Mike Sweeney

Mike Sweeney is a Conan writer and host of Inside Conan: An Important Hollywood Podcast.

Host Information

Inside Conan: An Important Hollywood Podcast

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 characters like Crooner Ghost Artie Kendall, and meet people-who-should-be-characters like Jordan Schlansky. Plus find out why the second floor at Team Coco gets all the best snacks and who’s leaving dirty dishes in Andy Richter’s sink. Each week Mike and Jessie share the best and spill the dirt on everything Conan, because they’re pretty sure their boss isn’t going to listen anyway.

Guest Appearances

Mike Sweeney

Writer Mike Sweeney talks with Andy Richter about surviving a traumatic upbringing, his career trajectory from trial lawyer to head writer for Conan, and the value of being surrounded by funny people.


17 Surprising Tales From Inside Conan’s Late Night Shows

The Cracked Podcast #285March 31, 2019

Conan O’Brien’s made 25 years of late night TV (and counting!). You probably know the support of a staff made that possible. But did you know it also took sprinting, packeting, Schwarzenegger-tracking, Central American kidnapping, index card pouch crafting, and more wild…


Jessie Gaskell and Mike Sweeney

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 second floor, office snacks,…

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