Conan O’Briens Comedy team does Deep Ellum
The Orange Eagle Landed and brought with him an excitement Dallas hadn’t seen for months. Fans of the Conan O’Brien show have been lining up all week for an Opprtunity to watch a live taping of the show with good reason Conan O’briens “Conan” is hilarious but its not just his witty delivery and hilarious interiews that make for a greart program its the brilliant minds that put together the bits and jokes. The Writing staff known as “Team CoCo” will be taking the spotlight in various Comedy Venues allover Dallas Ft. Worth. What’s interesting about these shows is the writers themselves reached to local comedians with a simple “Hey me and some of t6he writers are free at nights where should we perform” and within a few minutes they were scheduled to perform at the ever popular Backdoor Comedy club and Dallas Comedy House. Tickets for those shows sold out immediately so a free show was added in
Last weekend Laurie Kilmartin writer and Contestant on NBC’s last comic Standing and featured comic on Showtime TV headlined at the Dive bar and Music venue Wits End. Like most things in Deep Ellum the Free show lacked pretense, genuinely loved performing, and you could feel it. After a round of Local comic including Clint Werth the man known as the “Funniest Comic In DFW by the Dallas Observer. Tim Edwards, Jeffery Jay, Rich Estrada, Tokin WhiteGuy and the organizer of the show Diane Michelle who also served as the host for the evening.
Todd Levin started the Conan writers off with bits about married life and Texans and our obsession with meat. Following him were CONAN writers and funny people Josh Comers and Brian Kiley who had performed at Backdoor comedy house alongside the nights headliner Laurie Kilmartin. Kilmartin is a Emmy-nominated writer for CONAN on TBS, and, as a stand-up comedian, has appeared on CONAN, Showtime and Last Comic Standing. Her book “Sh*tty Mom” has been described as ” “…smartly, brashly, nearly criminally funny.” by Time Magazine. Kilmartin’s set had the audience in tears and made for a perfect ending. Stand Up comedy is a great experience when done well and it was great to see seasoned professionals playing in a place with a “striped down” cool vibe. After the show the local and Team CoCO comedians posed for pictures and mingled among the crowd. If you aren’t able to catch Conan or any of the other big name comedians passing through the metroplex this season check out Wits End the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month. find them on Facebook.com/WitsEndComedyNight Twitter: WitsEndCmdy or email WitsEndCmdyNight@gmail.com. Shows are always free and always funny.