Conan weighing live tour; next stop, Europe?

File -- This Nov. 7, 2007 file photo shows Conan O'Brien in New York. NBC said Thursday Jan. 21, 2010 it has reached a deal with "Tonight" host Conan O'Brien for his exit from the show.(AP Photo/Evan Agostini, file)

February 19, 2010 7:29:09 PM PST
Conan O'Brien may be taking his act on the road and even overseas.

O'Brien's exit deal with NBC barred the former "Tonight" host from TV appearances for several months. He is weighing a tour that would take him directly to his fans, according to a person familiar with the proposal.

The person, who was not authorized to publicly discuss the plans, spoke on condition of anonymity.

Details are unsettled, the person said, but O'Brien may perform live in U.S. venues, including college campuses, and head to Europe. An O'Brien spokesman declined comment.

The tour could be a prelude to a new talk show for the comedian, who left "Tonight" in January when NBC tried to bump him to a midnight slot. Possibilities include Fox, which expressed interest.

Jay Leno reclaims "Tonight" next month.