Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend

Team Coco & Earwolf

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 toRead more
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Best Episodes

Bill Burr

Dec 3, 2018

"Conan should be getting a paycheck for this "




Comedian Bill Burr feels great about being Conan’s friend.Bill joins Conan to chat about feeling jealous of his kids, his latest life-changing breakthrough, the end of the Burt Reynolds era, and more.Plus, Conan answers questions from fans about messing with his staff, sports, and Pokémon. Got aRead more

Michael Che

Aug 24, 2020

"Conan reading 50 Shades has me DYING "




Comedian Michael Che feels honored to be Conan O’Brien’s friend.   Michael sits down with Conan to talk about his first stand-up experience, jumping into the deep end at Saturday Night Live, and why jokes about politics and race will always hold up. Plus, Conan tries his hand at reading someRead more

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John Cleese

Dec 7, 2020

"An I creative person’s concept of creating "




Actor and comedian John Cleese feels it is morally imperative to be Conan O’Brien’s friend.   John sits down with Conan to talk about his new book Creativity: A Short and Cheerful Guide, writing essays on the subject of time, and favorite philosophical definitions of humor. Plus, Conan findsRead more

Jeff Goldblum (Re-Release)

Sep 16, 2019




Actor Jeff Goldblum feels…truthful about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.Jeff and Conan sit down to chat about mini-orgasms, spousal criticism, pinky rings, raising comic children, and speaking in jazz. Plus, producer Matt Gourley reveals the results of the latest blind drawing contest, and ConanRead more

Michelle Obama Returns

Sep 30, 2020



Former First Lady Michelle Obama feels very, very hopeful about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.   Michelle sits down with Conan to discuss her new show The Michelle Obama Podcast, the importance of humility in politics, and changing the voting culture with   Check out Conan'sRead more

Sam Richardson

Nov 9, 2020

"License. Registration. Pizza Receipt? "



Actor and comedian Sam Richardson feels honored and obligated to be Conan O’Brien’s friend.   Sam sits down with Conan to talk about traveling to Ghana together for Conan Without Borders, his childhood obsession with Ghostbusters, and performing on cruise ships and in the hit HBO series Veep.Read more

Kristin Chenoweth

Nov 30, 2020

"Conan be ~relatable~ I’m also not doing anything for less than 200 mil"


Actress Kristin Chenoweth feels petite about…peeing?   Kristin sits down with Conan to talk about their kindred need for an audience, life-changing advice from Carol Burnett, and Kristin’s Food Network show Candy Land. Plus, Conan considers his impact on the English language as he and his teamRead more

Charles Barkley

Jan 6, 2020

" No tippin Pippin"


Basketball legend Charles Barkley feels great about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.   Charles and Conan sit down to chat about the extreme competition of going pro, getting booed offstage at a Katy Perry concert for dissing the Timberwolves, his friendship with Shaq, and advocating for education.Read more

Amy Sedaris

Dec 21, 2020

"Saint Conan, patron saint of Siri "

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 aRead more

Willie Nelson

Oct 12, 2020

"On Willie Nelson’s signed guitar"

Music legend Willie Nelson feels great about being Conan’s friend.   Willie sits down with Conan to talk about his new book Me and Sister Bobbie: True Tales of the Family Band, favorite guitars and musical influences, and losing money in hog-raising. Plus, Conan shares fond memories ofRead more
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