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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.

Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend Earwolf

    • Comedy
    • 4.8 • 4.6K 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.

    Fanhausen

    Fanhausen

    On the very first Conan O’Brien Needs a Fan, Conan talks with minor league pro wrestler Donovan about his Conan-inspired wrestling persona. Then, Conan speaks on intrusive mothers and always being himself during a call with Leigh-Anne from Toronto.

     

    Wanna get a chance to talk to Conan? Submit here: TeamCoco.com/CallConan

    • 24 min
    Bob Odenkirk

    Bob Odenkirk

    Writer and actor Bob Odenkirk feels confused about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.

     

    Bob sits down with Conan to talk about making a (literal) mess together during their days at SNL, Bob’s favorite absurd characters to play over the years, and a storied career spanning sketch writing to portraying the iconic Saul Goodman to starring as an action hero in his new film Nobody. Later, Conan debuts his very own action-star character.

     

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

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

    • 56 min
    Adam McKay

    Adam McKay

    Writer/director/producer Adam McKay feels old-fashioned-twelve-year-old-about-to-have-a-sleepover excited about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.

     

    Adam sits down with Conan to talk about birthdays in Worcester, MA, famous pranks from the early days of UCB, the challenge of adapting The Big Short to film, and exploring the untold narratives around basketball players who lost their lives with his new podcast Death at the Wing. Later, Conan demands his assistant Sona explain her reasons for not owning a microwave.

     

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

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

    • 58 min
    Seth Meyers

    Seth Meyers

    Comedian and television host Seth Meyers feels anxious and excited about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.

     

    Seth sits down with Conan to talk about coming on to SNL as a cast member first and a writer second, parsing praise from the enigmatic Lorne Michaels, and lessons learned at the Late Night desk. Later, Conan takes it up a notch in his quest for the perfect pen.

     

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

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

    • 57 min
    Kate Hudson

    Kate Hudson

    Actress and entrepreneur Kate Hudson feels insecure about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.

    Kate sits down with Conan to talk about the key to being a good salesperson, rediscovering the music of the 90s through her kids, and family lessons learned from iconic parents Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell. Plus, Conan shares an urgent news update with his team.

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

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

    • 51 min
    Shaquille O'Neal

    Shaquille O'Neal

    Basketball legend Shaquille O’Neal feels enigmatic about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.

     

    Shaq sits down with Conan to talk about his uniquely philosophical outlook, being yelled at by Charles Barkley’s mother, how he decides which brands to rep, and remembering Kobe. Later, Conan reprimands his assistant Sona over a mistaken order of pens.

     

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

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

    • 1 hr 8 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
4.6K Ratings

4.6K Ratings

Shane Brolly ,

Thank you

Thank you for having our favourite wrestler on.
Love that Danhausen ❤️

Jasmine Biedler ,

Why?

Whenever I hear the song “We Are Going To Be Friends” I shutter because I’m expecting to hear Conan’s squeaky, blood-curdling voice... So thanks for that.

Also, Sona’s “hard G’s” were pointed out, but nobody’s said anything about how Conan says “FReburay” instead of “February”

TheOriginalMimi ,

Thanks. I loved the podcast today with reg folks on.... and a Canadians to boot!

Thanks for making a difficult day a lot brighter.
Sincerely,
The world

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