During his 26-year career in late night television, Mike has written for such varied programs as "Late Night with Conan O’Brien," "The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien," and "CONAN." Now, he’s stretching even further by co-hosting "Inside Conan: An Important Hollywood Podcast."
To celebrate Conan O’Brien’s legendary 28-year run in late-night television, season three of "Inside Conan: An Important Hollywood Podcast" will give listeners the inside story on some of Conan’s most iconic late-night moments, stretching from his 1993 debut on NBC’s "Late Night" to his 2021 finale on TBS’ "CONAN." CONAN writers Mike Sweeney and Jessie Gaskell will guide listeners through 28 years of late night memories, starting from the very beginning. They’ll speak with some of Conan’s most iconic guests, writers, and the man himself. Discover the origins of fan-favorite characters like the Masturbating Bear, hear behind-the-scenes dirt on Conan’s greatest remote segments, and meet some of the weirdest minds in television history.
Plus, “Inside Conan” will be offering an exclusive glimpse into Conan’s new project for HBO Max. Buckle up! We’ve got an exciting season ahead.
Jessie Gaskell is a comedy writer and performer who wrote for "Conan" for 7 years. "Conan" is in quotes because she's still not sure he exists. Jessie loves to travel and has an exciting passport thanks to her work on "Conan Without Borders." Before her life revolved around Conan, she wrote for "Deon Cole's "Black Box," "RuPaul's Drag Race," and McSweeney's Internet Tendency. In her spare time, she enjoys sewing her own clothes almost as much as she enjoys telling you about it. Someday she hopes to fight one of the Paul brothers on Pay Per View.