Conan O'Brien

Conan Christopher O’Brien was born in Brookline, Massachusetts, and he started his path in comedy when he served twice as the president of The Harvard Lampoon.  Conan went on to become a writer and producer on several television shows, including “Saturday Night Live” and “The Simpsons,” until 1993, when NBC tapped him to take over as host of “Late Night.”   Since then, Conan has hosted two Emmy Awards, the MTV Movie Awards, performed a 32-city live comedy tour, been the subject of a documentary titled “Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop,” and performed at the White House Correspondent’s Dinner for two presidents.  He’s won 3 Emmy Awards and six Writer’s Guild Awards for comedy writing, the People’s Choice Award for “Favorite Television Host,” and is currently helming the show “Conan,” now in its 8th season on TBS. With the retirement of David Letterman in 2015, Conan became the longest-working current late-night talk show host in the U. S., celebrating 25 years in 2018.

Host Information

Conan O'Brien Needs a Friend

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.

Guest Appearances

Conan O'Brien Talks Conan Without Borders: Ghana

Conan O’Brien himself returns to talk about Conan in Ghana with Conan writers Mike Sweeney and Jessie Gaskell. They talk about the hilarious Sam Richardson joining the trip and his roots with Ghana, one of the powerful moments of the trip, and…


Conan O'Brien (A Surprise Cameo!), Paul F. Tompkins + Nicole Parker in Look Who’s Talking To You: The Musical

Paul F. Tompkins and Nicole Parker (The Neighborhood Listen) join Jess and Zach for an all new musical packed with comedian babies, jealous fathers, and more! With songs like “Your Baby Might Not Be Cute”, “I am Your Baby Look Who’s Talking To You”,…


Frontier Tween Episode 1: Tilly Mulch Learns A Lesson

Team Coco is excited to share the first episode of their new scripted comedy podcast 'Frontier Tween' with you. The show follows 12-year-old Tilly Mulch, who has a simple life working on her family’s frontier farm but dreams of one day winning…


Conan O’Brien

Never Not Funny #811RAugust 7, 2019

Stakeout! with Conan O'Brien. (This episode originally aired on February 7th, 2011.) This episode is brought to you by My Sheets Rock ( code: PARDO).


Conan O'Brien, Paula Poundstone, Andy Daly and Jen Kirkman at PCAT19

Select segments from Pardcast-A-Thon 2019 featuring Conan O'Brien, Paula Poundstone, Andy Daly and Jen Kirkman. Purchase the full 12-hour audio/video package at! Proceeds benefit Smile Train. This episode is brought to you by LightStream (, Quip (, and SeatGeek.


Look Who's Talking Now (w/ Conan O’Brien)

How Did This Get Made? #202November 22, 2018

Conan O’Brien (Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend) joins Paul, June, and Jason to discuss the 1993 romantic comedy and the final installment in the series, Look Who’s Talking Now starring John Travolta and Kirstie Alley. They talk about the sentient Danny DeVito…


Conan Never Goes Outside

Comedy Bang Bang #574November 18, 2018

Conan O’Brien and Scott meet in the middle as they chat about his new podcast “Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend” on Earwolf, his treasured memory of spending a day with John Candy, and stealing the Robin costume from Burt Ward in college.…


Duck Soup

Unspooled #25October 31, 2018

This week Amy & Paul hail the Marx Brothers' 1933 madcap comedy Duck Soup! They ask whether this is the first great comedy of the talkie era, parse the different comedic styles of the brothers, and praise Margaret Dumont as the perfect…


Conan O'Brien, Tig Notaro, Rory O'Malley and Paul F. Tompkins at PCAT18

Select segments from Pardcast-a-thon 2018, a benefit for Smile Train. Featuring Conan O'Brien, Tig Notaro, Rory O'Malley and Paul F. Tompkins. Purchase the full 12-hour audio/video package at! Proceeds benefit Smile Train. This episode is brought to you by Mack Weldon…


Conan O'Brien: Wild Horses Live at Largo

Recorded live from Largo at the Coronet in Los Angeles, Wild Horses (Lauren Lapkus, Mary Holland, Stephanie Allynne, Erin Whitehead) get cozy with special guest Conan O’Brien and then improvise a scene based off their conversation.


Conan O'Brien

Never Not Funny #811February 8, 2011

Stakeout! with Conan O'Brien.

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