Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend

Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend

After 25 years at the Late Night desk, Conan realized that the only people at his holiday party are the men and women who work for him. Over the years and despite thousands of interviews, Conan has never made a real and lasting friendship with any of his celebrity guests. So, he started a podcast to do just that. Deeper, unboundedly playful, and free from FCC regulations, Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend is a weekly opportunity for Conan to hang out with the people he enjoys most and perhaps find some real friendship along the way.... Show More

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March 29, 2020 63 min
Comedian and actor Steve Coogan feels quietly optimistic about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.   Steve sits down with Conan to talk about channeling comic persona Alan Partridge, Steve’s newest film Greed, portraying Stan Laurel in Stan & Ollie, and not minding when someone doesn’t think he’s funny. Plus, Conan and his team look back on Conan’s technological achievements with a special montage.     Got a question for Conan? ...
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March 22, 2020 57 min
Comedian and actress Whitney Cummings feels stressed out about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.   Whitney and Conan sit down to talk about being a serious child, impetigo and epigenetics, and the stresses of planning a wedding. Later, Conan hears about his assistant Sona’s medical procedure.   Check out Whitney’s latest comedy special Can I Touch It? on Netflix here.     Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2...
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March 15, 2020 63 min
Actor Will Arnett feels pretty put out about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.   Will and Conan sit down to talk about being known as a voice-over artist, the best bits of Brian McCann, and finding his crowd with Arrested Development. Plus, Conan and Sona take another swing at a Podcast Quiz.   Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821. For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit TeamCoco.com.
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Comedian and actor Andy Daly joins Conan and crew for a bonus quarantine episode of Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend. Coming to you from Matt’s allegedly safe and socially-distanced home, Conan discusses the current state of things, enjoys a visit from two questionable characters — Dalton Wilcox and August Lindt, and speaks to Team Coco assistant David Hopping about life without access to Disneyland.
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March 8, 2020 67 min
Actor, producer, and writer Paul Reubens feels fantastic about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.   Paul and Conan sit down to talk about wanting to join the circus, the letter Paul wrote to Walt Disney, remembering Phil Hartman, and anxiety over getting recognized. Later, Conan and Sona go head to head with a podcast statistics quiz.   Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821. For Conan videos, tour dates and m...
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March 2, 2020 68 min
Comedian Ali Wong feels very new about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.   Ali and Conan sit down to talk about her father’s love of pajama pants, why travel is the hardest part of stand-up, the mysterious metrics of Netflix, and maintaining her strong sense of Asian-American identity. Plus, Conan talks to his assistant Sona about getting caught breaking the rules at Disneyland.   Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323)...
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February 24, 2020 59 min
Comedian Jim Gaffigan feels like Nikki Glaser felt about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.   Jim and Conan sit down to talk about showbiz friendships, the power of bragging, drinking options, and presidential endorsements. Later, Conan recalls an overreaction to a home emergency.   Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821.
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February 17, 2020 62 min
Writer/director/producer Judd Apatow does not feel hopeful about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.   Judd sits down with Conan to talk about using silence in their work, lifting up comedy stars like Seth Rogen and Pete Davidson, fashion tips from Jon Lovitz, reminiscing about eating, and comic rhythm. Plus, Conan and Sona dish on producer Matt Gourley in his absence.
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February 10, 2020 58 min
Actor Keegan-Michael Key feels overwhelmed about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.   Keegan and Conan sit down to chat about growing up a 60s guy (in the 80s), favorite niche impressions, performing sketch alongside President Obama, and discovering entertainment as a career path. Later, Conan responds to a listener voicemail about socks.   Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821.
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February 3, 2020 56 min
Comedian Sarah Silverman feels grateful about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.    Sarah and Conan sit down to chat about first times, getting aggressively dumb and silly, lessons from Garry Shandling, and the fear of speaking up. Plus, a listener voicemail forces Conan to contemplate a sandwich that bears his name.   Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821.
