'Conan O'Brien Can't Stop' premieres at SXSW
Now we know what Conan O'Brien was doing all those months in between quitting "The Tonight Show" and launching "Conan" on TBS: In addition to his live tour, he was being filmed for a documentary. “Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop” premiered Sunday at the South by Southwest Film Festival in Austin, Texas, in advance of release across the U.S.
“It was tense for me to show it to him,” filmmaker Rodman Flender, who's known O'Brien since their days as Harvard undergraduates, told Rebecca Keegan at our sister blog 24 Frames. “He was putting off seeing it for the longest time and my editing process was such that I wanted to get the bones of the doc down before I wove in the concert footage. So he had to watch 90 minutes of himself yelling at people without any performance stuff.”
Photo: Conan O'Brien at SXSW. Credit: April Castro / Associated Press.