Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles My guest Tonight is a very talented actress who has starred in Glee. The marvelous Mrs Maisel in the film Best in Show. In addition to a million other great projects. She's also the host of Hollywood Game Night and Weakest Link, which premieres Tuesday on NBC. I Love Her. Please welcome chain. Lynch Jane. Thank you for being here. I'm thrilled to be here. Merry Christmas. And you know what? Merry Christmas. As you know we are. Well, we're celebrating Christmas now because, frankly, we're just not sure mankind is going to make it to December 25th. Yeah, let's do it now. We don't want to miss our last Christmas, and then we will know that this is our last Christmas to make it that much more special. So nice of you to dress up in the spirit, doesn't it? Aren't you feeling Christmassy right now? I am. I love Christmas, and I don't think it's never too early to start the music. It is a little too early with the decorations. I think I'd get sick of them by by Christmas Eve. But I I just love it. I love it. Love it. Love it. Yeah, well, we did this again. We're doing it now because we're not. We think things are just going to come to an end in about four weeks. Oh, Lord. Good thing we can laugh about it, Conan. Can we, though, can I don't know. Maybe we can't. We'll find out. I could laugh at anything. Now I'm that medicated. Uh, you know, there's I have a little bit of a bone to pick with you, Jane Lynch. Okay, on. And you're universally beloved. People love you. And I you know, I'm such a huge fan of your work. What I do, I do have a complaint, which is you've been on my show many, many, many times. And every time you're on my show, you come out, you sit down and then you immediately start talking to Andy. And you do that because you and Andy have a prior relationship. You worked on a stage show years ago before I knew Andy. You always sit down. You start talking to Andy, and then you keep talking to Andy. This is an actual This is the typical interview. Did I do with you? Where looking? Not even making eye contact with me. not even looking at me on Lee looking at Andy, and I find it very insulting. Well, I'm sorry, but that I wouldn't have thought that was true until I saw that photographic evidence. But I'm sure we included you in the conversations. I'm sure. I don't know. I think you just easily left out. Is Andy there tonight? Uh, well, yeah, and he's sitting in the in the audience. Hey, Andy, can you hear me? Hi, Jane. Hey. How you doing? I'm doing fine. How's your dog? You've had her for a year now, right? Uh, Daisy? Yeah. Over a year. Ah, Little dollop of Daisy. I love that dog. She's so cute. I love that you keep taking pictures of her and posting it on Twitter. It's great. Yeah, well, she's very photogenic. She's a very pretty dog, and she just keeps getting bigger and bigger. It's, you know, would you say you're a dog person Who? I was getting a pony when I got a puppy. Would you say that you're a dog person now? Oh, absolutely. I always was. I have Tony. Hey, was talking about being a dog person. Go ahead. What? Yeah, yeah. No, I, uh I do. I've always been a dog for you. Having everything. I love animals. You would have cats if my kids weren't allergic. Mhm. You know, e usually have cats, but they both passed away in the last couple of years. But I do have two dogs. We usually have three. Believe it or not, we have two cocker spaniels. Now, on day, one of them is kind of an asshole, and the other one is just really old and blind and deaf. But we love them both equally. Yeah. And he asked Conan if he's ah, animal person just so we can include Shit. You're right. Hey, Conan, you've got a dog. Yes, I have two dogs. It's about him. Loki and Bosco. They're great dogs. Yeah, but what kind of dogs are they, Conan? Their golden retrievers. Okay. Hey, your dog is Ah, Mix isn't, isn't she? Isn't Daisy a mix? Isn't she like a much? She's not a pure bred like I hate when people get purebreds. That just, uh you know my car. I'm sorry. I'm sorry. I'm I'm cutting it off. Jane, I think that you and I should talk when there isn't someone interrupting us. Okay, I think that's probably a good idea. Whatever I'll get with you after the show. Sounds great. It's great to hear your voice. I'm sorry. I can't see your face. That's all right. Hey, I have a question. Sure. Jane, you've been in this business quite a while. You've had so much success in film, and I, you know, just different iconic roles you're always funny on. I'm just curious. What was your first job in front of the camera? Like we all have to start somewhere. I did. I've mentioned this before, but I remember the first job I got was actually doing industrial footage. I've done a company. Yeah, I think that was the first thing I did. You remember the first thing that you did? Yes. The first thing I did in front of a camera was a home shopping show. And it was right when they were starting. It was called America's Shopping Place. It would have been in the probably the mid eighties, and it was 24 hours off television shopping, a programming. And I was on the 2 a.m. 25 a. M. The coveted slot. Exactly. And we took phone calls. We took live phone calls in the middle of the night of people buying cubic zirconia. And I learned so much about being on my feet and dealing with uncomfortable situations. And, yeah, I learned a lot, learned a lot about improvising, and