‘Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop’

Reviewed by Jay Antani

(June 2011)

Directed by: Rodman Flender

Starring: Conan O’Brien, Andy Richter, Jimmy Vivino, Mike Merritt, James Wormworth, Jerry Vivino, Mark “Love Man” Pender and Richie “La Bamba” Rosenberg

Rodman Flender captures the exhaustion and exhilaration of life on the road in “Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop,” a documentary chronicling the grueling two-month, 30-city tour that O’Brien embarked on after he severed ties with his longtime employer, NBC. The network’s 2010 decision to reinstate Jay Leno as host of “The Tonight Show” resulted in a PR fiasco for NBC and stirred up a media dust cloud of outrage against both Leno and NBC. For his part, O’Brien’s ouster from the show left him feeling angry, abandoned, humiliated. To add salt to those wounds, NBC stipulated that O’Brien could not appear on TV, radio or the Internet for six months after his departure.

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