Former late-night talk show host Conan O’Brien has unveiled plans to poke fun at being barred from television in a live comedy show that will tour US and Canadian theaters starting next month.
The 30-city tour, titled Legally Prohibited From Being Funny on Television, will start on April 12 in Oregon. It will travel to Vancouver and Toronto in Canada, as well as major US cities.
Conan spent an ill-fated seven months as host of the
The Tonight Show
, a position he took over from Jay Leno. Amid falling ratings,
ousted O’Brien and placed Leno back on the late-night talk show as of March 1. As part of a $45 million exit package, O’Brien agreed not to appear on TV before September 1. O’Brien will be accompanied on stage by sidekick Andy Richter and his former