Conan O’Brien

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Conan O’Brien is an award-winning TV talk show host, comedian, and writer born in 1963 in Brookline, Massachusetts. After graduating from Harvard University, he worked as a writer for such shows as Saturday Night Live and The Simpsons. He made a name for himself in television when he hosted Late Night and The Tonight Show. He is currently hosting the TBS late-night talk show, Conan, in which he is also creator and producer.

15 Mar, 2017
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White believes McGregor-Mayweather will happen

Makes Statement

During an appearance on Conan, White tells O’Brien that he believes the fight between McGregor and Mayweather will go ahead.

I do think it’s gonna happen. I think it’s going to be a tough deal, because obviously [there are] a lot of egos involved in this deal and a lot of people, so that always makes it tougher. On the flip side, there’s so much money involved. I just don’t see how it doesn’t happen…It would be boxing. No kicking, no elbows, just straight-up boxing, in a boxing ring with gloves and the whole deal. A lot of things make this fight intriguing but the reality is this — anybody who has ever seen Floyd Mayweather, he’s this big (motioning at his small size). Conor McGregor is huge. He’s 27 years old, he’s in the prime of his career. Floyd is 40. Floyd always had problems with southpaws, Conor is a southpaw and Conor hits hard. When Conor hits people, they go. Floyd’s definitely not knocking him out, that’s for sure. I’m not saying that Conor would win this boxing match but it sure makes it interesting.

7 Dec, 2016
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Rousey bonded with Diesel over online gaming

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In an interview with O’Brien on Conan, Rousey talks about how she became friends with Diesel over online gaming.

I’ve been playing Pokemon for 18 years, and that’s actually how me and Vin Diesel became friends…every night after filming we’d set up computers and like the other side of the room, and like, ‘Ok we’re going to go to this dungeon!’…I like talking to people online who have no idea who I am.

Ronda Rousey & Vin Diesel Are “World Of Warcraft” Buds – CONAN on TBS

27 Jul, 2016
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McGregor appears on Diaz interview

TV Appearance

During Diaz’s appearance on Conan, O’Brien shows him comments by McGregor.

I just hope he’s not up on that stage wearing that stupid black t-shirt he’s never out of. The boy’s been wearing that same damn t-shirt for the last 20 years or something. I’m taking this contest very, very seriously. I’ve flown in specific body types to replicate Nate’s skinny, tall frame. The boy won the lotto the last time. He knows it, I know it. Well, August 20 I get my revenge and I look forward to it.

Diaz:

The truth came out, and the truth will come out on the 20th, when it will come out again.

Conor McGregor Calls Out Nate Diaz – CONAN on TBS

16 Apr, 2015
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Rosario Dawson interview

Interview

Dawson appears on Conan and talks about how her mom once trained her to use pepper spray by using it on her, and that New Yorkers aren’t as tough as they used to be.

Now people think it’s so safe in New York that they are walking around with ear-buds at four o’clock in the morning and I kind of feel like hitting them…I kind of feel like robbing them.

Rosario Dawson Wants To Mug New Yorkers – CONAN on TBS

3 Mar, 2015
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On Air interview

Interview

Seacrest interviews O’Brien during On Air With Ryan Seacrest about his hour long Cuban special in which he travels to Cuba to interview locals.

When you go there, these people are incredible. They’re very nice. They’re anxious to get to know us. They’re interested in America, they’re very friendly, they’re funny, they were terrific. When you think about a society like that, you think, ‘Well who are these people? Are they different from us?’ And they really aren’t. They really are very eager to be a part of the entire world.

19 Feb, 2015
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Conan interview

In an interview on Conan, Cryer describes how, when working on an episode of Two and a Half Men, they had to figure out how to show Kutcher naked:

We we’re working this over in the writer’s room, and then Ashton pipes in ‘oh, well I’ve got a huge prosthetic penis in my trailer’. We all had that awkward moment of ‘of course you do’.

Kutcher explains:

You too can have one made. I had these web shorts that I did for my company and we were producing these various web shorts, like hidden camera things. One of the things that we did was this sketch called ‘Naked Man.’ We had this guy and we had him put on this prosthetic unit, and we sent him to interesting places… I was like, ‘Who knows when you’re gonna need a prosthetic penis?’ So, I kept it and I just happened to have it around.

19 Dec, 2014
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Orlando Bloom interview

Interview

Bloom appears as a guest on Conan to promote his latest film, The Hobbit. He also talks about having Sir Ian McKellen as a roommate, his experience stripping down in Zulu, and creating a porno film involving elves and Middle Earth.

The truth is there won’t be because J.R. Tolkien has the rights. The estate sold the rights for both The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings, but nothing else. I was doing press with Evangeline Lilly and Lee Pace recently. We both play elves and we could do an elven spinoff. Get some iphones and some GoPros and annihilate middle earth, Tantric sex, down and dirty. Let’s go with a bit of elven love and violence.

Orlando Bloom Wants To Make A Porno Version Of "The Hobbit" – CONAN on TBS

12 Dec, 2014
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Rosario Dawson interview

Interview

Dawson returns as a guest on Conan to promote her latest film, Top Five. She also talks about making out with Jenny Slate in a New York Times video, and being inspired by James Franco to post “selfies” on social media.

I remember when they asked me to do it, I don’t know if that’s weird to say, but there was another actress they were talking about doing it with. Sure, that would be great. They changed and said it would be Jenny. Awesome, I have never met her before. She is hilarious and awesome and beautiful and cool and smart. So we got there, we said hello, nice to meet you like it was kind of great. It was kind of awesome.

Rosario Dawson's Sexy James Franco-Inspired Selfies – CONAN on TBS

11 Dec, 2014
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Rebecca Romjin interview

Interview

Romjin returns as a guest on Conan to promote her latest television show, Skin Wars. She also talks about her experiences with body painting, and challenges O’Brien to try wearing only body paint on one of his shows.

It’s funny, once you’re painted, go with me on this, you don’t feel nude. You actually do feel very covered up. You can tell from people’s body language that they don’t feel naked.

Rebecca Romijn's Nude Body Paint-Off Challenge – CONAN on TBS

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Robert Patrick interview

Interview

Patrick appears as a guest on Conan and talks about being in a motorcycle club, and not a “bike gang”. He also shares a near-death experience where he found himself in the middle of a desert after his rear tire blows out. He also talks about his audition for Terminator 2, in which he did an icy and piercing glare.

These are the things you think about when all of a sudden you realize you could have died. I’m out here and you feel like the desert is going to swallow you up and take you in. I take out my knife and starting to cut the tire off the rim. I realize I’m riding the rim right on in.

Robert Patrick Recreates His "T2" Look – CONAN on TBS

10 Dec, 2014
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Sofia Vergara interview

Interview

Vergara returns as a guest on Conan to promote her latest jewelry line. She gives O’Brien a bracelet from the collection, to give to his wife. She also talks about her holiday spending habits and watching her boyfriend, Joe Mangianello, prepare for his stripper role in Magic Mike.

It was fun to see him prepare for Magic Mike. It was, you know, a little bit like surprising because I didn’t know who — that he could dance like that. But it was a lot of fun. He did a lot of crazy things in the movie. I think he even had an accident.

Sofia Vergara: "It's Dangerous To Be A Stripper" – CONAN on TBS

9 Dec, 2014
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Evangeline Lilly interview

Interview

Lilly returns as a guest on Conan to promote her latest film, Ant-Man. She also expresses her admiration for Archie Comics’ Betty and Veronica’s breasts. She also talks about her fetish for ears and proceeds to touch O’Brien and Richter’s lobes.

I was obsessed with the shape of their breasts. I would draw them. I would try to trace them. I was fanatical about the perfection of their tear drop shape of their perfect breasts.

Evangeline Lilly's Ear Fetish – CONAN on TBS

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Pete Holmes interview

Interview

Holmes returns as a guest on Conan and talks about his Thanksgiving holiday with his parents in Boston. He also shares his experiences being a celebrity, including signing a Nickelback CD for a fan.

I’m a new vegan. I had to explain that to my working class Boston parents. They didn’t — they didn’t know what that meant. They didn’t even know how to say it. My father was like “Peter, you’re a vegan!” Why is that? Vegan, dad! Vegan, like an alien species. What does that mean? What does it mean? I go, it just means you don’t eat animal products. And he goes so what do you eat all day, frigging yogurt?

Pete Holmes' Nickelback Autograph – CONAN on TBS

5 Dec, 2014
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Bill Burr interview

Interview

Burr returns as a guest on Conan and shares his opinions about Thanksgiving and Black Friday. He also talks about his dislike for charity causes in sports and his penchant for Black and White stand-up comedy shows.

I like the holidays. Thanksgiving is my favorite because you get to eat in that type of thing. I don’t like black Friday type of stuff. Freaks me out. Makes me sad for Americans, watching them get trampled. Why would you do that to yourself? Why wouldn’t just admit you can’t afford it at regular prices.

