As I predicted the moment TBS signed up Conan O'Brien for late-night, the cable network has announced that it'll be taping a TBS special with Team Coco for Just For Laughs Chicago!
With a catch. It's not going to be an exact replica of the Team Coco live show currently touring North America (The Legally Prohibited from Being Funny on Television Tour). Rather, it's thus-far including everything but Conan himself, with sidekick Andy Richter, several of Conan's writers and his tour's opening act Reggie Watts performing in something with a working title of "Team Coco presents Conan's Writers Live." It'll fit into the schedule on Thursday, June 17, at the Bank of America Theater — and air on TBS on Sunday, June 27. (Tickets go on sale May 28)
JFL Chicago also announced two other additions to its festival schedule, which runs June 15-19:
Uncle's Brother, a trio featuring Tim Meadows, Joe Canale and Brad Morris, will perform their blend of stand-up, improv and sketch at the Annoyance Theatre at 10 p.m. Friday, June 18.
Drinking Buddies will bring T.J. Miller together with Kyle Kinane, Mike Bridenstine and James Fritz for what's described as "loose, off-the-cuff comedy" at 9 p.m. Wednesday, June 16, at the Lincoln Lodge. A screening of Miller's short film, Successful Alcoholics, will follow.