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Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend

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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.
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Jim Gaffigan

Jim Gaffigan

2020-02-2401:13:0336

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.
Judd Apatow

Judd Apatow

2020-02-1701:13:5133

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.
Keegan-Michael Key

Keegan-Michael Key

2020-02-1001:08:1242

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.
Sarah Silverman

Sarah Silverman

2020-02-0301:06:0239

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.
Jesse Eisenberg

Jesse Eisenberg

2020-01-2701:03:3831

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.
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 question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821.
Nikki Glaser

Nikki Glaser

2020-01-1301:02:2214

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 Reviewers.   Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821.
Charles Barkley

Charles Barkley

2020-01-0601:05:239

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) 451-2821.
Al Franken

Al Franken

2019-12-3001:04:576

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 iconic writer E.B. White.Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821.
Malcolm Gladwell

Malcolm Gladwell

2019-12-2300:59:5910

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 Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821.
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. Noa and CEO Alex Patterson (Tim Heidecker) dive into Puel's business model and navigate the choppy waters of early growth, like being banned from twenty states for accidentally violating the Civil Rights Act. Check out Smartr now on Luminary at luminary.link/conan.
John Mulaney

John Mulaney

2019-12-1601:05:039

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 question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821.
Jack Black

Jack Black

2019-12-0901:07:1912

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) 451-2821.
Hillary and Chelsea Clinton

Hillary and Chelsea Clinton

2019-12-0201:00:396

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 optimism. Plus, Conan spins an alternate history of Idaho in response to a listener’s voicemail.Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821.
Eric Idle

Eric Idle

2019-11-2500:57:112

Comedy icon Eric Idle feels moderately aroused about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.Eric and Conan sit down to talk about his autobiography Always Look on the Bright Side of Life, playing ukulele with George Harrison, Monty Python’s genesis at Cambridge, finding a fan in Elvis Presley, the Fab Four’s response to parody group The Rutles, and looking back on fifty years of Python. Plus, Conan makes an effort to help his assistant Sona manage her side hustles.Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821.
Ellen DeGeneres

Ellen DeGeneres

2019-11-1800:54:2110

Comedian, television host, writer and producer Ellen DeGeneres feels honored to be Conan o Brien’s friend.Ellen and Conan sit down to talk about wearing gold jackets in the 80s, Ellen’s return to stand-up after 15 years with her special Relatable, the pressures of maintaining a talk show persona, and the importance of not taking things so seriously. Plus, Conan contemplates his own name while dropping others in response to a listener’s email.Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821.
Paul Rudd

Paul Rudd

2019-11-1101:08:1212

Actor Paul Rudd feels excited about Conan O’Brien’s friend.Paul and Conan sit down to talk about Paul’s long-running “Mac and Me” gag on Conan, the urge to go out of bounds, showbiz muscle memory, and learning how to bartend. Later, Conan and his team respond to a listener voicemail about being scared.Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821.
Neil Young

Neil Young

2019-11-0400:58:095

Music legend Neil Young feels good about being Conan’s friend.Neil and Conan sit down to talk about Neil’s 1957 Eldorado Biarritz, why he won’t allow his songs in commercials, the importance of preserving musical sound quality, recording his new album Colorado with Crazy Horse at 9,200 ft elevation, and what Neil loves about his Gretsch White Falcon guitar. Plus, Conan and his staff conduct a Gerber taste test.Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821.
Zach Galifianakis

Zach Galifianakis

2019-10-2801:01:1710

Actor and comedian Zach Galifianakis feels cautious about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.Zach and Conan sit down to talk about the showbiz cult of ego, mining comedy from miscommunication, phone calls from the president, hunting for clay, and being inspired by a professional whistler. Later, Sona and Matt Gourley surprise Conan with a Halloween treat.Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821.
John Oliver

John Oliver

2019-10-2100:55:3110

Comedian and host of Last Week Tonight John Oliver feels cautiously optimistic about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.John and Conan sit down to chat about being nominated for an OBE, the silliest ways they’ve spent their show budgets, why the U.S. got the best of British comedy, performing with the Cambridge Footlights, and why John can never watch The Great British Baking Show. Plus, Conan gets a lesson in printer etiquette from his staff.Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821.
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Comments (1138)

hey man I'm a fan

By far the funniest episode so far--that's power of improv!

Feb 27th
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Sean Kelly

Hilarious!

Feb 25th
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Jennifer Bagozzi

The nightgown that she has to lift just a little bit, killed me. Funniest episode yet. I love Tig so much ♥️

Feb 25th
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Andrew Smith

this was pretty funny

Feb 24th
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Crystal Packard Sabo

This episode was incredible!

Feb 24th
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pennywise

beautiful, ellen! so wise and funny, what a great episode.

Feb 22nd
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yee yee

is it just me or it was a very cut off ending?

Feb 19th
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Gian Carlo Victoria

My favorite episode!!

Feb 19th
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Fatima Glam

Is it just me or she was still hitting on Conan

Feb 18th
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#Royalebleu

#Recommendation

Feb 18th
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Art Thomas

I think Mr. Apatow would be surprised at just how much the rest of us so live our jobs and bring them home. I wake up in the middle of the night feeling like I'm falling behind at work all the time.

Feb 17th
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#Royalebleu

conan fan

Feb 14th
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Ed Fogarty

Murtagh is an Irish name Conan!

Feb 13th
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T

Incredible conversation. These two were on fire, expertly bouncing off each other. I may have laughed even harder than Keegan at times. Do check out Key & Peele sketches on YouTube.

Feb 13th
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Ethan Wilkins

I couldn't stop laughing through this whole thing. :)

Feb 11th
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Andrew Smith

this was a good one

Feb 11th
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Jason Felix

This is the first ep I listened to twice. It.Is.So.Good.

Feb 11th
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Gabe Hernandez

chew-bay-kka

Feb 11th
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Julia Kelly

The best yet!!! 🤣🤣🤣

Feb 11th
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John Caringi

What's with the bad sound quality?

Feb 10th
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