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The Days After 9/11: Will Things Ever Be Funny Again?

One Plus One

02:14 min | Last month

The Days After 9/11: Will Things Ever Be Funny Again?

"On amazon music or with one plus in the days after nine eleven it really did feel like nothing would ever be funny again. Welcome to the late show. This is our first show on the air. Sense of new york and washington were attacked. Even the men on late night had abandoned their post. Then shuffled back. One by one cowed by their lack of words to describe what had happened. Letterman came. I watching all of this. I wasn't sure of that. I should be doing a television show because for for twenty years we've been in in the city making fun of everything making fun of the city making fun of my hair making fun of paul well. Conan came the next night. I will be very honest with you. I have no idea how to do what we've been doing. I know i have no idea how we're going to get back to doing this again. That's how we all feel. And then jon stewart two nights later. I was a producer on the daily show. Then standing just offstage with the rest of the staff feeling like someone had pulled the parking brake at full speed. Our senses of humor had dropped right out of the bottom of the car. So we're we're gonna take a break. And i'm going to stop slobbering on myself in the desk and we're going to get back to this and it's gonna be fun and funny and it's going to be the same as it was and i thank you. We'll be right back. I just assumed well. We can't do humor todd. Hanson was the head writer at the satirical newspaper the onion at the time. Everyone on the staff assumed that and so we cancelled it and we just went dark and of course who cares. It's just comedy right. But here's the problem the onion isn't just a scrappy. College comedy thing anymore. They have financial backers they have payroll. They have add biased fulfil hell. They still have to pay. They might be giants. They can't just stop printing whenever they want. They have to put there next issue. A whole newspaper full of

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"conan" Discussed on Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend

Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend

06:30 min | Last month

"conan" Discussed on Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend

"You tv. Let's watch the tv. Finally i've found someone who finally if someone says it right play volleyball but he he he told me about this and and it was an interesting experience but he never talked about it publicly. Which shows you first of all. What a thrill. That must've been for this guy dylan fan but he never talked about almost everything. S bob euchre. Even keep much secret. But he never really talked about dylan in a it. Just shows you how much you trade off of it. Yeah yeah any. Other comedian could've turned that into like a whole vessel. But yeah you dirty dog co people would get your dirty dog like you know. What is that who talks that way. It's just a guy a guy from. That's what i think from another century. Yes i just saw the value in speaking like that for comedy. Yes yeah yes. Just the way he speaks it was used it. Yes but there was attention in him of being that guy and being from that guy. But i think also rejecting that guy and not really like. He didn't stay in canada. You know he left canada and so he. I think he kind of had that play by the rules. Don't ruffle any feathers. Don't make the neighbors talk about you base and then and then became this guy like did not give shit with the neighbors said about you. You know and i think that that tension and there is like you know like i said the guy is you know there's a there's a lot of of tearing down you know. That's that's kind of what he did. There's a price to be paid for that. That's the best it i have to say. I have You know. I've had this knowing regret this last day. And a half and it's reading all this praise for norm. Which again i i believe is completely justified. Yeah and will endure And it's been a regret that He had he didn't get to experience. This you know he took so much flak in his career. He took so much shit and yes. He knew that he had fans. But i wish you know it's a common wish for people. But i wish he'd been able to read the stuff that's being written about him. I wish he knew how beloved he is also how in off comedians are a of of what he did. And what he meant and how you know how important he was to the people who are probably the most important people in the world to him. Yeah you know. And he You know. I wish. I wish he knew that. And it's the one regret i You know he kept. He kept his illness a complete secret from everybody. Everybody and and that was his choice. And i respect that choice but selfishly for me. I wish i had the chance and i. I wish a lot of us wish we'd had the chance to go in and tell him yeah. You're a singular artists and you've really made a huge difference and if nothing else I don't. I don't know anybody that could make me laugh like that. Anybody me too. I don't think there's anybody that i've ever met that made me and made me laugh with abandon a child. I've just i would. I would lose. Control is it was a what he was doing with so so insane. And you know and well. He's effortlessly funny. He just almost everything he did was. It's all about the brain. It's like each just had brain unlike any other brain. And that's you know so much of what the people that you love the comedians that you love your loving this brain this unique brain that that the take the takes the input and the output is unlike any other out. You know the one thing i would say is it's the brain and the talent but then You know i. I reserve my highest praise for people with standards and that guy had rules. He had rules about There's there's kinds of comedy that work and get you applause And there's kind of kinds of comedy that Are very risky and often. Don't work and that's the stuff that he revelled in and was willing to go through. You know go through the experience of hearing no laughs right. Just because he knew on some level he was right and would be redeemed in the end and now people are looking at all these clips and they're looking at these clips of him on the espy's going after these athletes and saying this is absolutely hilarious. Telling me texted me yesterday that you were watching or two days ago that you were watching yourself listening to norm. Yeah in the segments and laughing. As you've never heard the. Because i was on so many times and i forgot some of these things and i remembered the moth but i don't it's not like i don't yeah yeah also i don't go back and i don't look at myself i'm not i i i'm not that's not my idea of a good time is to look at clips of myself. I thought we were going to be honest. And how come on your phone. Your phone is silently playing old. Clinton this look at that john. Line here is immaculate..

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"conan" Discussed on Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend

Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend

05:24 min | Last month

"conan" Discussed on Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend

"I maintained the he did this. He had this idea before. Tom hanks so he's a little indignant was actually. We showed it before hanks ever made though that true. Okay all right right after selling some the bergen heroically landed on the hudson and so he shot this thing he got to our show early and of course it looks like shit because we just had a fad with the barest cockpit sat and he insisted on using the woman who did is makeup. Debra debra palm. He insisted on using her in the bed. Even though it's not even clear why he needed her in the bit played his played his wife and this this day. I don't know what what was dry. Bid one of the dry seen. So the idea is that Sully sellin burger heroically. Landed on the hudson like around that time he made. This movie about sully seldom burger but six months. It's been in the can. So he was looking for an ending in this guy lands so basically basically what the joke is the clinton he made a movie about solely so burger before you landed the plane on the clinton landing on the tarmac. That's that's fully lands. The plane says thanks for flying. american airlines. Yes that was good day. So the joke is that impr- amazingly director decides to make a movie about a random pilots. So he for her and makes it about a successful landing before the most dramatic landing in the history. Aviation any this. I think he had a fake mustache. And but you. He's barely and this is another thing i love about him. He didn't care at all about the craft of acting. And i'll watch recently. I watched Dirty work was on tv. He would say. I'm not an actor. Yeah i don't. i'm not an actor. So he had no interest in that so even in the sketch. He's not even pretending to be in a sketch but he was great. Yeah if you look at. Snl appearances is a work on us. Now letterman was great Burt reynolds reynolds was gray area. He was fantastic. Yeah those guy. Oh he's being those guys but he's also never not being norm right like he's always norm. It's always the letterman impression was bizarre that that gets me to something that i think you know has to be understood pout. Norm is that he was always norm. So there are people that i go and i see them in the dressing room before the show and chat with them a little bit and they're kinda revving up to be the person they're going to be on the show norm was that guy all the time and Using using those old weird euphemisms and using using You know that strange language and that cadence that way of taunting and he was always that guy and and then after the show. You'd go to tell him that was really great Then weren't out some kind of a hobo. You know just like he's doing that Backstage beforehand afterwards. I think in in every incarnation now. He said from the beginning of ninety three when he did stand up. He would call the tv the tv that tv. Who else do you know who says the tv show. I know i know who you're talking about. Bob dylan right. As i got to meet bob dylan once and i was backstage with are guitarist. Jim of avino. At a bob dylan show and suddenly. I got literally like pushed into a room where there was some heavy hitting people in there. I did not consider myself. Nor do i still one of those but got pushed in and i got kind of shoved to the front of this line. And there's bob dylan and he looked right at me. What i know you the tv. So and i remember that in my head like he calls the television the tv with the emphasis on t. And then norm all these years used to say. It's the tv now. Norm is the giant dylan fan. I didn't know that enormous dylan fan and sometimes in his material. I feel like there's i think that's just minnesota and canada. Bob dylan's for minnesota. Yes so you're hearing a guy from minnesota and you're hearing a guy from canada and you're hearing just a north of northern north american the tv right because that's that canadian guy also says like. I'm not a hobo. You know i mean those are all old crusty white man. 'isms very canadian very upper northern. Us well here's an interesting fact. And i don't think anybody. I don't think it's been out there. Publicly but dylan was a fan of norms. Invited him to his house and warm. Was at dylan's malibu house for like two days. Wow slept and a coffee..

