Conan O'Brien is ready to take his act on the road. The former late-night funnyman will go on a 30-city, two-month-long tour along with a few friendly faces. Titled the "Legally Prohibited from Being Funny on Television" tour, a jab at the fact that he can't appear on television until September in accordance with his exit contract with NBC, he will be joined by Andy Richter and his former late-night band.
According to a press release from his publicist, O'Brien said of the decision to tour, "It was either a massive 30-city tour or start helping out around the house." News of the tour first spread after a report popped up on TMZ last week.
The tour kicks off April 12 in Eugene, Oregon, and O'Brien will play theaters in at least 20 states and two Canadian provinces. American Express is sponsoring the trek, and organizers say, "It promises to be a night of music, comedy, hugging and the occasional awkward silence."
O'Brien also took to Twitter to talk about the tour. "Hey Internet: I'm headed to your town on a half-assed comedy & music tour. Go to http://TeamCoco.com for tix. I repeat: It's half-assed. Alert! Teamcoco.com is jammed with too much traffic. If you can't get on, go to http://ticketmaster.com to buy your tickets. See you soon. We are now adding a second show in both NYC & Chicago. For that second show, I'll be doing all Liza Minnelli songs."