“No, but I’m dying to see it. I’m not big on musical theater, I don’t really go, but if I can go to the theater and be guaranteed that guys are going to smash into walls and fall into the audience . . . that’s like NASCAR theater to me and I’ll pay extra money. I don’t want to see anybody seriously hurt, but I’ll pay an extra $400 if the guys are going to land on the people in front of me. I think it’s great. I think it’s a whole new kind of theater.” [CBM]
OH SNAP. You hear that, Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark? You’re the “all left turns” of musicals. Burn.
On the next pages are the clip of the Conan interview, another picture of Denis Leary as Captain Stacy, a New Yorker cover making fun of the musical, and a video I would recommend to anyone who loves Cirque Du Soleil but hates their professionalism.