CHICAGO: TBS Presents Conan O’Brien June 17th

27May10

Conan O’Brien is passing time until the November 8 premiere of his new TBS show with the 30-city Legally Prohibited from Being Funny on Television Tour, but you won’t have to wait until then to see his influence on the cable network.  Andy Richter, live show opener Reggie Watts, and a bevy of Conan writers will tape a special tentatively titled Team Coco Presents Conan’s Writers Live in Chicago on June 17th, which TBS will air a week and a half later on June 27th

I believe that Conan’s legal obligations will preclude an appearance, but a night of comedy from the men who help make him funny is a delightful consolation process.  For us Chicagoans, tickets for the Bank of America Theater event go on sale Friday May 28th at 10:00 AM.

For the official details keep reading

Andy Richter, Reggie Watts and several of Conan O’Brien’s writers will team up for the one-hour special Team Coco presents Conan’s Writers Live (working title).  This show has played to sold-out audiences in Los Angeles and is coming to Chicago for one night only.   Richter was O’Brien’s sidekick on Late Night with Conan O’Brien from 1993 to 2000, before venturing out to star in Andy Richter Controls the Universe and Andy Barker, P.I., and then returning to join O’Brien as announcer for The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien.

The evening will also feature the musical stylings of comedian Watts, who is opening for O’Brien on The Legally Prohibited from Being Funny on Television Tour.

The showcase will be taped at the Bank of America Theater on Thursday, June 17, at 7 p.m. (CT), and premiere on TBS Sunday, June 27, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT).

Tickets for Team Coco presents Conan’s Writers Live go on sale Friday, May 28, at 10 a.m. (CT).  Tickets available at all Ticketmaster locations, online at www.ticketmaster.com,by phone at 800/745-3000, Bank of America Theater Box Office and all Broadway In Chicago Box Offices.  Tickets for Uncle’s Brother and Drinking Buddies are on sale now and available at the respective venue box offices. A complete schedule of announced performances and other Festival information are available at www.justforlaughschicago.com.  Complete information on the newly announced shows is included at the bottom of this release.

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