Bill Burr Wants Charities Out Of Sports – CONAN on TBS

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Jennifer Aniston interview

Interview

Aniston returns as a guest on Conan to promote her latest film, Horrible Bosses 2. She also talks about a deleted sex scene on the film, as well as some of the sexy jewelry that she chose for her role.

It was an active choice. It was one of those things where they laid out the jewelry and I just gravitated towards that beautiful piece of jewelry. And I put it on. I was like “This is unique and cool.” So then I just kept trying on other bits of her wardrobe. I had kept it. And “great, you chose the [Bleep] ring!”

Jennifer Aniston's Risqué Necklace – CONAN on TBS

4 Dec, 2014
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Billy Eichner interview

Interview

Eichner returns as a guest on Conan and talks about his opinions on possible Oscar Award nominees. He also discusses his admiration for Taylor Swift and performs an original song inspired by Swift’s songwriting.

Are there no jokes in outer space? Not a single joke. I wanted a laugh. It’s three, four hours long. And people say, you can’t combine sci-fi and comedy. Five words — “Honey, I Shrunk The Kids.? OK?

Billy Eichner's Song For Taylor Swift – CONAN on TBS

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt interview

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Gordon-Levitt returns as a guest on Conan and talks about the “Best Performance with a Fake Nose” award he received from a website. He also tries out a bunch of fake noses with O’Brien and watches an old clip of his appearance in Jeopardy.

Again, trying to play a young Bruce Willis and look at yourself in the mirror doing lines, don’t know if I’m selling this. I don’t know if anyone will buy the “you grow up to be Bruce Willis”. Then once I put on that face and put in the contact lenses. It was a nose and lips, eyebrows, ears. All subtle but a lot of stuff and then I’m like “OK, yeah, this isn’t me anymore”.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt's Throwback "Jeopardy!" Appearance – CONAN on TBS

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Damian Lillard interview

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Lillard appears on Conan and talks about the growing up playing basketball without a hoop, his famous “Dame-face”, and why he chose the number 0 for his jersey. He also demonstrates his four-bar rapping skills.

Well, it started off on a tree. There was a tree in front of my grandmother’s house. I would shoot over the tree branch. That was my hoop. The grandfather cut down the tree so I ended up nailing a milk carton to a telephone pole. It’s round, you can’t shoot off the back bound. It helped me learn how to shoot over the rim better.

Damian Lillard's Freestyle Instagram Rapping – CONAN on TBS

23 Oct, 2014
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Tenacious D interview

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Tenacious D appears as a guest on Conan to promote their upcoming music festival, Festival Supreme. They describe festival’s Halloween-inspired rides and show some of the costumed characters at the event.

Seriously, anyone who’s watching us right now in Tallahassee or Timbuktu, wherever you are, I urge you to get a plane ticket and come.

Tenacious D Interview – CONAN on TBS

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Wyatt Cenac interview

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Cenac appears as a guest on Conan to promote his upcoming comedy tour. He also talks about having a show at the same time as Dave Chappelle’s show, and meeting O’Brien at a luxury car show.

You were like “hey, stranger, take a photo of me” and then you were like “let’s get a photo of the two of us together”. So we took a photo and we didn’t really know each other. Like “hey, look at this fancy car that neither of us own”.

Wyatt Cenac's Conan Rolls Royce Portrait – CONAN on TBS

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Kat Dennings interview

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Dennings returns as a guest on Conan to promote the latest season of 2 Broke Girls. She also talks about her idyllic childhood in the woods and being a somber goth as a child.

It kind of was if you want to break it down. We lived on top of a hill in a place called Bryn Mawr, which is now more built up. It was in the woods on a hill, there were deer. There were no other neighbors. There was weather.

Kat Dennings Was A Goth Kid – CONAN on TBS

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Neil Patrick Harris interview

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Harris appears as a guest on Conan to promote his latest film, Gone Girl and his book, Choose Your Own Autobiography. He also talks about his sex scenes on film and on stage, and shares some childhood memories, including kissing two girls at the same time.

It’s random stories of things I have done. I have these crazy chapters from Doogie Howser, to Doctor Horrible, to Barney Stinson to opening the Tony’s, to having babies, and making out with dudes.

Neil Patrick Harris Bares All About His Sex Scenes – CONAN on TBS

22 Oct, 2014
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Cristin Milioti interview

Interview

Milioti appears as a guest on Conan to promote her television show, A to Z. She also talks about almost getting run over by a bus with her face on it, and being bullied n school for her unique haircut and unusual retorts.

