Can't Get Into a Conan Show? There's Plenty More Where That Came From
Chances are if you haven't heard back from Conan O'Brien's people about tickets to one of his live tapings at The Majestic Theater next week, then you aren't getting one. So stop crying and using an eyedropper full of food coloring to make sure you cry orange tears to fully express your pain. Stop praying to the altar of St. Richter and sacrificing things in his holy name, mostly because we're sure he doesn't want to be considered an accessory to some kind of animal cruelty felony. Stop believing that a miracle will come and bless you with a free ticket just because that stupid book The Secret told you it would happen if you believe or clap hard enough or something. Just get over it and move on already.
You may have even tried to subdue your sorrow by purchasing a ticket to the Dallas Comedy House's special writers show on Tuesday, April 1 only to be stung with the bad news that every seat in the house is gone, causing you to fall further into an emotional, orange hued death spiral. The good news is there are plenty of other shows featuring the writers of Conan going on during the week he's in town, so you don't have to spend your evenings crying into a giant orange pillow.
DCH founder Amanda Austin said that they have scheduled a second show following the 8:30 p.m. show on Tuesday to make room for more people who couldn't get tickets to the first one, which sold out in less than three hours, the fastest sell-out time for a show in the club's history. Seating will begin 30 minutes prior to the both the 8:30 and 10:30 p.m. shows.
If you can't make either of those shows, two more featuring Conan writers also popped up on our radar. The Backdoor Comedy Club announced on their Facebook page that they are scheduling three "Conan Writers" shows at 9 p.m. Friday and 8 p.m. and 10:15 p.m. Saturday. Then at 8:30 p.m. the following Monday, Wits End's weekly comedy night will feature a special performance by Conan writer and comedian Laurie Kilmartin along with a long list of local comics.
UPDATE: Comedian and Funniest Comic in Texas finalist Linda Stogner who helped organize the show for the Backdoor Comedy Club confirmed that Kilmartin and head monologue writer Brian Kiley will headline their shows on Friday and Saturday.