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"conan" Discussed on Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend

Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend

08:59 min | Last month

"conan" Discussed on Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend

"Is And i never saw him. He would tell the joke and then he would stare you down through the television. Yeah like try that on for size something. No one else could get away. Yeah and you look like such an asshole y- if anybody else did it. That's that's my lucky stabbing cap and then you can just see his eyes on fire and that grin and he's going to hold it there and he knows he's going to lose his job. Yeah he's gonna lose his job over this funniest guy to ever be on that show in lose his job he he you know i like i said. He had a very destructive streak. He publicly stated he lost his his entire fortune twice gambling and so he would find things like this and it wasn't like to destroy as own job but it was like to destroy the hypocrisy of and you know. He was really drawn to touchy subjects. So it's like a brutal murder. Yeah he pleasure in in being dangerous how leather it was greeted jokes. Did we hear you know how many hooting must bring it up german. He that became anti rick. That became a thing. Yeah and i actually conan. And i were talking about this. Forget i had forgotten about this and of course You said that you sometimes see it online. I'm like okay. Well let's hear about that because You know me. I'm in the nose cone of the rocket. right right at the top of the puree. your ivory tower. There's a lot of clouds and they're counting my point. I get concerned with what you're doing down in the moat people. I mean every weekly someone will just an arbiter. You know arbitrarily. Just call me swedish german and it was. You know that what that means. I know what i mean. I know there norm fans because norm would do enormous also kind of a traditionalist. So he did the you know. Talk to the talk show host. But then there's this guy over here this one. Let's make fun of him and a lot of his jokes. He say he was drawn to the things that you're not supposed to say so a lot of his jokes were about being queer. Gay porno this fellow over here. He enjoys the gay porno and that became a thing with me. And at one point he was talking about your ethnicity. Your irish scottish water. You and i said swedish german and you for some reason was like really. And i was like yeah i why would i make that up but that then later became a euphemism for gay. You know the old prospector comes to town and wants a prostitute but now there's no prostitutes. There's just andy. Richter the swedish german. It's outrageous because it's it's outrageous because it's on a talk show and it's like and it's me but i think some people think that like i was somehow wall and somebody else a friend of mine pointed out. There's nothing you can't do anything with that right like you. There's nothing to do with that when when norman. Donald says this bell over like we'd go to like. Hey have you met his wife then you did say at least i had my dignity and says you rape rape you know my god and i said but i never was that crazy about that because i would think i'm sitting there and we're in a studio and we're laughing about it now and it is like the point in that joke. Is this beleza queer. Yeah and and it's a very very old fashioned retrograde joke that we just don't do anymore right and some jokes that we don't do anymore. We don't do them anymore because they shouldn't be done right and we shouldn't have been doing them in the first place. So i was always thinking about the gay people. That work on the conan o'brien show. How do i look them in the face after being there in hardy hiring about the punchline being that i'm a gay fella and and we're thinking about the people in my family who were gay like if they're gonna watch how are they gonna think when the real bottom line what's funny about. That is that. I was supposedly a homosexual and that i was at which to me i always was like. It's like it's like saying like this bill over here. He's he doesn't want anybody to know it. But he's a secret jew his his kitchen full. Marcus you and what are you talking about money by kitchens final. But you're you're not a secret but but you know what i mean. Just it always made me uncomfortable. Not because i was afraid that people would think i was gay. Because if i was gay everybody would know that i was gay. It made me uncomfortable because there were people out there in the audience. Who whom i love and care about who would be left thinking like what's so terrible about me. I am a joke that i'm a punchline. How i am and who. I am is a punchline to a joke but that was when when you're the kinda comic that norm is and you're going after any uncomfortable subject and you're like oh let me get in there and and you know roam around and really get my elbows right. You're gonna it's gonna be ugly sometimes. Yeah i it's gonna be uncomfortable. Yes i i remember he did. I mean i think one of his later appearances on our show you know. He went after oscar pistorius. You know blade runner convicted of murder and he was the one who famously had you know. A blades You know he was born I guess without legs and had blades. Yes dead and was this great olympic athlete and he went after him and his job was something along the lines of. I have no problem with him as a murderer problem with the murder the murder. It's you should use real your real legs if you're gonna be you think about it. Everything about that joke is completely wrong. And especially in this era that we're in You know completely unacceptable but it was norm and norm would dig into it with this and look i. I know the guy to be extremely sensitive. It'd be very kind like almost too sensitive in many ways very and and yet he wasn't having any of if if this Well you got to be careful here. You know or that joke. That could really hurt people's feeling that could he made some kind of deal with himself early on that across the board he was not going to care. Yeah melwood gonna tell me what to say. Yeah no one's gonna tell me what to say and i think You know his line was one of the basic requirements of being sprinter. Is you have to have legs remember. He had he had a he had a joke. I've loved early on about kickboxing. It's like kick. Boxing combines all the grace and finesse of boxing with kicking. He had this the way he would just punch it and reduce it to its absolute most absurd. You know yeah and you could picture like kicking. Just what sounds lamer than guy. Kiss buddy a lot like he. Luxuria did in his own enormous. And that's like why there were all those long long long jokes it was. It was just him like there's it's aggressive it's an aggressive thing to waste that much. Tv time. Because i think he's thinking tv time is precious l. Let me show you. It's not that precious. Look what i'm gonna do. I'm gonna tell a joke about whatever went along for every second he made it. He made long joke a work of art. Yeah yeah old joke. That wasn't his you know The Dammit he he did this bit for us that he insisted on doing. Sulphur yes he did a bit where he you know he. He came out and he's like conan made a movie. Oh really have made a movie and and funded myself. And of course i and it's and it was about sally sellin burger who landed sellin burger biography biography about the pilot who landed the plane and he..

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"conan" Discussed on Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend

Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend

06:58 min | Last month

"conan" Discussed on Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend

"It clear. He worked on the dennis miller show. I thought it was understood. Dennis but come on. This is believable. He's a so you knew that you knew him. I do right. And i knew he had worked. He got a job as a writer on saturday. Night live so In a pinch i went. I went up there. I thought he would do it. And i knew know. Usually you work with the standup hone a set but with norm. I didn't need. I was worried at all i. I knew that afternoon. He would come on the air and kill and he did he annihilated and he did a bit about buying a dog which was so funny And that was the first time he did our show. And i was twenty eight years ago right and then he came on many times after that. And i been thinking about what is it. What is it that made this guy so insanely different from everyone else. And i have this recollection that and you said something. Once which was an and i always remembered it it was after a norm segment in norm had annihilated. He had done really well as he always did. And you said to me. That guy doesn't care in a way that frightens me. And what you meant was he. He had this seeming indifference about whether the crowd liked it or not. He was going to do what he was going to do. And he was so ballsy that you found it kind of scary. I knew exactly what you were talking about. It was always a high wire act and one of the things. I remember most about norm is i would start laughing the minute he came out. Yeah of the curtain. So i'd say leads enormous donald and he would come out and he had this look in his on this glint in his eye and i was laughing before he said in. Yeah yeah and i will attest and you you will. You will back me up on this both of you. Combat me on this. I always wanted to be a host who the helped helped. The gas is much as i could. it's called host. But but what. I what i would do. Is you know. sometimes. I be hearing something. That wasn't that funny. But i i learned how to be a generous laugh or if it would help right i have always said to people if you wanna really see me laugh and this is long before norm passed if you really want to see what it looks like when i am laughing watching nor mcdonald's segment because i have my hands on my belly which i think might be my tell. I put my hands on my stomach. And i i would have my hands on my stomach sometimes just as normal coming out around the curtain and i see that crazy look in his eye and that that insane grin that he had with those sort of like round apple cheeks this kid. He's mischievous kid and he was out to cause trouble and he's coming around the bend and his his i would catch me. It always look a little surprised to see me. Even though i had just introduced. Taylor's five minutes five minutes before but oh my god and and and i think there was this People get cynical about show business and rightfully they think well it's all set up or it's all been contrived and sometimes it has been but with that guy when you look at these clips. You're watching us. Be just as stunned. Yeah bahati insist because we don't know we don't know what's going to happen. I think well one of the things to me like like norm was so canadian like he was like deeply deeply polite deeply deeply concerned with the person that he's talking to an audience not so much but but a person that he's talking to cause even like the the the famous clip of like You know that. And now and it's it's arguably one of the biggest things circulating now about lauren. aired. Lauren about norm is when he was on. With courtney thorne smith yeah and was making fun of carrot top. But he wasn't making fun. Of courtney thorne smith right. He was having fun with her but he still was kind of taking care of her in a way and having fun with you yeah So key i think he'd had this sort of. And i mean i just i showed. My sister texted me day after he died and she said do you remember. I was at the show. I was eighteen years old. And i was in your office. You weren't there. You were rehearsing or meeting. Or something and norm. Macdonald walked in and i introduced myself and he sat down and talk to me for an hour and asked me questions about myself and you know and and and made me laugh a lot and she said nobody in your business has done that before or since right right and and that was that was one aspect of norm was like an incredibly kind considerate listener. But then there's also this stripe of norm that is a destroyer. It's not a coincidence. That when talk about him yes. It's not he killed destroyed. Yeah and what. North norm was drawn to touch points. That you're not supposed to touch and norm would non only touch them. He would dry hump them. Yeah you know he would just and so talk show context you have this guy for whom nothing is sacred. Yeah and in fact. There's a little bit like you don't sense aggression from him. Except when you get to like hypocrisy or something that's you know phoniness. And he was also he was also to non afraid publicly or more or in private or something to let people that he felt. Were not funny. Who were being paid to be funny. Let them know. He didn't think they were funny. Yeah and that's because he had so much well eating yes. He took it. He took it. I mean yeah. He took it comedy very seriously and And one of the things that speaks to you know i was having a conversation with Jim downey And and in the in the wake of norm staff. And jim downey and i was trying to get to the what is it that made norm so different. And he's reminded me said you know on weekend update.