I had gone to a summer camp and the cool girl at summer camp had a buzz cut. Then I went home to New Jersey and I wanted one and my mom took me to a salon and they were like, she wants to what? And they did it. And I showed up to middle school like that. What’s up, guys? Ready to hang. And they were not nice.

Cristin Milioti's Middle School Buzz Cut – CONAN on TBS

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Dana Carvey interview

Interview

Carvey returns as a guest on Conan and gives a variety of celebrity impersonations, including Liam Neeson, as well as Presidents Bush, Clinton, and Obama. He also improvises a song about the flugelbone in Neil Young’s voice, and talks about being friends with President George W. Bush.

He’s my buddy. It’s very interesting going on — by the way, this is an ISIS-free zone. If you are ISIS, please exit. It’s interesting to think of the dichotomy. Because Obama clearly was rough on him when we had to go back. He just wasn’t very enthusiastic. He’s up there going, we’re going to — we’re going to head back with our strategic partners, coalition, forces.

Dana Carvey's Neil Young Sings The Flugelbone Song – CONAN on TBS

21 Oct, 2014
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Joe Perry interview

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Perry appears as a guest on Conan and talks about some difficult moments during his time off from Aerosmith, including selling his rare 1959 Les Paul, which ends up in the hands of his good friend, Slash.

I knew it was getting in the way of our friendship. I said “I will never ask you about it again, man. If you ever want to sell it back, just give me a call, whatever but I won’t bug you about it”. And at my 50th birthday, Cheap Trick was playing. They came in to play. And I sat in with them and in the middle of the set my guitar tech walks up and hands me this guitar. And it was the guitar and Slash gave it to me.

Slash Gave Joe Perry Back His Prized Guitar – CONAN on TBS

17 Oct, 2014
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Anthony Anderson interview

Interview

Anderson returns as a guest on Conan to promote his television show, Blackish. He also talks about offering his crotch as a tee at a charity event, turning partially vegan, and his mother’s use of Vagisil for first-aid treatment.

She’s always been little left of center. Growing up in my house, you know, most people get sick, their mother gives them Robitussin, you know, aspirin. My — we got cuts and bruises, my mother would give us Vagisil.

Anthony Anderson's Mom Uses Vagisil For Everything – CONAN on TBS

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Jon Lovitz interview

Interview

Lovitz appears as a guest on Conan to promote his television shows, Mr. Box Office and Sing Your Face Off. He also talks about impersonating famous singers does an impromptu performance of La Donna e Mobile. He also shares his experiences as a hospital orderly during his pre-show business days.

First of all, the orderly has no training but they’re with the patient eight hours a day. These women in their 60’s after three days in the hospital they start going senile I’ll and they think I’m the doctor. They’re going “Dr. Jon”, Dr. Jon.” One lady, she goes — I just want to see if you’re here. She’s screaming for me. She had a thing that hung down like this. One day I said, what happened to your finger? She’s like, what happened to your face?

Jon Lovitz Interview Part 1 10/16/14 – CONAN on TBS

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Nicholas Hoult interview

Interview

Hoult returns as a guest on Conan to promote his latest movie, Young Ones. He also talks about the extremely dangerous stunts he had to do on the film, exchanging pranks with X-Men co-star James McAvoy, and engaging in a full-on BB gun war with him.

Yeah, that came to an end because people got shot in the face and welts would pop up and bleed and it was a 3-D movie and you could see them clearly even with makeup so we had to stop.

Nicholas Hoult: James McAvoy Punched Me In The Junk – CONAN on TBS

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TJ Miller interview

Interview

Miller appears as a guest on Conan to promote his latest movie, Big Hero 6. He also shares his physically painful marriage proposal and his strange wish to have an elbow-kissing superpower.

I want to be able to kiss my own elbows. Because you could make so much money. You know, you bet people, you think I can kiss my own elbow? They say no. $100, you do it, then you skip town, go to the next town. Go to the morning show, make another $100.

TJ Miller's Painful Marriage Proposal – CONAN on TBS

13 Oct, 2014
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Dax Shepard interview

Interview

Shepard appears once again as a guest on Conan to talk about his latest film, This Is Where I Leave You. He describes his lack of a butt and shares how his wife, Kristen Bell helped him shave his butt-crack in preparation for his nude scene.

My fear – my deep, deep fear would look like there was like a werewolf trying to escape my butt-crack.

