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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 fin ...
 
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Filmmaker John Wilson feels very fortunate about being Conan O’Brien’s friend…? John sits down with Conan to talk about the oddest discoveries made producing his show How To with John Wilson, the authenticity of old home videos, and indulging in propaganda-machine reality TV. Plus, Conan trains David Hopping to do the things Sona does, and should d…
 
Actor Daniel Radcliffe feels cautiously optimistic about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Daniel sits down with Conan to talk about his comedy anthology series Miracle Workers, which role he’d play in the next Fast and Furious, and co-hosting the podcast Cunning Stunts with former Harry Potter stuntman David Holmes. Later, Conan and his team welcome D…
 
Musical comedy legend "Weird Al" Yankovic feels figuratively tickled pink to be Conan O’Brien’s friend. Weird Al sits down with Conan to talk about the Yankovic that inspired him to pick up the accordion, practicing comedy without punches, and forging his own trademark career in parody songwriting. Later, Conan and his team prepare for the imminent…
 
Actor Sean Penn feels relieved to be Conan O’Brien’s friend. Sean sits down with Conan to discuss finding a balance between art and advocacy, the modern preoccupation with optics over empathy, and working with CORE to make positive change in the world. Later, Sona and Matt Gourley bring a Conan-centric dating app exchange to life. See Sean Penn in …
 
Comedian Bill Burr feels honored to be Conan O’Brien’s friend. Bill sits down with Conan to talk about the art of roasting, steering into shortcomings with character acting, his fandom for CHiPs and other 70s tv, and dog advice. Plus, Conan gives an update on his beach house situation as he and his team Review the Reviewers. Got a question for Cona…
 
Desus Nice feels like a diversity hire about being Conan O’Brien’s friend; The Kid Mero feels semi-aroused about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Conan sits down with the hosts of Bodega Boys and Desus & Mero to talk about their new book God-Level Knowledge Darts: Life Lessons from the Bronx, the benefits of sporting their merch, and their beef with J…
 
Actress Kathryn Hahn feels like she’d be lying about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Kathryn sits down with Conan to talk about hamming it up in grade school theater, bringing iconic eras of TV back to life with Wandavision, and her earliest role as a child actor on Hickory Hideout. Later, Conan ponders how he may have ruined his own name as he and h…
 
Actor/director John Krasinski feels effervescent about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. John sits down with Conan to talk about going from an intern at Late Night to a megastar as Jim on The Office, favorite bits out of Boston, and the parallels between his new film A Quiet Place Part II and the tumultuous year of pandemic. Plus, Conan puts his vocal …
 
President Barack Obama feels ambivalent about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. The 44th President of the United States sits down with Conan to discuss making the decision to enter public service, his lifelong love of writing and latest book A Promised Land, why it’s not as hard as it looks to be funny as the president, and persevering with optimism in…
 
Actress, producer, and entrepreneur Tracee Ellis Ross feels really strange, excited, a little squirrelly about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Tracee sits down with Conan to talk about getting the wiggles out, the characters that have developed out of her love of fashion, exploring questions of identity and race with Black-ish, and more. Plus, produc…
 
Journalist and author Jake Tapper feels cromulent about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Jake sits down with Conan to talk about hanging out with the Eisenhower sisters, journalistic credibility (in superhero films), and exploring dark Hollywood in his new novel The Devil May Dance. Plus, Conan and his team consider the question of unseasonable hornin…
 
Actor, comedian, and writer Seth Rogen feels fantastic about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Seth sits down with Conan to talk about getting started in comedy writing jokes for a mohel, close encounter with Nic Cage and George Lucas, and incredible pornographic discoveries. Later, Conan enlists his team in an attempt to showcase his vocal sound effec…
 
Comedian Eric Andre is Conan O’Brien’s friend, and he feels titillated by that. Eric sits down with Conan to talk about showcasing unity and an uplifting spirit with his new film Bad Trip, how street pranks can bring out the best of humanity, and the ways in which performing comedy can mess with one’s head. Later, Conan gives us live updates on his…
 
JB Smoove feels optimistic about being Conan O’Brien’s friend, and Miles Grose feels awkward about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. JB and Miles join Conan to talk about their new podcast May I Elaborate? Daily Wisdom from JB Smoove, using “profounity,” and aphorisms to help Conan appreciate his unique packaging. Plus, Conan and his crew check out fan…
 
