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Conan Interviews "Late Night" Associate Producer Jordan Schlansky - "Late Night With Conan O'Brien"
Jordan Schlansky’s Origin Story | Team Coco Radio
- Published on Mar 30, 2023 veröffentlicht
- Conan asks Jordan Schlansky how he rose from "Late Night" intern to "Associate Producer." Plus, Conan blames his longtime producer, Frank Smiley, for empowering Jordan.
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It seems to me that it's US only. Conan is a worldwide phenom, we demand more across the globe :D
Channel 106? Well, I guess I'll listen anyway.
Is there a way to watch full podcasts or is it listen only and clips from Clip-Share?
Can I listen to ur radio from China
Hi Team Coco,
I can't listen to siriusxm in Europe, please can you post the rest of the talk with Jordan on Clip-Share or your podcast channel. Conan and Jordan are pure gold!
I thoroughly believe he's actually just a comedic genius sacrificing his public image for comedy history
It's funny that so many still believe there was one employee who couldn't explain what his duties were for years. That's complete nonsense.
@Andi Burns He could explain, his plethora of tasks were just so various and diversified he knew it'll take all day to explain
@Andi Burns I actually don't fully believe it but it sure is a theory
@Andi Burns Look up what a producer does. His answer of "various things" is entirely correct.
Agree, I think he's pulling an Andy Kauffman on the world.
Jordan Schlansky has made an entire career out of deflection. He never skips a beat. It's masterful to watch.
he woulda made way more as a lawyer, we all owe him a debt of gratitude
"those who need to know.. know" - Jordan Schlansky
if you see how Sona squirms when Jeff Goldblum brings up Jordan, I get the sense some of Conan's staff have put the kabash on including Jordan more, or in any new way. If they had a travel show, something together, I would watch all the time. And I rarely watch the comedy host shows (kimmel, fallon, etc). I think the real genius is Jordan in knowing how to play opposite Conan.
He’s magnificent 😂
@John Filsonvarious people know
I could watch these two bicker for 18 hours straight. Their chemistry is just the weirdest, most enjoyable hilarious thing.
When I was in the Marines I had a 1Sgt like Conan whenever I had to input Data into the system on a computer he would walk in and be like "What the hell are you watching? Why does your hair look like a mushroom?!" Everyone else he just kinda ignored but always had a special interest in what I was doing like he had no idea wtf was going on lol.
What are you doing for the other six?
Always amazed me how precise every aspect of his life is about his health, diet, clothing, body grooming, etc , and his office was like a hoarder bedroom.
Well, that's because despite everything Conan says here, Jordan Schlansky is not a real person but a character from Conan's show, loosely based on the real person.
@J B - He's just an exaggerated version of himself
While he does play up his personality a bit, this type of contradiction is seen in many real life people as well..Some parts of them are absolutely meticulous while others are completely ignored..I guess at a deeper level it tells something about priorities
Don't forget the exact amount of water he drinks.
Arguably the funniest unexpected duo on the internet of all time. How can you not laugh when they interact
I'll take Ricky Gervais and Karl Pilkington as my #1. But these guys are decent second.
@Doug Lemmikey 100%. And Stephen is the icing on the cake of that duo.
The best part of their relationship is Conan is completely impervious to all of the nonsense that comes out of Jordan’s mouth and Jordan doesn’t care about being laughed at by Conan. They’re both able to deflect each other perfectly without the other getting seriously offended. Its like they're playing social Tennis. Everyone needs someone like that in their lives. Someone who you can say exactly what you feel to them without need for justification or an expectation of judgement. Someone who you can laugh at in Italy.
When an unstoppable force meets an immovable object.
I’m so glad I have friends like that lol
I want a dynamic like that
Jordan Schlansky: The most infamous associate producer in showbiz history with various duties, numerous titles and a multitude of responsibilities!!
And to add, he is also a deeply emotional man.
I would like to finally know how he prepares his body in various ways.
And finally; absolutely _no bodyhair_
It's probably best to explain Jordan's job by an actual example. Robert Smigel has a very good detailed account of what Jordan had to do to make the very first Triumph Insult Comic Dog clip happen in the Westminster dog show. It involve a lot of background logistic work, including sneaking the camera crew and equipment past the security. It's definitely a real job.
