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Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend

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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 ...Show More
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12. David Sedaris

50:58 | Feb 4th

Writer and humorist David Sedaris feels apprehensive about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.  David sits down with Conan this week to talk about the perks of having a colonoscopy, backhanded compliments, being honest about your family, and how to dis...Show More
13. Stephen Colbert

54:51 | Feb 11th

Comedian, writer, and television host Stephen Colbert feels cool about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Stephen and Conan sit down this week to chat about bonding like brothers, growing a sustainable farm, silliness as a religion, the healing power ...Show More
27. Howard Stern

1:30:41 | May 20th

Radio personality Howard Stern feels badly about not being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Howard and Conan sit down to talk about Howard’s new book ‘Howard Stern Comes Again,’ the punk rock element of radio, the stigma of psychotherapy, and the most pai...Show More
25. Jimmy Kimmel

58:15 | May 6th

Fellow late-night TV host Jimmy Kimmel feels sexually excited about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Jimmy joins Conan to talk about the competitive late-night landscape, Jimmy’s love of feeding people, Conan’s many hobbies, intermittent fasting, an...Show More
15. Jeff Goldblum

59:36 | Feb 25th

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 res...Show More
14. Timothy Olyphant

1:00:37 | Feb 18th

Actor Timothy Olyphant feels “eh” about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Timothy and Conan sit down this week to chat about their favorite hobbit names, playing a mean mofo on-screen, buying a gingerbread house, and fantasies of quitting Twitter. Pl...Show More
11. Dana Carvey

55:48 | Jan 28th

Comedian and actor Dana Carvey feels masculine about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Dana sits down with Conan this week to talk about the key to a nailing perfect impression, how The Church Lady got her euphemisms, and memories of George H. W. Bus...Show More
10. Ron Funches

46:15 | Jan 21st

Comedian Ron Funches feels grateful and excited to be Conan O’Brien’s friend. Ron and Conan sit down this week to talk about idolizing Dwayne Johnson, losing weight, having a deceptive voice, and the best place to get their toes done. Plus, Conan...Show More
9. Adam Sandler

50:33 | Jan 14th

Comedian and actor Adam Sandler feels stunned to be Conan O’Brien’s friend. Adam and Conan sit down this week to talk about their early shared SNL experiences, getting mad at the audience, letting their kids be their conscience, remembering Chris...Show More
8. Marc Maron

46:36 | Jan 7th

Comedian, actor, and podcaster Marc Maron feels nervous about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Marc and Conan sit down this week to chat about beginner podcast tips, difficult interviewees, health scares, and why they don’t hang out. Plus, Conan rec...Show More
Deep Dive with Dana Carvey 2

26:03 | Aug 12th

Dana reveals his more aggressive characters plus Jon Lovitz’s secret catchphrase. Also: Trump sings a song and Obama makes a pitch to Netflix. This episode is sponsored by Vital Farms (www.vitalfarms.com/coupon), Mizzen+Main (www.comfortable.a...Show More
Paul and John Catch Up

26:52 | Aug 5th

On the first episode of Deep Dive with Dana Carvey, Dana and Conan talk about the Beatles, the key to impersonating British actors, and Predator Island. Plus, Paul McCartney catches up with John Lennon in the afterlife. This episode is sponsor...Show More
Introducing The Three Questions with Andy Richter

02:11 | Jul 30th

Out now on Earwolf, Host Andy Richter asks the same three questions to each guest: Where do you come from? Where are you going? What have you learned? This will not be a one-sided process, as Andy won’t shy away from getting personal himself. Check i...Show More
Trailer: Deep Dive with Dana Carvey

04:30 | Jul 29th

On each episode of this six-part miniseries, Dana Carvey and Conan O’Brien will deepen their friendship and fall into comedy madness along the way. Premieres August 5th.
36. Julia Louis-Dreyfus

1:01:52 | Jul 22nd

Actress and comedy icon Julia Louis-Dreyfus feels a tad hopeful (but not really) about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. On the season finale, Julia and Conan sit down to talk about when it’s okay for their kids to hear them swearing, the melding of ...Show More
35. Kumail Nanjiani

