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‘Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop’

Reviewed by Jay Antani

(June 2011)

Directed by: Rodman Flender

Starring: Conan O’Brien, Andy Richter, Jimmy Vivino, Mike Merritt, James Wormworth, Jerry Vivino, Mark “Love Man” Pender and Richie “La Bamba” Rosenberg

Rodman Flender captures the exhaustion and exhilaration of life on the road in “Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop,” a documentary chronicling the grueling two-month, 30-city tour that O’Brien embarked on after he severed ties with his longtime employer, NBC. The network’s 2010 decision to reinstate Jay Leno as host of “The Tonight Show” resulted in a PR fiasco for NBC and stirred up a media dust cloud of outrage against both Leno and NBC. For his part, O’Brien’s ouster from the show left him feeling angry, abandoned, humiliated. To add salt to those wounds, NBC stipulated that O’Brien could not appear on TV, radio or the Internet for six months after his departure.
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‘Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop’

Reviewed by Jay Antani

(June 2011)

Directed by: Rodman Flender

Starring: Conan O’Brien, Andy Richter, Jimmy Vivino, Mike Merritt, James Wormworth, Jerry Vivino, Mark “Love Man” Pender and Richie “La Bamba” Rosenberg

Rodman Flender captures the exhaustion and exhilaration of life on the road in “Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop,” a documentary chronicling the grueling two-month, 30-city tour that O’Brien embarked on after he severed ties with his longtime employer, NBC. The network’s 2010 decision to reinstate Jay Leno as host of “The Tonight Show” resulted in a PR fiasco for NBC and stirred up a media dust cloud of outrage against both Leno and NBC. For his part, O’Brien’s ouster from the show left him feeling angry, abandoned, humiliated. To add salt to those wounds, NBC stipulated that O’Brien could not appear on TV, radio or the Internet for six months after his departure.
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Conan O'Brien Can't Stop Trailer

Conan O'Brien Can't Stop Trailer
There will be two Conan's vying for your attention at the Cineplex this summer. One is a Cimmerian warrior, the other is an ousted late night host who took to the road for a traveling music and comedy tour after losing his job. We have the first trailer for the second movie: Conan O'Brien Can't Stop. This hilarious party documentary recounts the finite moments after Conan O'Brien left his post and NBC. Check it out in the clip below.

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Conan O'Brien Can't Stop comes to theaters June 24th, 2011 and stars Conan O'Brien, Andy Richter, Jimmy Vivino, Scott Healy, Mike Merritt, James Wormworth, Jerry Vivino, Mark 'Love Man' Pender. The film is directed by Rodman Flender.
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Conan O'Brien confirms new band details

Conan O'Brien confirms new band details
Conan O'Brien has announced details of the house band for his upcoming TBS chatshow. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the comedian has revealed that he will be joined by the Basic Cable Band when Conan premieres next month. Jimmy Vivino - who previously worked on The Tonight Show and Late Night With Conan O'Brien - has been confirmed as the leader of the group, while the other members will be Scott Healy, Mike Merritt, Mark (more)
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Conan O’Brien to Weinberg: ‘Stop by and find my monologue funny’

HollywoodNews.com: Conan O’Brien spoke about Max Weinberg’s departure as bandleader from his TBS late night talk show in November by praising the musician as “incredible.”

“Max has been a huge part of my life for the past 17 years,” said O’Brien in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, “I hope he can find time to stop by the new show, sit in with the band, and pretend to find my monologue funny.”

Weinberg will be replaced by Jimmy Vivino, a longtime guitarist and keyboard player, in Conan’s band.

Weinberg, who also plays drums in Bruce Springsteen’s E-Street band, exclaimed, “17 years — a lifetime on TV. Conan and I met on a New York City street corner in the Spring of 1993 and my association with Conan, his staff, and crew has been a deeply rewarding experience for me. And, making music with Jimmy Vivino, Mark Pender, La Bamba,
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Max Weinberg Officially Parts Ways with Conan O’Brien

Sadly, one of the great host-bandleader unions of all time has come to an end. Max Weinberg will not be a part of Conan O’Brien’s new TBS late night show, Conan. Both Weinberg and O’Brien issued statements cordially wishing the other well and saying that Weinberg may drop by the show in the future.

Weinberg probably sealed his fate when swam into the bad blood between O’Brien and Jay Leno and tried to replace Kevin Eubanks on The Tonight Show this past April. Movieline also reported that Weinberg would “send interns to do gardening work at his house” and “involve staffers in his pay disputes with the network.” He was also notably absent during Conan’s Legally Prohibited from Being Funny on Television Tour. Still, the guy was hilarious and his deadpan face was amazing. He’ll be missed. Hit the jump for the press release.
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Conan Loses Max Weinberg

Max Weinberg leaves Conan By mutual agreement, Conan O'Brien's longtime bandleader, Max Weinberg will not be returning to lead the late night band he created in 1993 as Conan moves to his new home at TBS on November 8th.&#8232&#8232

Beginning on September 13th of 1993 "The Max Weinberg 7" and later " The Max Weinberg 7 and The Tonight Band" were favorites among both fans and critics. With an uncanny ability to combine high quality music and unmatched comedic timing Max played a pivotal role in Conan O'Brien's nightly shows. &#8232&#8232

Conan O'Brien stated, "Max has been a huge part of my life for the past 17 years and he is an incredible band leader and musician. I hope he can find time to stop by the new show, sit in with the band, and pretend to find my monologue funny."

