Wednesday, September 28, 2011
1627 - Conan O'Brien Can't Stop
It's pretty common knowledge what happened to the guy. He was slated to take over for Jay Leno on the tonight show - he did - and then seven months later Jay Leno was given the show back - the film explains all this in far better detail - but essentially Conan got screwed over. They gave him a pretty sweet severance package, but part of the deal was that he wasn't allowed to appear on television (and perhaps radio as well) for six months. And because he's a workaholic (attention whore?), he decided to do a live stage show.
It's hard to call this a documentary - based on the title you'd think it would be a more introspective look into this type of personality - what makes it so that Conan just can't take a break? What are the pros and cons of that? But outside of the title it doesn't get into it at all, and that's a shame. Instead we get what's more like a behind the scenes featurette. We see him lovingly abusing his adorable assistant, and generally egotistical about a lot of things. But at least he's willing to show that on camera - a lot of others wouldn't.
This is really for die hard Conan fans, I'm not really sure that there's anything in here otherwise. I enjoyed it enough, but don't feel like I really got anything out of it.