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"conan" Discussed on Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend

Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend

07:19 min | Last month

"conan" Discussed on Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend

"It off. Hey there and welcome to an unusual episode of conan o'brien Needs a friend. This episode is being done very spur of the moment and it's happening because everybody knows now. norm macdonald died Two days ago and I got the news Like everyone else. Just absolutely stunned. Had no idea. That norm had not only been very ill but been very ill for a very long time. None of us had any idea and There's been this seismic reaction Which is appropriate completely appropriate In the comedy world And allots been said about norm. And i just have very strong feeling yesterday that i needed to talk to people about it and And talk to people who like me. Experience norm in the moment and and really try and understand what it was about this man. This incr- very improbable unusual man. What what made him so different. And i maintain that you know. We are accustomed sadly to losing funny talented people all the time and we grow accustomed to it. I think norms impact is only going to grow and i think his Significance in comedy is only going to expand over time because he was Such such an incredible talent and trying to describe what made norm different is so difficult. And i think so far when i've i think i've read everything that's out there and i'm i'm hearing you know to be fair. People were all taken by surprise. You just hearing. He was an original and there was no one like norm. And i keep thinking now. No one's getting to it. And i i just wanted to take a stab today To try and understand what exactly it was about this guy that was so so brilliantly unusual and is it and is going to be so lasting and his work is so important. So what i've done is. I've asked to people who are sort of in the engine room with me when over the years Norm made his appearances on the show. i'm sitting with andy richter who was right there. Yes for their. You were there. She were there for it. So you i wanted you here because you are a really astute observer of comedic style and you were right there for all of these Amazing appearances that nor made on our show and i also asked My longtime friend and longtime producer since really the beginning in one thousand nine hundred three frank smiley to be here. Frank and Frank frank produced every single one of norms segments. And so if anyone can help me understand what it was about this guy. I thought it would be frank. So i got frank smiley here. I got andy richter here. And we're just gonna talk about the norm of at all. Yeah here and we'll franken to talk to him. You know he'd come on. I and i think a lot of a lot of what you're seeing like commemorating norm was clips from our show which we were blessed to have those but for every one of those segments frank. Talk to him for an hour. We you and i got him eight minutes or whatever probably thought yeah. I mean first of all i wanted to before even begin. I i wanna give a quick shout out to to people who in my opinion are the unsung heroes of the norm macdonald. Story to people that Meant a lot to norm. And we're really there for him at in pivotal moments You know one is. Jim downey who You know for my for my money. The best pound for pound best comedy. Mind that i've ever encountered Head writer at sound for many years wrote for david letterman Just absolutely brilliant man. I worked for him at stone alive and he was the one that really worked with norman update and for that just incredibly classic period of weekend updates on live so a shout out to jim downey and i'm thinking about him because norm so loved him and admired him and a shoutout to a very special person lori. Joe extra who Was norms you know. Right hand Partner in crime And she. I did have a chance to speak to her since this all happen. And she's such a lovely person and i'm thinking of her because She she just did so much For norm over the years. And norma so lucky to have her so i just wanted to address those two people who i think deserve our our love and thoughts. Right now frank. Do me a favor. Because i was trying to. I recall the first time i encountered norm was when he did stand up on our late night. Show really early on. Do you remember how that happened. Yes it was a month after we started. It was october of ninety. Three and a guest dropped out as it would happen back then. People were people. Were back in october. Ninety three we have been on the era month. Believe it or not it wasn't going well. There's a gentleman. No-one no-one thought we would last twenty eight minutes. Let alone twenty eight years. But they were dropping like but guess we're dropping out at the last second constantly and so someone dropped out and would you do so. I had worked with normal year earlier on the dennis miller show which didn't last very long but he was the fun anybody who had met him even for a new. He's the funniest guy in the world. I sorry konin but he is just a force. Dennis miller you're talking about now..

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CNN's Trivial list of Trump's Lies

Dennis Prager Podcasts

02:04 min | 2 months ago

CNN's Trivial list of Trump's Lies

"I promise you that. I would a retail a bit from cnn's list of the most notable is donald trump since i've spoken to you about the the society of lies in which we live because of the left the reason for charging trump aligarh for four years is the same as being preoccupied with the quote unquote insurrection. It deflects from what the left does. That's what that's the whole point. If we can get you to concentrate on the right you will ignore the left. That is the oldest tactic of the left and it always works. Why stalin cul trotsky fascist. So here we go cnn list. The most notable is the most telling lie. This is the first one. It didn't rain on his inauguration. Here that i you looked at me. As if i'm making it up. Now let's say. I i don't even know what it refers to. I don't i don't remember it but it doesn't matter so that was the most telling lie that it didn't rain at the inauguration and apparently it did i don't know what he said. I'm just i'm giving you. All of the lies are of that significance then. Of course the most dangerous live. The corona virus was under control. Everybody conan coat lied in the beginning about the corona virus. Not to panic. People did Nancy pelosi said. Hey everybody comes to chinatown. Celebrate the chinese new year. There's nothing to worry about. People didn't know in the beginning about the the virus okay. Wyoming people not to panic is actually a wonderful thing. The panic has caused far more danger than all the calls of not to panic.

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Barack Obama Celebrates 60th Birthday After Reducing Guest List Due to COVID

Bloomberg Wall Street Week

00:22 sec | 2 months ago

Barack Obama Celebrates 60th Birthday After Reducing Guest List Due to COVID

"And Beyonce reportedly are still on the list for a birthday bash at the Obama's $12 million home on Martha's Vineyard. In Massachusetts. Concerns over Covid and the spreading Delta variant has led to the trimming of the guests. List for this weekend 60th birthday bash for former President Barack Obama. Names that were on the list included TV icons Larry David, David Letterman and Conan O'Brien.

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"conan" Discussed on Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend

Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend

01:52 min | 3 months ago

"conan" Discussed on Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend

"Few episodes ago. We had a listener that mentioned that they mentioned conan in their dating app bio and that that didn't go so well for them on a specific matched. You guys remember that yes. I think i blocked that stuff out of my brain. 'cause it's potentially hurtful but it was nice. It was nice well. It's nice that the person mentioned me in in what they thought was a positive way. But then the fact that it didn't go well maybe that failed to attract someone by invoking me you could see how that could be perceived. I see the person that didn't understand. Conan was an asset as a non starter. A dealbreaker like they're not up to stuff for that person that has shown their bio. I wasn't aware that such a person could exist. Well there's another one because we're about to get into it. Great now this is from liam sullivan and screen shot at the actual exchange. He had on a dating app. And so i thought what we do is all read. Liam's part and sonal. You can read the person that he is Talking to does that make sense okay. This is terrifying. So you're the white bubbles in. I'll be the green ones. So i'll start okay. Yeah ha i like your style thank you what are you doing now. Watching jimmy fallon on dvr. Yes i don't stay up late enough to watch cool. I get it. I'm a conan guy myself. He's not even on anymore. It's been years. Ll issues lol. oh shit what. Channel his last show of a twenty-seven careers in two weeks. Later you missed the boat. He does have a podcast. It's called conan. O'brien needs a friend soda amac earlier. Delightful catacomb has god made her goodnight. Madam it will never work.

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The Origin Story of Agatha Christie

Encyclopedia Womannica

02:44 min | 3 months ago

The Origin Story of Agatha Christie

"Today we're talking about the grande dame of the english. Done it. The jk rolling of selling books before there is a jk rolling. Please meet our dreamer of the day. The queen of crime agatha christie agatha was born in eighteen ninety in the seaside town of turkey in devon england. She was the youngest of three children born into an upper middle class home. Acas father frederick was an american stockbroker and her irish-born mother clara took care of the house and her children's early education after her father's sudden death when agatha was eleven. the family's financial situation became more precarious. An agatha was sent to paris to complete her education when she completed finishing school. I get the return to england only to start a months long tour of the middle east with her mother. While traveling agatha tried her hand at writing short stories and an early novel but wasn't able to get anything published. She did however meet her future husband archie christie while in cairo. They got married right before the outbreak of world war one during the war archie was sent to france to fight the germans. We'll get the returned home to england. She worked as a nurse. And then eventually chemist's assistant on the home front as the war raged across the channel agatha started writing detective fiction in her downtime. She'd always loved mystery. Novels particularly the works of wilkie collins and sir arthur conan doyle so it was a natural fit at this first novel. The mysterious affair at styles was published in nineteen twenty. Her debut work introduced the world to the iconic hair kua paro agatha's eccentric and egoistic belgian detective with the little grey cells and a perfectly quaffed moustache from frog. I am a bloody legal. Belgian perot appeared in about twenty five novels and many short stories. The elderly village spinster. Miss jane marple agatha's other iconic detective first appeared in her novel. Murder at the vicarage in one thousand nine thirty agatha's first. Major literary success came with the publication of her novel. The murder of roger ackroyd in nineteen twenty six. It was met with massive international acclaim and became an immediate bestseller. No spoilers but suffice it to say that. The murder of roger. Ackroyd is an ingenious and innovative. Who done it that still manages to amaze

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Conan O'Brien Ends TBS Late-Night Show With Snark, Gratitude

AP News Radio

00:55 sec | 4 months ago

Conan O'Brien Ends TBS Late-Night Show With Snark, Gratitude

"After eleven years Conan o'brien wrapped up his TV talk show between NBC and TBS Conan o'brien has been a host for twenty eight years really it's getting creepy there were plenty of clips of all shows in a farewell from will Ferrell is there for you your final late night show and your last tonight show the episode and and now this one yeah that's true it's kind of become a tradition I'll tell you what it is it's exhausting as the final TBA show was wrapping up I have devoted all of my adult life all of it to pursuing this strange phantom intersection between smart and stupid o'brien got serious try and do what you love with people you love and if you can manage that it's the definition of heaven on earth this is not the end of Conant tonight thank you governor Bryant next venture is a weekly variety series for HBO Max set to premiere next year I bet Donahue

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Conan O'Brien and Seth Rogan Smoke Weed On-Air

Ray Appleton

01:28 min | 4 months ago

Conan O'Brien and Seth Rogan Smoke Weed On-Air

"O Brien. Um, I don't know why I've never been a fan of his. But anyway, he's uh, always cutting new ground. He got together with South Rogan. And his late night show is coming to an end. He's getting ready to do a big thing for HBO and and you know all that, but he thought he would go out with a bang. So how did he do that? With Rogan? They lit up a big holder on TV live in front of everybody. And it kind of sounded like this. You seem like a guy who's I don't know. Relax, centered. Like you know who you are. I'm going to have a lot of free time now for a while. We're going to start something else up. But I'm going to have some downtime. And I honestly I'm not even kidding. I don't really know what to do with downtime. Yes, I get that sense from you. Yeah. Really Tell me. Yeah, I do. I mean, Never doing your live show in Vancouver after I remember being with you backstage. We were just like what is happening right now. Like what? Why are you doing this demand? I demanded that that I had all the time to, like, Take some time off before we started. The next thing I know, we're during more show all across the country. I think theaters Yeah, I needed to be medicated, but it was still a lot of fun. No, it was a pleasure to play a part in your therapy ins, But, yeah, I think you do have time on your hands. Would suggest this is going to be hilariously on brand. Try smoking a lot of weed for a long time.