Added Weinberg, "17 years--a lifetime on TV. Conan and I met on a
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Conan O'Brien reacts to Max Weinberg leaving

Conan O'Brien reacts to Max Weinberg leaving
Conan O'Brien confirmed Monday that his longtime band leader, Max Weinberg, would not join him on his TBS show "Conan" this November.

"Max has been a huge part of my life for the past 17 years and he is an incredible band leader and musician.  I hope he can find time to stop by the new show, sit in with the band, and pretend to find my monologue funny," O'Brien said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter.

A rep for O'Brien says it was a mutual decision for Weinberg to leave.

Said Weinberg, "17 years -- a lifetime on TV.  Conan and I met on a New York City street corner in the Spring of 1993 and my association with Conan, his staff, and crew has been a deeply rewarding experience for me.  And, making music with Jimmy Vivino, Mark Pender, La Bamba, Jerry Vivino, Scott Healey, Mike Merritt, and percussionist James
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Conan O'Brien Bandleader Max Weinberg Won't Be On New Show

'I hope he can find time to stop by the new show, sit in with the band and pretend to find my monologue funny,' O'Brien says in a statement.

By Kara Warner

Conan O'Brien

Photo: Noel Vasquez/ Getty

With a little more than a month to go until Conan O'Brien's new talk show launches on TBS, the host and his new network have started to unveil a few details. Early this month, we received news of the show's name, "Conan," then over the weekend, word got out that the host's longtime bandleader and frequent skit guest star Max Weinberg will not be following O'Brien to TBS.

That news was confirmed Monday (September 27) via a joint statement released by O'Brien and Weinberg's reps.

"By mutual agreement, Conan O'Brien's longtime bandleader, Max Weinberg, will not be returning to lead the late night band he created in 1993 as Conan moves
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Win Tickets To The Johnnie’S Jam: A Tribute To Johnnie Johnson

Filmmaker Art Holliday is hosting a fundraising concert on Sept 19th for his documentary Johnnie Be Good and we are giving away tickets for the event. Jonnie Be Good is the story of St. Louis native Johnnie Johnson, who took his place in the Rock-n-Roll Hall Of Fame.

Johnnie’s Jam: A Tribute to Johnnie Johnson

The Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington Blvd, St. Louis 7 p.m.

Official Rules:

1. You must be in the St. Louis area on the day of the concert.

2. Fill out your name and email address below.

3. Tell us one thing that you admire about Johnnie Johnson.

If you don’t win, you can still purchase tickets to the event. Tickets can be purchased through MetroTix (314-534-1111 or Metrotix.com).

“Johnnie.s Jam. features Conan O.Brien musicians as well as Holliday.s discussion on his seven year documentary project about the life and music of
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St. Louis Filmmaker Art Holliday’s Johnnie Be Good Fundraising Concert w/Conan O’Brien Band Members‏

Johnnie Be Good Fundraising Efforts Music documentary on Rock-n-Roll Hall of Famer Johnnie Johnson gets fundraising concert with Conan O.Brien musicians & a tax deductible crowd-funding site on IndieGoGo

St. Louis: Filmmaker Art Holliday is hosting a September 19th fundraising concert .Johnnie.s Jam: A Tribute to Johnnie Johnson. at The Sheldon for his music documentary Johnnie Be Good, the story of St. Louis native and Rock-n-Roll Hall of Famer Johnnie Johnson. This film is also featured on the site IndieGoGo where people can .buy. various tax deductible items from the film while helping Mr. Holliday build up the funds needed to finish the film.

“Johnnie.s Jam. features Conan O.Brien musicians as well as Holliday.s discussion on his seven year documentary project about the life and music of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame musician Johnnie Johnson and show excerpts from the film-in-progress. La singer/songwriter
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St. Louis Filmmaker Art Holliday's Johnnie Be Good Fundraising Concert w/Conan O'Brien Band Members

Here's another great opportunity to be a part of a very cool experience!

*Johnnie Be Good Fundraising Efforts*

Music documentary on Rock-n-Roll Hall of Famer Johnnie Johnson gets fundraising concert with Conan O’Brien musicians & a tax deductible crowd-funding site on IndieGoGo

St. Louis: Filmmaker Art Holliday is hosting a September 19th fundraising concert “Johnnie’s Jam: A Tribute to Johnnie Johnson” at The Sheldon for his music documentary Johnnie Be Good, the story of St. Louis native and Rock-n-Roll Hall of Famer Johnnie Johnson. This film is also featured on the site IndieGoGo where people can “buy” various tax deductible items from the film while helping Mr. Holliday build up the funds needed to finish the film.

“Johnnie’s Jam” features Conan O’Brien musicians as well as Holliday’s discussion on his seven year documentary project about the life and music of Rock and Roll Hall of
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NBC The Tonight Show 'best of' video clips, for July 7

Did you fall asleep before the Tonight Show aired? Conan O'Brien hosted Kevin Connolly and Samuel L. Jackson last night. NBC kindly fired over the best of video clips from last night's broadcast, so you can catch up. Posted below are Conan.s interviews with Entourage.s Kevin Connolly and Samuel L. Jackson, plus the latest Tonight Show Twitter Tracker. A dapper Jackson discusses his mastery of the "Monkey Fighting" swear word! Samuel L. Jackson pt.2 . Jackson talks about gambling, ringtones, and confronting his internet critics! : Kevin Connolly . Kevin throws his Entourage co-star under the bus & talks about "Tickle and Pee". Mike Merritt's Inner Thoughts (07/07/09) . Bass Player Mike Merritt secretly
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