October 20, 2021
Business

Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend: You

Conan O’Brien

ended a 28-year run on late-night television when he wound down his TBS talk show in June.

That has led to misconceptions about his current employment status.

“Everywhere I go, people say, ‘Congratulations on your retirement!’ ” he said in an interview. “ ‘There goes Conan, riding a donkey off over the hill into the mist.’ ”

In reality, he’s as busy as he was on the air, building a comedy empire in a medium he once distrusted.

His media company, Team Coco, has 10 podcasts in production, including a new one breaking down every episode of “Parks and Recreation,” hosted by a star (Rob Lowe) and a writer (Alan Yang) of the beloved sitcom. There’s also a Q&A show hosted by Mr. O’Brien’s former sidekick,

Andy Richter,

and podcasts from comedians J.B. Smoove (a daily…

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