Conan is no stranger to Comic-Con, and this year he’s expanding his 360° presence with the CONAN360° LIVE Pre-Shows.
For the past two years, Conan O’Brien has relocated his entire talk show two hours south from Stage 15 on the Warner Bros. lot in Burbank, CA down to the Spreckels Theater in San Diego during Comic-Con. Beginning in 2015, he pioneered the path for 360° broadcast from a late-night talk show, showcasing late-night comic-book high jinks, nerdy movie trailer debuts, and superhero exclusives in full immersion.
This year, Team Coco has decided to expand their 360° broadcast with the addition of the CONAN360° LIVE Pre-Show, presented by AT&T and hosted by comedy duo Chris Redd and Moses Storm—AKA Redd Storm.
Each CONAN360° LIVE Pre-Show is a one-hour episode building up to “Conan at Comic-Con,” and will include behind-the-scenes footage of some of the Team Coco Comic-Con skits, interviews with writers, pre-recorded VR content, and other CONAN favorites like Jordan Schlansky, Sona Movsesian, Bill Tull, and even, Conan O’Brien himself.
The Pre-Shows are all shot and streamed in 4K 360° video using Nokia Ozo placed strategically throughout the theater. One will be on the roof where Chris Redd and Moses Storm host the Pre-show, one on the CONAN stage, as well as cameras at fan-interaction stations in the theater itself and the celebrity entrance.
Speaking of Storm, he posted his enthusiasm on his Facebook page last week:
We are hosting all the pre-shows for Conan!! If you would have told 12-year old me this, you would have had to rush me to the ER with compound fractures because I would have tried to do a standing backflip.
Storm is no stranger to VR, having participated in a VR stand-up show in the past in AltSpaceVR.
What makes this format so compelling, at least based on my experience in the first Pre-Shows, is how natural it makes all the fanfare seem. I felt like I was just hanging out on a rooftop with two dudes…who happen to be friends with Conan O’Brien…and happened to invited me along because I had nothing better to do.
If you missed Wednesday’s and Thursday’s show, don’t sweat it—you can stream them all online. The remaining CONAN360° LIVE Pre-Shows will be streamed live on Facebook, YouTube, teamcoco.com/360, and on the Team Coco app, which is available in iOS and Android app store. Be sure to catch the final live broadcasts below (all PST):
- Friday (today), 7/21: 3:30 PM
- Saturday, 7/22: 12 PM
- Sunday, 7/23: 7 PM (re-air of the Friday pre-show)
As far as the Conan at Comic-Con show itself, CONAN will air again on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 with the following casts:
Saturday, July 22
Stars from The Lego Ninjago Movie: Dave Franco, Olivia Munn, Justin Theroux, Zach Woods, Michael Pena, Kumail Nanjiani and Abbi Jacobson
Sunday, July 23
Stars from Game of Thrones: Alfie Allen, Jacob Anderson, John Bradley, Gwendoline Christie, Liam Cunningham, Nathalie Emmanuel, Conleth Hill, Sophie Turner and Isaac Hempstead Wright