BY: Jake Coyle
AP Entertainment Writer
MANCHESTER, Tenn. – Conan O’Brien is playing rock star at the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival.
The former ‘Tonight Show‘ comedian brought his ‘Legally Prohibited from Being Funny on Television’ tour to the Tennessee music festival on Friday. He played to a packed comedy tent that, before he hit the stage, chanted ‘CoCo’ — the nickname he earned as ‘Tonight Show’ host and that became the rallying cry for his fans when NBC ousted him.
As O’Brien has done throughout his cross-country tour, he frequently rocked out, performing songs by Elvis, the Band, the White Stripes and others.
On Thursday night, O’Brien, an exceptionally talented guitarist by late-night host standards, performed a rockabilly set at Nashville’s Third Man Records, the label owned by Jack White of the White Stripes.
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