Team Coco Presents: Conan & Friends
Conan O’Brien will hit the road for the first time since 2010 when he begins his Conan & Friends: An Evening of Stand-Up and Investment Tips tour in Washington, D.C. on Friday, November 2. O’Brien will be joined by different groups of handpicked comics each night of the tour, bringing his unique comic sensibilities and the voices of some of his favorite performers to venues all over the United States.
The comedians featured on Conan & Friends: An Evening of Stand-Up and Investment Tips have all worked closely with Team Coco over the years. From former and current CONAN writers, to comedians who host monthly comedy shows in Los Angeles with Team Coco, to CONAN: Without Borders travel partners, the tour gives a glimpse into the growing comedy ecosystem Team Coco continues to create across all mediums including their growing digital studio, merchandise lines, and many other new lines of business.
The tour will feature O’Brien along with performances from Rory Scovel (I Feel Pretty), Deon Cole (Barbershop, Black-ish), Ron Funches (Curb Your Enthusiasm, Black-ish), Laurie Kilmartin (Conan, Last Comic Standing), Taylor Tomlinson (Netflix’s The Comedy Lineup), Marina Franklin (HBO’s Crashing), James Veitch (Conan), Moses Storm (Father of the Year), and Flula Borg (Pitch Perfect 2, Curb Your Enthusiasm).
O’Brien added, “There are a lot of exciting changes coming up for me in 2019 and I wanted to kick it off this fall with an 18 city live tour. The idea that I hit the road for 7 weeks was pitched by my wife, with the full backing of my children.”
Building on the promise of a recently announced joint venture with Turner, Conan & Friends: An Evening of Stand-Up and Investment Tips, will advance Team Coco’s philosophy of bringing comedy everywhere. The multi-city tour will allow O’Brien to intimately reconnect and interact with his passionate fan base as he gears up for a leaner more agile 30 minute show on TBS premiering January 2019. The tour, like the new format gives O’Brien the flexibility to experiment and have fun with his audience in new ways.
Samuel Adams will serve as a partner of the tour to help fans experience a three dimensional world of comedy. The brand’s sponsorship will span TV, digital, social and on-the-ground activations to bring extended access to the curated roster of stand-up stars in each city. As a local Beantown brew, Samuel Adams will also bring two special shows to its hometown of Boston, as well as take Conan O’Brien along for a trip to the Boston Brewery in one of the show’s iconic custom remotes.