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Conan O'Brien Can't Stop (2011)



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After a much-publicized departure from hosting NBC's Tonight Show - and the severing of a 22-year relationship with the network - O'Brien hit the road with a 32-city music-and-comedy show to exercise his performing chops and exorcise a few demons. The "Legally Prohibited From Being Funny on Television Tour" was O'Brien's answer to a contractual stipulation that banned his appearance on television, radio and the Internet for six months following his last show. Filmmaker Rodman Flender's resulting 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 "half-assed show" (his words) is almost instantly assembled and mounted to an adoring fan base. -- (C) Official Site

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Jimmy Vivino
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Scott Healy
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Mike Merritt
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James Wormworth
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Jerry Vivino
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Mark Pender
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Richie "La Bamba" Rosenberg
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Critic Reviews for Conan O'Brien Can't Stop

All Critics (74) | Top Critics (29)

It's hard to feel sorry for a guy who banked millions for not hosting "The Tonight Show" anymore, but it's also fascinating to see a man this compulsively driven to get back in front of people and tell jokes, to hear the laughter, to soak in the applause.

July 28, 2011 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

While a lot of geography is covered, as a concert film, Conan O'Brien Can't Stop is decidedly thin entertainment.

July 8, 2011 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

It's ... entertaining, not to mention revealing about the emotional toll exacted upon people who, in O'Brien's words, "feed their bone marrow to the wood chipper that is television."

July 6, 2011 | Rating: 3/4

Just as he promised, amazing things happen.

June 24, 2011 | Rating: 7.5/10 | Full Review…
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Meta-irony can get a guy who's still grinding an ax only so far.

June 24, 2011 | Rating: 2/4

Forget talk shows; Coco should keep touring and making films like this.

June 24, 2011 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Conan O'Brien Can't Stop


An interesting look into the celebrity's life and his comeback from being kicked off TV. It isn't as funny as I had hoped, but it stays interesting and keeps your attention throughout.

Sanjay Rema
Sanjay Rema

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Conan said it best when speaking about his tour: this is raw Conan. He swears like a f-ing sailor and berates his s---ty staff all g-- damn day. Wink!

Matthew Slaven
Matthew Slaven

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If I could show up not do my job and get paid 30 million dollars I wouldn't still be complaining about it years later. Quit crying you big girl.

Joe McCall
Joe McCall

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