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Laugh Hysterically (MM #3745)

The Mason Minute

01:00 min | 4 months ago

Laugh Hysterically (MM #3745)

"The Maison with Kevin Nation. Some say we don't laugh enough these days and it's probably true but I know if I want to laugh hysterically all I have to do is head over to YouTube app. Look up, just one phrase, Paul Rudd, Mac, and Me for the last Seventeen years. Paul Rudd has been coming on the Conan O'Brien show. Whichever network was on whichever variation of his show. He had had any time he was there to promote a clip instead, he would play Young Jeezy clip from a bad eighty knock off from the 1980s called Mac and Me It's been a recurring bit that he's probably done ten or twelve times over the years and literally every time he comes on, he plays a deadpan sets up, whatever clip he's going to do for whatever TV show or movie. He's going to be in and it's always this Mac and Me he did it again the other night for the last time and what did I do? I laughed hysterically then went back to YouTube and played about a half a dozen of them back-to-back. I always know what's coming. So does the audience? And I think so disappointed, but it makes me laugh hysterically. We're looking for things to laugh at these days and I'll tell you what these clips make me laugh and it's an ongoing joke for Seventeen years. We all need to laugh for me. I'm not finding much funnier these days off.

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Laugh Hysterically (MM #3746)

The Mason Minute

01:00 min | 4 months ago

Laugh Hysterically (MM #3746)

"The Maison with Kevin Nation. Some say we don't laugh enough these days and it's probably true but I know if I want to laugh hysterically all I have to do is head over to YouTube app. Look up, just one phrase, Paul Rudd, Mac, and Me for the last Seventeen years. Paul Rudd has been coming on the Conan O'Brien show. Whichever network was on whichever variation of his show. He had had any time he was there to promote a clip instead, he would play Young Jeezy clip from a bad eighty knock off from the 1980s called Mac and Me It's been a recurring bit that he's probably done ten or twelve times over the years and literally every time he comes on, he plays a deadpan sets up, whatever clip he's going to do for whatever TV show or movie. He's going to be in and it's always this Mac and Me he did it again the other night for the last time and what did I do? I laughed hysterically then went back to YouTube and played about a half a dozen of them back-to-back. I always know what's coming. So does the audience? And I think so disappointed, but it makes me laugh hysterically. We're looking for things to laugh at these days and I'll tell you what these clips make me laugh and it's an ongoing joke for Seventeen years. We all need to laugh for me. I'm not finding much funnier these days off.

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Laugh Hysterically (MM #3745)

The Mason Minute

01:00 min | 4 months ago

Laugh Hysterically (MM #3745)

"The Maison with Kevin Nation. Some say we don't laugh enough these days and it's probably true but I know if I want to laugh hysterically all I have to do is head over to YouTube app. Look up, just one phrase, Paul Rudd, Mac, and Me for the last Seventeen years. Paul Rudd has been coming on the Conan O'Brien show. Whichever network was on whichever variation of his show. He had had any time he was there to promote a clip instead, he would play Young Jeezy clip from a bad eighty knock off from the 1980s called Mac and Me It's been a recurring bit that he's probably done ten or twelve times over the years and literally every time he comes on, he plays a deadpan sets up, whatever clip he's going to do for whatever TV show or movie. He's going to be in and it's always this Mac and Me he did it again the other night for the last time and what did I do? I laughed hysterically then went back to YouTube and played about a half a dozen of them back-to-back. I always know what's coming. So does the audience? And I think so disappointed, but it makes me laugh hysterically. We're looking for things to laugh at these days and I'll tell you what these clips make me laugh and it's an ongoing joke for Seventeen years. We all need to laugh for me. I'm not finding much funnier these days off.

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Behind the Desk: The Story of Late Night

Behind the Desk: The Story of Late Night

02:09 min | 6 months ago

Behind the Desk: The Story of Late Night

"Began because jenny was writing monologue jokes and she noticed that there were jokes that she loved that. Seth just could never say out loud. That voice belongs to the very talented amber ruffin. Before becoming a host herself of the amber ruffin show on the streaming service peacock amber was a writer and performer. On seth meyer's late night show on nbc amber and her pow. Jenny hegel another seth writer brin the shows writers room one day just kind of riffing on the fact that as a black writer amber and a gay writer jenny. They naturally thought of jokes. That were decidedly the frame of reference for seth who is neither black nor gay and also guy the new movie star wars the rise of skywalker features a lesbian kiss and for most women sodas college. We didn't think it was going to be anything. We just thought it would make us laugh. Seth like this is great will do it on the show. We do not show great and we were like okay. Well we did it and then they were like. When are we going to do the next one. Is you got to be kidding. Me on its survived. It was a jenny's idea because she didn't like the number of perfect less in jokes that we're going in the garbage. There is no area off camera more important to every late night television show. Then the writer's room let me take you inside for a tour throughout the long history of the the typical late night writer's room would resemble a corporate conference room after the visigoths got through with it a conference table and chairs yes but also piles of debris rolled up paper balls of failed jokes empty pizza boxes half eaten doughnuts allison silverman who has written for legends jon stewart. Stephen colbert got her first exposure in the late night room for another legend conan. O'brien more. Like what

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Kenan Thompson's On-Stage Serenity

Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend

02:26 min | 8 months ago

Kenan Thompson's On-Stage Serenity

"I'm friendly with bill. Hader who i think is one of the funniest people in the world. And he's such a huge fan of yours he talks a lot about you and your serenity kind of on stage. You're very. you're so happy when you're performing but you're also serene and that it's very comfortable to be around and he's ideas and sketches and thought man. I wish ticket. I wish i could channel more of that. Which is i think maybe the highest compliment absolutely. I mean that's amazing it. I guess i'm putting up a good front. Because i'm actually pretty terrified doing stuff at the same time are you. Are you really though. Because i don't. I don't pick up any of that energy from you mean you've been doing this. You started being a professional sketch performer on television. How old are you fifteen. Yeah my guy you know. We was doing like recording tape. You know what i'm saying. Like the live element is a whole 'nother level so true true. it's just. It reminds me of theater. You know what i mean like. You're so nervous before you do your play and then as soon as you get out there and say your first word like all of that stuff just goes away or whatever so i try to anticipate getting to that moment more opposed to be nervous but also get to shake my jitters singing the warmer up. You know what i mean. It gives me my chance to be in front of those strangers that are going to be looking at me or whatever and get past that you know what i mean and then i can focus on the actual work and i think it's different for people when they their first time seeing people for the code open or if they're in the monologue something like that it's just like all those jitters to that point and then it's about waiting on your i laugh. Yup hopefully the first thing you say is a laugh and you can just get through that. Here's the way. I look at it. And i look at it like a any audience. It's a blind date. do you feel that. That's a unique thing to comedy. Because like if you're doing mike shakespeare's shakespeare whatever. Yeah but comedy. You have to earn a reaction every time. Well i can't say with any authority. Because i'm not an actor i've never been actually been told not to shakespeare that was in the part basically look good in tights and they. They didn't like the little thing they wanna be gone. and it really wasn't shakespeare. I was just trying to talk to him. Entites and the whole thing creeped everybody out and then later my lawyer said let's call it shakespeare in the park.

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How to Fly to Australia Without Getting Bumped

AFF on AIR Podcast

03:54 min | 8 months ago

How to Fly to Australia Without Getting Bumped

"From the past fortnight and fiscally wrecks and virgin. Australia have become embroiled in a bitter price. War ahead of wrecks launching. Boeing seven. Three seven flights between mellon. See in just over a week from monday. The first of march rex will fly five times a day between siemian. Melvin using least ex. Virgin australia boeing seven. Three seven eight. Hundred's rex had started selling economy seats for seventy nine dollars. One way and business class from two hundred ninety nine dollars but last week. Rick steves candidates prices even further to forty nine dollars in economy or one hundred ninety nine dollars for business costs which is kind of unheard of that price includes checked baggage for all passengers and a snack and drink onboard including for economy. Close now that sale ends on the twenty eighth of february and covers travel dates throughout much virgin australia quickly matched with forty nine dollar economy costs and one hundred ninety nine dollar business clawsf as as well traveled during much. Jetstar is now selling nobody flights from thirty nine dollars one way which is even cheaper. Although that price does not include checked baggage qantas meanwhile has reduced. Its economy class ticket. Prices on that rejoicing. Much to one hundred and ten dollars although business class fares during much still quite high at nine hundred twenty three dollars said clearly not matching on price at the moment and pats qantas feels like it doesn't have to match on price because it recently introduced hot meals during Meal times on many domestic routes in economy class and it will bring them back on old remaining routes from next month in addition alcoholic beverages. Complimentary on all qantas flights previously. They were free on. Some routes like sydney to perth or any route of camera. But on other routes like the fullness city fly routes in brisbane to melvin for example that will only free off to four pm on weekdays. The change means that you no longer need to grab six dollars from your wallet. If you'd like a glass of wine or a beer on conan's flight even if you're flying in economy quantities also bring out a limited edition. Centennary henry beer which is brewed by james squire qantas. This week announced three domestic routes which will begin operating on the first of april. The regional subsidiary qantas link will operate the new direct flights between melbourne and coughs. Haba brisbane in coffs harbour and camera to balance byron bay vision. Australia also announced two new routes this week which will be operated over the easter school holidays and maybe extended as long as state borders remain. Open his demand. Those flights will be from melvin to ballerina and from adelaide to the sunshine. Coast qantas invasion astray. We have also both extended the flexibility available on new domestic flight. Bookings with both airlines bookings made any time. Until at least the thirtieth of april can be changed and unlimited number of times without paying any feats until the end of january next year. He can say cheese to cancel for credit voucher without paying any extra fees. Similar flexibility also applies to reward bookings made using frequent flyer points except the e channel say cancelled as for a full refund of the points and taxes without paying any fees overseas now in the national carrier of namibia and was placed into liquidation. Last week all flights were cancelled and bookings were taken down on the namibian government decided that the airlines mounting debt had become unsustainable although covid nineteen has worsened enemy is financial problems. It was already in financial trouble for quite a fees before now there were media reports that any maybe a could immediately declares insolvency back in september of two thousand and nineteen although those were denied by the airline at the time and it continued to operate until now despite fifteen of the airlines. Nineteen routes being estimated to be loss-making enemy. Be a

