The instincts of the average person, when faced with an occupational dismissal, might be to retreat and lick one’s wounds for a while, or at least enjoy the sort of deep exhalation and no-strings-attached vacation that adulthood rarely affords. When the firing is very public, one would assume some measure of privacy would be additionally important, or desirable. Of course, celebrity entertainers are not always your average folks, even when they really are. So Conan O’Brien, on the heels of being let go by NBC so that they could re-hire Jay Leno to front The Tonight Show, threw himself into a sprawling, live musical-comedy tour, and agreed to let director Rodman Flender come along for the ride, and document the entire experience. The result is Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop, an engaging travelogue that also showcases the sort of on-the-fly creativity involved in undertaking such a high-wire endeavor. I had a chance to speak with Flender one-on-one recently, and the conversation is excerpted over at ShockYa.