Dax Shepard: Kristen Bell Shaved My Butt – CONAN on TBS

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Camilla Luddington interview

Interview

Luddington returns as a guest on Conan to talk about her overly critical father, her horrific film audition, and the poor British reception of her Lifetime movie, William and Kate.

We don’t have Lifetime in England, so they don’t understand that Lifetime movies are cheesy and a guilty pleasure. In England, I was screwed with the reviews before it came out and they were like “What?” – including my family.

Camilla Luddington Loved "William And Kate" – CONAN on TBS

2 Oct, 2014
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Jerrod Carmichael interview

Carmichael appears as a guest on Conan to promote his latest HBO special, Love at the Store. He talks about his desire to be “brainwashed” by Apple’s advertising campaigns,  the unique lifestyle of a stand-up comic, and the importance of cocaine in a performer’s life.

There should be more cocaine in the entertainment industry, right? You want your favorite performer on cocaine. It’s a amazing. It’s like steroids and cool, cocaine is cool, whatever helps you perform. I don’t do cocaine yet, but I’m just getting started, you know. I don’t want to go to a Keith Richards show and he is not on coke, that’s boring. I want him running around like fully coked out.

Jerrod Carmichael Loves Apple Brainwashing – CONAN on TBS

30 Sep, 2014
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Bill Burr interview

Burr and Conan discuss Football on Conan.

She has the female multitasking brain, that is why they can’t be happy. They are jealous of how simple the male brain is.

Bill Burr: Women Want To Ruin The NFL! – CONAN on TBS

26 Sep, 2014
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Chelsea Peretti interview

Interview

Peretti appears on the guest on Conan to promote her television show, Brooklyn Nine-Nine. She also talks about her childhood crush on co-star Andy Samberg, and encountering sweet but very critical old ladies who have watched her show.

Life has changed completely. It’s a crazy whirlwind. I was on a flight and there was a sweet old lady in front of me and she turned around her whole head, craning around. She turned around to me and she was so sweet and she was like, “You’re that girl!” And I was like, “Yeah, probably”, you know, and she was like “I hate your show!”

Chelsea Peretti's Childhood Crush On Andy Samberg – CONAN on TBS

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Bill Hader interview

Interview

Hader returns as a guest on Conan to promote his latest movie, Skeleton Twins. He also impersonates some of his former SNL castmates, creates an Arnold Schwarzenegger baby character, and talks about his recent peanut allergic reaction.

This happened a couple of times to me but not in New York, and in the New York E.R. guy was like, he was a doctor. And he goes “Has this happened to you before?” And I go “Yeah.” And he goes “Do you have an epipen?” I go “No.” He goes “You’re a f-ing idiot.”

Bill Hader's SNL Cast Impressions – CONAN on TBS

25 Sep, 2014
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Luke Wilson interview

Interview

Wilson appears as a guest on Conan to promote his latest film, Skeleton Twins. He also talks about working with Bob Dylan and Jeff Bridges, getting infatuated with his female movie co-stars, and growing up with older brothers.

It wasn’t like — you know, like the American Indian where wisdom is passed down through the ages. Like, it was like a great deal of misinformation. Like never — don’t ever let them know if you like them. Just, whatever you do, just be cool. Don’t laugh at their jokes. Don’t with kind. Whatever you do, don’t be kind.

Luke Wilson Always Falls In Love With His Costars – CONAN on TBS

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Dhani Harrison interview

Interview

Harrison appears as a guest on Conan to talk about his father’s week-long tribute on the show. He shares the process of putting together the event, and using O’Brien’s name to get out of a traffic violation.

I discussed with the police officer, he didn’t know, I didn’t have my I.D., I’m like if you need proof of who I am, I’ll be on Conan on Wednesday. We’re doing this George Harrison week and my name is Harrison, nice to meet you. Sorry. I didn’t make any mistakes driving, I was just driving. He walked off and came back and goes, “Well, I’m a huge Conan O’Brien fan. And you guys, you know, go along on your business.”

24 Sep, 2014
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Ike Barinholtz interview

Interview

Barinholtz returns as a guest on Conan and talks about football, Matthew McConaughey’s Superbowl ad, and the differences between Cubs and Sox fans in Chicago.

My theory is that he did not know that it was a commercial. He was driving around with his buddies and he just said those words. He’s driving with his friends and he’s like, “Life’s a road and you got to drive it.” His friends took out an iPhone and just started filming.

Ike Barinholtz's Prank On Matthew McConaughey – CONAN on TBS

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