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Conan O’Brien can’t be on TV but will be at the Fox Theatre June 14

Conan O'Brien doing a tour of WXIA-TV last year to promote "The Tonight Show" PHOTO CREDIT: Rodney Ho

Conan O'Brien doing a tour of WXIA-TV last year to promote "The Tonight Show" PHOTO CREDIT: Rodney Ho

Conan O’Brien, as part of his exit agreement with NBC, can’t be on TV for the next few months. But he’s found a way to stay in the spotlight and keep his golden parachute, too: a live tour.

He will be doing a theater show across North America, hitting 30 cities starting April 12 and ending at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta June 14. Andy Richter and his old house band will join him.

“It was either a massive 30-city tour or start helping out around the house,” O’Brien said in a statement.

O’Brien was booted from “The Tonight Show” in January, replaced by his predecessor Jay Leno. Leno’s poor ratings on his 10 p.m. show had the local affiliates on the verge of rebellion. O’Brien’s ratings were way down from what Leno was doing.

NBC’s solution? Management offered to give O’Brien a 12:05 a.m. spot and put Leno back at 11:35 p.m., but O’Brien declined.

During this whole brouhaha, though, Conan came out as the good guy, the victim.

Currently, he is seeking a new home. Fox is a likely candidate but he could also go to cable.

You can buy tickets at www.ticketmaster.com. Regular prices range from $54.55 to $98.75, with fees. A meet-and-greet package will cost a whopping $697.

Some fans are planning something for Conan at the event. A planning site has been placed at Facebook here if you’d like to join in on the fun.

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[...] more about at Rodney Ho’s Radio TV Talk blog, or just hop in line — tickets are on sale [...]

[...] will be there.  Here is early evidence!  For details on how to get…tickets check out Rodney Ho’s blog at the AJC (thanks for tipping us off!!) and Ticketmaster.  Fox Theater June 14th.  I am so there!!  [...]

ATL = Cesspool of Thuggery

March 11th, 2010
11:17 am

I hope Conan doesn’t get shot or stabbed by Steve Harvey Supporters while in the Downtown ATL.

Conan = lightweight

March 11th, 2010
11:21 am

What a lightweight. Is this guy a good performer or some quirky cartoon character? It amazes me there isn’t anyone who can do funny thoughtful late night television. Letterman is an old gross horn dog doing early 80’s irony and liberal politico. Jimmy Kimmel needs to work sports radio for Icky Dickey and or Salty Salzman. Leno looks like a My Rushmore next to these hacks. Hey Conan go back to writing. For most of us in “flyover” country we don’t get you.

Dawg Fud

March 11th, 2010
11:21 am

Heck yes!!! I will be there!

BBFCFM

March 11th, 2010
11:25 am

Conans the man. If leno is your “My Rushmore”, well, I don’t have to tell you that “your and idiot”.

little Braves blog humor there…..

David

March 11th, 2010
11:29 am

geez Tickets have gone fast unless they havent opened up alot of them yet…

Conan=Lightweight is a moron.

March 11th, 2010
11:37 am

Hey Leno shut up and get off the AJC you douche, nobody likes you.

Jeff

March 11th, 2010
11:42 am

Please spare me !!! I cannot stand to look at Conan O’Brien…I can’t believe people will pay money to see him…!

stinger

March 11th, 2010
12:06 pm

his humor is much too sharp for most of the dimwits who post here. i am sure you guys are more comfortable with larry the cable guy or foxworthy.

Carlos

March 11th, 2010
12:06 pm

“It was either a massive 30-city tour or start helping out around the house”

Conan can get real goofy at times but he is funnier than the lame jokes Leno uses.

Kim

March 11th, 2010
12:13 pm

Where can we buy tickets?