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January 27, 2020 54 min
Actor, author, and playwright Jesse Eisenberg feels desperate to be Conan O’Brien’s friend.   Jesse and Conan sit down to discuss the better ways of humbling oneself, being driven by anthropological curiosity, avoiding online negativity, and the odd homogeneity of Los Angeles. Later, Conan attempts to inspire a pregnant listener as he and his team Review the Reviewers.   Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2...
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January 20, 2020 60 min
Actors, writers and comedians Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara feel absolutely delighted, flattered, and honored to be considered Conan O’Brien’s friends.   Eugene and Catherine sit down with Conan to talk about taking chances in the pre-internet era with SCTV, transforming into the characters they play on Schitt’s Creek, the formula that makes a successful comedy show stick, and legendary tales from the Second City stage. Later,...
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January 13, 2020 52 min
Comedian Nikki Glaser feels overwhelmed about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.   Nikki and Conan sit down to discuss modern perspectives on the vagina, the emotional toll of performing a roast, how discovering stand-up comedy helped Nikki manage an eating disorder, and going down in flames with her worst-ever jokes told at a wedding. Plus, Conan responds to the idea of his name on a rump-cheek as he and his staff Review the Reviewer...
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January 6, 2020 62 min
Basketball legend Charles Barkley feels great about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.   Charles and Conan sit down to chat about the extreme competition of going pro, getting booed offstage at a Katy Perry concert for dissing the Timberwolves, his friendship with Shaq, and advocating for education. Later, Conan issues a warning to his staff about spoiling certain tv shows.     Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 45...
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December 30, 2019 58 min
Author, comedian, and former senator Al Franken is already a f***ing friend of Conan O’Brien’s. Al and Conan sit down to talk about favorite SNL sketches that never made it to air, doing ‘The Brain Tumor Comedian’ with Tom Davis, shutting down George Harrison’s drunken piano playing, and the jokes that failed to land with guests of The Al Franken Podcast. Plus, Conan follows up on the resurfacing of his correspondence with icon...
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December 23, 2019 54 min
Author and journalist Malcolm Gladwell feels pressured into being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Malcolm and Conan sit down to talk about Malcolm’s new book Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know, conversations about gardening, tabloid inventions, tales from the IRA, and Conan’s own special cult of personality. Plus, Conan and his assistant Sona engage in a struggle for power. Got a question for Con...
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Smartr is a new scripted Podcast from Team Coco that follows tech genius, Noa Lukas, as he profiles the monopolies of tomorrow and gives them advice on how to grow without being hindered by the dinosaur concepts of regulations, public opinion, and basic morality. In the first episode of Smartr, Noa Lukas visits Puel, whose pool-match algorithm finds the perfect pool filled with swimmers like you based on your demographic profile. N...
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December 16, 2019 61 min
Comedian John Mulaney feels falsely modest about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. John and Conan sit down to talk about growing up in a family trapped in the 1950s, the power of dressing well, fulfilling a lifelong dream of a career in comedy, and the rewarding experience of creating his new Netflix show John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch. Later, Conan and his team share their formative cinematic experiences. Got a questi...
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December 9, 2019 61 min
Actor/musican Jack Black feels shitty about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.   Jack and Conan sit down to talk about the 1999 pilot Heat Vision and Jack, laying down hot tracks with Jack White, bringing the energy to max performing with Tenacious D, the greatest mobile golf game, and the later films of Ruth Gordon. Plus, Conan issues another State of the Podcast address.     Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451...
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December 2, 2019 58 min
Former First Lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and daughter Chelsea Clinton feel great (but a little apprehensive) about being Conan O’Brien’s friends. Hillary and Chelsea sit down with Conan to discuss the stories that inspired them to co-write The Book of Gutsy Women, Chelsea’s teenage years in the White House, unusual Halloween costumes, the incredible pace of technology, and why we should never quit betting on opt...
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