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Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend podcast

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.

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.

 

#188

Melissa McCarthy

Actor, comedian, and producer Melissa McCarthy feels just delightful about being Conan O’Brien’s best friend.   Melissa sits down with Conan to chat about getting her start in stand-up and at The Groundlings, catapulting to stardom with Bridesmaids, and producing the Netflix documentary Bob Ross: Happy Accidents, Betrayal & Greed. Later, Conan receives a visual update from tattoo artist Kristina.    Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821.   For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit TeamCoco.com. ... Read more

20 Sep 2021

1 HR 03 MINS

1:03:28

20 Sep 2021


#187

New Team Coco Podcast!

The Conan podcast universe just got a little bigger with Parks and Recollection, the definitive Parks and Recreation recap podcast hosted by Rob Lowe and Alan Yang—and your pal Conan is here to share a little tid-bit! ... Read more

17 Sep 2021

05 MINS

05:57

17 Sep 2021


#186

Conan Talks About Norm Macdonald

Conan, Andy Richter, and longtime show producer Frank Smiley sit down to pay tribute to and discuss the legacy of Norm Macdonald - from his first stand-up appearance on Late Night with Conan O'Brien in 1993 to Norm's infamous Moth joke and the story behind it. Conan wants to try and answer the question: who was this completely original genius and how was he so insanely funny? ... Read more

16 Sep 2021

1 HR 08 MINS

1:08:27

16 Sep 2021


#185

A.T.O.S

Conan talks to author Megan about the rules of writing children’s books. Then, he speaks with Christian from San Diego about the best lock-picking tools available.   Wanna get a chance to talk to Conan? Submit here: TeamCoco.com/CallConan ... Read more

16 Sep 2021

27 MINS

27:07

16 Sep 2021


#184

Alan Yang

Writer/director/producer Alan Yang feels like he’s weirdly fulfilling a childhood dream-thing about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.   Alan sits down with Conan to discuss writing for the full span of Parks and Recreation, growing up the son of Taiwanese immigrants, and unexpectedly introducing certain catchphrases into the popular lexicon. Later, Conan peers into the inner mechanisms of TikTok fame as achieved by his assistant David Hopping.   Check out Alan's new podcast Parks and Recollection here.   Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821. For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit TeamCoco.com. ... Read more

13 Sep 2021

57 MINS

57:48

13 Sep 2021


#183

Whip It Well

Conan talks with opera singer Kyle to learn techniques for improving his singing (and speaking) voice.   Wanna get a chance to talk to Conan? Submit here: TeamCoco.com/CallConan ... Read more

09 Sep 2021

21 MINS

21:16

09 Sep 2021


#182

Kristen Schaal

Actor and comedian Kristen Schaal feels relieved about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.   Kristen sits down with Conan to talk about growing up on a rural farm, what happens after we die and go to heaven, and managing self-expectations. Plus, Conan inquires with his team about the fine art of TikTok-ery.   Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821. For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit TeamCoco.com. ... Read more

06 Sep 2021

1 HR 00 MINS

1:00:47

06 Sep 2021


#181

A Cobb Salad For The Lady

Conan talks with Mary Anna from North Carolina about his absolute worst dating experience.   Wanna get a chance to talk to Conan? Submit here: TeamCoco.com/CallConan ... Read more

02 Sep 2021

21 MINS

21:41

02 Sep 2021


#180

Joel McHale

Actor and comedian Joel McHale feels a little anxious, but good about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.   Joel sits down with Conan to talk about his affinity for the blade, reflecting back on Community, danger stories of climbing Mt. Rainier, and joining the superhero world in the DC series Stargirl. Later, Conan and his team debate the science behind The Human Centipede.   Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821. For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit TeamCoco.com. ... Read more

30 Aug 2021

1 HR 06 MINS

1:06:19

30 Aug 2021


#179

Coroner O'Brien

Conan talks with pathologist Yaman from Texas about how to perform an autopsy.   Wanna get a chance to talk to Conan? Submit here: TeamCoco.com/CallConan ... Read more

26 Aug 2021

19 MINS

19:50

26 Aug 2021


#178

Hannah Einbinder

Comedian Hannah Einbinder feels confused about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.   Hannah sits down with Conan to discuss skin care secrets, launching her comedy career while managing ADHD, her role on the HBO Max series Hacks, and more. Plus, Conan gets a surprise visit from Sona to hear about her journey as a new parent.     Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821. For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit TeamCoco.com. ... Read more

23 Aug 2021

1 HR 02 MINS

1:02:41

23 Aug 2021


#177

Therizinosaurus O'Brien

Conan talks to Jimmy from Orlando about paleontological history and Conan’s personal favorite dinosaur.     Wanna get a chance to talk to Conan? Submit here: TeamCoco.com/CallConan ... Read more

19 Aug 2021

21 MINS

21:32

19 Aug 2021


#176

Michael Keaton

Actor Michael Keaton feels so happy about being here and being Conan O’Brien’s friend.   Michael sits down with Conan to talk about childhood acting games, portraying the original big-screen Batman, and looking back on his storied career with a different perspective. Plus, Matt Gourley makes a surprise announcement that catches Conan totally off-guard.   Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821. For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit TeamCoco.com. ... Read more

16 Aug 2021

59 MINS

59:26

16 Aug 2021


#175

Pen Pals

Rory Scovel and Daniel Van Kirk join Conan to talk about their podcast Pen Pals and to answer a listener question on how to fall asleep fast.   Listen to Pen Pals here.   Wanna get a chance to talk to Conan? Submit here: TeamCoco.com/CallConan ... Read more

