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Conan's Tour

No Bread

for the Redhead

3/11/2010 3:45 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Conan O'Brien isn't making a single cent off his upcoming 30 city comedy tour -- sources tell TMZ that Coco is doing the whole thing so he can employ his former "Tonight Show" staff.

We're told roughly 40 people have been hired to work on the production -- many of whom are "Tonight Show" alums.

The move is no sweat off Conan's back -- dude scored a $32.5 million severance deal from NBC before they kicked him to the curb.

And more good news for the crew -- tickets to "The Legally Prohibited from Being Funny on Television Tour" are selling out so fast, more shows have already been added.

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31.

eyeroll    

Little known fact about all those who think Conan is the greatest thing since sliced bread, & is totally blameless in the TS mess: they think he is funny and want the Masturbating Bear to be president in 2012.

1603 days ago
32.

whitney    

I love Coco!

What I don't love is people who feel the need to go on a website and talk smack about another person. Probably the type of people who talk smack about other people in their daily lives.
If you don't like Conan, don't go to the show and shut up about it. It's people like all of you who make this world such a terrible and negative place.

1603 days ago
33.

moveover    

Conan's strategy: Why do a show for millions every night when you can travel all over and entertain 500 or so of your "Beavis and Butthead" fans at one time in person!

1603 days ago
34.

LVMD2020    

All you haters Shut The F Up! A. He's not doing a Free show bc he is raising money for his old staff. AKA - "employing people." How many people did you employ this week? B. Things in the World aren't free. Deal with it all you losers who feel you are entitled to everything. C. If it's too expensive simply do not go. I'll be there laughing my A*@ off. It's a choice people. I think Jay is a total bore but I don't hate on the guy... he appeals to old people and they are people too.

1603 days ago
35.

defogged    

there nd to be billboards in Hwood nominating this guy for president, or at least head of the teamsters! hey they havent made Mother Theresa a saint yet, maybe he can edge her out. Way to go Coco!

1603 days ago
36.

Sid    

Where were all you Conan fans when he REALLY needed you. LOL

1603 days ago
37.

juniper    

coco's Goodwill Tour sounds like it will be full of donated,sorted, faded, recycled, and dingy humor, just like out of the goodwill store , but conan dont forget the salvation army they have some cool stuff too.

1603 days ago
38.

Elgineo    

You know that Leno fans aren't on here...this is the NBC hack machine trying their spin. Despite all the seriously decent things that Conan does (standing up for what he believes in, negotiating settlements for his people, contributing to those settlements with the $$ from his violated contract, paying the teamsters out of his own pocket, setting up a company to take care of money and benefits for his staff, making that Michigan girl a Twitter celeb so she can raise money for cancer research) they continually twist facts so they spill their lame venom. But this is the worst--the story says that Conan isn't taking a dime, yet the NBC hacks complain here that he's charging too much so he can line his pockets. Leno, Zucker, Ebersol and their minions who post here are just bitter, reprehensible and wrong.

1603 days ago
39.

mellow    

What a loser. He needs to stop crying about losing The Tonight Show. He didn't have a problem taking the show away from Leno but he has a problem with Leno taking it back from him! Posted at 5:46PM on Mar 11th 2010 by LuvLeeRita

Show one clip, ONE where he is bitching about Leno at all? His fans are bitching up a storm, his ex side kick whines but Conan I have not seen on ANY show anywhere at any time dogging on Leno. It is fan made drama, crap happens they settled it like grown ups with cash and now the fans on both sides are the sniffling brats left behind.

1603 days ago
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pd cogdill    

Are you serious. He was NEVER FUNNY. Maybe he should work as a plumber.

1603 days ago
41.

Blue Lake    

Yay Coco! I'll be in that audience for sure. It's gotta be a much more professional show than when that loser Pee Wee Herman staged his alleged comeback play. Ugh, was that horrible. But Conesy is actually funny so there the comparison ends.

1603 days ago
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Moonbeam    

It seems like a gracious thing for him to do. However, it may also improve his image to potential network executives when it comes time to formulate a new TV show for him. If these lives shows continue to sell out, that may give him more negotiating leverage.

Nice that he's trying to help his staff, but these tickets seem a little high-priced for so many out-of-work people who would like to buy tickets to his show. I believe his staff also got some compensation when they left the Tonight Show, so they are probably not as hard-up as so many other people who would like to buy more affordable tickets. Remember, Jay did some free shows in Detroit.

1603 days ago
43.

w    

I love Conan, Team Conan forever!!!, Chicago here and I would do anything for tickets to his show....anything

1603 days ago
44.

eyeroll    

"Show one clip, ONE where he is bitching about Leno at all? His fans are bitching up a storm, his ex side kick whines but Conan I have not seen on ANY show anywhere at any time dogging on Leno. It is fan made drama, crap happens they settled it like grown ups with cash and now the fans on both sides are the sniffling brats left behind.

Posted at 9:51PM on Mar 11th 2010 by Markus"

I guess this means you missed all of Conan's last TS shows? I don't think he did a show without a Leno slam. I'm sure you can catch up on youtube.

1603 days ago
45.

Lori    

Eugene.................April 12th

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