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Getting back to the pre-pandemic economy

Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal

02:27 min | 9 months ago

Getting back to the pre-pandemic economy

"Know what this economies like right now right shaky in many parts uneven who is recovering and who's not uncertain for both people and businesses so the forecast we got yesterday from the congressional budget office. It's guesses for this year. Promising even without more federal relief we're on track for the economy to be roughly back where it was in the before times by the middle of this year. Thank you vaccines. The labor market is gonna take longer. But let's examine that baseline concept for a second here the idea of getting back to the pre pandemic economy because as marketplace's kimberly adams reports even if the numbers do get back to where they used to be the economy's probably gonna look real different even though gross domestic product can kinda be shorthand for how an economy is doing. Gdp growth does not translate into equal growth off earnings and employment ariane hege issues with the institute for women's policy research. She says the before times or kind of a perfect example of this unemployment was low but often significantly higher for some groups like black and latino ex-workers also and not of women worked in jobs. Where you even with full time year round working. You could not pick yourself. You still needed to snap benefits particularly if you have kids then came. The pandemic worthy economic fallout was far worse for women and people of color particularly in the service sector. Emily knicks teaches labor economics. At the usc marshall school of business and says all this will shape. What the recovery looks like. If you come from a wealthier background you bounce back a lot faster than if you come from a poor background and so another concern we might have is that this pandemic is going to increase income inequality this same logic applies for small businesses. I think we need to define what is normal cherise. Conan johnson is a managing partner at the advisory firm neck. St how are we going to make sure that the communities and small businesses that have been systemically left-back pre pandemic are getting systemic changes. I think that we need to make sure that they're successful. She says for those communities returning to pre pandemic economic conditions might not be enough for an actual economic

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Larry King Said He Wanted to Be Frozen

Mojo In The Morning

00:43 sec | 9 months ago

Larry King Said He Wanted to Be Frozen

"Body on ice right now for years. He said he wanted to be frozen. Pulled this from an interview. He did with conan. O'brien awhile back when you die. It's by baby right right lights out. Saudi only hope only fragment of hope is to be frozen and then some day they cure whatever you died of and your back taxes is said he had some conversations with larry king about this idea as well so larry king actually confided years ago to me that he actually didn't believe in an afterlife so he wanted to keep his body alive and he found cryopreservation offered him that possibility

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How Lawrence Harvey Zeiger Became Larry King

Bernie and Sid in the Morning

02:20 min | 9 months ago

How Lawrence Harvey Zeiger Became Larry King

"Harvey My dad's name. Zeder in Brooklyn, New York, Laurence Harvey is eager to try and he started his radio career at a very small station in Miami Beach. And needless to say, his boss didn't love the name Lawrence Zeder. So if you understand how he became Larry King. Here's how the story went courtesy of Conan O'Brien. Now King is not your real last name. Is that right? What is your real Last name? Gi Girl was born with the name Lawrence Harvey's Iger's e E I g e R And I got the name King. In a funny way. My first day on the radio, all my life I've dreamed of being underrated. This was my I never want to be anything else but a broadcaster finally get hired A small station Miami Beach. Finally, my dreams come true. Get a job. Gonna start Monday morning is a disc jockey and all weekend. I'm nervous on practicing and it's quarter to nine small radio station general manager Close me and he says, Well, you're ready. I said, I'm ready. This is your big day. You're starting radio. I was 22 years old. Yes, This is what name you going to use my says Larry Zeiger, he said you can't use it. That's a wise Well, it's ethnic people won't know how to spell it. They won't remember it. I said, Well, what? Whoa! I'm nervous enough. And he had the Miami Herald Open. I was an ad for Kings wholesale liquors. On. He said. Wait a minute. That's what the air was. Kings Wholesale liquors 1925 Walden Road, Huh? Says, Why don't you take Larry King? So you're named after a sale on booze? I am there grow vast liquors there. Wow. Could have been Larry Wholesale letter. I know that could've been you see, Accepted. What Worse He's right. He could have been a lot of words. Andy, you know I love you. I love you. Do not break and you know, you know why your career hasn't bounced for because you would have named the guy Larry, Larry and I tell you, and that would have been funny for a week. There's about they would never, ever. That would shut ins that would have made me the Here are their hero, but they never would have been a Larry's wholesale liquor live 10th anniversary. Very

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Magellan AI launch 'Really Good Podcast Ads'

podnews

00:23 sec | 9 months ago

Magellan AI launch 'Really Good Podcast Ads'

"Help is an affordable option. Our listeners get ten percent off maguelonne. I has launched a place to find really good podcast ads like that. From conan. o'brien people can search hundreds of podcast ads by industry name. Podcast john ras podcast titles and rather more. It's free and open for anybody. We hope it will serve as a source of inspiration for podcast. Advertises told

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Larry King, television legend, dies at age 87

Bloomberg Radio New York - Recording Feed

00:37 sec | 9 months ago

Larry King, television legend, dies at age 87

"Broadcasting legend. Larry king has died at the age of eighty seven. Even over two decades ago. Larry expressed his barilla's and humor on the conan o'brien show. I'm sixty five years old. i feel like i'm eighteen. You're having a kid going to be a father a sixty five i'm going to. This is a medicare baby. I figured out. I'm over sixty five. You're gonna pay. King passed away this morning at cedars sinai medical center in los angeles he was born laurence harvey zieger new york. Nineteen thirty three. He grew up in brooklyn and got his start in broadcasting in miami in the fifties he changed his name to larry king when his general manager suggested his birth name. Maybe two ethnic

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It's the end of Hong Kong as we've known it

Correspondents Report

04:09 min | 10 months ago

It's the end of Hong Kong as we've known it

"As the end of two thousand twenty approaches so it seems to hopes for freedom in hong kong the arrest in recent days of eight more. Prominent opponents of the beijing backed government of hong kong follows the jialing of other pro-democracy activists including joshua wong and agnes chow as well as media. Tycoon jimmy lai. Who's been accused. Under the national security law of colluding with foreign forces. many others have fled hong kong. The pro-beijing government is also planning new regulations to combat online and the other misinformation and activity which might take a different resonance when promulgated by the pro beijing government and it may say journalists and activists have their free speech curtailed even further after the year of protests in twenty nine hundred and twenty twenty has been a year of lockdown for both political and purposes. So is the hongkong that we've known finished tom. Grundy is the editor in chief and co founder of hong kong. Free press an independent not for profit. English language news outlet established in two thousand fifteen and funded by its readers in a recent tweet. Tom said in light of hong kong's national security little we have opted to keep calm and carry on hope for the best and prepare for the worst. Tom grandy welcome to sunday. Extra exciting me. Thanks for being here. I gather there is a clock in the home kong. Free press office that he's counting down. What is that clocking. what does it show at. The moment was counting down to twenty four seven which the year the autonomy. it's guaranteed to overtake was cops meant to expires. The city was then blended into the mainland. But i've been joking. How resetting the clock to about five months ago because for many people because when the integration sugary began with the dawn of this national security law and since then we've seen a full throated crackdown on civil liberties in the city all under the cover of cove it. Dozens of leading activists arrested in. Don't rates you mentioned a couple and that newsroom braided slash pro democracy newspaper. Jimmy lights proprietor behind bars at the moment. If saint democracy books pulse from library shelves slogan banned protest song bandon. Schools are colds a patriotic education and People have been arrested in recent months simply over facebook posts or placards or also closed seditious words and in one instance somewhat linked to australia right and a straighten judge resigned citing security bowl which as many feared it seems to be used in a very broad and tacona way absolutely tom. What does it mean for you in practice as the founder editor and chief of hong kong free press. How much have you had to change what you do since the new national security look i mean well. I said that the security is designed to make people notice the media self-censor to obey in advance. If you will in tom we cannot get straight answers to questions such as can we print the span. Slogan liberate hong kong. Can we film someone walking the national anthem or burning a flag or interview pro-independence at the on local outlets has deleted the exile example That's the idea. They want us to over. Correct to tiptoe around lake right lines goal posts in a way that they do in the mainland. I suppose self-censorship being much more powerful than tempted shit. But we're a small nimble team so we scrambled to react. We saw big little expensive life sending a backup entities training the team on what to do in rates moving quick vices of course and and some more conan's like literally changing our desktop confused desk

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"conan" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

