Conan O’Brien hasn’t been able to sleep in nearly two years, and thank god, because late night wouldn’t be the same without him.
His new documentary, Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop, follows the comedian/host on his “Legally Prohibited From Being Funny on Television Tour”, which seemed to take quite the toll on the star. You can expect the usual affable Conan, just with a little anger, resentment and depression mixed in.
While the movie can’t help but have a comedic tone, the documentary also shows a darker, more intimate side of O’Brien’s 2010 departure from The Tonight Show.
“Sometimes I’m so mad, I can’t even breathe,” Conan says.
In the end, though, there’s nothing funnier than psychological suffering. When you see him beat someone down with a pillow and swim in a sea of empty beer bottles and pizza, you can’t help but laugh at his plight. Plus, he wears a cowboy hat.
His relationship with his assistant Sona Movsesian is so hilarious, its worth seeing the movie just to watch these two go back and forth.
The movie is directed by Rodmen Flender and was well-received during its premiere at the SXSW Film Festival this year. It’s touted as “a peek behind Conan’s psychological curtain”.
Leaving The Tonight Show only made people want Conan more, hence his haste to put on a “half assed show” in 32 cities. Check out the new trailer for Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop. The film will have limited release on June 24th.
Let’s hope he gets a nap in by then.