The writers strike was one of the best things to every happen to Conan. Genius thrives in desperation
@Ronnie’s379 peterbilt Experiences . There was a writers guild strike so Conan had to improvise, what came out of it are the office episodes including the ones with Jordan
I love how he is just... himself, within seconds of speaking. Jordan is a hilarious anomaly and needs to be protected.
I like how Conan’s most viewed video in the past couple of months is the one with Jordan Schlansky. This goes to show how much we want to see Jordan more
Still can't get my head around if he is just a character made up for showbiz or if he is actually, Actually, like this. After all these years.
He is playing a hyper exaggerated version of himself. He probably has similar tendencies and likes, but does not act to such a standoffish extreme. It's why it seems almost real
The most phenomenal is that they tell you over and over that he really is just like that, and people still can't believe.
@Alexander M. It’s probably because he is like that with the people he’s comfortable with. I somehow relate to him, so I’m sure he is not behaving like that towards the random people.
@Alexander M. What bothers me is sometimes people assume that they would have the same dynamics, but that won’t be the case. So I disapprove the people who act like Conan towards him. He mostly plays along because he is aware of the situation and those things are on the camera.
@Alexander M. Dude, that is part of the joke.
I love that they're talking about him in detail and he's there, just sitting silently
Jordan answering this like he's testifying in front of Congress is 10 out of 10.
"One of my responsibilities was NOT to explain to YOU what I do". What a great non-answer lmao
You = his own boss 😂😂😂
He's a nonworker! He's just a general non all around. 😅
Jordan is a once in a lifetime human being. We and the planet are all the better that he is here with us. Conan protect him forever at all costs.
I love how Jordan is so detailed and breaks everything down and can go on forever with his responses so funny 😂
Conan needs to make Jordan a co-host. Their relationship is pretty dynamic - i.e. like an old married couple.
Conan, Sona, Matt AND Jordan?
What a beautiful, chaotic nightmare that would be.
It works in small doses....I wouldn't want to see/hear it all the time
It might be too powerful tbh. Like it would overwhelm the topics at hand or their guests
To be fair, Jordan has a point at the end about Conan having the responsibility to know what his employees did 😂😂
FYI Jordan is a really sweet and thoughtful guy in real life. He used to come into my restaurant a lot, and at one point he gave me and a friend tickets to see the show, plus gave us a whole backstage tour and took a photo for us sitting at Conan's desk on stage. Really turned it into a once-in-a-lifetime experience for us! And he somehow found the time to send us an annual handwritten holiday card, too. I like to imagine that his day to day job is giving that extra level of thoughtfulness and care to everyone that comes through, whether they're big celebrities, guests, or employees, like an executive level maitre d'. And by the way, he does smile and laugh more in person, when he's not being actively ridiculed by Conan, lol.
Wait what, Jordan sent you holiday cards annually??
What a guy
Thanks for sharing this story.
@Henning Larsson Yeah he did! Not that he asked for our personal info or anything like that. For at least a couple years, he sent cards to the restaurant addressed to me and the other staff he met there regularly, on official "Team Coco" holiday cards.
Nice try Jordan.
There hasn’t been over 1 million views on a single video in the last 4 months worth of content Conan has brought us. GOTTA LOVE SCHLANKSY! Love them both😂
Love the chemistry and banter between these two, always a pleasure.
These 2 together will always bring a smile to my face.
So glad to see Jordan on the show! 1 of the greatest unintentional comedy duos!
The fact that Jeff Goldblum has admitted that he binged watched Jordan's videos and asked Conan about him solidifies that Schlansky is a true legend.
There really is no higher honor than being fascinating to Jeff Goldblum. Except for being Conan's associate producer apparently.
@Asdf True, but it really gets interesting if his fascination with you causes him to take off and put on his glasses more than five times in five minutes.
ahhh..I'd absolutely adore if Jordan and Goldblum got together and just talked on camera. Jeff Goldblum is so nice and affirming.. I imagine Jordan would really let his guard down with him!
who is jeff goldblum?
He had various tasks, Conan! 😂🤣😂 It's never not funny when these two are together! They should totally do a travel vlog series together, similar to the remotes they used to do!
