• New Conan O’Brien podcast goes ‘inside Conan’…without Conan

    Inside Conan: An Important Hollywood PodcastConan O’Brien expanded his Team Coco content over the weekend with a new behind-the-scenes podcast. Inside Conan: An Important Hollywood Podcast debuted last Friday. The new podcast is already number five on the iTunes US comedy podcast rankings as of this writing.

    Inside Conan is co-hosted by two writers and producers from O’Brien’s half-hour late-night show, Conan. The podcast takes listeners “behind the pompadour” to explore “petty office dramas,” “hot celebrity green room gossip,” and “salacious stories behind” the highlights.

    Conan writers lead new Conan O’Brien podcast

    Every week, Mike Sweeney and Jessie Gaskell will share what it is like to work on the show. Sweeney has written for Conan for 24 years and “spent more time with Conan than his wife.” Gaskell has written for the show for five years. It’s worth noting that O’Brien is not an actual host on Inside Conan.

    In a three-minute teaser episode, the writers said that they will reveal the inner-workings “behind the orange curtain.” Special insights could include how to get the correct almond milk for Tom Hanks, how talent producers “wrangle the celebrity cats,” and generally how the “late night sausage gets made.”

    The podcast’s first 47-minute long episode featured guests Ben Sinclair, Jordan Schlansky, and Jose Arroyo. Schlansky is an Associate Producer for the show and Arroyo is a writer. The Team Coco crew discussed writer regrets and sections of Conan that fell flat. The podcast also included an unaired clip of O’Brien talking to Sinclair who created High Maintenance on HBO.

    Team Coco ups podcast output

    Conan began hosting his own podcast, Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend, in November. That podcast is “a weekly opportunity for Conan to hang out with the people he enjoys most and perhaps find some real friendship along the way.” Within just a few months, O’Brien has already had intimate conversations with notable guests such as Adam Sandler, Bill Burr, Will Ferrell, Marc Maron, and Stephen Colbert.

    O’Brien released a five-minute long teaser episode to describe the new podcast. He explained that the writers are “brutally honest” about his everyday life and will probably talk about his “humiliating” “foibles.”

    Conan fans can listen to the new podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and Google Podcasts.

    Mary Stevens

    Mary Stevens is a stand-up comedy enthusiast. She is a huge fan of live stand-up comedy and produces a show in her backyard in Hermosa Beach, CA. Her show has featured comics from Netflix, Comedy Central, HBO, Showtime and SNL, as well as up-and-coming comics. She is active on Twitter and Instagram @hermosabchmary.

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