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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
    • 4.9, 69 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.

    Rob Lowe

    Rob Lowe

    Actor Rob Lowe feels optimistic about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.

     

    Rob and Conan sit down to talk about advice from Cary Grant and Paul Newman, what’s in store with Rob’s new podcast Literally! With Rob Lowe, and which Supreme Court justice Rob considers a friend. Plus, Conan reviews submitted pieces of risqué fan art.

     

    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
    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

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
69 Ratings

69 Ratings

@carm ,

Love and need this podcast

I love the silliness of this podcast! It always has me Laughing Out Loud. Definitely a welcome escape from the serious world we live in.

Jason_Perez ,

Really really great interviews

Very interesting to hear that with a lot of comedians, writers and performers (including Conan), anxiety shapes itself into creativity and a lot of fun. Great to hear battles and sometimes sweet bits between Matt, Sona and Conan too, what a great show! Love from France

AQuickWink ,

Sona is annoying

I like Conan a lot, but his co-host has ZERO charisma and nothing to offer, conversation-wise. I usually skip ahead to to the guest interview and then delete the show once she starts chiming in at the end of the show, as it’s irritating to listen to someone not trained in entertainment. Maybe she was an inexpensive option for the podcast? Conan never disappoints.

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