Conan O’Brien, Dana Carvey, Kevin Nealon, And Robert Smigel Perform Selections From The Lost Hans And Franz Movie

Conan O’Brien’s award-winning podcast Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend announces a brand new podcast miniseries, The Lost Hans & Franz Movie. The four-part podcast series — featuring comedy legends Conan O’Brien, Dana Carvey, Robert Smigel, and Kevin Nealon — will drop new episodes weekly beginning Wednesday, May 17th.

The Lost Hans & Franz Movie is a Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend audio miniseries about Hans & Franz, a movie musical that was never made. Hans & Franz was originally a screenplay written by O’Brien, Carvey, Smigel, and Nealon, based on the 1980’s Saturday Night Live sketch starring Carvey and Nealon. Although it was in development at Sony, then Columbia Pictures, in the early 1990’s, the musical was never made into a motion picture, but would have starred Carvey and Nealon, as well as Arnold Schwarzenegger (playing himself and other characters in the script).

“Revisiting this madness with Dana, Kevin, and Robert was insanely fun,” said O’Brien. “Sometimes, the projects that don’t get made make me laugh the hardest.”

The podcast miniseries’ cast is comprised of the original four writers: O’Brien, Carvey, Smigel, and Nealon. In each episode, they will read selected scenes from the screenplay, and then use those scenes as a jumping off point to reminisce and riff about this formative time in their lives.

Carvey recently referenced the film script on O’Brien’s podcast, which was the catalyst for the new miniseries, as the team thought it would be fun to revisit this project. After several meetings, Team Coco secured the rights to read the script for the podcast, and will be airing this podcast miniseries on the Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend feed.

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Published by Larry Fire

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