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Published on March 11th, 2010 | by Sharilyn Johnson

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Team Ticketmaster

Here’s a thought process being executed infront of computers throughout North America today:

“Hey, why’s Conan O’Brien trending on Twitter? Hmm, people are complaining a lot about Ticketmaster too today. Weird. Oh… OH SHIT.”

Yes, Conan’s much anticipated theatre tour was announced – and tickets put on sale – without any warning, making fans scramble to clear space on their credit cards. Those of us infront of our computers when word spread were rewarded with seats. Those who weren’t? Well… yeah, it doesn’t really seem fair, does it?

Second shows for the “Legally Prohibited from Being Funny on Television” tour were added in a few cities within 2 hours of the initial onsale, which should soften the blow for some. But expect a lot of complaining in the next few days from big fans who will be forced to pay big bucks to share breathing space with Coco, just because they weren’t in the right place at the right time.

Speaking of big bucks, tickets are NOT cheap to begin with. While floor seats at most theatres are topping out under $150, the prime seats are being packaged with perks for anywhere up to $700 (that includes a meet & greet).

The opener for the entire tour will be the utterly brilliant Reggie Watts.

Here are the dates thusfar:

Eugene, OR Hult Center For the Performing Arts April 12
Vancouver, BC Orpheum Theatre April 13
Spokane, WA INB Performing Arts Center April 16
Enoch, AB River Cree Resort & Casino April 17
Seattle, WA Marion Oliver McCaw Hall April 18
San Francisco, CA Nob Hill Masonic Center April 22
Universal City, CA Gibson Amphitheater April 24
San Diego, CA San Diego Civic Theatre April 29
Phoenix, AZ Dodge Theatre April 30
Las Vegas, NV The Pearl Concert Theatre – Palms Casino May 01
Reno, NV Grand Sierra Resort & Casino – Grand Theatre May 04
San Jose, CA San Jose State University Events Center May 05
Sacramento, CA Sacramento Memorial Auditorium May 06
Boulder, CO Mackey Auditorium May 09
Dallas, TX McFarlin Memorial Auditorium-SMU Campus May 13
Austin, TX Austin Music Hall May 14
Tulsa, OK Brady Theater May 15
Kansas City, MO Midland Theatre May 16
Minneapolis, MN Orpheum Theatre May 18
Chicago, IL Chicago Theatre May 19
Toronto, ON Massey Hall May 22
Atlantic City, NJ Borgata Spa & Resort – Event Center May 30
New York, NY Radio City Music Hall June 01
Boston, MA Wang Theater June 04
Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena June 06
Upper Darby, PA Tower Theatre June 07
Washington, DC Constitution Hall June 08
Manchester, TN Bonnaroo Music Festival June 11
Atlanta, GA Fox Theatre June 14

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About the Author

is the author of the book Bears & Balls: The Colbert Report A-Z. Called "one of the city’s most discriminating comedy critics” by NOW Magazine, Sharilyn has been covering comedy for longer than she cares to admit. She served as the comedy reporter for Winnipeg's Uptown Magazine for five years, and was the host of the radio show Laugh Tracks for three seasons. Her work has also appeared in the Toronto Star, the Winnipeg Free Press, The Apiary, and on CBC Radio's national comedy programs LOL and Definitely Not the Opera.



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