I would totally binge watch that.
We need Conan and Jordan as permanent segment on this show at least once a week. Make Jordan Associate Producer Again! #MJAPA 😂
Within 4 seconds of conversation this is already gold. Please never stop this
I was in Quebec City when I saw Jordan at a cafe eating crepes and walked up to him after he finished paying to see if he was who he was and if I could have a picture! He was so nice and friendly and it was definitely a highlight of my life!!!
They must have had his setting on “friendly to humans”
These two guys need to restart Conans travel show, go around the globe, discover, observe and comment on various nations and cultures and to make the world a better place
That would never work. At some point Conan would kill Jordan out of uncontrollable frustration .
He's already said they are
This is all I want in life
Why is there no full version of this podcast? It’s a crime to have any less than 8 hours of Jordan!
It’s on Spotify
@Ryan Govender How is it called?
@Marcel Jordan Schlansky Needs a Friend... or something.
@Ryan Govender i can’t find his episode on Spotify. May i ask if it’s a full episode of him or a segment? I can’t find his name in the title.
I'm looking for the full version too. Did you find it?
One of the greatest comedy duos of all time! They never fail to go over. Love this pairing!! LOOL
Conan is one of those people that I am so happy we’re alive in the same time period because he’s a goddamn American treasure and it’s been such a privilege to have him (and Jordan, I guess) make me laugh regularly for decades! Thank you for your service to joy for the world, Conan O’Brian. I salute you ❤
They tread a fine line between raising their blood pressure to new highs and comedy gold. It's immense talent and discipline on their part. Bravo.
I will stop everything I do to watch these 2 in a room. If anyone in Hollywood is left with a fraction of imagination and pull, they should put these guys in a movie or travel show. As cliché as I and everyone who might have said this before, it's 100% true....this is comic gold. Now someone get me a tissue, I'm tearing from lmfao'ing.
Can we get a full podcast episode with Jordan as the guest alongside Matt and Sona, I would love to see how he interacts with others?
He’s been on the Inside Conan pod, there’s clips on youtube
I want this every single day. 😂😂😂😂
I have the impression that Sona doesn't like him very much. She's hardly present every time Jordan appears and when she is she makes annoyed - disgusted expressions. Plus, she never ever talks about him, being both workmates for a long time and all.
Sona would probably end up in a hospital because of all the laughing
Their chemistry is so real that I still can't tell that which part is scripted and which part is real. 😂
I love Jordan's passion and depth of knowledge in his interests and hope to hear more from him!
Like others I find Jordan fascinating. He is such an enigma. And I think the pairing of the these two is so fun.
There was something epic about this. Like a villain from Season 1 showing up in Season 7 after everyone thought he was dead.
and the villain is even stronger than ever!
What would make you think he is still alive. Maybe he is the first autonomous AI and can't answer questions outside his programming.
@After Stupid Show perhaps he was never alive. Any grown man with a bill whip has to be dead inside.
I always thought he was just sad or morose but he is mean too? Love it either way
Conan and Jordan is the gift that keeps on giving.
Jordan Schlansky glaring at the end - he being the one guy not laughing - is the most Jordan Schlansky thing in this video.
Man that mic issue got me laughing hard already. As always superb content with JS
Please Conan BACK on TV . These two are legendary❤
not even a minute in I'm already laughing. these two are unstoppable
For real, bwahahahaha!!!! 😂😂
I dunno about being unstoppable but there is a lot of tension for no good reason
Conan is kind of giving him a hard time which maybe puts Jordan on defensive, but he's not entirely giving him a hard time and he's not entirely off.
fr 1 minute in and I am literally laughing my ass off. I've missed this duo
That short "Hi" had me laughing ;D
The sas! "I didn't realize I was functioning as an audio engineer" 🤣
Conan, you and Jordan's original office and travel episodes had me crying with laughter!
They should do a sitcom together.
Jordan performed a variety tasks in order to ensure the survival and longevity of the Conan O’Brien show. The manner in which he performed these tasks were not important, but a favorable outcome was indeed reached which can be backed by the positive feedback and high ratings of said show.
