Coming to you from Warner Bros. Studios, it’s “Conan.” Tonight: comedian, musician and disgruntled talk show host Conan O’Brien; with musical guests Jack White, Eddie Vedder and Jimmy Vivino and the Basic Cable Band. Tonight’s episode: “Conan O’Brien Can’t Quit.” Now, here he is, Conan O’Briennnnnnnnn!

Coming to you from Warner Bros. Studios, it’s “Conan.” Tonight: comedian, musician and disgruntled talk show host Conan O’Brien; with musical guests Jack White, Eddie Vedder and Jimmy Vivino and the Basic Cable Band. Tonight’s episode: “Conan O’Brien Can’t Quit.” Now, here he is, Conan O’Briennnnnnnnn!


If you recognize that not-quite-yet-famous intro, then you’re no doubt a certified member of Team Coco, aka the Conan O’Brien fan club, a collection of fiercely loyal college students, overnight workers and garden-variety insomniacs who stayed up late for nearly two decades to share an hour with the ginger-headed bean pole with the quick wit and Masturbating Bear.


His reward was their loss in June 2009, when the affable clown got his dream job of hosting “The Tonight Show,” a stilted, geriatric franchise with an older-skewing demographic that didn’t know what to make of a comedy innovator. After all, they were used to devouring Jay Leno, the equivalent of rice cakes as a bedtime snack. The ratings plummeted and so did NBC’s patience, resulting in an ugly media war in which Conan, Leno and the since-jettisoned NBC programming chief Jeff Zucker had their names and reputations dragged through the mud.


Soon, Leno was back leading the bland, regaining ownership of “The Tonight Show” and leaving O’Brien unemployed and struggling to make ends meet with his reported $40 million severance package, a payout that included a stipulation that O’Brien and his shock of orange hair couldn’t appear on television or webcasts for six months. What was O’Brien, a comedian who needs an audience like most people need bread and water, to do? A nationwide comedy, variety show, that’s what. And thanks to the undying support of Team Coco, last summer’s tour was a huge success, selling out dates in 32 cities in less than an hour. Take that, NBC!


If you were lucky enough to score one of those precious tickets, you know “The Illegally Prohibited From Appearing on Television Tour” was a smash. Now, thanks to filmmaker Rodman Flender, the rest of us can get an idea of what all the fuss was about in “Conan O’Brien Can’t Quit,” a thoroughly entertaining collection of songs, comedy bits and insightful backstage moments that are as funny as they are poignant.


What strikes you, though, is how much of a physical toll touring takes on O’Brien, who, when he’s not rehearsing or performing, is rushed back and forth between meetings with the press, greeting big wigs and celebrities like Jon Hamm and “30 Rock” scene-stealer Jack McBrayer preshow, and then taking to the streets to sign dozens of autographs late into the night before wearily hopping back on the bus to head for the next gig.


At each stop, you feel a visceral shot of adrenalin, as O’Brien takes the stage and basks in the audience’s adoration before blowing their minds with hilarious comedy routines and song-and-dance numbers (some of them performed with White and Vedder) on which O’Brien displays his respectable guitar-playing skills and manic, strobe-lit booty shaking.


It’s a vanity project to be sure, but it’s also a fascinating one in which O’Brien isn’t afraid to show his mean, ornery side, often firing off nasty insults at his staff and bitterly complaining about how overworked he’s becoming. All the while, you cultivate an appreciation for just how talented O’Brien is at commanding an audience, even one sitting detached in a movie theater.


The film fills you with both the thrill and the intimacy of a live performance, while at the same time getting you up close and personal with its star, as O’Brien hilariously recounts his “rough” upbringing (told to the tune of “Poke Salad Annie”) in a moderately affluent section of Brookline, and later tears it up during an impromptu musical performance at his 25-year reunion party at Harvard. The most intimate moments, though, occur when he candidly discusses his lingering bitterness over the way he was treated at NBC, a corporation to whom he devoted more than 20 years of his life. Sure, he was paid handsomely for his efforts, but even a working stiff like me can appreciate that the employee-employer relationship is more than just about money. There’s also the matter of loyalty and respect.


O’Brien earns both in equal measure over the course of the aptly titled “Can’t Stop,” but what you ultimately take from it is the satisfied smile of a customer whose world has just been rocked. If you’re not a member of Team Coco going in, you will be going out.


CONAN O’BRIEN CAN’T STOP (R for language.) A documentary by Rodman Flender featuring Conan O’Brien, Andy Richter, Stephen Cobert, Eddie Vedder, Jack White, Jon Hamm and Jack McBrayer. 3.5 stars out of 4.