12 Aug 2021

24 MINS

24:50

12 Aug 2021


#174

Cecily Strong

Actress and comedian Cecily Strong feels honored about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.   Cecily sits down with Conan to discuss the poignant themes that drive her memoir This Will All Be Over Soon, being plucked from iO Theater to perform as a main player on SNL, and the cast members that never fail to crack her up. Later, Conan receives genuine praise from his team as he offers a State of the Podcast address.   Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821. For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit TeamCoco.com. ... Read more

09 Aug 2021

55 MINS

55:22

09 Aug 2021


#173

Down To The Cockaroo

Conan talks to tattoo artist Kristina about what kind of tattoo Conan ought to get and the incredible tattoo belonging to her husband.   Wanna get a chance to talk to Conan? Submit here: TeamCoco.com/CallConan ... Read more

05 Aug 2021

21 MINS

21:22

05 Aug 2021


#172

Flula Borg

Actor, comedian, and musician Flula Borg feels mmmmmh…oooooooh about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Flula sits down with Conan to talk about his fanny pack collection, developing an action-hero persona for his upcoming film The Suicide Squad, and his wildest dreams for the future. Later, Flula joins Conan and his team for a trip to the zoo on another Sound Effects Theater.   Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821. For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit TeamCoco.com. ... Read more

02 Aug 2021

59 MINS

59:43

02 Aug 2021


#171

Haunted Hoochie

Conan talks to Nancy from Chicago about her work as a haunted house reviewer, and gets assigned his very own haunted house role. Wanna get a chance to talk to Conan? Submit here: TeamCoco.com/CallConan ... Read more

29 Jul 2021

20 MINS

20:47

29 Jul 2021


#170

John Wilson

Filmmaker John Wilson feels very fortunate about being Conan O’Brien’s friend…?   John sits down with Conan to talk about the oddest discoveries made producing his show How To with John Wilson, the authenticity of old home videos, and indulging in propaganda-machine reality TV. Plus, Conan trains David Hopping to do the things Sona does, and should do.   Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821. For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit TeamCoco.com. ... Read more

26 Jul 2021

1 HR 01 MINS

1:01:55

26 Jul 2021


#169

Uncle Chutney and the Bubble Bunch

Conan talks to university graduate Lewis about bad dreams and how to introduce parents to comedy. Then, he chats with William from Anchorage about reluctant outdoorsmanship and whether Conan would be difficult to hunt.   Wanna get a chance to talk to Conan? Submit here: TeamCoco.com/CallConan ... Read more

22 Jul 2021

33 MINS

33:39

22 Jul 2021


#168

Daniel Radcliffe

Actor Daniel Radcliffe feels cautiously optimistic about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.   Daniel sits down with Conan to talk about his comedy anthology series Miracle Workers, which role he’d play in the next Fast and Furious, and co-hosting the podcast Cunning Stunts with former Harry Potter stuntman David Holmes. Later, Conan and his team welcome David Hopping to fill in for Sona.   Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821. For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit TeamCoco.com. ... Read more

19 Jul 2021

54 MINS

54:24

19 Jul 2021


#167

Maker's On The Rocks

Conan chats with Michael from Reno about being a ‘spirits educator’ and which fictional bar he’d go to (and who he would bring along).   Wanna get a chance to talk to Conan? Submit here: TeamCoco.com/CallConan ... Read more

15 Jul 2021

18 MINS

18:20

15 Jul 2021


#166

"Weird Al" Yankovic

Musical comedy legend "Weird Al" Yankovic feels figuratively tickled pink to be Conan O’Brien’s friend.   Weird Al sits down with Conan to talk about the Yankovic that inspired him to pick up the accordion, practicing comedy without punches, and forging his own trademark career in parody songwriting. Later, Conan and his team prepare for the imminent arrival of Sona’s twins.   Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821. For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit TeamCoco.com. ... Read more

12 Jul 2021

57 MINS

57:13

12 Jul 2021


#165

Quoll-nan O’Brien

Conan talks to Brenna from Louisville, Colorado about herpetology and what kind of species Conan would want to be named after him.   Wanna get a chance to talk to Conan? Submit here: TeamCoco.com/CallConan ... Read more

08 Jul 2021

19 MINS

19:43

08 Jul 2021


#164

Sean Penn

Actor Sean Penn feels relieved to be Conan O’Brien’s friend.   Sean sits down with Conan to discuss finding a balance between art and advocacy, the modern preoccupation with optics over empathy, and working with CORE to make positive change in the world. Later, Sona and Matt Gourley bring a Conan-centric dating app exchange to life.    See Sean Penn in his new film Flag Day, releasing August 20th.   Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821. For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit TeamCoco.com. ... Read more

05 Jul 2021

1 HR 01 MINS

1:01:00

05 Jul 2021


#163

Pre Bottled Urine

Conan talks with copywriter Chloe about his happiest memory from the last year. Then he chats with Elizabeth about the new words he’s invented and his preferred pick-up lines.   Wanna get a chance to talk to Conan? Submit here: TeamCoco.com/CallConan ... Read more

01 Jul 2021

30 MINS

30:27

01 Jul 2021


#162

Bill Burr Returns

Comedian Bill Burr feels honored to be Conan O’Brien’s friend.   Bill sits down with Conan to talk about the art of roasting, steering into shortcomings with character acting, his fandom for CHiPs and other 70s tv, and dog advice. Plus, Conan gives an update on his beach house situation as he and his team Review the Reviewers.   Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821. For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit TeamCoco.com. ... Read more

28 Jun 2021

1 HR 00 MINS

1:00:54

28 Jun 2021


#161

Dr. FUPA

Conan talks with pharmacist Kathy from Illinois about amusement park mishaps and what kind of drug Conan would be.   Wanna get a chance to talk to Conan? Submit here: TeamCoco.com/CallConan ... Read more

24 Jun 2021

19 MINS

19:02

24 Jun 2021