Here Comes Conan O’Brien – Twitter Update Billboards

12 04 2010


Conan is coming, America.  Are you ready?

onan O’Brien’s “Legally Prohibited From Being Funny on Television Tour” is gearing up as we speak, with the debut performance landing in Eugene, OR on Monday evening.  Very little is known about what we can expect from the tour, though Conan has promised laughter, music, and “hugging”.  We also know that his sidekick, Andy Richter, will be along for the ride– though Triumph The Insult Comic Dog will not.  Finally, we know that Conan’s promotional team has gone into overdrive, with the digital billboards seen on this page just the first to pop up around the country.  The billboards feature whatever Conan Tweeted last, and update as regularly as he does.  The company behind the boards, Lamar, had this to say about the project:

Conan has lost his home and his rightful place on millions of screens across the nation. His audience is also lost. Some are picking up the pieces of their lives, but many can’t. Some are too young to know this isn’t their fault: that they’ve done nothing wrong. So, until this talented, brilliant, voluptuously coiffed man has his show back, we shall offer him our screens.  His tweets will be displayed 22 feet wide on thousands of digital displays across this great land in the noble hope of putting a little Conan back in all of our lives. Lamar is with Coco.

Do these Tweets offer any clues as to what we can expect from Conan’s live show?  No, probably not, but they’re still awesome.  Here, we’ve got two more:

So, what is, the website that all of these billboards are advertising?  Well, they’re currently just featuring the same pictures you see here and the above explanation, but I’d be willing to bet that they’ll be updating with some tour-related stuff as soon as Monday rolls around.  In other words, you probably want to stay tuned to in the next few days to see what pops up.