Greg from Marietta

March 11th, 2010
12:28 pm

Conan is a small market performer. He never should have been given the Tonight Show because he is a niche comedian that appeals to just a small portion of society. This was proven by his poor ratings and his eventually being fired. His humor is immature and crass and his interview skills are unrefined and awkward. I’m sure that he appeals to some people because we are not all the same, but not to the majority of us who find him vulgar. If there are people want to shell out that much money to watch his shtick on stage then all I can say to them is “Enjoy!”

Glenn

March 11th, 2010
12:29 pm

Jay was the good guy, too. NBC screwed them both over and everyone wants to say to Jay “just shut up and retire!” Why retire when he was at the top of his game and still climbing?

Conan is Coming! Conan is Coming! «

March 11th, 2010
12:32 pm

[...] will be there.  Here’s the early evidence!  For details on how to get…tickets check out Rodney Ho’s blog at the AJC (thanks for tipping us off!!) and Ticketmaster.  Fox Theater June 14th.  I am so there!!  [...]

Vince

March 11th, 2010
12:42 pm

Got my tickets already. You better hurry if you haven’t, because they’ll be sold out…I guarantee it.

Jed

March 11th, 2010
12:45 pm

Are you kidding? People are actually paying $55 bucks to sit in the back of the Fox to hear Conan’s live standup? What a waste of money.

Jory

March 11th, 2010
1:03 pm

Why would anyone support Steve Harvey?

Chip

March 11th, 2010
1:04 pm

Love Mara Davis posing in the background……..

Roddy Freeman

March 11th, 2010
1:13 pm

Is that Mara in the photo?

CJ

March 11th, 2010
1:15 pm

Did anyone else have issues with Ticketmaster timing out after you reserved tickets and gave your card info? It happened to me and customer service said it had been a recurring problem. I went from really good tickets Orchestra level to balking paying for loge seatsat loge seats?

I'm With Coco

March 11th, 2010
1:18 pm

I am there!! If you don’t like Conan why are you a.) reading an article on him coming to ATL. b.)taking the time to post stupid hate comments about him when you can hardly spell. Do us a favor, get offline and go suck (up to) Jay!!! See you in June!

I'm With Coco

March 11th, 2010
1:20 pm

No issues with Ticketmaster here.. Try doing the meet and greet package, I bet you won’t have problems then.

Daniel

March 11th, 2010
1:20 pm

I bought tickets immediately. This is going to be awesome.

As a side note, I think the show to go to is quite clearly the Bonnaro show in Tennessee. Conan is headlining the comedy stage and is also the MC for the main music stage. That place is going to be absolutely insane.

Daniel

March 11th, 2010
1:23 pm

By the way, if you are attending the Fox Theatre show, please RSVP on this Facebook Event Page:

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=357485768431&ref=ts

We’d like to plan some flash mob type stuff just to make Conan laugh!

wondering

March 11th, 2010
1:32 pm

no, I don’t miss Conan, but I do miss the sleep. when Jay was on at Ten bed time was 11:30 now that Jay is on at 11:30, bed time is 12.

LizDawg

March 11th, 2010
1:34 pm

Nope, don’t miss Conan one bit. Leno &gt Conan.

sleestak

March 11th, 2010
1:47 pm

conan is the only late night talker i laugh out loud to when i’m by myself

[...] will be there.  Here’s the early evidence!  For details on how to get…tickets check out Rodney Ho’s blog at the AJC (thanks for tipping us off!!) and Ticketmaster.  Fox Theater June 14th.  I am so there!!  [...]

Tall

March 11th, 2010
2:17 pm

Who is Conan O’Brien?

Im with COCO!

March 11th, 2010
2:22 pm

COCO for life!!!!!

Butch

March 11th, 2010
2:42 pm

Do I miss Conan? No so much

CLM

March 11th, 2010
2:55 pm

No I don’t miss Conan because he really isn’t funny yet I never could even stand to watch Leno he’s repulsive.

jimintn

March 11th, 2010
2:59 pm

Wait I like him but he made 45 mill and they are charging that for tix…dang he work for Obama?

