Inside Conan: An Important Hollywood Podcast

Inside Conan: An Important Hollywood Podcast

Inside Conan: An Important Hollywood Podcast

CATEGORY: Comedy
Conan writers Mike Sweeney and Jessie Gaskell are giving listeners the inside story on some of Conan’s most iconic late-night moments, stretching from his 1993 debut on NBC’s Late Night to his recent CONAN on TBS finale. Starting from the very beginning, they’ll speak with some of Conan’s most iconic guests, writers, and the man himself. We’ve got all kinds of great stories this season - like that time Conan got in hot water with the government of Finland, or how the Late Night team helped Jack McBrayer land 30 Rock. Other guests include Masturbating Bear creator Brian Reich, former intern Vanessa Bayer, even Liza Powell O’Brien shares what it was like to meet her future husband on a remote involving a chainsaw. Subscribe now!
  1. September 22, 2022
    50 min
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    Remembering Brian Reich
    Our friend Brian Reich, the legendary Late Night with Conan O’Brien writer responsible for characters like the Masturbating Bear and Pimpbot 5000, passed away on September 12, 2022. We were lucky enough to have…
  2. August 02, 2022
    39 min
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    Remembering Bill Tull
    Bill Tull, Team Coco’s prop master for 28 years, passed away on July 27th, 2022. In honor of their beloved colleague, Jessie and Mike are revisiting an episode from earlier this year when Bill and fellow prop m…
  3. July 22, 2022
    3 min
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    Mike and Jessie Get Historical
    Mike and Jessie are back with a special announcement from Team Coco! Earlier this year, Conan’s wife Liza joined Inside Conan for one of the most popular episodes to date. Now Liza has her own podcast, Signific…
  4. June 24, 2022
    1 hr 27 min
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    Conan O'Brien & Jeff Ross Look Back
    Conan O’Brien and longtime executive producer Jeff Ross join writers Mike Sweeney and Jessie Gaskell to discuss Conan and Jeff's first meeting, the start of Late Night, Tom Hanks’ message to Conan, and the fate…
  5. June 17, 2022
    1 hr 8 min
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    Dana Carvey Looks Back
    Dana Carvey joins Conan writer Mike Sweeney to discuss meeting Conan at Saturday Night Live, the genius and humility of Robin Williams, the key to a good Beatles impression, and the time Regis Philbin heckled S…
  6. June 10, 2022
    1 hr 8 min
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    Revisiting CONAN at Largo w/ Mark Flanagan
    The man behind the legendary Largo theater, Mark Flanagan, joins writers Mike Sweeney and Jessie Gaskell to discuss CONAN’s run at Largo in 2020-2021, Jack Black’s injury before the show’s final episode, the re…
  7. June 03, 2022
    1 hr 10 min
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    Revisiting Comic-Con w/ Andres du Bouchet, Levi MacDougall, and Dan Cronin
    This week Mike and Jessie look back at CONAN’s Comic-Con specials with writers Andres du Bouchet, Levi MacDougall, and Dan Cronin. They discuss working with Comic-Con legends like Mark Hamill and Jamie Lee Curt…
  8. May 27, 2022
    1 hr 1 min
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    D’Arcy Carden Revisits Meeting Conan (And Then Meeting Him Again)
    D’Arcy Carden joins writers Mike Sweeney and Jessie Gaskell to discuss her love for Late Night, meeting Conan before she famous, what it was like to finally appear on his show, and her role in the upcoming “A L…
  9. May 20, 2022
    1 hr
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    Reggie Watts Revisits His Surreal CONAN Performances
    Reggie Watts joins Mike Sweeney and Jessie Gaskell to discuss performing on the Legally Prohibited From Being Funny on Television Tour, why he felt so comfortable improvising his CONAN appearances, performing w…
  10. May 13, 2022
    55 min
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    Kimmy Gatewood Revisits Her Many CONAN Sketches
    Actress, writer, and director Kimmy Gatewood (GLOW, Atypical) joins Mike Sweeney and Jessie Gaskell to discuss her many appearances in CONAN sketches, acting with George R.R. Martin, her hilarious interaction w…
  11. May 06, 2022
    53 min
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    Producer Jason Chillemi Revisits Classic CONAN Remotes
    Jason Chillemi (the man who made all of our favorite Conan remotes possible) joins writers Mike Sweeney and Jessie Gaskell to discuss the classic Ice Cube and Kevin Hart remotes, the early days of CONAN in Los…
  12. April 29, 2022
    1 hr 6 min
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    Matt O’Brien & Meghan Sinclair Revisit Their CONAN Romance
    Head writer Matt O’Brien and show photographer Meghan Sinclair join Mike Sweeney and Jessie Gaskell to discuss their courtship at 30 Rock, the early days of CONAN on TBS, chasing Gary Busey with a blimp, and ex…
  13. April 22, 2022
    1 hr 9 min
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    Nikki Glaser Revisits Her Conan Obsession
    Nikki Glaser joins writers Mike Sweeney and Jessie Gaskell to discuss her high school obsession with Late Night, fact-checking comments in the Conan subreddit, how Brian Stack helped her give the ultimate birth…
  14. April 15, 2022
    58 min
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    Adam Pally Revisits His Crazy CONAN Costumes
    Adam Pally joins writers Mike Sweeney and Jessie Gaskell to discuss his love for Conan, getting cut from Late Night bits, the generous genius of Brian Stack, and why Adam decided to wear progressively more insa…
  15. April 08, 2022
    56 min
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    Prop Masters Bill Tull & John Rau Revisit 28 Years of Props
    We’re joined by two Conan legends: longtime prop masters Bill Tull and John Rau join writers Mike Sweeney and Jessie Gaskell to discuss going to New Jersey to dig up animal bones, how some new shelves led to ab…
  16. April 01, 2022
    48 min
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    Will Forte Revisits His Buffalo-Riding Ted Turner Appearances
    Will Forte joins writers Mike Sweeney and Jessie Gaskell to discuss playing TBS founder Ted Turner on CONAN, making his first ever talk show appearance on Late Night, and why he felt such a connection with Cona…
  17. March 25, 2022
    1 hr 21 min
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    100th Episode Special w/ Robert Smigel, President Halonen, and Jordan Schlansky
    It’s the 100th episode of Inside Conan! To celebrate, Mike and Jessie are speaking with three Conan fan favorites - our friend Robert Smigel answers your listener questions, associate producer Jordan Schlansky…
  18. March 18, 2022
    1 hr
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    Sona Movsesian & Rodman Flender Revisit the Prohibited Tour
    Director Rodman Flender and Sona Movsesian join writers Mike Sweeney and Jessie Gaskell to discuss their favorite memories from the Legally Prohibited from Being Funny on Television Tour, why Rodman was so torn…
  19. March 11, 2022
    55 min
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    Steven Ho Revisits Beating Up Conan (Many, Many Times)
    Martial artist and stuntman Steven Ho joins writers Mike Sweeney and Jessie Gaskell to discuss almost breaking Conan’s leg with a wooden plank, the violent advice he received from Judd Apatow, coordinating stun…
  20. March 04, 2022
    1 hr 36 min
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    Bill Carter Revisits the War for Late Night
    Writer Bill Carter (author of The War for Late Night) joins Mike Sweeney and Jessie Gaskell to discuss the significance of The Tonight Show for a generation of comedians, the behind-the-scenes drama surrounding…

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