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Conan O'Brien Can't Stop -- After a much-publicized departure from hosting NBC's "Tonight Show," Conan O'Brien hit the road with a 32-city music-and-comedy show. 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.
Conan O'Brien Can't Stop -- After a much–publicized departure from hosting NBC’s Tonight Show, Conan O’Brien hit the road with a 32-city music-and-comedy show to exercise his performing chops and exorcise a few demons.


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18 August 2011 (Denmark) See more »
A documentary on Conan O'Brien's comedy tour of the U.S. and Canada after leaving his post at "The Tonight Show" and severing his relationship with NBC. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Conan O'Brien ... Himself

Andy Richter ... Himself
Jimmy Vivino ... Himself - The Legally Prohibited Band
Scott Healy ... Himself - The Legally Prohibited Band
Mike Merritt ... Himself - The Legally Prohibited Band
James Wormworth ... Himself - The Legally Prohibited Band
Jerry Vivino ... Himself - The Legally Prohibited Band
Mark 'Love Man' Pender ... Himself - The Legally Prohibited Band
Richie 'La Bamba' Rosenberg ... Himself - The Legally Prohibited Band
Rachael L. Hollingsworth ... Herself - The Coquettes

Fredericka Meek ... Herself - The Coquettes
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
José Arroyo ... Himself

Jack Black ... Himself
Aaron Bleyaert ... Himself

Jim Carrey ... Himself

Margaret Cho ... Herself

Stephen Colbert ... Himself

Deon Cole ... Himself

Andres du Bouchet ... Himself
Paul Duraso ... Mr. Quaker Oat

Brayden Fenderson ... Petting Zoo Kid

Alison Flierl ... Herself

Kyle Gass ... Himself

Jon Hamm ... Himself

Ellie Kemper ... Herself
Michael Kiss ... Michael Jackson

Steve Kroft ... Himself

Jack McBrayer ... Himself
Sona Movsesian ... Herself
Matt O'Brien ... Himself

Nick Offerman ... Himself
Liza Powel O'Brien ... Herself

Craig Robinson ... Himself

Jeffrey Ross ... Himself (as Jeff Ross)

Kristen Schaal ... Herself
Brian Stack ... Himself

Jon Stewart ... Himself
Mike Sweeney ... Himself

Eddie Vedder ... Himself

Reggie Watts ... Himself

Jennifer Westfeldt ... Herself

Jack White ... Himself

Kristin Adams ... Herself - interviewer (uncredited)
Rob Balchunas ... Himself (uncredited)

Directed by
Rodman Flender 
Produced by
Ivan Bess .... associate producer
Rachel Griffin .... producer
Kathy Landsberg .... executive producer
Gavin Polone .... producer
Cinematography by
Rodman Flender 
Film Editing by
Rodman Flender 
Sound Department
Larry Benjamin .... sound re-recording mixer
Yoshi Sudarso .... stunts (as Yoshua Sudarso)
Camera and Electrical Department
Aaron Bleyaert .... camera operator
Bill Boyd Jr. .... camera operator
Brian James Griffo .... additional camera operator
Vanessa Holtgrewe .... additional cinematography
Editorial Department
Betsy Comstock .... assistant editor
Knar Kitabjian .... assistant editor
John Potter .... color timer
Rob Seidenglanz .... additional editing by
Jay Steinberg .... on-line editor
Music Department
Drew DeAscentis .... music editor
Paul Di Franco .... music supervisor
Other crew
Max A. Butler .... production assistant: Bonnaroo/Nashville
John Crotteau .... teleprompter operator
Ericka Nelson .... production assistant: Boston
Tania L. Pearson .... choreographer
Sona Movsesian .... assistant: Conan O'Brien (uncredited)
Michele Blanc .... special thanks
Jason Chillemi .... special thanks
Liesl Copland .... special thanks
R.J. Cutler .... special thanks
Paola di Florio .... special thanks
Mike Elliott .... special thanks
Sarah Federowicz .... special thanks
Alison Flierl .... special thanks
Keith Gordon .... special thanks
Allan Kartun .... special thanks
Tracy King .... special thanks
Amy Lippman .... special thanks
Laura Matula .... special thanks
Peter Rader .... special thanks
Meghan Sinclair .... special thanks

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Additional Details

Rated R for language
USA:89 min
Sound Mix:
Dolby (Stereo)
Australia:MA15+ | Canada:14A (Alberta/Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:PG (British Columbia) | Canada:G (Quebec) | USA:R (certificate #46882)
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8 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
A hard workingman keep working, no great mystery here, 13 July 2011
Author: Malcolm Taylor from Toronto, Canada

I found this film useful viewing for one reason only: it captures the energy necessary to perform and the momentum that's required to sustain that energy. Had Conan not mounted a stage show, perhaps his need to perform may have itself atrophied. Watching this energy propel Conan is in itself contagious and inspiring.

Beyond this achievement, however, there is a lack of any greater investigation into the nature of performance or putting it into a greater context. It exists more or less as a loving video postcard, whose brief tension has been sapped out by the fact that Conan now has his own show back on TBS.

This film suffers from a lack of a strong antagonist. It also suffers from not providing any detracting views or opinions on Conan himself. We never get the sense that there will be any real failure here: a high level, well-oiled, show business machine, with a large staff, sells out some 40 odd huge A-level theatres in major markets in a matter of days and then proceeds to play them by flying to and fro in a private Leer jet plane. Not exactly the same tension created by an artist battling for public acclaim in his salad days. Riding a gravy train is not as exciting as walking along the edge of a cliff.

As a loving video postcard, it is at times frustrating in it's selection of events. The film chooses to show a lengthy clip of Eddie Veder covering "The Who", yet deprives us of Jim Carrey's impromptu performance with Conan. As a fan of comedy, I would much rather have seen the Jim Carry act than watch Eddie Veder, as awesome as he is, who seems to have nothing to do with Conan. And yet musically, I would have liked to see more of Jack White, since Conan was instrumental in launching his career and genuinely loves his music.

There is also not much here on tracing Conan's history. He's not put under the microscope as much as I was led to expect from the promotional campaign. He's basically just doing his thing, being charming and entertaining. As a documentary subject he lacks having a darker side and/or strong opposition.

The tour was cathartic for Conan. But the film for the audience lacks surprise and tension. There is no great question explored here, such as "Did Conan hit the road to fill some great void within himself?" Please, that is some serious marketing BS. He's simply a hard workingman who loves his job, his staff, his family and kids and wants to keep working, because he knows not working leads to the death of the performance muscle.

An endurance runner wouldn't take six months off if someone told them they couldn't run a prestigious race. They'd keep running in the back woods if they were passionate about running. Mystery solved. Conan is passionate about performing. He needs to keep entertaining audiences if he's going to stay in peak shape. Can't go on TV, well hey then, lets do theatre!

The problem with this film is it provides neither tragedy nor comedy. As funny as Conan is, he's not hilarious. He's simply a very sweet funny guy that everyone wishes was his best friend. After all, he's the straight man to every one of his guests, so that they can shine and be funny. So herein lies a film about an entertaining straight man, an MC if you will. Which is fine. It's just irksome that it's pretending to be more than what it really is.

You don't go to the show to see the MC, you go to see the featured acts. Conan becomes his own featured act by filling time with his music performances. Something no one would pay money to see under normal circumstances. Now that those "abnormal" circumstances have passed, the exercise of documenting it seems pointless except as a record for those involved, which is exactly what this film is.

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