‘Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop’ Review
A SLAMADAM review.
Director: Rodman Flander
Starring: Conan O’Brien
Plot: After leaving his position as “The Tonight Show,” Conan O’Brien was contractually obligated not to appear on radio or television for nine months. In lieu of this, Conan planned The Legally Prohibited from Being Funny on Television Tour, a 30-city variety show. This documentary follows Conan’s stress of planning and executing the tour.
The shows that Conan actually put on seem tremendously entertaining, but the documentary is surprisingly short on laughs. Not that it isn’t funny, it is simply just not a comedy. It is about Conan, who he is and where he comes from and why he does what he does. It is incredibly eye opening. It is not only interesting to watch Conan’s fight for sanity and meaning, but I was seriously moved. Here is a man who knows what he wants. I have never met an adult who knew exactly what they wanted to do and is doing at the same time. Some may look to Rockefeller, but Conan O’Brien epitomizes the American Dream.
NINE out of TEN