MizMuze

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Conan and his pals visit san jose and bring the legally prohibited funny May 7, 2010

Conan O’Brien brought the luck of the Irish (and all of his friends) to San Jose this Cinco de Mayo…MizMuze was lucky enough to have front row seats, and even luckier that I didn’t get my Flip Cam confiscated (like it was at Pee-wee Herman)!

Conan’s “Legally Prohibited From Being Funny on Television Tour” was an amazing night of song, dance, comedy and appearances by Andy Richter, Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, the Masturbating Bear (for legal purposes, now called the Pleasuring Panda), and his band.  If Mr. O’Brien’s tour makes his way to your town…this is a must-see event!!!

Conan opened the show with the following skit giving insight as to what he’s been doing since leaving the Tonight Show…

Triumph the Insult Comic Dog appeared via video and talked about his love for San Jose with roasts and insults…

Conan ended the show with Gloria Gaynor’s “I Will Survive” and Meatloaf’s inflatable bat…

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Conan Makes His Return to Late Night on TBS April 12, 2010

Via Twitter, Conan sent the following tweet:

“The good news: I will be doing a show on TBS starting in November! The bad news: I’ll be playing Rudy on the all new Cosby Show.”

The program which is scheduled to debut in November and will air Mondays through Thursdays at 11 p.m. Eastern, and will push TBS’ “Lopez Tonight,” starring George Lopez, to midnight.

Conan joked, “In three months, I’ve gone from network television to Twitter to performing live in theaters, and now I’m headed to basic cable.  My plan is working perfectly.”

Mr. O’Brien will head to the Bay Area in support of his “Legally Prohibited From Being Funny on Television” Tour.  He will perform two nights at the Nob Hill Masonic on 4/22 and 4/23, and will return on 5/5 for his show at the San Jose State Event Center.

 

SF Sketchfest Tribute to Conan O’Brien Cancelled March 12, 2010

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SF Sketchfest just announced via their website that the SF Sketchfest Tribute to Conan O’Brien that had originally been scheduled for 1/17/2010 at the Herbst Theatre has been cancelled.  The presenters of this event originally asked that ticketholders hold on to their tickets or leave your tickets at will call until a new date has been rescheduled.

This was posted on the SF Sketchfest website today:

“The SF Sketchfest Tribute to Conan O’Brien has been canceled due to circumstances beyond our control. Please know we made every possible effort to reschedule the date. We are deeply disappointed and we apologize for any inconvenience to ticketholders. Refunds are available at point of purchase.”

Each year SF Sketchfest honors an individual or group that has made an influential and unparalleled contribution to the world of comedy. This year, the seventh annual SF Sketchfest Tribute Award was to be presented to The Tonight Show host Conan O’Brien.  The tribute was to include an in-depth conversation with Conan and Andy Richter but was cancelled  due to the NBC/Tonight Show debacle going on at that time.

I emailed SF Sketchfest suggesting a special ‘Meet & Greet’ with Conan for those that had tickets to the SF Sketchfest Tribute during his upcoming 30-city “Legally Prohibited From Being Funny on Television Tour,” but did not receive a response back.  UPDATE:  I have heard from many of you who thought a ‘Meet & Greet’ for those with SF Sketchfest tickets was a good idea, and sadly, some were really bummed that they missed out on tickets all together, but…SF Sketchfest sent an email last night, 3/12/10 stating, “SF Sketchfest is not affiliated with Conan O’Brien’s tour in any way, so arranging a meet-and-greet is not an option for us. This cancellation was completely beyond our control.”  So, sorry everyone, but I still say it can’t hurt for us to try and contact Conan’s people with our idea!

All those that had tickets can be refunded by contacting City Box Office:

http://www.cityboxoffice.com/

http://www.sfsketchfest.com/home/

 

Just Announced: Conan O’Brien Tour Dates & and Tickets On Sale Now! March 11, 2010

Tickets for Conan O’Brien’s National Tour go on sale today at 7:00 am!

Get your tickets…NOW!!!

http://www.ticketmaster.com/Conan-OBrien-tickets/artist/1417901?tm_link=edp_Artist_Name

 

Boycott Leno and NBC’s Tonight Show March 1, 2010

Filed under: Comedy,TV — MizMuze @ 3:26 pm
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Don’t forget, Jay “the hack” Leno returns to NBC’s “Tonight Show” today.  Weird, didn’t he just get fired from that show?  And what kind of company would hire someone back that they fired, TWICE?!  Oh that would be NBC, the “NoBody Cares” here Network.  Normally when someone is fired from a job because a newer, brighter, funnier, and cooler replacement is found there is going to be some resentment.  But Mr. Nice Guy Leno is above resentment because he’s a victim, right?

Let’s see.  Five years ago, NBC told Leno that they were going to offer the “Tonight Show” gig to Conan O’Brien for fear (rightfully so) that O’Brien was going to look for greener and earlier time-slot pastures once his contract was up.  That gave Leno five more years to bore the socks off of anyone under that age of 80 or anyone with taste, brains, or ears.

