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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 to exercise his performing chops and exorcise a few demons.
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.

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18 August 2011 (Denmark) See more »
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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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A fascinating look at one of our most interesting voices. See more (24 total) »

Cast

  (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

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
Rob Balchunas ... Himself (uncredited)

Kristin Holt ... Herself - interviewer (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
 
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)
 

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Rated R for language
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USA:89 min
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Australia:MA15+ | Canada:14A (Alberta/Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:PG (British Columbia) | Canada:G (Quebec) | USA:R
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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
A fascinating look at one of our most interesting voices., 28 June 2011
Author: Rockwell_Cronenberg from United States

A surprising powerful and interesting look into the mind of one of the most intelligent, innovative and personally inspiring minds existing in our current culture. Conan O'Brien is a brilliant man who was treated very unfairly by NBC and this picture does a great job of documenting all of the turmoil and conflicting emotions that came as a result of that debacle, along with his concert tour that came afterwards when he was banned from being on television. Conan is brave enough for letting this relatively dark chapter of his life be put on film forever, and the makers of the film used it as an opportunity to showcase the man behind the hilarious hour of television he gives us four nights a week.

The film did a superb job of stripping back the layers and showing every side of this man, from his self-effacing humor to his anger over the pressures of the tour and his unjust treatment by NBC, to his genuine joy for life and performing in front of an audience. This is a man who spent over a decade getting to perform to a crowd and make people laugh several times a week, living his dream only to have it stripped away in one of the most childish and bizarre disasters in late night television history. We get to see what happens when that dream of his came crashing down and he had to build himself back up. There are so many great scenes throughout, ones that had me in stitches like when he laughed at the fact that he would never be caught dead on a network like TBS and ones that had me almost in tears of joy or frustration, like when one of his back-up singers brought in about a dozen people to meet him after an exhausting show he performed that he now had to entertain or when he was forced to schmooze a Hollywood crowd at a party for hours before having to do another insanely exhausting show. They really highlighted the pressure that was put on this guy almost every day and how easily people take for granted someone with a genuinely kind heart who just wants to make people happy.

That being said, they didn't make Conan ever seem like this martyr for amusement all the time, they definitely didn't shy away from showing some unlikable characteristics of his. They let him have his moments where he was just being a frustrated jerk, which made the whole thing very human and authentic. I love Conan to death and he will always inspire me and the film would have rang very false if there hadn't been moments where he as kind of a prick. In his situation I feel like it would be pretty impossible not to have a ton of moments where the pressure and frustration become too much and you just want to lash out. But his honest craving for making people happy shines through almost all of the time, even in his darkest moments of depression and confusion over what he was supposed to do at that time.

It's a fantastic documentary and it really exceeded my expectations. It made me laugh even more than I was expecting it to, which was a ton, and provided a surprising level of insight into his psyche at that time and who he really is behind everything. His relationships with those around him were heartwarming, especially the comradery between him and his assistant Sona; I thought their sarcastic back-and-forth and constant support of one another was really beautiful. Their relationship alone is enough to merit watching the film. In the end, it's a film that had me laughing frequently and thinking quite often about the levels of who Conan is and, ultimately, the levels of who I am as well. He will always be a huge inspiration to me and this exploration just further solidifies that.

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