The irony of Conan asking for a succinct answer from Jordan and then Conan talking for 5 minutes haha. Would love to watch the rest of this
I love your interactions with Max Weinberg during your late night show, I hope you invite him and do an episode with him.
Finally, we get a real celebrity on the podcast.
Finally some Jordan ❤️ Give us a full episode of him in the podcast please 🙏
Jordan is the perfect antithesis to Conan. They're really funny together 😂
I love how Jordan not only does not break character (which he likely created) but doesn't even smile when Conan gets on his case. The best.
They should have Jordan come back for another podcast episode in the near future!
But knowing Jordan full well, he'll probably end up being too busy due to his numersous tasks and how long he spends time preparing his body in various ways......
I’m certain Jordan prepared his body in various ways for this Team Coco Radio episode.
You know you are good when it is entertaining enough for your audience to talk to your own staff
Letterman also did it, and I wonder if other hosts have done it in the past. But if you start out having bits with paid actors who appear just to say a line or two, or just stand in a costume and wave... it seems like a natural evolution to have an intern or staffer do that short bit instead of having to cast and hire an actor. Especially if you want to do bits with a plant in the audience, its a little more obvious if the plant is an actor whos done the show a bunch of times, but if the plant is a random staffer or intern, then its a little less obvious. Then before you know it, these random staffers are suddenly part of the segment actors stable. And the next thing you know they are sitting in a car with Kevin Hart and Ice Cube. The real genius step that Conan took I think was bringing the cameras behind the scenes on the writers and staffers, and just making the real everyday office intrigues part of the show. Who stole Sona's mug? Who's been eating all the free cake? Featuring specific staffers like Jordan and effects guy Bill Tull comes so natually out of all of that. And then he took it even a step further and they created a podcast where they talk about the nuts and bolts of how the show is made. And its incredibly fascinating to hear from all of these people who we know either their work, or we may have seen them in one of those office remotes. And then Conan continues the tradition by dragging Sona and Matt into his podcast. Overall I think it shows that Conan has a keen ear for what is funny, trusts his staff to also have that ear, and isnt bothered by letting someone else be funny on camera... even if they arent someone who wanted the limelight.
Basically what the Howard stern show did
@Patreeko Time dude no one’s reading all that
@I Gave Lia HIV 😅😅, why did u do that to Lia ? 😮😮😊😊😊
Brings me back to the good ol days. Late night is not the same without Conan and Dave.
Jordan is literally my favourite person on the internet, and their dynamic is just the best ❤.
I need more Conan! He should be your permanent side kick on the show….. What is better than the unknown when guests come onto the show while Jordan has his pinky finger up brewing a cup of espresso while in a deep convo with big named guests?
We love Jordan! We need more remotes with him. The best is him breaking character
This is on a level like Abbot and Costello, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis. I can't stop laughing at the interaction these two have together.
I can’t believe Jordan has been irritating Conan for as long as I’ve been alive. Good job Jordan.
but 1994 was only 10 years ago..... oh no, i'm old
@Emu 10 years?
@daniel sarmiento a joke is really good if you have to explain it.... the joke is that it feels like the 90s was only 10 years ago but it was very long ago now, and we are all old (those born in the 70/80s)
I was born in 2003 so... completely relatable XDDD
I think the allure of Jordan is that he challenges Conan intellectually and he’s not intimidated by Conan’s celebrity (and boss) status. 😁
LOL, can you guys upload the entire interview? Love to see the rest. These small clips are such a teaser. We want to see all of Jordan and Conan.
The alchemy between these two is a feat that was thought impossible
Oh God! I’d love to see him as part of the podcast. Have Jordan and Sona worked together? Those Jordan skits are some of the most funniest stuff I’ve ever seen.
I love this man. It's the funniest thing Conan has ever done. Jordan is like as old StarWars Geek.
This was awesome. We NEED a yearly Conan and Schlansky Special!
Make that a monthly special. :)
I agree. Hire Schansky, fire Matt.
Hear me out: "An Associate Producer Abroad". Pay the licensing to Gervais if you have to. I would like to see no one more than JS trotting the globe, visiting major historical sites and cities and cultures, and being put into ridiculous travel circumstances that he has to wind his way out of. JS would jump at the chance I think because he would believe he could always outsmart Conan, Conan meanwhile is working to make life unbearable for Jordan as his trips continue on. Cat and mouse style.
