Conan O’Brien joins the endless list of celebrities with a podcast later this month. The TBS late night host will premiere his new podcast, Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend, on November 19. Team Coco confirmed the first guest will be Will Ferrell.
The podcast will fun for 36 weeks in a partnership with Earwolf and feature notable guests in entertainment, music, and comedy such as Kristen Bell, Bill Burr, Marc Maron, Megan Mullally, Nick Offerman, Dax Shepard, Wanda Sykes, and others.
Team Coco’s description of the podcast makes you excited and sad for the Conan host at the same time. “Conan has never made a real and lasting friendship with any of his celebrity guests. So, he started a podcast to do just that.” The podcast will feature playful banter free from TV censors.
The podcast will be the first from the veteran late-night host, though he has appeared on many others like WTF with Marc Maron and You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes. O’Brien joked about the podcast, “After 25 years of extensive market research we have learned that people want to hear my voice without seeing my face. So rejoice, America.”
Earwolf has made a name for itself with a list of popular celebrity- and comedian-hosted podcasts including Politically Re-Active with W. Kamau Bell and Hari Kondabolu, Comedy Bang Bang: The Podcast, Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness, and How Did This Get Made?
A live-show tour of the podcast has already been confirmed, but the dates and cities have not been announced.
All episodes of the podcast will be free on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and Google Podcasts. While the show doesn’t come out until November 19, you can search and subscribe to it on any of the mentioned platforms. For now, here’s a five-minute teaser from Earwolf: