64 episodes

Conan writers Mike Sweeney and Jessie Gaskell, take you behind the pompadour with exclusive and extended versions of their favorite interviews and stand-up from the week in late night, as well as the stories behind them. 

Discover the origins of characters like Crooner Ghost Artie Kendall, and meet people-who-should-be-characters like Jordan Schlansky. Plus find out why the second floor at Team Coco gets all the best snacks and who’s leaving dirty dishes in Andy Richter’s sink.

Each week Mike and Jessie share the best and spill the dirt on everything Conan, because they’re pretty sure their boss isn’t going to listen anyway.

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Conan writers Mike Sweeney and Jessie Gaskell, take you behind the pompadour with exclusive and extended versions of their favorite interviews and stand-up from the week in late night, as well as the stories behind them. 

Discover the origins of characters like Crooner Ghost Artie Kendall, and meet people-who-should-be-characters like Jordan Schlansky. Plus find out why the second floor at Team Coco gets all the best snacks and who’s leaving dirty dishes in Andy Richter’s sink.

Each week Mike and Jessie share the best and spill the dirt on everything Conan, because they’re pretty sure their boss isn’t going to listen anyway.

    Merrill Markoe

    Merrill Markoe

    Comedy legend Merrill Markoe (Head writer for Late Night with David Letterman) stops by to talk with writers Mike Sweeney and Jessie Gaskell about learning how to produce a morning talk show on the fly during her time working on The David Letterman Show, where the idea for remotes with Letterman came from, what she was looking for in writers for Letterman’s move to Late Night, how her background as an artist helped her write comedy for TV, and her new book “We Saw Scenery: The Early Diaries of Merrill Markoe.” Plus, Mike and Jessie answer a special two part listener voicemail question.

     

    Got a question for Inside Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 209-5303 and e-mail us at insideconanpod@gmail.com

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

    • 43 min
    Paul F. Tompkins

    Paul F. Tompkins

    Hilarious comedian and prolific podcaster Paul F. Tompkins (The Neighborhood Listen, Stay F. Homekins, Threedom) stops by to talk with writers Mike Sweeney and Jessie Gaskell about his first time doing stand-up on Late Night with Conan in 1997, all the current safety procedures on set for the show he’s acting on, his fashion evolution over the years, his old variety show at Largo in Los Angeles, and his newest podcast Stay F. Homekins which he hosts with his wife Janie Haddad Tompkins. Plus, Mike and Jessie discuss the classic Conan character The Ghost Crooner and how risky they can be with writing jokes.

     

    Paul F. Tompkins’ first stand-up set on Late Night with Conan: https://classic.teamcoco.com/node/112603

     

    Got a question for Inside Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 209-5303 and e-mail us at insideconanpod@gmail.com

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

    • 46 min
    Gary Gulman

    Gary Gulman

    Stand-up comedian Gary Gulman (The Great Depresh) stops by to talk with writers Mike Sweeney and Jessie Gaskell about what lead to going to college on a football scholarship, the origins of his viral Conan stand-up set about state abbreviations, his transition to more personal comedy, and why he thanks coffee & Mark Twain for his 365 Gulman writing tips. Plus, Mike and Jessie talk about Max Weinberg’s inclusion to bits on Conan over the years.

    Gary Gulman’s State Abbreviations on Conan stand-up set: http://teamcoco.com/node/95524

    Got a question for Inside Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 209-5303 and e-mail us at insideconanpod@gmail.com

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

    • 39 min
    Robin Schiff

    Robin Schiff

    Writer/producer Robin Schiff (Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion, The Groundlings) stops by to talk with writers Mike Sweeney and Jessie Gaskell about telling Conan he should seek therapy on the last day of teaching him at The Groundlings, the importance of being surrounded by creative kindred spirits, and how the characters from her play “Ladies Room” became the inspiration for Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion which both featured Lisa Kudrow. Plus, Mike and Jessie talk about moments they’ve feared for Conan’s life while filming the show.

     

    Got a question for Inside Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 209-5303 and e-mail us at insideconanpod@gmail.com

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

    • 37 min
    Chris Fleming

    Chris Fleming

    Comedian Chris Fleming stops by to talk with writers Mike Sweeney and Jessie Gaskell about trying to make earworms in his comedy music videos, creating the web-series Gayle after moving to LA, what inspired his androgynous fashion, taking a bus from Boston to New York as a teenager for 2 minutes of stand-up stage time, and being heckled by a college mascot into doing a dance-off during one of his stand-up gigs.

     

    Got a question for Inside Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 209-5303 and e-mail us at insideconanpod@gmail.com

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

    • 38 min
    Brian Posehn

    Brian Posehn

    Comedian Brian Posehn (Deadpool, Mr. Show, The Sarah Silverman Program) stops by to talk with writers Mike Sweeney and Jessie Gaskell about blowing his audition to be a writer at Conan, going straight to the couch as a guest on Conan, helping to revive the Deadpool comic book, how getting his first acting job was suprisingly easy, why he wouldn’t want to work on any other sketch show after his amazing experience on Mr. Show, and his new comedy music album Grandpa Metal.

     

    Got a question for Inside Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 209-5303 and e-mail us at insideconanpod@gmail.com

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

    • 39 min

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