Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend

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.


45. Paul Rudd
Nov 11 • 64 min
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…
44. Neil Young
Nov 4 • 54 min
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…
43. Zach Galifianakis
Oct 28 • 59 min
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…
42. John Oliver
Oct 21 • 52 min
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…
41. Tina Fey
Oct 14 • 50 min
Writer, comedian, and actress Tina Fey feels good about being Conan O’Brien’s friend; it tracks. Tina and Conan sit down to discuss SNL-induced OCD, bringing Mean Girls to Broadway, husband Jeff Richmond’s mysterious recurring Conan role, getting over the…
40. David Letterman
Oct 7 • 76 min
Legendary television host David Letterman has endless admiration for Conan O’Brien. David joins Conan to kick off season two with a conversation about David’s unmatchable career in late night, interactions with Johnny Carson and Bob Hope, what they see…
39. Bob Newhart (Re-Release)
Sep 30 • 58 min
Stand-up comedian and actor Bob Newhart feels anxious about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Bob sits down with Conan to share stories about meeting Don Rickles for the first time, sitting in for Johnny Carson on The Tonight Show, leaping from accounting to…
38. Michelle Obama (Re-Release)
Sep 23 • 56 min
Former First Lady Michelle Obama feels cautiously optimistic about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Michelle and Conan sit down to talk about Michelle’s memoir Becoming, childhood inspirations, embarrassing her kids, spending time alone with Chipotle,…
37. Jeff Goldblum (Re-Release)
Sep 16 • 58 min
Actor Jeff Goldblum feels…truthful about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Jeff and Conan sit down to chat about mini-orgasms, spousal criticism, pinky rings, raising comic children, and speaking in jazz. Plus, producer Matt Gourley reveals the results of the…
Deep Dive with Dana Carvey 6
Sep 9 • 32 min
Dana’s reclusive side takes hold. Dennis Miller eats sushi. Bernie Sanders works as a crosswalk guard. Paul McCartney gets bronchitis. Dana’s landlord tries to take his money. Jimmy Carter has a nervous breakdown. This episode is sponsored by Buffy…
Deep Dive with Dana Carvey 5
Sep 2 • 25 min
Conan and Dana revisit Hitler, Elvis and the Kennedys in the bunker. Tracing the evolution of the rock star. Jimmy Stewart gets lucky. This episode is sponsored by Betterhelp (www.betterhelp.com/conan code: CONAN), Atoms (www.atoms.com/CONAN), KiwiCo…
Deep Dive with Dana Carvey 4
Aug 26 • 22 min
Conan and Dana deal with being hyped up. Impressions of a late 19th century science symposium, Conan’s talent manager, and Jeff Bridges celebrating life. Plus: John Wayne’s fury at fear and agnostic hymns. This episode is sponsored by Betterhelp…
Deep Dive with Dana Carvey 3
Aug 19 • 24 min
Dana gets into a competitive fashion. Robert Shaw (from Jaws) discusses the Mueller Report. Tony Montana at Thanksgiving Dinner. Plus, Bradley Cooper & Lady Gaga at the Oscars, Norm MacDonald, and Mike Tyson. This episode is sponsored by Amazon Launchpad…
Deep Dive with Dana Carvey 2
Aug 12 • 26 min
Dana reveals his more aggressive characters plus Jon Lovitz’s secret catchphrase. Also: Trump sings a song and Obama makes a pitch to Netflix. This episode is sponsored by Vital Farms (www.vitalfarms.com/coupon), Mizzen+Main (www.comfortable.af code:…
Deep Dive with Dana Carvey 1
Aug 5 • 26 min
On the first episode of Deep Dive with Dana Carvey, Dana and Conan talk about the Beatles, the key to impersonating British actors, and Predator Island. Plus, Paul McCartney catches up with John Lennon in the afterlife. This episode is sponsored by…
Introducing The Three Questions with Andy Richter
Jul 30 • 2 min
Out now on Earwolf, Host Andy Richter asks the same three questions to each guest: Where do you come from? Where are you going? What have you learned? This will not be a one-sided process, as Andy won’t shy away from getting personal himself. Check it out…
Trailer: Deep Dive with Dana Carvey
Jul 29 • 4 min
On each episode of this six-part miniseries, Dana Carvey and Conan O’Brien will deepen their friendship and fall into comedy madness along the way. Premieres August 5th.
36. Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Jul 22 • 61 min
Actress and comedy icon Julia Louis-Dreyfus feels a tad hopeful (but not really) about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. On the season finale, Julia and Conan sit down to talk about when it’s okay for their kids to hear them swearing, the melding of Veep and…
35. Kumail Nanjiani
Jul 15 • 65 min
Comedian, actor, and writer Kumail Nanjiani feels apologetic about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Kumail sits down with Conan to discuss his recent absence on the television program, coming from a hardworking family, having incredible balance, hating…
34. Andy Richter
Jul 8 • 46 min
Comedian Andy Richter feels just fine about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Andy sits down with Conan to talk about their 26 years of friendship, how funny and gross the human body can be, using the early internet to pull pranks at work, the advances of…
33. Mila Kunis
Jul 1 • 62 min
Actress Mila Kunis feels indifferent about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Mila sits down with Conan to talk about not being wasteful, running moneymaking schemes (while working on That ‘70s Show), addressing her stardom with her kids, and the importance of…
32. Billy Eichner
Jun 24 • 62 min
Comedian Billy Eichner feels mixed about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Billy sits down with Conan to talk about his dream guests for ‘Billy on the Street,’ creating his own world in the industry, writing the first major gay rom-com, and voicing Timon in…
31. Lin-Manuel Miranda
Jun 17 • 65 min
Actor, composer, playwright, and producer Lin-Manuel Miranda feels great about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Lin-Manuel and Conan sit down this week to chat about the perks of youth theatre, rhyming as a superpower, the magic of Queen & David Bowie’s…
30. Martin Short
Jun 10 • 57 min
Comedian and actor Martin Short feels ashamed about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Martin and Conan sit down to chat about the best time to be 30, the production of Godspell that started it all, how Martin’s Irish heritage shaped his comedy, doing Bette…
29. Hannah Gadsby
Jun 3 • 49 min
Comedian Hannah Gadsby feels confused about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Hannah and Conan sit down to talk about her new show ‘Douglas,’ the pitfalls of self-deprecation, breaking the comedy code with ‘Nanette,’ reacting to her mother in the audience,…
28. Bob Newhart
May 27 • 58 min
Stand-up comedian and actor Bob Newhart feels anxious about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Bob sits down with Conan to share stories about meeting Don Rickles for the first time, sitting in for Johnny Carson on The Tonight Show, leaping from accounting to…
27. Howard Stern
May 20 • 90 min
Radio personality Howard Stern feels badly about not being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Howard and Conan sit down to talk about Howard’s new book ‘Howard Stern Comes Again,’ the punk rock element of radio, the stigma of psychotherapy, and the most painful…
26. Bill Hader
May 13 • 59 min
Actor and comedian Bill Hader feels great about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Bill and Conan sit down to chat about their fondness for antiquated terms, the importance of relaxation, crime show narrators, and competing with YouTube. Plus, Conan issues a…
25. Jimmy Kimmel
May 6 • 58 min
Fellow late-night TV host Jimmy Kimmel feels sexually excited about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Jimmy joins Conan to talk about the competitive late-night landscape, Jimmy’s love of feeding people, Conan’s many hobbies, intermittent fasting, and the…
24. Robert Caro
Apr 29 • 56 min
Author Robert Caro is cautiously optimistic about being Conan O Brien’s friend. Robert and Conan discuss his biographical works on Robert Moses and Lyndon Johnson, getting into the shoes of his subjects, his new book “Working,” searching for the man who…
23. Tig Notaro
Apr 22 • 62 min
