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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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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.

    Judd Apatow

    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.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Keegan-Michael Key

    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.

    • 58 min
    Sarah Silverman

    Sarah Silverman

    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.

    • 56 min
    Jesse Eisenberg

    Jesse Eisenberg

    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.

    • 54 min
    Eugene Levy and Catherine O'Hara

    Eugene Levy and Catherine O'Hara

    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.

    • 1 hr
    Nikki Glaser

    Nikki Glaser

    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.

    • 52 min

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Keegan Michael-Key

I’ve left a review before but felt compelled to leave another since listening to the Keegan episode. Truly laughing heartily. Comedy gold!

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Podcast!

This is a podcast. It works! I listen to it while doing magic and constructing a mechanical rabbit.

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Awkward - Sarah Silverman

I absolutly love this podcast. Always hilarious. I listen to it religiously.....however I must say. This interview with Sarah Silverman felt so weird. Really awkward. But still funny.

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