1:05:55 | Jul 15th

Comedian, actor, and writer Kumail Nanjiani feels apologetic about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Kumail sits down with Conan to discuss his recent absence on the television program, coming from a hardworking family, having incredible balance, hat...Show More
34. Andy Richter

46:19 | Jul 8th

Comedian Andy Richter feels just fine about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Andy sits down with Conan to talk about their 26 years of friendship, how funny and gross the human body can be, using the early internet to pull pranks at work, the advanc...Show More
33. Mila Kunis

1:02:56 | Jul 1st

Actress Mila Kunis feels indifferent about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Mila sits down with Conan to talk about not being wasteful, running moneymaking schemes (while working on That ‘70s Show), addressing her stardom with her kids, and the impo...Show More
32. Billy Eichner

1:02:46 | Jun 24th

Comedian Billy Eichner feels mixed about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Billy sits down with Conan to talk about his dream guests for ‘Billy on the Street,’ creating his own world in the industry, writing the first major gay rom-com, and voicing T...Show More
31. Lin-Manuel Miranda

1:05:11 | Jun 17th

Actor, composer, playwright, and producer Lin-Manuel Miranda feels great about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Lin-Manuel and Conan sit down this week to chat about the perks of youth theatre, rhyming as a superpower, the magic of Queen & David Bow...Show More
30. Martin Short

57:42 | Jun 10th

Comedian and actor Martin Short feels ashamed about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Martin and Conan sit down to chat about the best time to be 30, the production of Godspell that started it all, how Martin’s Irish heritage shaped his comedy, doing...Show More
29. Hannah Gadsby

49:22 | Jun 3rd

Comedian Hannah Gadsby feels confused about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Hannah and Conan sit down to talk about her new show 'Douglas,' the pitfalls of self-deprecation, breaking the comedy code with ‘Nanette,’ reacting to her mother in the aud...Show More
28. Bob Newhart

58:30 | May 27th

Stand-up comedian and actor Bob Newhart feels anxious about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Bob sits down with Conan to share stories about meeting Don Rickles for the first time, sitting in for Johnny Carson on The Tonight Show, leaping from accou...Show More
26. Bill Hader

59:10 | May 13th

Actor and comedian Bill Hader feels great about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Bill and Conan sit down to chat about their fondness for antiquated terms, the importance of relaxation, crime show narrators, and competing with YouTube. Plus, Conan i...Show More
24. Robert Caro

56:14 | Apr 29th

Author Robert Caro is cautiously optimistic about being Conan O Brien’s friend. Robert and Conan discuss his biographical works on Robert Moses and Lyndon Johnson, getting into the shoes of his subjects, his new book “Working,” searching for the ...Show More
23. Tig Notaro

1:02:13 | Apr 22nd

Comedian Tig Notaro feels glad about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Tig and Conan sit down this week to discuss the hilarity of crashing and burning onstage, vacationing with rock stars, wearing a nightcap, playing Vegas, and drawing Civil War por...Show More
22. Patton Oswalt

1:02:55 | Apr 15th

Comedian and actor Patton Oswalt feels anxious about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Patton and Conan sit down to talk about remembering comedy misfires, SNL’s best hosts from the sports world, getting screwed over by decency, the importance of spe...Show More
21. Nicole Byer

51:49 | Apr 8th

Comedian and actress Nicole Byer feels excited about being Conan O’Brien’s friend! Nicole and Conan sit down to chat about loving the people they torment, marriages of convenience, Ayahuasca side effects, Conan’s dateability, and making your own ...Show More
20. Ben Stiller

56:32 | Apr 1st

Actor, writer, and director Ben Stiller feels excited to be Conan O'Brien's friend, but he isn’t holding his breath. Ben and Conan sit down this week to chat about growing up in show business, getting the finger from strangers, returning to Satur...Show More
19. Ray Romano