Comedian Tig Notaro feels glad about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Tig and Conan sit down this week to discuss the hilarity of crashing and burning onstage, vacationing with rock stars, wearing a nightcap, playing Vegas, and drawing Civil War portraits.…
22. Patton Oswalt
Apr 15 • 62 min
Comedian and actor Patton Oswalt feels anxious about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Patton and Conan sit down to talk about remembering comedy misfires, SNL’s best hosts from the sports world, getting screwed over by decency, the importance of spellcheck,…
21. Nicole Byer
Apr 8 • 51 min
Comedian and actress Nicole Byer feels excited about being Conan O’Brien’s friend! Nicole and Conan sit down to chat about loving the people they torment, marriages of convenience, Ayahuasca side effects, Conan’s dateability, and making your own tattoos…
20. Ben Stiller
Apr 1 • 56 min
Actor, writer, and director Ben Stiller feels excited to be Conan O’Brien’s friend, but he isn’t holding his breath. Ben and Conan sit down this week to chat about growing up in show business, getting the finger from strangers, returning to Saturday Night…
19. Ray Romano
Mar 25 • 50 min
Actor and comedian Ray Romano feels good about being Conan O’Brien’s friend (with an exception). Ray and Conan sit down to chat about last-minute gifts for Adam Levine, being a good Samaritan, Ray’s first time doing stand-up, legendary horrible gigs, and…
18. Michelle Obama
Mar 18 • 56 min
Former First Lady Michelle Obama feels cautiously optimistic about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Michelle and Conan sit down to talk about Michelle’s memoir Becoming, childhood inspirations, embarrassing her kids, spending time alone with Chipotle,…
17. Thomas Middleditch and Ben Schwartz
Mar 11 • 48 min
Actors, comedians, and improvisers Thomas Middleditch and Ben Schwartz feel both sizzlin’ and curious about being Conan O’Brien’s friends. Thomas and Ben sit down with Conan this week to talk about their two-man improvised show (plus Conan’s own improv…
16.5 Jessie Gaskell and Mike Sweeney
Mar 7 • 31 min
Writers Jessie Gaskell and Mike Sweeney feel hungry and starving, respectively, about being Conan O’Brien’s friends. Jessie and Mike sit down with Conan to talk about their new show ’Inside Conan: An Important Hollywood Podcast,’ moving to the second…
16. Lisa Kudrow
Mar 4 • 61 min
Actress Lisa Kudrow feels tired about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Lisa and Conan sit down to chat about their first meeting at an improv class, not taking criticism personally, the backlash to Friends, how Lisa predicted Conan’s career, and being…
BONUS: Introducing Inside Conan
Mar 1 • 5 min
Out now on Earwolf, Conan writers Mike Sweeney and Jessie Gaskell take you behind the pompadour with exclusive and extended versions of their favorite interviews and stand-up from the week in late night, as well as the stories behind them. Check it out…
15. Jeff Goldblum
Feb 25 • 59 min
Actor Jeff Goldblum feels…truthful about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Jeff and Conan sit down to chat about mini-orgasms, spousal criticism, pinky rings, raising comic children, and speaking in jazz. Plus, producer Matt Gourley reveals the results of the…
14. Timothy Olyphant
Feb 18 • 60 min
Actor Timothy Olyphant feels “eh” about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Timothy and Conan sit down this week to chat about their favorite hobbit names, playing a mean mofo on-screen, buying a gingerbread house, and fantasies of quitting Twitter. Plus,…
13. Stephen Colbert
Feb 11 • 54 min
Comedian, writer, and television host Stephen Colbert feels cool about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Stephen and Conan sit down this week to chat about bonding like brothers, growing a sustainable farm, silliness as a religion, the healing power of…
12. David Sedaris
Feb 4 • 50 min
Writer and humorist David Sedaris feels apprehensive about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. David sits down with Conan this week to talk about the perks of having a colonoscopy, backhanded compliments, being honest about your family, and how to dispose of…