Writer, comedian, and actress Abbi Jacobson feels scrumptious about being Conan O'Brien's friend. Abbi sits down with Conan to talk about hitting the mainstream with the webseries-turned-sitcom Broad City, exchanging letters with Tom Hanks, and highlights from her experiences working on her latest movie The Mitchells vs. the Machines and the upcomi…
 
Writer and actor Bob Odenkirk feels confused about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Bob sits down with Conan to talk about making a (literal) mess together during their days at SNL, Bob’s favorite absurd characters to play over the years, and a storied career spanning sketch writing to portraying the iconic Saul Goodman to starring as an action hero i…
 
Writer/director/producer Adam McKay feels old-fashioned-twelve-year-old-about-to-have-a-sleepover excited about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Adam sits down with Conan to talk about birthdays in Worcester, MA, famous pranks from the early days of UCB, the challenge of adapting The Big Short to film, and exploring the untold narratives around basket…
 
Comedian and television host Seth Meyers feels anxious and excited about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Seth sits down with Conan to talk about coming on to SNL as a cast member first and a writer second, parsing praise from the enigmatic Lorne Michaels, and lessons learned at the Late Night desk. Later, Conan takes it up a notch in his quest for th…
 
Actress and entrepreneur Kate Hudson feels insecure about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Kate sits down with Conan to talk about the key to being a good salesperson, rediscovering the music of the 90s through her kids, and family lessons learned from iconic parents Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell. Plus, Conan shares an urgent news update with his team.…
 
Basketball legend Shaquille O’Neal feels enigmatic about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Shaq sits down with Conan to talk about his uniquely philosophical outlook, being yelled at by Charles Barkley’s mother, how he decides which brands to rep, and remembering Kobe. Later, Conan reprimands his assistant Sona over a mistaken order of pens. Got a ques…
 
Angela Kinsey and Jenna Fischer feel zippy and super-duper excited, respectively, about being Conan O’Brien’s friends. Angela and Jenna sit down with Conan to talk about revisiting The Office with their hit podcast Office Ladies, why it’s important to treat interns fairly, and how their onscreen proximity led to a lifelong friendship. Plus, Conan h…
 
Actress Jane Lynch feels chosen and honored about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Jane sits down with Conan to talk about throwing a track suit on seething rage with her character Sue Sylvester on Glee, making film history with Christopher Guest, and going to where the love is. Plus, Conan asks for a favor involving a lost cell phone and a potential …
 
Actor and comedian Kenan Thompson feels great about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Kenan and Conan sit down to talk about the importance of manners, a shared love of biking, and Kenan’s new self-titled television series. Plus, Conan considers his own personal clothing brand. Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821. For Conan vid…
 
Musician Dave Grohl feels somewhat conflicted about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Dave sits down with Conan to talk about the merits of fried chicken and champagne, jamming with Paul McCartney, the pre-show ritual, and Foo Fighters’ new studio album Medicine at Midnight. Plus, Sona shares a big announcement with the team. Got a question for Conan? …
 
Actor and comedian David Spade feels sort of excited about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. David sits down with Conan to talk about learning the ropes while working at Saturday Night Live, texting with Norm Macdonald, and memories of his father. Plus, Conan and Sona go head-to-head with a Big Dick History pop quiz. Got a question for Conan? Call our …
 
Actor Bryan Cranston feels very lucky about being happily paid to be Conan O’Brien’s friend. Bryan sits down with Conan to talk about brushes with Charles Manson, establishing contact with Vince Gilligan on The X-Files, and portraying characters with complex moralities from Breaking Bad to his new show Your Honor. Later, Conan responds to a listene…
 
Comedian Mike Birbiglia feels terrified about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Mike sits down with Conan to talk about taking advantage of his many ailments, not being the class clown, and giving back to the community with Tip Your Waitstaff. Plus, Conan provides another taste of his spinoff podcast focusing on well-endowed historical figures. Got a q…
 
Actor and game show host Anthony Anderson feels bloated, hungover, and constipated about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Anthony sits down with Conan to discuss working in showbusiness with his mother, throwing his son a Bro Mitzvah, and playing dominoes with Michael Jordan. Later, Conan pitches a potential history podcast on the Russian Revolution. …
 
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, Whit…
 
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 voicemai…
 
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. P…
 
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 …
 
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 Cona…
 
Actress Kaley Cuoco feels giddy about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Kaley sits down with Conan to talk about working with John Ritter, going full blast as the voice of Harley Quinn, horse caretaking tips, and her new mini-series The Flight Attendant. Plus, Conan laments the caloric scarcity of his new meal plan. Got a question for Conan? Call our v…
 
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