Oh Conan, My Conan

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Hair illustration by David Penela

Our pal CoCo is in an interesting spot, isnโ€™t he?

His show is through, and whatever he chooses to do next is going to have a massive amount of momentum behind it. His fans are rallied.

But his fans are also a bit of an enigma. For the most part, theyโ€™re between 20 and 40, and Iโ€™d venture to say post-big-media. The paradox is that Conan has a television show (well, used to), but I bet that Conan fans, for the most part, donโ€™t watch television. (At least, not on television.)

Could Conan be the first major media figure to jump ship on television and embrace the internet as a distribution platform? Could Conan go indie?

Sure, this is incredibly unlikely. But, the guyโ€™s got a large amount of capital through his payout, a desire to do things his way, and a captive audience willing to embrace a new way to connect with a comedian they admire. Who better to scorn big media than its latest victim?

Sure, it wonโ€™t happen. But, it seems like an important milestone to say that this is the first moment that something like this could happen.

Oh Conan, My Conan