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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 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.

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.
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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 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.

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Episodes

Conan O’Brien Talks Conan Without Borders: Ghana

11/1/2019
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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 some of the meaningful items Conan has brought back from his Conan Without Borders trips that now inhabit in his office. Watch Conan Without Borders: Ghana on November 7th! This episode is brought to you by Vital Farms (www.vitalfarms.com/coupon),...

Duration:01:02:40

Laura Kightlinger and Laurie Kilmartin

10/25/2019
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Actress and comedian Laura Kightlinger (PEN15, Will & Grace) and Conan writer Laurie Kilmartin join Conan writers Mike and Jessie to talk about Laurie’s new Stitcher Premium podcast “Best Of Stand-Up From Conan”, Laura’s stand-up set from the 1993-1994 season that was featured on the podcast, Laura’s start in stand-up in Boston, Laura’s dinner date with Larry David, and more. Check out Conan Without Borders: Greenland: https://teamcoco.com/greenland Check out Conan25: The Remotes:...

Duration:00:50:47

Jonathan Groff

10/18/2019
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Jonathan Groff (Black-ish) was the head writer of Late Night with Conan O’Brien from 1995 to 2000. Jonathan joins Conan writers Mike and Jessie to talk about the many times he’s gotten confused with the Broadway actor Jonathan Groff, giving John Krasinski the advice to not become an actor, Conan singing a song about how Jonathan and Mike were going to ruin the show on their very first day at Late Night, and more. This episode is brought to you by Vital Farms (www.vitalfarms.com/coupon),...

Duration:01:15:35

Jon Glaser

10/11/2019
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The hilarious Jon Glaser (Jon Glaser Loves Gear, Hustlers, Delocated) was a writer on Late Night with Conan O’Brien for 5 years. Jon joins Conan writers Mike and Jessie to talk about the Bill Clinton puppet, Segue Sam, the origins of Delocated, eating a sandwich in a scene with Jennifer Lopez in the movie Hustlers, and more. Check out Conan Without Borders: Greenland: https://teamcoco.com/greenland Check out Conan25: The Remotes: https://conan25.teamcoco.com/ Got a question for Inside...

Duration:01:03:20

Jena Friedman

10/4/2019
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Stand-up comedian Jena Friedman joins Conan writers Mike Sweeney and Jessie Gaskell to talk about her most recent Conan stand-up appearance dealing with true crime, why she wouldn’t be a comedian without her mother, her latest work in progress hour Miscarriage of Justice, her Adult Swim specials Soft Focus, and more. This episode is brought to you by CLR (www.clrbrands.com). Check out Jena Friedman’s most recent Conan appearance: https://youtu.be/wV-NcNwXqcA Check out Conan Without...

Duration:00:58:23

Maria Bamford

9/27/2019
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Comedian extraordinaire Maria Bamford joins Conan writers Mike Sweeney and Jessie Gaskell to talk about being a part of a new scripted podcast series from Team Coco called Frontier Tween, Conan being her first TV appearance in 1998, her many temp jobs in Los Angeles including playing a Star Trek character who traveled to various Jack in the Box locations in Southern California, and more. This episode is brought to yo by Vital Farms (www.vitalfarms.com/coupon), Tailor Store...

Duration:01:10:30

Frontier Tween Episode 1: Tilly Mulch Learns A Lesson

9/24/2019
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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 the big city newspaper poetry contest. Luckily, between her god-fearing Ma, her perpetually ailing Pa, her tiny orphan pal who sleeps in a nest in the barn, and the town pastor whose divine calling is to mooch food off his congregants, Tilly has plenty...

Duration:00:21:04

Matt O’Brien, Conan head writer

9/20/2019
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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 Reich story from the writers room of the Late Night with Conan days. This episode is brought to you by M&Ms Hazelnut. Check out Conan Without Borders: Greenland: https://teamcoco.com/greenland Check out Conan25: The Remotes:...

Duration:00:45:26

Dan Goor

9/13/2019
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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 Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and much more. This episode is brought to you by Vital Farms (www.vitalfarms.com/coupon), M&Mz Hazelnut, Candid Co (www.candidco.com/insideconan), and Tailor Store (www.tailorstore.com/insideconan). Check out Conan Without...

Duration:01:03:41

Inside Conan Greenland

9/6/2019
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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 Inside Conan tattoo. This episode is brought to you by Vital Farms (www.vitalfarms.com/coupon). Check out Conan Without Borders: Greenland: https://teamcoco.com/greenland Check out Conan25: The Remotes: https://conan25.teamcoco.com/ Got a...

Duration:00:53:11

Behind the Seams (and Sketches) Pt. 2

8/30/2019
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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 films such as Batman Returns. Then, Conan writer Andres du Bouchet joins Mike and Jessie to talk about sometimes starting with an accent for a character he’d like to perform, his idea for a sitcom featuring characters that have appeared on Conan,...

Duration:01:11:23

Marina Franklin

8/23/2019
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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 touring with Conan, and her debut stand-up special “Single Black Female.” Plus, Mike and Jessie answer some listener questions! This episode is brought to you by M&Ms Hazelnut and CLR (www.clrbrands.com). Check out Conan Without Borders:...

Duration:01:04:44

Brian McCann

8/16/2019
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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 stand-up community in Chicago in the late 80s/early 90s, his Arrogant Dumbass character bombing during a Conan taping, Joe’s Pub, the “No Reason to Live” Kayak Guy, and much more. This episode is brought to you by Vital Farms...

Duration:01:14:18

Jessica Chaffin

8/9/2019
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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 Israel, and brings a special homemade gift. This episode is brought to you by Vital Farms (www.vitalfarms.com/coupon) and FabFitFun (www.fabfitfun.com code: INSIDECONAN). Check out Conan Without Borders: Australia:...

Duration:00:53:50

Live from Just For Laughs 2019

8/2/2019
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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 broadcast at Comic-Con alongside comedian Moses Storm. Plus, comedian Cristela Alonzo drops by to talk about being so nervous for her first late night TV appearance on Conan that she forgot her name. This episode is brought to you by M&M’s...

Duration:01:07:23

Live from Comic-Con 2019

7/26/2019
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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. Then, comedian Rory Scovel stops by to talk about his double booking sketch with Jon Dore and his experience touring with Conan. Plus, Associate Producer Jordan Schlansky drops by to answer audience questions. This episode is brought to you by CLR...

Duration:01:07:16

Flula Borg

7/19/2019
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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 new song “Self Care Sunday,” and much more. Check out Conan Without Borders: Australia: https://teamcoco.com/australia Check out Conan25: The Remotes: https://conan25.teamcoco.com/ Got a question for Inside Conan? Call our voicemail: (323)...

Duration:00:56:20

Andy Daly

7/12/2019
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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 The Dana Carvey Show, playing Amy Poehler’s new boyfriend Kyle for a “Andy’s Little Sister” sketch, Late Night Salmon Grab, getting a swirly by Rob Riggle in a real toilet, a controversial blackface sketch, and much more. This episode is brought...

Duration:00:57:54

Brian Stack

7/5/2019
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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 about the first sketch he ever wrote being Andy’s Little Sister featuring Amy Poehler, the special only kids in the audience episode, and some of his favorite Conan bits including Artie Kendall the Ghost Crooner, WikiBear, The Wikipedia-Powered...

Duration:00:59:49

Matt Walsh

6/28/2019
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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, capitalizing on the chemistry of the Veep cast via improv, and much more. This episode is sponsored by Cannondale Bicycles (www.cannondale.com/conan). Check out Conan Without Borders: Australia: https://teamcoco.com/australia Check out Conan25: The...

Duration:01:05:02