127 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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    • Comedy
    • 4.8 • 42K 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.

    Introducing Why Won’t You Date Me? With Nicole Byer

    Introducing Why Won’t You Date Me? With Nicole Byer

    It’s time to get sexy! The hilarious comedian Nicole Byer joins Conan to introduce her sex & relationship podcast ‘Why Won’t You Date Me?’ to the Team Coco network! Each week Nicole sits down with a comedian, actor, or ex-fling to interview their dating life while she figures out her own. With great guests like Jameela Jamil, Paul F. Tompkins, Whitney Cummings, and yes, Conan too! Literally nothing is off-limits, as Nicole unpacks first date horror stories, dating during COVID, sexcapades gone wrong, and more! In this juicy clip, see what Conan thinks when Nicole demands to marry into his O’Brien family. And if you like what you hear, check out the full episode in Apple Podcasts: apple.co/wwydm

    • 9 min
    Fred Armisen

    Fred Armisen

    Comedian and actor Fred Armisen feels productive about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. 

     

    Fred sits down with Conan to talk about approaching life from a drummer’s mentality, being a tech wiz, and hating the beach. Later, Conan responds to an issue with show merchandise 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.

    • 56 min
    Ron Reagan

    Ron Reagan

    Political commentator Ron Reagan joins Conan to discuss the insurrection at the US Capitol building on January 6th.

    • 53 min
    JB Smoove

    JB Smoove

    Actor, comedian, and writer JB Smoove feels as though Conan is taking advantage of him and pressuring people into being his friend.

     

    JB sits down with Conan to talk about his favorite pitches that never made it to air, learning to read people by selling fire extinguishers, making strong choices on Curb Your Enthusiasm, and life lessons on fashion. Plus, Conan checks in with his team for another State of the Podcast address.

     

    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
    Matthew Rhys

    Matthew Rhys

    Actor Matthew Rhys feels blank about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.

     

    Matthew sits down with Conan to talk about living out his boyhood fantasies on Perry Mason, passing down his Welsh heritage to his son, and the one thing he’d wish for besides world peace. Later, Conan and his team get to know the next Golden Ticket winner in a fated meeting.

     

    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
    Amy Sedaris

    Amy Sedaris

    Actress and comedian Amy Sedaris feels bullied into being Conan O’Brien’s friend.

     

    Amy sits down with Conan to talk about unfriendly wig shops, the fun of playing mean, and her comedy series At Home with Amy Sedaris. Plus, Conan and his team meet their first Golden Ticket winner.

     

     

    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

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
42K Ratings

42K Ratings

ali12728 ,

The Fantastic Three - Reviewing the Reviewers

Hi friends!

Long time listener, first time reviewer! I’ve been listening to your show nearly every week for the last few years, and I can honestly say I’ve grown to think of you as friends. As a production student myself, I’ve learned a lot from you three. Conan has taught me invaluable interview skills that I’ve use frequently in pursuit of a career in documentary filmmaking. Sona has taught me grace and elegance in handling an inconsistent work environment (choosing my words carefully here) and Matt has instilled in me a newfound passion for podcast production! The three of you have truly given me so much. All of that being said, I’ve also listened to Nicole Byer’s podcast over that last few years, so I was overjoyed to see that Conan was the guest on this weeks episode! As much as I loved hearing you two talk about Star Wars, I found myself craving Matt and Sona’s presence on the podcast! I wanted to hear Sona’s responses to Conan’s opinions, and Matt egging them on as they spiraled down a tangent that nobody truly understood. So I guess my review is just a message to the three of you, that your podcast chemistry is something I have yet to see replicated by anybody else. I’m truly thankful for what you do, brightening my day when the entire world seems out of control. Thanks for tolerating each other for the sake of our sanity, and giving us the gift of your friendship in a time when relationships are few and far between.

Lots of love,
Alia

shinesteel ,

Dangerously Addictive

I started listening to podcasts in the fall of 2020 to help get me through the pandemic. I didn't expect to get hooked on anything until I discovered this podcast. I binged every episode of Conan O'Brien Needs a Friend in less than 3 months. I would recommend this to any fan of Conan. Sona and Gourley are great, too. I'm thinking about checking out Superego next. I do wish you would do a full interview or deep dive with Jordan Schalansky on the podcast. That would be a dream come true. Thanks for laughs!

Dr Pepper Sodapop ,

Yup

Ronald Reagan episode was great!!

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