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!
Jack McBrayer Revisits His Many Late Night Deaths
Jack McBrayer joins writers Mike Sweeney and Jessie Gaskell to discuss the many ways he was killed/abused on Late Night, going on tour with Conan, getting vomited on by Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, and how his experience as a Late Night actor helped him land his role on 30 Rock. We’re also joined by Sona Movsesian to answer some listener questions and discuss the new season of Sona Fixes Your Life!
Liza Powel O’Brien Revisits Chainsaw Meet-Cute
Liza Powel O’Brien joins writers Mike Sweeney and Jessie Gaskell to discuss how she met her husband (a certain redheaded talk show host) on a Late Night remote. All it took to bring them together was a man with a chainsaw and Mike Sweeney as her wingman. Plus, Liza reveals her upcoming Team Coco podcast!
Joel Godard Revisits Announcing Late Night
Joel Godard joins writers Mike Sweeney and Jessie Gaskell to discuss playing a depressed monster on Late Night (also named Joel Godard!), his filmography of one movie, the underrated art of marking your copy, and the genius of Clutch Cargo.
Brian Stack, Todd Levin, and Brian McCann: An Inside Conan Holiday Special
Brian Stack, Todd Levin, and Brian McCann join writers Mike Sweeney and Jessie Gaskell to discuss classic Conan holiday moments, including Minty the Candy Cane, the Human Centipede Menorah, Conan’s Christmas Ghosts, and more. Got a question for Inside Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 209-5303 and e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Arden Myrin Revisits Her Late Night Internship
Arden Myrin joins writers Mike Sweeney and Jessie Gaskell to discuss her experience as a Late Night intern, returning to the show as a guest, how to not be a thirsty intern, and accidentally walking in on Conan in his underwear.
Courtney Thorne-Smith Revisits Legendary Norm Macdonald Interview
Courtney Thorne-Smith joins writers Mike Sweeney and Jessie Gaskell to discuss her legendary Late Night appearance with Norm Macdonald, why she loved appearing on Conan’s show, the secrets of the pre-interview process, her time on Melrose Place, and her snoring pug.
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Just another interview show
Preferred this show when it had more segments and behind the scenes stuff, but it’s slowly transitioned into just another interview show. Still good though.
Great little podcast
Jessie and Mike are great, always upbeat and funny. The interviews are interesting and give little glimpses behind the scenes. Good stuff!