Get set, Vancouver and Toronto. Conan O'Brien is bringing his 32-city comedy tour north of the border this spring and summer.
O'Brien's "Legally Prohibited From Being Funny On Television" tour hits Vancouver's Orpheum Theatre April 13 and comes to Toronto's Massey Hall May 22. The event is being billed as "a night of music, comedy, hugging and the occasional awkward silence."
O'Brien killed when he brought his NBC Late Night show to Toronto for a memorable week of February in 2004, selling out a four night stint at the 1500-seat Elgin Theatre. Massey Hall seats 2800. Coincidentally, O'Brien's old late night rival Craig Ferguson is playing the same Toronto venue April 23.
"We are now adding a second show in both NYC & Chicago," O'Brien announced today on Twitter. "For that second show, I'll be doing all Liza Minnelli songs."
You can order tickets here.
In what was reported as a $40 million-plus settlement after yanking away The Tonight Show and handing it back to Jay Leno, NBC stipulated that O'Brien stay off network TV until September. There continues to be speculation about a deal to bring him to Fox as a late night talk show host.`
UPDATE: A TVFMF reader emailed to say Conan`s Toronto Massey Hall gig sold out in minutes. Maybe a second show will be added. O'Brien tweeted around 2 p.m. ET that Vancouver is one of several cities getting second shows. "Good news: Just added second shows in San Francisco, Seattle, Vancouver, and LA. Bad news: Still no show in Guam." O'Brien tweeted earlier that a second show has been added in Boston "so my parents can come. And one of my brothers."