50:10 | Mar 25th

Actor and comedian Ray Romano feels good about being Conan O’Brien’s friend (with an exception). Ray and Conan sit down to chat about last-minute gifts for Adam Levine, being a good Samaritan, Ray’s first time doing stand-up, legendary horrible g...Show More
18. Michelle Obama

56:18 | Mar 18th

Former First Lady Michelle Obama feels cautiously optimistic about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Michelle and Conan sit down to talk about Michelle’s memoir Becoming, childhood inspirations, embarrassing her kids, spending time alone with Chip...Show More
17. Thomas Middleditch and Ben Schwartz

48:58 | Mar 11th

Actors, comedians, and improvisers Thomas Middleditch and Ben Schwartz feel both sizzlin’ and curious about being Conan O’Brien’s friends. Thomas and Ben sit down with Conan this week to talk about their two-man improvised show (plus Conan’s own ...Show More
16.5 Jessie Gaskell and Mike Sweeney

31:39 | Mar 7th

Writers Jessie Gaskell and Mike Sweeney feel hungry and starving, respectively, about being Conan O’Brien’s friends. Jessie and Mike sit down with Conan to talk about their new show ’Inside Conan: An Important Hollywood Podcast,’ moving to the se...Show More
16. Lisa Kudrow

1:01:55 | Mar 4th

Actress Lisa Kudrow feels tired about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Lisa and Conan sit down to chat about their first meeting at an improv class, not taking criticism personally, the backlash to Friends, how Lisa predicted Conan’s career, and bei...Show More
BONUS: Introducing Inside Conan

05:33 | Mar 1st

Out now on Earwolf, 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. Check it o...Show More
7. Pete Holmes

47:33 | Dec 31st, 2018

Comedian Pete Holmes feels frustrated but honored to be Conan O’Brien’s friend. Pete and Conan sit down this week to chat about their shared Boston lineage, pulling out the dad energy, finding silliness in the world around them, and Pete’s new sp...Show More
6. Wanda Sykes

47:08 | Dec 24th, 2018

Comedian Wanda Sykes feels trapped into being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Wanda and Conan sit down this week to talk about their mutual love of murder television, bowling with the railings down, and planning a vacation together. Plus, Conan gives a s...Show More
5. Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally

49:30 | Dec 17th, 2018

Actors and comedic couple Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally feel ambivalent, yet hopeful about being Conan O’Brien’s friends. Nick and Megan join Conan this week to discuss lovemaking in the woods, unusual fashion choices, cute sociopaths, revenge...Show More
4. Dax Shepard

48:54 | Dec 10th, 2018

Actor Dax Shepard feels very optimistic about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.  Dax and Conan sit down to talk about manhood, being made fun of, tycoons, shyness in comedy, and making plans to hang out. Plus, Conan finds out where his assistant Sona...Show More
3. Bill Burr

51:17 | Dec 3rd, 2018

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 ...Show More
2. Kristen Bell

48:06 | Nov 26th, 2018

Actress Kristen Bell feels supercharged about being Conan O’Brien’s friend!  Kristen joins Conan to chat about imparting kindness to their kids, Kristen’s complex relationship with her husband’s recliner, driving motorcycles, and Conan’s goals fo...Show More
1. Will Ferrell

46:16 | Nov 19th, 2018

Comedian and actor Will Ferrell feels awkward about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Will joins Conan along with trusty assistant Sona Movsesian and producer Matt Gourley to reflect on his unmatched commitment to comedy, sharing humble roots with Co...Show More
Are you ready to make friends?

05:58 | Nov 8th, 2018

Coming November 19th… The first episode of Conan O’Brien’s new podcast is less than two weeks away.  Conan really needs a friend. But does he need a podcast? Turns out he does. If only to find that friend.  So Conan's bringing his favorit...Show More
Introducing Conan’s new podcast

04:27 | Oct 3rd, 2018

Conan O’Brien really needs a friend. But does he need a podcast? Turns out he does. If only to find that friend. Conan's bringing his favorite celebrity guests by the studio for some friendly conversations. In the meantime, he is joined by his depend...Show More