For 17 years Mr. Leno painfully struggled through each interview while “entertaining” the masses with his stale, stolen, and regurgitated jokes.  That’s 16.5 years more than O’Brien was given to build an audience.  So when Leno pouted, NBC caved (once again out of fear of defection) and offered him a primetime show as a lead-in to O’Brien’s “Tonight Show.”

Well, when “The Jay Leno Show” ratings tanked, and affiliates were dissatisfied, NBC told Leno that his show would either be moved or cancelled.  Of course Leno wasn’t going to leave, he’d hang onto any crumb NBC was throwing at him.  Much like the creature in the horror movie, just when you think he’s dead and gone, Leno keeps coming back to terrorize you.

We’ve heard the rumors of Leno hiding in closets to eavesdrop during conference calls to see whether or not he was going to get the job as the “Tonight Show’ replacement after Jonny Carson, and how Carson refused to ever appear on “The Tonight Show” while Leno was the host—in fact, Carson’s last TV appearance was on the “Late Show with David Letterman.”  These are all signs of a really nice, upstanding guy.

Still think Leno is the every-man nice guy and not an opportunist?  Instead of bowing out gracefully, and be a man of his word by retiring like he said he was going to do five years ago, Leno began playing the victim, hinting that his and Conan’s poor ratings meant changes were coming.  What Leno knew, and had hoped for was exactly what happened—he would move back into the 11:35 time-slot with a shorter 30-minute show, and bump Conan to 12:05.  It was all so beautifully orchestrated; NBC would not have to pay-out Leno’s huge early termination contract, they would keep Conan on their network, and they would win back viewers of Leno’s “Tonight Show.”

But this was not to be.  Conan stood his ground and said he felt bumping the show to 12:05 and having three back-to-back talk shows would be destructive to the legacy of the “Tonight Show” and he therfore made the painful decision to leave NBC and the “Tonight Show” taking with him his fans, his crew, and his dignity.

So, now that Jay “the Chin” is back, right where he planned and plotted to be, might MizMuze suggest that you do something other than watch the “Tonight Show” with Jay Leno?  One excellent suggestion is typing in ‘Song of the Day’ into the search field on MizMuze and giving your ears the aural pleasure it deserves from 11:35pm-12:35 am…well, at least until Coco returns…

 

Conan O’Brien Says Goodbye to NBC and the ‘Tonight Show’ January 23, 2010

Filed under: Comedy,TV — MizMuze @ 1:43 am
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Dear Internet,

“NBC is not alright.  In fact, it’s all wrong.”

Tonight was Conan O’Brien’s last night as the host of “The Tonight Show,” bringing to a close the two-week battle between Mr. O’Brien, Jay Leno, and NBC.  Tonight’s guests included Steve Carrell, Tom Hanks, Neil Young, and Will Farrell who closed the show with a “Freebird” jam-session.  Mr. O’Brien joined the band on guitar along with Beck, Ben Harper and Billy Gibbons, one of the “Z’s” from ZZ Top.

There were some funny retrospectives as well as a tearful goodbye speech, but in the end, Mr. O’Brien showed us all that he is the real “Mr. Nice Guy” and closed by saying:

“Between my time at ‘Saturday Night Live’ and the ‘Late Night’ show and my brief run here on ‘The Tonight Show,’ I’ve worked with NBC for over 20 years. … This company has been my home for most of my adult life. I am enormously proud of the work we’ve done together and I want to thank NBC for making it all possible. …A lot of people have been asking me about my state of mind. I’ll be honest with you — walking away from ‘The Tonight Show’ is the hardest thing I have ever had to do. Making this choice has been enormously difficult. This is the best job in the world. I absolutely love doing it. …Despite this sense of loss, I really feel this should be a happy moment. Every comedian dreams of hosting ‘The Tonight Show’ and for seven months I got to do it. I did it my way with people I love. I do not regret one second of anything that we’ve done here.”

Mr. O’Brien, please don’t think MizMuze is being cynical, but she promises to not watch the “Tonight Show” from here on out.

Click here to watch Conan’s goodbye speech:

 

Conan Tries to Sell The Tonight Show on Craigslist as Well as Pimps Himself on Casual Encounters January 19, 2010

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http://losangeles.craigslist.org/sfv/clt/1551463643.html

4 SALE: BARELY-USED LATE NIGHT TALK SHOW – MAKE ME AN OFFER!!! (Universal Studios)


Date: 2010-01-13, 3:48PM PST
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This is a chance of a lifetime to own your very own late night talk show–guaranteed to last for up to seven months!! Really must see to appreciate.

Information for potential buyers:

– Measures 100’ x 100’ x 32’ – plenty of room for a futon!

– Designed for 11:35 but can be easily moved

– Band can be sold separately

– Buyer must honor Barry Manilow booking next Thursday

MAKE ME YOUR BEST OFFER!!!!! (Also willing to trade for Coldplay tickets.)

  • Location: Universal Studios
  • it’s NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests

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