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Inside Conan: An Important Hollywood Podcast

Team Coco & Earwolf

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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 chara...Show More
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45:26 | Sep 20th

Conan head writer Matt O’Brien joins Conan writers Mike Sweeney and Jessie Gaskell to talk about the recent writer submission process which included reading over 400 writer submissions, common red flags, and more. Plus, Mike shares a legendary Brian ...Show More

1:03:41 | Sep 13th

Writer and TV producer Dan Goor (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) joins Conan writers Mike Sweeney and Jessie Gaskell to talk about feeling intimidated when he first started writing on Late Night with Conan O’Brien, using what he learned working at Conan at Brook...Show More
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53:11 | Sep 6th

Conan writer Jose Arroyo and Conan Field Producer Jason Chillemi join Conan writers Mike Sweeney and Jessie Gaskell to discuss the behind the scenes of their recent Conan trip to Greenland. Plus, Mike and Jessie talk to Jackie, a Conan fan with an In...Show More

1:11:23 | Aug 30th

Linda Ciarimboli has worked in the Costume Department for Conan for years. Linda joins Conan writers Mike Sweeney and Jessie Gaskell to talk about her work on the Comic-Con shows, the Mascots That Shouldn’t Dunk sketches, as well as her work on many ...Show More

1:04:44 | Aug 23rd

Stand-up comedian Marina Franklin joins Conan writers Mike Sweeney and Jessie Gaskell to talk about how she got passed at the Comedy Cellar, being very excited about her first set on Conan, the importance of how to dress onstage, her experience touri...Show More

1:14:18 | Aug 16th

Legendary Conan writer and performer Brian McCann joins Conan writers Mike Sweeney and Jessie Gaskell to discuss everything during his 17 years at Conan. They talk about the FedEx Pope, Preparation H Raymond, being the ambassador for the improv and s...Show More

53:50 | Aug 9th

Actress and comedian Jessica Chaffin (Big Mouth, Ronna and Beverly) joins Conan writers Mike Sweeney and Jessie Gaskell to talk about getting recognized for her role as Coco Wexler in Nickelodeon’s Zoey 101, joining the crew for Conan’s trip to Israe...Show More

1:07:23 | Aug 2nd

Conan writers Mike Sweeney and Jessie Gaskell are live from Just For Laughs 2019! They are joined by Conan monologue writer Brian Kiley to talk about writing for Conan for 25 years. Then, SNL’s Chris Redd stops by to talk about hosting the CONAN360 b...Show More

1:07:16 | Jul 26th

Conan writers Mike Sweeney and Jessie Gaskell are live from the Team Coco House at Comic-Con 2019! They are joined by Conan’s assistant Sona Movsesian to talk about making her Late Night television debut when Kumail Nanjiani canceled last minute. The...Show More

56:20 | Jul 19th

Comedian/actor/DJ Flula Borg joins Conan writers Mike Sweeney and Jessie Gaskell on this week’s Inside Conan! Flula talks about how he was involved in the Kumail kerfuffle, doing Q&A with Conan on tour, visiting a nude beach in Berlin with Conan, his...Show More

57:54 | Jul 12th

Everyone’s absolute favorite, Andy Daly (Review) joins Conan writers Mike Sweeney and Jessie Gaskell to talk about how his Late Night with Conan journey began. Andy talks about how Robert Smigel recommended him for Conan bits after he auditioned for ...Show More

59:49 | Jul 5th

Brian Stack (The Late Show with Stephen Colbert) is one of the most beloved writer/performers from the Late Night with Conan O’Brien days and one of the nicest people you’ll ever meet. Brian joins Conan writers Mike Sweeney and Jessie Gaskell to talk...Show More

1:05:02 | Jun 28th

Comedian and UCB co-founder Matt Walsh (Veep) joins Conan writers Mike Sweeney and Jessie Gaskell to talk about the hardware commercial that got him into SAG, which UCB performers went to the emergency room as a result of their Conan bits, capitalizi...Show More

1:12:08 | Jun 21st

Comedy legend Robert Smigel joins Conan writers Mike Sweeney and Jessie Gaskell to talk about connecting with Conan through their shared cartoony sensibility at Saturday Night Live, the behind the scenes drama of launching Late Night with Conan O’Bri...Show More

1:13:39 | Jun 14th

Conan’s head costume designer Scott Cronick joins Conan writers Mike Sweeney and Jessie Gaskell to talk about the challenges of dressing Conan, loving the adrenaline rush of the immediate turnaround for costumes for sketches, and making an incredible...Show More

