87 episodes

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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    • 4.8, 3.6K Ratings

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.

    Russell Brand

    Russell Brand

    Comedian Russell Brand feels nervous about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.

     

    Russell and Conan sit down to talk about the appearance of the sacred within the ordinary, making pain lucrative, and the constant of late-night talk shows in America. Later, Conan answers a listener question about which member of his team he would fire.

     

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

    For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit TeamCoco.com.

     

    • 1 hr 1 min
    J. J. Abrams

    J. J. Abrams

    Filmmaker J.J. Abrams feels exceedingly lucky about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.

     

    J.J. sits down with Conan to discuss finding the confidence to take the reins on iconic franchises like Star Trek and Star Wars, how to cut together a good trailer, and getting his first gig writing the music for the 1982 horror film Nightbeast. Later, Conan considers his approach to ad reads as he and his team Review the Reviewers.

     

     

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

    For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit TeamCoco.com.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Mike Myers

    Mike Myers

    Actor Mike Myers feels prehensile about being Conan O’Brien’s friend

     

    Mike sits down with Conan to talk about treating the audience as the boss, sharing his iconic comedic filmography with his kids, and the “cinema bleak” of Canada. Later, Conan gets frantic with a one-off segment titled “Maybe I’m As Big a Nerd As Gourley”.

     

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

    For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit TeamCoco.com.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Ted Danson

    Ted Danson

    Actor Ted Danson feels oddly comforted about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.

     

    Ted and Conan sit down to talk about false humility, being recognized (while wearing a mask), and pandemic farts. Plus, Conan shares a touching clip from the set-up of the remote recording.

     

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

    For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit TeamCoco.com.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Nick Kroll

    Nick Kroll

     

    Nick and Conan sit down to talk about how being a late bloomer informed the making of Big Mouth, collaborating with longtime partner John Mulaney on Oh, Hello: the P’dcast, and finding positives within a long stretch of quarantine. Later, Conan and his team answer listener questions about homeopathic remedies and more.

     

     

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

    For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit TeamCoco.com.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Ricky Gervais

    Ricky Gervais

    Comedian, actor, writer, producer Ricky Gervais feels strangely underwhelmed about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.

     

    Ricky sits down with Conan to discuss getting a laugh out of the worst of humanity, the upcoming season of his Netflix show After Life, and finding out his heroes are just regular people. Plus, Conan shares what he’s learned about tech in the days of quarantine.

     

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

    For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit TeamCoco.com.

    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
3.6K Ratings

3.6K Ratings

Roger Jones 2020 ,

The NYT Crossword - Coincidence - I think not.

Dear Conan, Matt and Sona,

In recent weeks there have been multiple instances in which very unique words have appeared in both the podcast and the New York Times Crossword. Examples include yaketysax and syncophantic.

This leads me to wonder - is Conan a fan of the crossword, or is the NYT Crossword editor Will Shortz a fan of the podcast (perhaps he is jockeying for an invite)?

Can you please shed some light on this matter?!?

Thanks!

Quasimime ,

The funniest interviews

Conan is as funny as ever. The interactions with Sons and Matt Gorley are authentic and hilarious. The interviews are hilarious - Conan is a good host. Really enjoyable podcast and I look forward to each episode.

be_the_train ,

Nourishing podcast

Conan is the gold standard comedian and his crew has given him a spotlight that allows his true genius to show. Authentic conversation heavily laced with good laughs. Thank you State Farm!

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