I saw Conan at a restaurant and once he finished I followed him outside to get a picture. I told him I loved all the Jordan Schlansky bits and he said "he is like that in real life" then took off
Did you ever see the uncut Japanese restaurant scene between them? It goes on for like an hour. It's on Clip-Share somewhere.
I can't believe a literal GOD of comedy has no way of cracking the nutshell of Mr. Schlansky. This is amazing to watch.
I’ve always imagined that whatever Jordan’s multitude of duties entailed, ultimately he was an important person on the show. The guy that contacted important people at important places to get major things done. Lots of phone calls and emails and meetings. I’d still love to actually hear a proper job description though.
These two are the most dominant comedy duo like never before..
Please can we have this full length conversation on the podcast 😮
OMG his first answer had me burst out laughing, immediately, setting the tone for their relationship forever...their chemistry is off the charts...he's gotta be a recurring guest somehow!
l put my hamster in a sock and slammed it against the furniture
these two are way more interesting than most celebrities. the matt sona conan trio is also really fun to just listen to
I have never seen someone’s hair go in so many different directions. Conan is magnificent
I could feel his heart-wrenching agony during that introduction…and the rest is history.
Its crazy that we are living in a world, knowing what kind of animals lived here millions of years ago, and we have developed so much incredible techonologies, but still, even in 100 years, nobody wi ll ever figure out what jordan schlansky actually does
*Jordan could have a solo podcast where he talks for hours like Bill Burr, and I’d totally be up for it haha!*
1994 I wasn't born yet. I really enjoy watching you both traveling the world, especially when Conan roasts Jordan. Great chemistry. Love you both
I appreciate that Jordan prepared his body in various ways before attending this interview with Conan.
Jordan's AI is amazing in this interview. To think they had this technology in 2007.
Why is this not released on the podcast? Team Coco releases this stuff very inconveniently since part of the stuff has videos and some more stuff is all over the place in audio format. Feels like the audience needs to do archeology to find this stuff.
Man the chemistry between these two is incredible.
As always, Jordan makes perfect sense, how's he supposed to know what distance the mic was calibrated for
So glad to see this couple fighting on the screen again in 2023❤ We miss him !
The most important figure in television history
yeah, and this Conan O'Brien guy is alright too i guess
@Jan Petar Puclin yeah... that guy is funny
If there was a fan club or meet and greets, I'm there.
I was hoping to see Jordan break character and give a heartfelt conversation about how they concocted the sketches and how fun it is to banter in public. Their italy clip is my favorite. This extension of the bit is still pretty good.
i hope not that soon. they got plenty of stuff to show.
its incredible the amount of views jordan brings to the table everyone loves that guy
This is the Andy Kaufman of our generation 🙌🏼 HILARIOUS 😂 LOVE JORDAN! ❤
Jordan Schlansky, the man, the myth, the legend.
5:04 I know what’s coming there but man I still crack smiling when he explains 😂
Even after all these years Jordan knows just how to push Conan’s buttons in all the right ways 😂
Everytime I see these 2 together I think these are the next bud Abbott and lou Costello comedy duo. How awesome would that be conan and schlansky meets Frankenstein, would be a hit in theaters.
Please do a travel show with Jordan. That would be a dream show.
I wish I had a Jordan and Conan in my family. Life would be beautiful.
The relationship between them was going on for several years before they all decided to bring them on camera together??? We’ve missed so much! Lol
the first 2 minutes is better comedy than the vast majority of programming
I was two months pregnant with terrible morning sickness and the clips of Jordan and Conan were the best medicine. Especially with the biscotti, I couldn't stop laughing.
Biscotto (if you only had one)
@Kimia Jordan would be proud 😂
@Kimiadang, beat me to it 😅
I have a public playlist of ALL Jordan Schlansky clips in chronological order (75 videos in total including this one) on my channel :)
@Kimia clicked the replies to see this comment, was not disappointed.
I LOVE Jordan!!! I never met anyone like him!! I think the beauty is that he can get away with anything, as he's usually right... He's not necessarily "pleasant", but he's usually right, and this is why he's able to "get away" with anything...