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Who needs a TV network? Conan O'Brien, who lost his job to Jay Leno after a controversial battle over time slots and broken promises, is officially taking his show on the road. Team Conan had been waiting anxiously to hear if and when O'Brien (whose last night hosting The Tonight Show was Jan. 22) would be coming to a town near them, and today they got their wish. So, how many fans will get a live visit from the embattled TV star?
The "Legally Prohibited From Being Funny on Television Tour" will make stops in O'Brien's hometown of Boston, as well as Los Angeles (at Universal Studios, where The Tonight Show is taped), and New York City (at Radio City Music Hall -- just steps away from NBC headquarters at Rockefeller Center, which was home to Late Night with Conan O'Brien for sixteen years). In all, thirty U.S. cities will be treated to the singular antics that made O'Brien, 46, so popular with his loyal following. All dates were announced today on TeamCoco.com and tickets (already going rather quickly) can be purchased viaTicketmaster.
No word yet on whether sidekick Andy Richter or bandleader Max Weinberg will join the traveling circus, er, tour. O'Brien initially broke the news via his Twitter page, writing, "Hey Internet: I'm headed to your town on a half-assed comedy & music tour. I repeat: It's half-assed." The TeamCoco site boasts that each performance will be "A night of music, comedy, hugging, and the occasional awkward silence." When it comes to Conan O'Brien, we love awkward!
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