11. Dana Carvey
Jan 28 • 55 min
Comedian and actor Dana Carvey feels masculine about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Dana sits down with Conan this week to talk about the key to a nailing perfect impression, how The Church Lady got her euphemisms, and memories of George H. W. Bush. Plus,…
10. Ron Funches
Jan 21 • 46 min
Comedian Ron Funches feels grateful and excited to be Conan O’Brien’s friend. Ron and Conan sit down this week to talk about idolizing Dwayne Johnson, losing weight, having a deceptive voice, and the best place to get their toes done. Plus, Conan and Sona…
9. Adam Sandler
Jan 14 • 50 min
Comedian and actor Adam Sandler feels stunned to be Conan O’Brien’s friend. Adam and Conan sit down this week to talk about their early shared SNL experiences, getting mad at the audience, letting their kids be their conscience, remembering Chris Farley,…
8. Marc Maron
Jan 7 • 46 min
Comedian, actor, and podcaster Marc Maron feels nervous about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Marc and Conan sit down this week to chat about beginner podcast tips, difficult interviewees, health scares, and why they don’t hang out. Plus, Conan receives…
7. Pete Holmes
Dec 31, 2018 • 47 min
Comedian Pete Holmes feels frustrated but honored to be Conan O’Brien’s friend. Pete and Conan sit down this week to chat about their shared Boston lineage, pulling out the dad energy, finding silliness in the world around them, and Pete’s new special…
6. Wanda Sykes
Dec 24, 2018 • 47 min
Comedian Wanda Sykes feels trapped into being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Wanda and Conan sit down this week to talk about their mutual love of murder television, bowling with the railings down, and planning a vacation together. Plus, Conan gives a staff…
5. Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally
Dec 17, 2018 • 49 min
Actors and comedic couple Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally feel ambivalent, yet hopeful about being Conan O’Brien’s friends. Nick and Megan join Conan this week to discuss lovemaking in the woods, unusual fashion choices, cute sociopaths, revenge…
4. Dax Shepard
Dec 10, 2018 • 48 min
Actor Dax Shepard feels very optimistic about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Dax and Conan sit down to talk about manhood, being made fun of, tycoons, shyness in comedy, and making plans to hang out. Plus, Conan finds out where his assistant Sona…
3. Bill Burr
Dec 3, 2018 • 51 min
Comedian Bill Burr feels great about being Conan’s friend. Bill joins Conan to chat about feeling jealous of his kids, his latest life-changing breakthrough, the end of the Burt Reynolds era, and more. Plus, Conan answers questions from fans about messing…
2. Kristen Bell
Nov 26, 2018 • 48 min
Actress Kristen Bell feels supercharged about being Conan O’Brien’s friend! Kristen joins Conan to chat about imparting kindness to their kids, Kristen’s complex relationship with her husband’s recliner, driving motorcycles, and Conan’s goals for a…
1. Will Ferrell
Nov 19, 2018 • 46 min
Comedian and actor Will Ferrell feels awkward about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Will joins Conan along with trusty assistant Sona Movsesian and producer Matt Gourley to reflect on his unmatched commitment to comedy, sharing humble roots with Conan at…
Are you ready to make friends?
Nov 8, 2018 • 5 min
Coming November 19th… The first episode of Conan O’Brien’s new podcast is less than two weeks away. Conan really needs a friend. But does he need a podcast? Turns out he does. If only to find that friend. So Conan’s bringing his favorite celebrity guests…
Introducing Conan’s new podcast
Oct 3, 2018 • 4 min
Conan O’Brien really needs a friend. But does he need a podcast? Turns out he does. If only to find that friend. Conan’s bringing his favorite celebrity guests by the studio for some friendly conversations. In the meantime, he is joined by his dependable…