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Conan O’Brien coming to San Diego Thursday

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Get ready to welcome Team Coco, San Diego. Tickets are still available for Conan O’Brien’s “Legally Prohibited From Being Funny on Television Tour” stop at the San Diego Civic Theater this Thursday night. Ticket prices range from $37 to $77. O’Brien’s last show in Los Angeles featured Jim Carrey and the two performing Five for Fighting’s “It’s Not Easy to Be Me” in superhero costumes, so it is sure to be a spectacular production.

Conan O’Brien embarked on his 32 city tour after he gave up hosting duties for The Tonight Show earlier this year. As a result of his settlement with NBC, O’Brien agreed he would not perform on television, the internet or radio until September. Recently, O’Brien announced that he would return to television in November with a new late night show on cable channel TBS, which will be followed by George Lopez’s show Lopez Tonight.

Long time fans of O’Brien’s Late Night show will be delighted to find that he has not forgotten that unique brand of comedy that endears him to many. Reviews of previous shows are favorable and mostly describe O’ Brien’s performances as variety shows featuring musical performances, skits, and favorite characters like Triumph the insult comic dog and of course, special guests. He had Pearl Jam perform at his Seattle show, and musician and actor, Chris Isaak joined him in San Francisco. It should be interesting to see who he has for his San Diego stop.

Videos of Conan O’Brien performing various popular tunes have surfaced all over the internet including this one of a rendition of the song “Creep” by Radiohead.

The New York times is reporting that an interview with O’Brien will air on CBS’s 60 Minutes on Sunday, May 2nd.  This will be his first interview since  leaving NBC. As part of the same deal that kept him from performing on television until September, O’Brien also agreed not to do interviews until after May 1st. According to the report, O’Brien will discuss his decision to leave NBC instead of pushing his show back to make room for Jay Leno and it will feature highlights from his current shows. However, O’Brien is still under restrictions not criticize his former network.

With a successful tour underway and more media promotions to come, buzz is sure to continue building for O’Brien’s return to late night television. If you have a chance, don’t miss out on catching O’Brien’s show in San Diego this Thursday, it could be a once in a lifetime event.

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