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Though he's legally prohibited from being funny on television — until he debuts on TBS in November anyway — Conan O'Brien brought laughs, jabs at his former employer and even a new character on the road with him as he kicked off his live comedy tour.

"This is the first time anyone has paid to see me. They've paid me to go away, " O'Brien told the adoring crowd in Eugene, Ore., Monday, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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