08:09 min | 2 years ago

"conan" Discussed on Fresh Air

"Can help you keep warm keep up at the same time. Join US twice a week on pop culture happy hour. This is fresh air. And if you're just joining US my guests is Conan O'Brien and of course. He hosts his Conan late night show on. TBS At eleven o'clock he also has a podcast is called CONAN. O'Brien needs a friend and any interviews. A lot of fellow comics and comedy writers and an occasional first lady. And sometimes it's just really funny and sometimes it just gets to you know pretty deep stuff off and he has like scripted. PODCASTS from team Coco an new things going on too so we were talking about self punishment. What were you actually punished for? When you're young the thing I remember most clearly is I think I'm the last person who's a list of my generation but maybe I don't think there's anyone after me? Whoever had their mouth washed out with soap? You really do that. You really had it I did I had my mouth washed out with a bar of dial soap and I hope this becomes a plug for dial but it was not my parents. My parents are away and they had Someone who I remember very clearly she was from Prince Edward Island and she was is older and I think came from this sort of different culture and so she had like this nineteen thirties mentality towards discipline. And and I don't even think is anything that bad but I don't think I said a swear word because I never swore when I was a kid I think I probably just was a little bit of a wise guy unnumbered. She took me to the second floor of our house. And there's this old marble sink and she took out a bar of dial soap and and made me run it back and forth. My mouth remembered that soap cakes on the top of your tooth. That's what I remember really clearly and I've since told people yeah I remember the time I got my mouth washed out with soap. And they say to me did you grow up in like nineteen ten that happen and it was a total anomaly but but I I think we would get in trouble if we you know mouthed offer were disrespectful to my mom you'd get sent to your room. Nothing you know. They were no beatings there. There probably should have been. I'd be a better person today. I've been beaten but Boy You know there was always an expression like a filthy mouth awesome gonNA wash your mouth out with soap and never knew anyone until now who actually had their mouth washed with soap. I would think it's really bad for your mouth. Alf Tissues which are sensitive. Have dial soap all over them. Terry I wish you'd been there at the time. Yes I wonder if repercussions of this form of punishment mint. I wish you could have materialized and told this hill folk from Prince Edward Island. This is not good said. Excuse me pardon me I worry about his mouth tissues I don't think this is the proper use of Maybe a liquid soap is there or liquid dial so from the House I think that would be softer. And he could expect to rate it more easily. who were you? I'm Terry Gross. I'll become famous in about fifteen years goodbye and then you disappear. Did it prevent you from ever mouthing off again to anyone now. Of course it's complete. It's complete proof that capital punishment doesn't work. Then we go. We made the. It's we made the jump. It doesn't work the your show starts with this this montage of you of Conan through the years studying with you and you're very young child and then being like an older child teenager and adult and then having in your own shows so I wanted to spend a little more time in the young Conan years we love music and you you play guitar using using you. You don't try to pass yourself off as a professional musician but you clearly love music or no In the studio where you are there was a guitar Carson there and doing the soundtrack I heard you just playing around with it. Would you be willing to just play and sing something that you are so proud. You learned learned when you were young when you first picked up a guitar when I first put to. Oh well okay. This is When a comedian picks up a guitar unless he's Steve Martin. It's time to go. It's time to get out so you've been warned Yeah there's a I think kind of out of tune guitar here. Sure and Yeah I was just in a room I come into this room and I'm messing around with the guitar when suddenly I realize you're here and and Then you have a Gotcha moment of do this hold on The only only reason I play guitar is because when I was in college I really got into the music of the early early sun on sessions of Elvis Presley. So you know. I'd always known Elvis as the guy in the jumpsuit. And then I heard those was early early recordings and so the first thing I learned was Elvis's version of Blue Moon of Kentucky. And.

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"conan" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

16:38 min | 2 years ago

"conan" Discussed on Fresh Air

"We gotta start over again build a new show and I think that was the painful part. That was the part that took a good two years to to work through. What helped you through it Well I liked being honest about this for other people out there I had always done some therapy but I went to. I got a lot of therapy and I got them Help with medication and that helped a lot and then it also helped a lot that as I said earlier earlier the smartest thing I ever did in my life was was married. My wife in two thousand and two. So it's been seventeen years and she's just a great partner her and very emotionally intelligent and by best friend and so she helped me through this. And you have kids too. I I mean I I have two children so that puts things in perspective so all those things helped me enormously and and you know I have since become a big advocate for people who are if they're going through something. They're having a hard time. You know talking to somebody and getting some professional help. I remember when I was a guest on your late night. Show on NBC. Back in. I think like two thousand four when the show is oh I was like the last gas and when the show is over. And you're leaving the set new. You're very generous with your time. You spend a few minutes talking with me and I introduced just my husband to you. He's a big fan and And you said you said well now that the show is over I can go back to being depressed and it was really really funny but at the same time I thought I better some truth to that to that once you leave the stage like depression takes over a yeah. You know it's funny everyone. Everyone has different. I used to think I'm not depressed. I'm just anxious and I didn't understand but I've always been anxious as a little kid. I think I started the having real bouts of strong anxiety in fourth grade remembered fourth fifth sixth seventh through high school and I was Just had a lot of anxiety things I eighty and anxiety and the night and getting up a lot and and not understanding what it was and so I remember. There was a period in my life in my forties. When people were saying? You know Mike You. Maybe you're depressed and I would be irritated. I would seem not depressed. I have anxiety exactly but I'm not depressed and then of course when I finally When got some help You you know at this sort of big chaotic time in my life. One of the first things that the doctor said to me was I said I'm not not depressed. I'm I've just having Zayed's and they said you know yeah. Anxiety is a chronic anxiety is A. It's a subset or form of depression. It's it's a mode you know and so I think because I was able to function so well I can always work. I can always get up and do it has to be done And I just thought well I'm not depressed and I had read accounts of people with real depression. Who can't get out of bed and I said that's never been me and so I'm not that so I don't have depression but I realized that anxiety is a form? It's certainly something they can get in the way of your life and and Yeah I did go down. It's sort of a classic trope but I think there's a lot of truth to it which is when you're a performer when you're on stage there's no thinking you just have to act you. There's no time I'm to thank you just do and so for that time that you're in front of people in a weird crazy way you'd think I think the anxiety would be at its peak and it's not everything goes away because there's no time you're just in front of them and you just react and you completely rely on your muscle memory and your inner clown. That's been there since you were born and you just go and it's very liberating it's really freeing. The problem is when it's over and you need to negotiate then you've is to start thinking again about what what's tomorrow and what are we going to do. And then it's all back in your brain you know. It's it's it's not you just sort of reacting out of your diaphragm or your soul or whatever you're back in your brain and that's where the problems start so so when I say it's time to be depressed again after a show it's much better now me now I go home and I see my wife and kids ads and deal with whatever they're dealing with and so it's different You know it's not. It's not the way it used to be. I used to go home. And Brood about What am I going to do next? And what's tomorrow. And how was that show and if it was a good show. Can we replicate it tomorrow if it was a bad show. Oh my God how are we gonNa make up for that. What will people think? There's less of that now. So it's it's it was a joke but it wasn't a joke. We're listening to my interview with Conan O'Brien his. Tbs Show weeknights at eleven. His podcast called CONAN. O'Brien needs a friend. We'll talk more after a break. There just happened to be a guitar in the studio when we spoke so of course Chris I asked him to play and sing something. It was great. We'll hear that too. I'm Terry Gross. And this is fresh air support for this podcast and the following message come from from Google fi a phone plan by google. Google fi is made with features that people actually want like unlimited data in the US and abroad. So you don't have to worry about overcharges is Google fi also works on your favorite phones and switching is as easy as downloading the APP. Learn more at Fireeye DOT GOOGLE DOT COM. Let's get back to my interview with Conan O'Brien Brian. He said he's dealt with anxiety and depression during his career but getting therapy helped him through it and even though his juggling several projects now he's feeling less as stressed and less depressed. Do you think some of that is just kind of getting older and and just having more perspective definitely definitely I think getting old has a gets a bad rap Well you're not older so far. I've been lucky and I've been healthy and I move around a lot and I pretty much feel the way I did when I was in my twenty so I'm very lucky that way and I understand that all kinds of stuff is going to be showing up That's not gonNA be pleasant but I have found when when people get wrapped. Sonic about their childhood. And say I my boyhood nothing will ever be as good as that. I don't understand what they're talking about. Because I found you have to be very scary and intimidating and I put a lot of pressure on myself and I had big expectations and I didn't know if it was gonNA work out. Let me stop you right there. What would you find really scary about childhood? What scared you the most We're major most and my father used to my father would dress as a clown and hide under the bed and surprise me. And that's very. He's a very sick man. Does it to this day. Although he's he slower getting out from under it takes about forty minutes. No I would say I as I said I was really anxious and I didn't know how I fit into. The world was not a good athlete. So I would be get. I'd get picked last I had a strange name. I think it took me a while to warrant for people to warm up to me. I was not someone who instantly showed up and everyone was like hey look look at his Conan e you know high five. I didn't click with people right away and I know where I fit in the world so yeah childhood was not. It wasn't bad it wasn't traumatic. It was it was just I find that as I get older. My perspective has changed and I can sort of see the importance of the real things and the unimportance of the silly things. So maybe I'm making too much of this but your father was an infectious. This disease specialist women. Brigham Hospital and still is his. His specialty is Microbiology and Antibiotic Resistance Distance. See Your father is an infectious disease expert specialists and your mother until she retired was a partner in a law firm. So growing up with that. It's it's an away all about consequences. Germs that can kill you and your mother like if you do the wrong thing. I don't know what kind of law she practice. But if you do the wrong thing you can be sued you can go to prison. Also right did you grow up with the sense that like everything has like life changing consequences. Well I think to simplify it for you And that's I that's sort of A very interesting psychological tax you just took with like my dads work and my mom's work and that deserves further exploration. But I can simplify simplify it for you. My parents are very Catholic so yes you grow up with a very strong sense of consequences and also I grew up in you look at my family and there's a there's an immigrant an Irish immigrant and it doesn't matter where you're from. Every generation is trying to better their circumstances from the previous generation. So my people come come over from Ireland they work in the mills in central Massachusetts. Then you know if you can get out of working in the mills. You're doing what my grandfathers is did. which was you're either at a traffic policeman in worcester mass? or You work your way with no college education As my other grandfather did into being a teller at a bank to being the person sort of organizing the bank to being someone who's helping to run the bank and then would've air kids do their kids Get Full Scholarships and go to college and then go on to graduate school and become you know get a law degree the and A medical degree and so everyone's bettering the situation that they inherited and raising the bar for the next generation. And then of course. I was a workaholic as a kid and very serious people have a hard time reconciling that I was not some just naturally brilliant guy I had to work. I was not good at math and science and I made myself like just made myself. If I had to memorize textbooks I would memorize them because my goal was. I don't know what I'm going to do in this world but I need to get into a good good college and I did but oh I do once I get to Harvard..

