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Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend on Smash Notes

Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend podcast.

December 28, 2019

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 find some real friendship along the way.



Episodes with Smash Notes

Comedian Bowen Yang feels dissociative about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.

Bowen sits down with Conan to discuss SNL-induced dread, putting together the iconic Iceberg skit, touchy interview subjects, and why it’s impossible to write a sketch in advance. Later, Matt Gourley struggles to announce the new season of Sona’s web series Sona Fixes Your Life.

Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821.

For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit TeamCoco.com.

Conan speaks with Jesse at the World Expo in Dubai about playing rock violin and which musical act Conan would play lead guitar for if given the opportunity.

Wanna get a chance to talk to Conan? Submit here: TeamCoco.com/CallConan

Comedian Zach Galifianakis feels…sincere about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.

Zach sits down with Conan once again to discuss comedy bits to do in a restaurant, cultivating a certain kind of rudeness, and little-known historical facts. Later, Matt Gourley seeks Conan’s guidance on raising a red-headed child.

Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821.

For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit TeamCoco.com.

Conan chats with Phil in Fall River, MA about working in the Lizzie Borden house and how Conan would solve the murder once and for all.

Wanna get a chance to talk to Conan? Submit here: TeamCoco.com/CallConan

Comedian Chris Redd feels lucky as a motherf*cker to be Conan O’Brien’s friend.

Chris sits down with Conan to talk about escaping his hometown, how rap trained him for stand-up comedy, getting iced out by Kanye, and never forgetting what it's like to struggle. Plus, Conan and his team respond to a listener voicemail about Conan’s Miracle Voice.

Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821.

For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit TeamCoco.com.

Conan speaks with roboticist Abhijeet about improving people’s lives with robots and his robot companion C.U.T.I.E.

Wanna get a chance to talk to Conan? Submit here: TeamCoco.com/CallConan

Actor Kieran Culkin feels like goal-achieved to be Conan O’Brien’s friend.

Kieran sits down with Conan to discuss fulfilling a dream of hosting SNL, playing extravagant wealth as Roman Roy on Succession, and picking roles based on location. Plus, Conan takes a moment to exercise his New York grit.

Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821.

For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit TeamCoco.com.

Conan talks with criminal defense lawyer Anny about how he would do on the stand and which historical crime he would go back and commit properly.

Wanna get a chance to talk to Conan? Submit here: TeamCoco.com/CallConan

Comedian Jim Gaffigan feels ecstatic about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.

Jim returns to the show to sit down once again with Conan to discuss very American opinions, Conan’s worst guest ever, holiday traditions, and his new special Jim Gaffigan: Comedy Monster. Later, Conan comes to grips with his terrible taste in Christmas decorations.

Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821.

For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit TeamCoco.com.

Conan speaks with dental hygienist Chrissy from Baltimore about listening to the podcast while she runs and silent movie-themed wine.

Wanna get a chance to talk to Conan? Submit here: TeamCoco.com/CallConan

Screenwriter and director Quentin Tarantino feels trepidatious about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.

Quentin sits down with Conan to discuss drawing influences from iconic 1970s television, going deeper into the story of Rick Dalton with the novelization of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, his favorite Burt Reynolds story, and much more.

Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821.

For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit TeamCoco.com.

Actor and writer Will Forte feels honored about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.

Will sits down with Conan to discuss getting married and becoming a father, overcoming “writer’s brain” during his time on SNL, reviving MacGruber with the new Peacock series, and teaming up with Val Kilmer to get on The Amazing Race. Later, Conan gives his cool-guy persona another honest attempt.

Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821.

For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit TeamCoco.com.