Coco Heads To The Big Screen?
St. Patrick's Day has arrived with news about our favorite Irish man. According to Mike Fleming from www.deadline.com, Conan O' Brien's 32-city tour, The Legally Prohibited From Being Funny on Television Tour, may get the big screen treatment. If true, then fans who missed Coco on stage can watch him on the big screen instead. No word yet if it'll be in 3D.
I’m told that early talks are underway to give documentary feature treatment to O’Brien’s 30-city live comedy/music revue, which is called “The Legally Prohibited From Being Funny on Television Tour.” Planning is just getting underway, but I’ve heard that Media Rights Capital has already had conversations about coming aboard as financier. Rodman Flender is in talks to direct.
Making a film doesn’t violate the terms of O’Brien’s split from NBC, which gave him directly a $33 million severance package to vacate the Tonight Show hosting chair and stay off the air until the fall.
In related news, Jay Leno hasn't had a smooth return to the Tonight show. During his debut week he dominated the competition, but since then has struggled against rival David Letterman. Even Jimmy Kimmel, who famously mocked Leno via satellite on his 10pm show, is up 15% in viewers and 22% in the 18-49 demographic. So, it's safe to assume that NBC Executives will be celebrating St. Patrick's Day like true Irish men.