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"conan" Discussed on Inside Conan: An Important Hollywood Podcast

Inside Conan: An Important Hollywood Podcast

02:25 min | 2 years ago

"conan" Discussed on Inside Conan: An Important Hollywood Podcast

"Yeah. Keep it in the pantry naturally that helps the head writer have something in in the chamber to serve to serve half. Shootout. To go along with the blanks. Congratulations. Okay. We have this congratulatory sound effects sting. That's your. Do you have any new regrets now new regrets doing this podcast? No, no new regret. Okay. Regrets. Looking forward to the next thing that that'll take forever yet. Get on the air won't have you in for another little while. Yes. Exactly. Exactly someone else's. Oh, you know. There is a sketch current. Yes. Vying for for the number of times that we've run it rehearsed it, and it hasn't gone on. And I won't say the name of the writer, but it it could be. Yeah. Ten ten year next. Yes. Yes. Yes. I'll leave it. But again, another really funny sketch that just keeps getting bumped for more top stuff. So all right. Okay. Thanks. Okay, everyone. And if you wanna watch the whole sketch because it was on television head over here. Head over to team. Coco dot com and watched the episode from this Monday, February twenty fifth. Yeah. We'll also put a link in the show notes for you for this episode. So that's it for us for this week's inside Conan. Yes, we hope we've given you a good peek at what we do here. We hope to keep doing this. Because for Jesse the great way to get out of working on the total meetings total Dick's anyway, we'll be back next Friday with more dirt and more exclusive for you. Thanks for joining us on her first episode. Thanks, great. We like you. Inside Conan an important Hollywood podcast is hosted.

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"conan" Discussed on Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend

Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend

04:43 min | 2 years ago

"conan" Discussed on Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend

"I wonder if new kids on the block is in this wax museum that would be a real injustice if that isn't using new kitchen the blocker in there. I hope so why? So who do you think deserves it more new on the block why I'm still here or they they're still there the crews? Yeah, they have a cruise. Yes. They work that cruise. Yeah. There shoveling coal into the engine. Okay. Crew. Yeah. Yeah. Get back to work. You don't even know their names, which would of their names, Jordan, Donnie, Johnny get back in there. Hey, Joey Jonathan and Danny Jonathan did you get those barnacles off the whole. No, I didn't. We thought we were going to perform no one's wanted to see you perform in eighteen years. Get those barnacles off the whole. I think it would be a really big injustice. If new kids on the block was not in the dreamland wax museum. Let me point out. Tom Brady isn't even from Massachusetts. He's from California. Oh, yeah. He's on cares. Oh, listen to this fact, just handed to me would be go Burke born in New York City, moved to Berkeley, California. And when you ask where's Conan O'Brien and the Boston wax museum. They say we don't need a cone. We've got a Whoopie Goldberg. In fact, I don't think she has any connection to Boston. That's ridiculous due to Bianca Cardozo. What did you do this into anything to her? This is ridiculous. This sounds to me like they were able to get their hands on a Whoopie, Goldberg whack statue. And they jammed it in their figuring most people wouldn't know. That's what this sounds like. This sounds to me like this is a wax museum without proper funding. Seriously. I have a theory what there used to be this ride at Disney called superstar limo, and you would go through this ride in there all sorts of celebrities. One of them was Whoopi Goldberg in the ride failed. Miserably navy Ebeid that guess what? What that's probably not even hitting. That is exactly what happened. They got a hold of a rogue what be Goldberg wax statue. And they said, you know, what this area here completely empty? We got nothing in probably one of the employee said people are asking about Conan O'Brien. And then Bianca Cardoza said look that costs money will we're going to do just go build a Conan O'Brien. I don't think so finding existing wack, and then someone said, but Bianca. Whoopie Goldberg isn't even from and she cut that person officer shot up. Issues. Go offer twenty bucks for the Whoopi Goldberg. Tell them we're not paying for the shipping. They gotta take a here themselves in a truck get it and fill out that space. We'll put a Red Sox cap on her. That's what happened. This is the same ride that the day. It opened was the day that Tom Cruise Nicole Kidman broke up, and they had statues of them in there. And so they pop their heads off and put in Tonio benders. Melanie griffith. Restore power monster. Yeah. Well, listen there is an existing Conan O'Brien statue. It's at Madame toussaud's in Hollywood. Unless they've melted it down, and I know waxes, a very valuable commodity. There's a wax shortage down the Conan O'Brien statue. But I think this is a great crime. Thank you very much, gene for bringing this to my attention. This is an abomination. Okay, it is. And I think the people of Boston should rise up and demand Justice. Okay. Conan O'Brien needs a friend with sonum of session and Conan O'Brien has himself produced by me MAC Orly executive produced by Adam Saks Jeff Ross at team. Coco and Colin Anderson, and Chris Ben and at special thanks to Jack white and the white stripes for the theme song incidental music by Jimmy Vena. You can rate and review this show on apple podcasts. And you might find your review featured on a future episode got a question for Conan. Call the team. Coco hotline at three two three four five one two eight two one and leave a message it too could be featured on a future episode. And if you haven't already please subscribe to Conan O'Brien needs a friend on apple podcasts, Stitcher or wherever

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"conan" Discussed on Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend

Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend

04:39 min | 2 years ago

"conan" Discussed on Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend

"Me beef. I knows meats and butcher boxes. What I likes to eat. Conan. It's time to listen to some voicemails these frighten me, you know, that right? I know you always expect the worst. I do I clench up childhood anxieties, this triggers me because I never know what someone's going to say what if they say something mean or and that's going to be in my head when I'm trying to sleep tonight. But anyway, this is the world we live in. So let's do it. Disturbed. All right. Let's listen to the first voicemail equipment. If gene I live in Boston. And I recently visited the dreamland wax museum here, and they were all that icons that they've been asked my all the Tom Brady. Even Tom Brady's wife. So I if there wasn't a Coenen wax figure, and I decided to write the director Email, and I said you have Conan O'Brien Weck secure. Why why not? And here's a response IT. We do not have Conan O'Brien, take you. We do have Goldberg thanks for your time. Bianca cardoza. Here's my question. Why are they compare you to be Goldberg and why does the dream team? Not like you. Well, gene, again, this is this is disturbing. I'm disturbed to. I think is blows that I'm not in this. I've never heard of this museum. I was just going to ask if you've ever been there. No, I've never heard of it. I don't know where it is. But if they're talking about Boston icons. Yes, I understand Tom Brady has to has to be in there. I agree. It's weird that his wife is in there as well. Because I think she's from Brazil. Yes, she's Brazilian. Yeah. So I don't get what that's all about. And I don't know why what be Goldberg's substitute for me. We're we're quite different is what Gobert from Boston wasn't even aware of. She was no idea. I don't think ever think about Boston. This feels like a great crime. Does this feels like one of the greatest injustices of the past fifty years, I'm including a lot of historical injustices in there, you mentioned that the directors Bianca Cardozo, I would urge our listeners to Email or write Bianca Cardozo at this. What's what's this museum cold? It's called the dreamland. Wax museum dream, Boston, Massachusetts, three wind wax museum. Well, does not make a dream land. To me sounds like a nightmare. Scape? If you're saluting Boston's and Conan O'Brien's not there. What are you really doing? Yeah. It's crazy. That's like saying, let's let's salute the famous people from Memphis and not having Elvis Presley in there. That's to me what it feels like. And I bet you they've had a lot of complaints about this. And I do every been heard of it before. Yeah. But I'm sure there's been a lot of complaints. There's actually there does exist. There's there's a Madame toussaud's wax Conan at be willing to have that duplicated and sent their expense to the dreamland museum. So I don't this is a solvable problem. But I bet you this is a question they get all the time. You know what? I mean, this is like, oh I was at Disneyland. I went to the hall of presidents. Oh, really was the Lincoln there. Oh, come to think of it. There wasn't a Lincoln. There was a Polk there was a Garfield. There was a Harrison. But no Lincoln Hello earth to dreamland get a Conan. And you know, what you can get plenty celebrity sort of looked like me, it doesn't even just anybody could be a woman's body. Just put loose clothing on it. Right. And then just jam pumpkin on top. And it's Coenen. You know, it's not a lot that goes into a Conan wax statue. Yeah. What's your name? Now. Siroky? What's your name, sir? C Ronin out. Is that social rooms are Sharon. Yeah. Get like a seer SHA. Ronin statue just put a pumpkin on the head. And it looks like Conan put a suit on it. You have sear Sharon's body..

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"conan" Discussed on Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend

Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend

01:42 min | 2 years ago

"conan" Discussed on Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend

"Hi, my name is David sedaris. And I feel apprehensive about being Conan O'Brien's front. Back to school. Walking. Hey, welcome do Conan O'Brien needs, a friend. This is the show where I pretty much get to talk to people have always wanted to talk to maybe fish to see if they would possibly become my friend. It's kind of a dream come true job. I love talking to people. But this is a chance for me to do it in a form that I just really love. And of course, it's not just me. I'm aided in my quest by my trustee assistant sonum of session high. You're not you're not you're not a hostage. I you're you're here your own free. Will they use you didn't say, hi? So I was I was interface should jump in and say, hi, I I'm sorry, so bad isn't this kind of a dream gig? For me, I will say that it is I love to talk to people in depth. And all joking aside. This is lovely. It's really fun to talk to them for a long time. And everyone I'm talking to these are people that have interviewed them before. But for five six minutes and the throne to a commercial for Viagra here. I get to talk for forty five minutes and then throw to a commercial for me undies also helped out by my trustee.