1:23:05 | Jun 7th

Conan monologue writers Brian Kiley and Laurie Kilmartin join Conan writers Mike Sweeney and Jessie Gaskell to talk about jokes that got cut from this week’s show. Then, Mike and Jessie have a conversation with Conan music director Jimmy Vivino, who ...Show More

1:04:44 | May 31st

Accomplished writer Allison Silverman (Russian Doll, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, The Colbert Report) joins Conan writers Mike Sweeney and Jessie Gaskell to talk about her time working at Late Night with Conan O’Brien. She also talks about having her o...Show More

1:18:23 | May 24th

Comedian and Fellow Earwolf Podcaster Chris Gethard (Beautiful Stories From Anonymous People) joins Conan writers Mike Sweeney and Jessie Gaskell to talk about going from worshipping Conan in college to doing bits on the Late Night with Conan O’Brien...Show More

59:40 | May 17th

Comedy podcast Godfather Jimmy Pardo of the Never Not Funny Podcast joins Conan writers Mike Sweeney and Jessie Gaskell to talk about how he initially refused the job to be the warm-up comedian for The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien, why he thought ...Show More

07:47 | May 14th

Mike and Jessie present a special clip for Season 2 of Playing Games with Jimmy Pardo now available over at the Never Not Funny feed!

59:27 | May 10th

Irish actor Liam Cunningham joins Conan writers Mike Sweeney and Jessie Gaskell to talk about predictions on the future of his character Ser Davos on Game of Thrones, almost dying while working as an electrician in the 80’s, and getting thrown out of...Show More

1:04:50 | May 3rd

Actor and comedian Tony Hale joins Conan writers Mike Sweeney and Jessie Gaskell to walk them through his personal experience of being on a talk show and how Conan’s show taught him a lesson in diverting anxiety. Then, current Conan head writer Matt ...Show More

1:01:56 | Apr 26th

Comedian Vir Das joins Conan writers Mike Sweeney and Jessie Gaskell to talk about his previous Conan appearance, his evolution of doing stand-up in India to touring in the US, and the best show he did on his last World Tour. Plus, Conan’s cue card g...Show More

1:04:51 | Apr 19th

Conan Field Producer Jason Chillemi joins Conan writers Mike Sweeney and Jessie Gaskell to talk about what goes on behind the scenes on remotes and travel shows all the way from the Late Night days to Conan’s recent trip to Australia. Plus, Associate...Show More

1:08:28 | Apr 12th

Conan’s sidekick Andy Richter joins Conan writers Mike Sweeney and Jessie Gaskell for a candid conversation about family, initially being hired as the first writer for Late Night with Conan before becoming his sidekick, the evolution of the Conan rem...Show More

52:21 | Apr 5th

Conan writers Mike Sweeney and Jessie Gaskell are joined by former Late Night with Conan writer Andy Blitz to talk about some of his favorite Conan remotes in celebration of 25 years of Conan, pranks he’s pulled, and The Slipnutz. Then, fellow Conan ...Show More

40:39 | Mar 29th

Conan writers Mike Sweeney and Jessie Gaskell are joined by fellow Conan writer Todd Levin to talk about his experience working with drones and professional dancers for his sketch “Conan’s Mega Celebrity Dance-Off Challenge!”. Then, Conan Associate P...Show More

1:01:29 | Mar 22nd

Conan writers Mike Sweeney and Jessie Gaskell welcome comedian and Conan alum Deon Cole to talk about becoming a writer for Conan after doing stand-up on The Tonight Show, his short-lived series Deon Cole’s Black Box which Jessie wrote on, simultaneo...Show More

50:41 | Mar 15th

Conan writers Mike Sweeney and Jessie Gaskell welcome comedian Moses Storm to share his unbelievable story about growing up with parents who started an unsuccessful cult. Then, Conan’s Stand-up Booker J.P. Buck joins Mike and Jessie to talk about how...Show More

43:42 | Mar 8th

Conan writers Mike Sweeney and Jessie Gaskell turn the spotlight on Conan IT Director Chris Hayes and ask him what are the dumb things people ask him to fix. Then, Conan Post-Production Coordinator Diane Harmon shares the strangest things she had to ...Show More

47:33 | Mar 1st

Conan writers Mike Sweeney and Jessie Gaskell talk to Conan O’Brien himself about his relationship with Jordan Schlansky, if he misses just being a writer, and taking great delight in the parts of the show that fall flat. Then, Mike and Jessie learn ...Show More

03:16 | Feb 14th

Coming soon to 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.  ...Show More