflessly allows its audience to peer into the aftermath of NBC’s late night catfight, but is just downright hilarious”… (read the full review).
Later Dave reviewed it over at HotDocs and had this to say:
“The first thing that needs to be said: this movie is fucking hilarious. There is not much that is bittersweet because Conan turns all of those feelings into comedy. Footage of the stage show is obviously very funny – and those of us who missed the show get the feeling that we missed out on something truly incredible – but the funniest moments are behind-the-scenes, which the bulk of the film consists of: writing the show, going on tour, and the occasional moment where Conan speaks introspectively directly to the camera. Watching this film isn’t like watching an extended episode of Conan or The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien – it is a different beast entirely. It is like watching a man undergo a strange sort of comic therapy. It is a visceral experience”… (read the full review here).
Check out the trailer below or watch it in HD at Apple.