Conan writers Mike Sweeney and Jessie Gaskell are giving listeners the inside story on some of Conan’s most iconic late-night moments, stretching from his 1993 debut on NBC’s Late Night to his recent CONAN on TBS finale. Starting from the very beginning, they’ll speak with some of Conan’s most iconic guests, writers, and the man himself.
We’ve got all kinds of great stories this season - like that time Conan got in hot water with the government of Finland, or how the Late Night team helped Jack McBrayer land 30 Rock. Other guests include Masturbating Bear creator Brian Reich, former intern Vanessa Bayer, even Liza Powell O’Brien shares what it was like to meet her future husband on a remote involving a chainsaw. Subscribe now!
Remembering Brian Reich
Our friend Brian Reich, the legendary Late Night with Conan O’Brien writer responsible for characters like the Masturbating Bear and Pimpbot 5000, passed away on September 12, 2022. We were lucky enough to have him on the show back in November 2021, where he told one of our favorite stories in all of Conan history. He was a sweet man with a brilliant comedic mind - his contributions to our show, and comedy, are countless. We’ll miss him.
Remembering Bill Tull
Bill Tull, Team Coco’s prop master for 28 years, passed away on July 27th, 2022. In honor of their beloved colleague, Jessie and Mike are revisiting an episode from earlier this year when Bill and fellow prop master John Rau came on to talk about their adventures over the years, from Late Night to CONAN.
Mike and Jessie Get Historical
Mike and Jessie are back with a special announcement from Team Coco! Earlier this year, Conan’s wife Liza joined Inside Conan for one of the most popular episodes to date. Now Liza has her own podcast, Significant Others, and Mike and Jessie have a sneak peek!
Conan O'Brien & Jeff Ross Look Back
Conan O’Brien and longtime executive producer Jeff Ross join writers Mike Sweeney and Jessie Gaskell to discuss Conan and Jeff's first meeting, the start of Late Night, Tom Hanks’ message to Conan, and the fate of Conan’s Ford Taurus.
Dana Carvey Looks Back
Dana Carvey joins Conan writer Mike Sweeney to discuss meeting Conan at Saturday Night Live, the genius and humility of Robin Williams, the key to a good Beatles impression, and the time Regis Philbin heckled Sweeney. Plus Mike and Jessie answer a listener question about wrestling Conan.
Revisiting CONAN at Largo w/ Mark Flanagan
The man behind the legendary Largo theater, Mark Flanagan, joins writers Mike Sweeney and Jessie Gaskell to discuss CONAN’s run at Largo in 2020-2021, Jack Black’s injury before the show’s final episode, the relationship between comedy and music, legendary singer-songwriter Elliott Smith, and much more. Plus Diana Chang drops by to answer a listener's question about her classic remote with Kevin Hart and Ice Cube!