Conan O'Brien Can't Stop

2011

Conan O'Brien Can't Stop

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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

Cast

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

All Critics (75) | Top Critics (29) | Fresh (61) | Rotten (14)

  • 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.

    Jul 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.

    Jul 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."

    Jul 6, 2011 | Rating: 3/4
  • Just as he promised, amazing things happen.

    Jun 24, 2011 | Rating: 7.5/10 | Full Review…

    Ian Buckwalter

    NPR
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  • Meta-irony can get a guy who's still grinding an ax only so far.

    Jun 24, 2011 | Rating: 2/4
  • Forget talk shows; Coco should keep touring and making films like this.

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

    Tom Long

    Detroit News
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Audience Reviews for Conan O'Brien Can't Stop

  • Jul 14, 2012
    Answered my increasing suspicion that Conan is kind if an A-hole. Still funny and documents an interesting time in his life, and in show business. I don't think someone would enjoy this who is not a fan of Conan, however.
    Jared H Super Reviewer
  • Feb 19, 2012
    This wildly interesting and hilarious film follows Conan O'Brien as he tours the country, putting on shows after getting the boot from NBC. 'Conan O'Brien Can't Stop' shows an intimate, revealing side of the icon, relentless in his desire to keep doing what he loves, rarely seen before. ~ B
    Brad S Super Reviewer
  • Dec 10, 2011
    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 R Super Reviewer
  • Nov 04, 2011
    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 M Super Reviewer

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