76 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.

Inside Conan: An Important Hollywood Podcast Earwolf

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    • 4.5 • 977 Ratings

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.

    Max Weinberg

    Max Weinberg

    Happy New Year from Inside Conan! The one and only Max Weinberg (Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, bandleader for Late Night with Conan O’Brien) joins writers Mike Sweeney and Jessie Gaskell to talk about how he came to be the drummer and bandleader for Late Night, scrambling to put together a band for his Late Night audition, some of his favorite memories of comedy appearances on the show, the evolution of his character getting creepier over time, and the origin of his iconic stare. Plus, Mike and Jessie answer a listener question about their funniest memories of 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

    • 48 min
    Frank Smiley & Michael Gordon

    Frank Smiley & Michael Gordon

    Merry Christmas! Writer/producer Frank Smiley & writer Michael Gordon (Conan, Late Night with Conan O’Brien) join writers Mike Sweeney and Jessie Gaskell to talk about helping make the Late Night show different from other talk shows in the early days, the time director Abel Ferrara walked out before his interview, the failed rehearsal bit that made Conan hold his head in shame, the process of prepping a guest for a show, the origin of Michael’s character the Masturbating Bear, and Frank playing Mother Teresa trashing her hotel room. Plus, Mike and Jessie answer a listener question about the whereabouts of The Masturbating Bear.

    Abel Ferrara on Late Night with Conan: https://youtu.be/aY7yyhjOXWw

    Christmas Shopping Desk Drive on Late Night with Conan: https://youtu.be/Fa6Vj5No7qI

    Conan Reveals Who Is Playing The Masturbating Bear: https://youtu.be/k4QGFnqnQ90

    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

    • 49 min
    Jeff Ross

    Jeff Ross

    Conan’s Executive Producer Jeff Ross joins writers Mike Sweeney and Jessie Gaskell to talk about his time as a tour manager for Molly Hatchet, AC/DC, & Diana Ross, helping Lorne Michaels produce The Kids in the Hall on HBO, and the origin of Late Night with Conan O’Brien. Plus, Mike and Jessie answer a listener question about Clutch Cargo bits.

     

    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

    • 41 min
    Brian Stack Returns

    Brian Stack Returns

    Legendary writer/performer Brian Stack (The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Late Night with Conan O’Brien) joins writers Mike Sweeney and Jessie Gaskell once again to talk about the origin of his character The Interrupter, playing Conan’s creepy gift-giving cameraman, improvising with Conan when a sketch goes off the rails, the evolution of WikiBear getting darker, the many absurd hats of Joe Galliano, and his very first written Conan sketch “Andy’s Little Sister” featuring Amy Poehler.

    Conan Has Creepy, Gift-Giving Cameramen: https://youtu.be/fytM0u3m4Jg

    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
    Ruthie Wyatt

    Ruthie Wyatt

    Ruthie Wyatt (Team Coco Head of Production and Live Events) talks with writers Mike Sweeney and Jessie Gaskell about originally applying to be a production assistant at The Tonight Show, location scouting and transforming spaces during Comic-Con, favorite memories from the travel shows & the Conan & Friends stand-up tour, and meeting her Dads: The Podcast co-host Rory Scovel. Plus, Mike and Jessie answer a listener question about the time Conan dumped toilet paper, laundry, and marshmallows on Mike’s car.

     

    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

    • 29 min
    Skyler Higley

    Skyler Higley

    Comedian and Conan writer Skyler Higley talks with writers Mike Sweeney and Jessie Gaskell about his experience working remotely from Chicago as a new Conan writer, what it’s like pitching ideas in the room at The Onion, moving to Chicago from Utah to pursue comedy, and pitching the Christmas in September episode of Conan. Plus, Mike and Jessie answer a listener question about Executive Producer Jeff Ross.

     

    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

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
977 Ratings

977 Ratings

Dr. Obama ,

Addicting

Great inside information and very addictive! It’s reassuring to discover that the stupidest & silliest humor is created by such intelligent folks!

rampitup84 ,

Funny and interesting take on the inner workings

Two episodes in. so far so good. Will update later.

Winter Spirit ,

This is an important Hollywood podcast

I relisten to these podcasts quite a bit, they’re a great expansion of the Cono-verse!
I learned about scraps from the very funny hosts of Inside Conan and I watched them while I made tomato sauce, it turned out pretty good! Great Quarantine listening.

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