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Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend

Earwolf

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.

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.

Location:

United States

Networks:

Earwolf

Description:

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.

Language:

English


Episodes

Russell Brand

5/25/2020
Comedian Russell Brand feels nervous about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Russell and Conan sit down to talk about the appearance of the sacred within the ordinary, making pain lucrative, and the constant of late-night talk shows in America. Later, Conan answers a listener question about which member of his team he would fire. Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821. For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit TeamCoco.com.

Duration:01:09:17

J. J. Abrams

5/18/2020
Filmmaker J.J. Abrams feels exceedingly lucky about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. J.J. sits down with Conan to discuss finding the confidence to take the reins on iconic franchises like Star Trek and Star Wars, how to cut together a good trailer, and getting his first gig writing the music for the 1982 horror film Nightbeast. Later, Conan considers his approach to ad reads as he and his team Review the Reviewers. Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821. For Conan videos,...

Duration:01:21:23

Mike Myers

5/11/2020
Actor Mike Myers feels prehensile about being Conan O’Brien’s friend Mike sits down with Conan to talk about treating the audience as the boss, sharing his iconic comedic filmography with his kids, and the “cinema bleak” of Canada. Later, Conan gets frantic with a one-off segment titled “Maybe I’m As Big a Nerd As Gourley”. Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821. For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit TeamCoco.com.

Duration:01:11:40

Ted Danson

5/4/2020
Actor Ted Danson feels oddly comforted about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Ted and Conan sit down to talk about false humility, being recognized (while wearing a mask), and pandemic farts. Plus, Conan shares a touching clip from the set-up of the remote recording. Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821. For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit TeamCoco.com.

Duration:01:14:39

Nick Kroll

4/27/2020
Nick and Conan sit down to talk about how being a late bloomer informed the making of Big Mouth, collaborating with longtime partner John Mulaney on Oh, Hello: the P’dcast, and finding positives within a long stretch of quarantine. Later, Conan and his team answer listener questions about homeopathic remedies and more. Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821. For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit TeamCoco.com.

Duration:01:14:39

Ricky Gervais

4/20/2020
Comedian, actor, writer, producer Ricky Gervais feels strangely underwhelmed about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Ricky sits down with Conan to discuss getting a laugh out of the worst of humanity, the upcoming season of his Netflix show After Life, and finding out his heroes are just regular people. Plus, Conan shares what he’s learned about tech in the days of quarantine. Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821. For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit TeamCoco.com.

Duration:01:12:36

Kevin Nealon

4/13/2020
Comedian and actor Kevin Nealon feels confused that he’s considered Conan O’Brien’s friend. Kevin and Conan sit down to talk about working on the Hans & Franz musical, perfecting the interview on his YouTube show Hiking with Kevin, and planning a road trip. Plus, Conan gives out much-needed advice on dating and getting along with family during quarantine. Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821. For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit TeamCoco.com.

Duration:01:11:27

D'Arcy Carden

4/6/2020
Actress D’Arcy Carden feels hopeful about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. D’Arcy and Conan sit down to talk about bringing Janet to life on The Good Place, meeting her comedic heroes, babysitting for Bill Hader, and being rewarded for working hard and not asking too much. Later, Conan takes a look at an old college photo with his team. Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821. For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit TeamCoco.com.

Duration:01:11:47

Steve Coogan

3/30/2020
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? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821. For Conan videos, tour dates and more...

Duration:01:05:54

Whitney Cummings

3/23/2020
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) 451-2821. For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit TeamCoco.com.

Duration:01:05:05

Will Arnett

3/16/2020
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.

Duration:01:11:34

A Very Special Self-Quarantine Episode featuring Andy Daly

3/13/2020
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.

Duration:01:11:21

Paul Reubens

3/9/2020
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 more visit TeamCoco.com.

Duration:01:18:27

Ali Wong

3/2/2020
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) 451-2821. For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit TeamCoco.com.

Duration:01:13:04

Jim Gaffigan

2/24/2020
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.

Duration:01:09:04

Judd Apatow

2/17/2020
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.

Duration:01:13:48

Keegan-Michael Key

2/10/2020
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.

Duration:01:07:25

Sarah Silverman

2/3/2020
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.

Duration:01:07:02

Jesse Eisenberg

1/27/2020
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) 451-2821.

Duration:00:59:36

Eugene Levy and Catherine O'Hara

1/20/2020
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, Conan takes it up with the Cheesecake Factory menu. Got a...

Duration:01:05:57