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"conan" Discussed on Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend

Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend

03:18 min | 2 years ago

"conan" Discussed on Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend

"I remembered I was walking down the street in New York, and a very large black woman was walking the other way towards me. And she saw me and she hit her friend on the arm, and she said that's Conan O rien from the radio. I said she got so many things wrong in such a short sentence. You know, what I mean that's Conan O rien from the radio from the radio row Ryan Conan. Mathematically can't be more wrong about me in a sense. But you know, what I hear a lot African Americans are always saying you're crazy to me. They think I'm crazy. They laugh, and they they're happy Z me. But they say, you're crazy. Yeah. You like comedies both be your fool. I am a fool. Yeah. Crazy. Oh you. You guys crate? Yeah. The high compliment, it's good. That's good. I didn't is usually revert one time I did this show and Washington and staying with some friends and her his girlfriend came to the show, and then we came back to his house. And then he he's a very disturbed more tougher black, dude. And then he was like all her budget will comedy show her best good. He's just met me for the first time. But just talking to me. He's like, oh, it's like, you know, you seem pretty cool. You seem pretty funny, and it's like amp refund. He's like a black people. Don't fuck with you. Go you pretty true. And he goes don't worry about it back. People. Don't fuck with most people. It's a great insight. They're really held me. That's fantastic. Yeah. We we're at a time. We got a bad because I could I knew that I could talk to for probably nine hours probably will next week when we're flying around come come to my house, come on my podcast and plug it right now, it's called getting better will Ron funches. We just talk about getting better at life. With Jews Lee is about a lot about career, but sometimes it gets spiritual. And then sometimes it's just about like, you know, health physical change. I'll do it if and will your mom be there. Yeah. Okay. I'm in. I'm gonna go do your podcast, and I'm also going to promote you as human being Ron funches is one of the funniest comics working, and he's also a delightful human and at just an honor to get the hang out with you. It means a lot to me is the literal dream come true that the fact that even here, so it means a lot to me. And the fact that you like my comedy, and you respect my comedy when I hear compliments like that. In the fact that you had me on your show so much and even I haven't had things necessarily that. We're promoting on your show. It makes me go. Okay. I'm I'm headed in the right direction. Yes. Yes. And I just wanted to trick you into saying nice things about me. Wrap it up which is exactly what I just did. All right. Ron Ron funches..

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"conan" Discussed on Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend

Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend

02:59 min | 2 years ago

"conan" Discussed on Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend

"I feel grateful excited about being Conan O'Brien's Fran. I've always wanted to be. Walking. Hey there. Welcome to Conan O'Brien needs a friend. This is the show where I use basically a podcast to meet people. See if they'll be my friend or talk to friends and wonder why we're not better friends. It's it's a scam. Really? But one that seems to be working, I'm here with my trustee assistance. Sonum obsession, hey, Sonal high. You think I'm a pretty cool guy. Right. And my producer, Matt Gourley? Hi. Thank you, Matt you you were the glue that holds this thing together trying. Yeah, you really are. You were the gums. You're the fleshy red gums that hold the teeth in alignment, you're covered in saliva and you're prone to disease anyway, today's guest is a hilarious comedian. And also, a terrific terrific human being just toured with him. His name is Ron funches. My pocket just at my house, and my mom brings you coffee. Will you do it? I will do it. Nice. You know, I wanna point out to people that I've been touring with you. And I just spent almost a week with you and got to know you, really. Well, I've always known you always loved your comedy. I love you as a comic. And I love your voice, both your actual voice and your view of the world, you do this thing as a comedian. That is so rare you almost start your act by saying I like to talk about things that make me happy I like to talk about positive things. And so many comics come out, and they have an ax to grind they're talking about. What's wrong with the world? And you just talk about things that make you happy. And it's and it's hilarious. It's really funny. But it's a completely unique approach. It's just what I like to do especially when I realized the job was saying the same jokes over and over and over again. I don't wanna go out there and be angry every night, and manufactured some anger. And I don't that doesn't mean I like try to shy away from negative aspects of my life is just in general my viewpoint and the perspective. I try to keep is what is the positive of the situation. I tried to write my jokes about that. And when my favorite jokes when I was first starting out was just this joke. I wrote about time where I was crossing the street from my apartment to convenience.

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"conan" Discussed on Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend

Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend

04:15 min | 2 years ago

"conan" Discussed on Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend

"Hey there and welcome to a very special episode of Conan O'Brien needs a friend today. I'm talking to someone I've known for a really really long time and the truth is we are friends. We've we've known each other since we both got started way way way back in the day. And so today a conversation with a good friend of mine. Adam sandler? We have been friends for a really long time. I met you when you came to set at live. I was working there. Yes. I remember, you you note and Kirk and me Odin Kirk smuggle and Greg Daniels all like shared one back part of the office, and you would come in. Very actual you. Okay. I want exactly what I wanted to talk about. You are the most confident young man I've ever been my life. Yes. And I admire that, thank you. It was just just sheared driving a little mostly stupidity. That may be that way. But I was I was there certainly went for land. I was competing with Farley, by the way. Yes. I remember thinking, I envied you so much because. I'm a little old couple years older than you. But I was still young. But it took me years and years and years and years to grow my confidence just years and years and years, and you came out of the gate confident, and you had the goods, but I remember thinking, how do how do you get that? How do you come from? You know being this kid from this town in New Hampshire right right over the board or to. Yup. I got this. I got this. This is what I should be doing. How do you? How did you? What are they hunt? From is that your dad is your mom who where all my data? Mom, always were very telling me. I was good at stuff. They were. They always love me. And had my back. I they they talked about how good I could be at thanks. You know, my father was definitely gave me, you know, realism of my what I'm not good at two. But, but they definitely told me, you know, you can do this. You could pay a tire you could pay you could saying you can. You know, you can't dance I tried to ban. So little bit to be the triple threat that my grandmother said I should be and they said to eliminate the damn thing and concentrate on. Yeah. Lost the dance. I I was nuts. I was certainly I think it was just I told so many friends in New Hampshire when I left to be a comedian that I was going to be huge, huge huge. And I would put myself in a corner. Like, it's getting bigger people starting to notice and no one was noticing really. But like saying all the stuff to my hometown kit buddies that how everyone's talking about me, and they weren't talking about me. But I just put some weird thing in my head. I gotta get this done. She I heard a story a friend of mine witness this stand up comedian, Ron Richards agai knew from years and years and years ago when I was first starting out and Ron Richards told me that he was in a club. When Eddie Murphy was just starting out, and nobody showed up that night. There was no one in the audience and all the other comics pissed and angry and. Is you know, saying Davis fuck this? And they all left, Ron Richards. Stuck around Eddie Murphy one out. I don't know if he was like seventeen eighteen and did his whole set for now there for nobody. And when I heard that story of that story. And I thought I think Adam would do that. I think you would just be one of those people like there's one person the owns I'm going out there and doing it because I'm going places. I got stuff to do. This is what they're that. Come to see did takes a level of confidence that and in your ability to be able to say to your friends in New Hampshire. I didn't say anything to anybody. Really? No. I never said a keep your eye on me this kid's going places. I always kept my cards close to my chess. I like that better. That's the better place to be. I I did fear and cover hedging my bet..

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"conan" Discussed on Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend

Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend

02:04 min | 3 years ago

"conan" Discussed on Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend

"They waited a few years then Justin comes pilot along right after that. It's insanity. And and it was the wild west in my house. No, one was no one was paying attention. Winning around your kids are both being doused with love that all the time. Pretty. Yeah. That's not they get a lot of attention. I need to be repaired did like to come to your house and be repaired by you, and your wife if that's possible repainted I'd like you to be a handful. You don't want to deal with me. No one wants to deal with me. And you're so tall puts a strain on my neck because now always have to you know. Plus, it'd be friends you would have to agree to that. We have a lot of conversations in seat it. I'm not gonna be walking around with your neck agreed to always be in a wheelchair owed us, even one of those little scooter ones. That's even better you and I walking down the street eating froder one Sykes Conan O'Brien, and I'm in one of those electric scooters, and we have adventures together. Yeah. Because what I've noticed is. Then I've known you for years, you came on my show very early on, man. Yeah. You were one of the people that came on very early on in the show and we've known each other a long time, and I've always loved your comedy. And I love you as a person. I really do think you're terrific. And yet, we're not friends real friends. Yeah. And I'm thinking that happens a lot on my show really connect with people on the TV show, and then TV shows over and by and we hug, right? And then you get in a big black SUV and you're giving away, and that's it. And we'll see you again, unless the sudden other work thing he or so you only come on my show to promote something. I've been on your show just to like hang out Brigham out. Ask think about I go. If some some funny stuff to say, yeah Gago, but what I'm getting this is you've never called the show and said, you haven't called me, and I have nothing to promote. But I just like to see Conan. You've never done that. Nope..

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"conan" Discussed on How Did This Get Made?

How Did This Get Made?

01:43 min | 3 years ago

"conan" Discussed on How Did This Get Made?

"New podcast dropping this week. This is a really cool concept. I remember when you were you would do these long-form interviews that you could watch online. I always called serious Chipper Jabber, and that was both with authors and historians I like to read, and so I would just I've read a book, I really love it. And so I'd call up the author and we talked to him for an hour and a half. And it was fun. It was great. And so now, you're kind of going into this a little bit in your new podcast. Also a little bit about it. Yeah. It's a pretty it's a conceit. It's called Conan O'Brien needs friend. And the idea is just basically me talking to a lot of celebrities that I've interviewed over the years, and he'd talk show format and one. Wondering why did it never go beyond that, you know, why did not? And it's actually something that I've thought about because a lot of the social cues are the same. They talked to me they lock eyes with they laugh at what I say. I laugh at what they say. I think we made a connection, and then they get an SUV, and I'm told to never contact them again. So it starts off with that. And then we just talk about whatever, and my assistant Sona is there might trustee assistant who has no respect for me or for her job or my job. It's it's so it's a lot of I've been shocked at how much fun. It is. I mean, it's after all these years of obeying, very strict time cues. Yes. And making sure that I take care of the gassed, and that I make sure that everything is just right? It's nice to go off the rails. And let it all hang out. It's kind of fun. I love doing these podcasts..

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