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Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend

By Team Coco & 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.

 

#79

Steve Coogan

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 visit TeamCoco.com. ... Read more

30 Mar 2020

1 HR 03 MINS

1:03:44

30 Mar 2020


#78

Whitney Cummings

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. ... Read more

23 Mar 2020

57 MINS

57:29

23 Mar 2020


#77

Will Arnett

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. ... Read more

16 Mar 2020

1 HR 03 MINS

1:03:28

16 Mar 2020


#76

A Very Special Self-Quarantine Episode featuring Andy Daly

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. ... Read more

14 Mar 2020

1 HR 05 MINS

1:05:18

14 Mar 2020


#75

Paul Reubens

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. ... Read more

09 Mar 2020

1 HR 07 MINS

1:07:09

09 Mar 2020


#74

Ali Wong

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. ... Read more

02 Mar 2020

1 HR 08 MINS

1:08:20

02 Mar 2020


#73

Jim Gaffigan

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. ... Read more

24 Feb 2020

59 MINS

59:28

24 Feb 2020


#72

Judd Apatow

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. ... Read more

17 Feb 2020

1 HR 02 MINS

1:02:49

17 Feb 2020


#71

Keegan-Michael Key

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. ... Read more

10 Feb 2020

58 MINS

58:22

10 Feb 2020