Conan O' Brien launches new podcast titled 'Conan O' Brien Needs a Friend' and names Will Ferrell as his first guest

The new podcast will feature Kristen Bell, Bill Burr, Will Ferrell, Marc Maron, Megan Mullally, Nick Offerman, Dax Shepard, Wanda Sykes, and others


                            Conan O' Brien launches new podcast titled 'Conan O' Brien Needs a Friend' and names Will Ferrell as his first guest

Conan O’Brien is all set to debut his new podcast on November 19 titled 'Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend,' and the first guest is Will Ferrell, Team Coco and Earwolf announced on Thursday. O’Brien’s weekly podcast will run for 36 weeks and feature some of the biggest names in entertainment, music, comedy, literature and any individuals, who the longest-tenured host in late night television is passionate about conversing with.

Executive producer Conan O'Brien of the TBS television show Final Space speaks onstage during the Turner portion of the 2018 Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on January 11, 2018 in Pasadena, California.
Executive producer Conan O'Brien of the TBS television show Final Space speaks onstage during the Turner portion of the 2018 Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on January 11, 2018 in Pasadena, California.

“After 25 years of extensive market research, we have learned that people want to hear my voice without seeing my face.  So rejoice, America,” said O’Brien. Over the years and despite thousands of interviews, Conan has never made a real and lasting friendship with any of his celebrity guests. So, he started a podcast to do just that. Deeper, unboundedly playful, and free from FCC regulations, 'Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend' is a weekly opportunity for Conan to hang out with the people he enjoys most and perhaps find some real friendship along the way. 

The podcast launches while O’Brien is hitting the road on his live tour, 'Conan & Friends: An Evening of Stand-Up and Investment Tips.' The multi-city tour and the 'Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend' podcast will allow O’Brien to reconnect and interact with his fan base as he gears up for a leaner more agile 30-minute show on TBS premiering January 2019. 

 Beginning with Will Ferrell on November 19, 'Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend' will premiere as follows;
 
'Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend' featuring Kristen Bell Monday, November 26
 
'Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend' featuring Bill Burr Monday, December 3
 
'Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend' featuring Dax Shepard Monday, December 10
 
'Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend' featuring Nick Offerman & Megan Mullally Monday, December 17
 
'Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend' featuring Wanda Sykes Monday, December 24
 
'Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend' featuring Marc Maron Monday, December 31

All episodes of 'Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend' can be found for free on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and Google Podcasts. An extended trailer, which includes clips from some of the upcoming guests, is also available at atapplepodcasts.com/teamcoco.