The biggest tour of the summer might be Conan O’Brien, as the ousted “Tonight Show” host is working out the details to perform live shows across the country in the coming months. From The Wrap:
While nothing’s official yet, 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.
It would also be a brilliant way to capitalize on the Team Coco mania that’s hit the Internet in the wake of his public battle with the Peacock. Shows such as “Family Guy” and “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” have proven there’s a market in live events tied to TV series.
Expect the road tour to be tied in to a new Intenet presence for O’Brien, allowing Team Coco members to interact via an official hub for the once-and-possibly-future late-night host.
Since hearing about this, I’ve already built a time machine and gone to the future to buy tickets, so yes: I’m excited. But I think the real concern here is the above photo of Conan in Hawaii: bearded, covered in zinc, and kissing a dolphin. I know times are tough for him, but it’s just sad to see. Dolphins are such abusive lovers. I mean really sick, perverted stuff. It’s why the Japanese kill them — they’re the only competition the Japanese have in that arena.