As if we needed further proof that Conan O’Brien is not only funnier than Jay Leno, but also a decent human being compared to the back-stabbing car-hoarder, TMZ has learned that O’Brien will perform his 30-city tour of stage shows for no pay. He’s doing it just so his staff — which didn’t, you know, get a $32.5M buyout — can earn some scratch.
We’re told roughly 40 people have been hired to work on the production — many of whom are “Tonight Show” alums.
Shows sold out so quickly yesterday that second shows were added in New York, Chicago, Boston, San Francisco, Seattle, LA, and Vancouver. Oh, and the poster for the tour? The artist who created it back in January out of support for Team Coco back in January GOT PAID. Although frankly, I like my version a little better. Fatcat and Birthday Dog make such an incredible team.