Justine

March 11th, 2010
3:15 pm

Connan was never funny to me. I never got his humor. I like leno because he can tell some good off color jokes and still keep it clean. What I used to do and have started back to doing is watching the news then leno’s monologue and if he doesn’t have anyone good on, then I go to cable. What Conan and his supporters do not say is how far the rating dropped with him.

Jackson

March 11th, 2010
3:21 pm

Got mine! I’m with COCO!! Will NEVER watch the TONIGHT SHOW again!!! Leno is so lame!

The Grinch

March 11th, 2010
3:23 pm

I am nothing but confused towards people who find Leno funny. In fact, I doubt many do. I think conservatives just watch him because he’s conservative. Not that there’s anything WRONG with that, but it seems like there ought to be someone funnier with his views you could latch onto.

jimintn

March 11th, 2010
3:35 pm

Here’s what funny he HATEs the name COCO but it’s making him money.

TSmith

March 11th, 2010
3:43 pm

if you dont like Conan, you’re probably just lame…thats just an honest observation. He’s clearly hilarious…jay leno is funny too but most times the audience laffs it up and applaude because they’re expected too and he pouts when they dont..kevin is just as funny in my opinion.

MrsThang

March 11th, 2010
3:45 pm

NOPE! don’t miss him at all…he is not funny….and I love comedy.

listener

March 11th, 2010
4:22 pm

I am the only one who thought, from the home page headline “coming to Fox”, that he had a deal with the FOX Network?

ED

March 11th, 2010
4:34 pm

Generally if I drink enough beer, everybody’s funny to me. With Conan, I was always reaching for another beer……

Not Going To Use My Usual Name

March 11th, 2010
5:44 pm

If you think nobody does good, funny late night television… you obviously haven’t seen Craig Ferguson. I like Conan (liked him better when he was edgier and hope he lands somewhere like Comedy Central where he can bring Edgy back), but for late night TV, Craig Ferguson combines funny, thoughtful, smart, and devil-may-care. Give him a listen.

Not Going To Use My Usual Name

March 11th, 2010
5:47 pm

By the way, if you are under 40 and find Leno really funny, please let me know. I have yet to meet anyone who falls in this category–seriously.

Nick the Greek

March 11th, 2010
5:47 pm

You have to grade Leno and Conan on a curve. Conan is funny but he’s also humble and can make fun of himself. Leno, on the other hand, has to explain his jokes, gets mad if made fun of and I’ve seen him belittle his guests because he makes more money! Leno should just retire, go play with his cars and rub his hands through his money. Now, if you stay up late enough, after Letterman comes the best late night host…. Craig Ferguson !!! This guy is witty, intelligent and a pleasure to watch. Try it.

Get over it!!

March 11th, 2010
9:54 pm

My goodness the hatred is foaming from your mouths ATL = Cesspool of Thuggery and Jory. Stop being bigots and get over it.

Get over it!!

March 11th, 2010
10:02 pm

Reading these comments it seems like conservatives want to re segregate everything including comedy. For those to whom it matters… GET OVER IT!!! Can anyone have a fun conversation without inserting hatred?

Late nite viewer

March 11th, 2010
10:29 pm

Rooster-Boi sucks.

Sarah

March 11th, 2010
10:49 pm

ATL = Cesspool of Thuggery probably got mugged downtown because he was too cheap to pay for a cab. Besides, they’re all into that Tyler Perry crap now.

Richard

March 11th, 2010
10:59 pm

Greg from Marietta summed it up very well with his comments about Conan . The first time I saw Conan at the start of his t.v. career , I thought that he would never make it on t.v. and was silly and had very little talent. I was so glad that he was on late night after I went to bed . I am kidding of course because I would Not have watched him anyway . I have been a fan of the Tonight Show since it started and have admired the hosts through the years especialy Johnny . I could not believe that they were replacing Jay with such a coarse and unfunny person such as Conan . I believe the executives that pulled Jay off the show at the top of his game and replacing him with Conan should be replaced . Thank goodness Jay is back!