they were trying to replace me to the whole time because I wasn't your typical, you know, kind of home shopping person. And so I would audition my replacements on the air. They would audition people they wanted to maybe replace you with in front of you in front of me, and I would help. Um, of course, being the nice Catholic girl. Go. Oh, this is how you do it. You read from this book, but make sure your your eyes are on the camera and you look down and you grab a line and then you look at the camera and I gave her all the tricks of the trade. It does sound very much like you. Let me help you destroy my career. Very nice of you. Well, I think those days are long behind you. I don't think you're gonna have you Are you are so busy you're doing so much you're doing Hollywood Game Night, which is a really fun show. There's a great There's a great vibe on that program. Everybody seems to be having a good time, and you're a very congenial host. Oh, thank you. It is. It's a good time, you know. It's kind of fun. Nothing deep, nothing crazy. Just their toe. Have, you know, basically a game night in my house? Ostensibly. But of course, it's not my house. Uh oh, they built a house to resemble your house. They did? Yes, an exact replica. If I did was in that situation, I would have them build a house that's far superior in my house. Well, that is actually. Well, here's a Here's my question for you. So you've got that show. Now you've got this new show, this new version of Weakest Link that you're doing, and it's interesting to make them remembering the previous weakest link. There was a really edge to that show. There's a real edge to the host. Your I know you as very nice. Jane Lynch, you're doing Hollywood game night now you're doing this show that might require a darker Jane Lynch is that is that true? That is true. Yes, indeed. And I am here for it. I loved it. I had so much fun dismissing people, calling them on their stupidities and keeping it a little classy at the same time. I think I can say, Uh huh. So you put people down in a classy, refined way? Absolutely. They don't even know that they've been slapped full across the place. So here's my question, which is the rial Jane Lynch, The happy Welcome to my home. Let's have a fun, uh, game together or the cruel, the cruel one from Weakest Link. Which one's the real one? The weakest link is my shadow. For sure it is. It is what's going on. Not so far under the skin, either. It's about you have only have to go about a quarter of an inch to get that really dark cutting person and then Hollywood game night. It's just all you know, me pretending to be this affable, wonderful Welcome to my home place on Dykan Onley Do it for, like, a couple hours at a time, and then everybody's gotta leave. Everyone's just gotta leave because you're about to lose it at that exactly. Have you ever melted down on game night? Just someone doesn't get messes up the game and you forget and you forget what show you're taping and you lose it on everything. Yeah, I Kelly Clarkson. I grabbed her by the throat because she was trying to take my job. She was trying to control the game, so I grabbed her by the throat and I threw into the ball pit. No, that didn't happen. What I wanted to do that we're gonna edit out the part where you say that didn't happen. That's going to make it into a tabloid. You know, what I remember from the weakest link is that that great cutting line you are the weakest weakest link. Goodbye and you're so that's how you do it. You go goodbye. It's like audios amigo or Amiga. Nice. Thanks. It's really nice to dismiss them that way. And what's really fun Conan is We've added Thio, this iteration of the weakest link a tunnel. So it's like going into Dante's Inferno. It's bright red and we've got this music and they have to walk. It's the walk of shame straight into the pit of hell on I love every moment of it. I think this is very good for you. Because I have found that when I'm in a comedy sketch or any time I've had to do comedy over the years, it required me to really go after somebody. I feel it's so filled. It's just gonna help you vent all of this. This rage that lies deep within in Lynch it's gonna you're gonna vent all of this. Exactly. And you know, your body and your psyche doesn't know that you're pretending. And so it's an actual relief, and it's there's a catharsis. And then you walk away and everybody, you know, like the contestants they love being yelled at. They love being shamed. So, yeah, there's no no harm, no foul. Yeah, well, it sounds like you're, ah, clinical sociopath. Yes, indeed. Um, listen, I love talking to you, and I love that you got in the Christmas spirit for us. And you probably have something to say to Andy now, um, you know, and, er you going home for Christmas from the same hometown too. So you you don't know much about Chicago, So I'll ask him. Are you going home for Christmas this year, Andy, Who knows? Yeah. You won't be able to dio exact might have toe. I might have to steal a glider and escape the U. S. I would love to come with you, so if you do, please swing by Laurel Canyon and pick me up. I will, I will. All right, Because I have the dog too obvious. Oh, I'd love to see Daisy. I'd love to see Daisy again. And, um, just thank you so much, Conan, for having me on. And I'm sorry. I can't include you in this, but you're not from Chicago, and you don't understand the whole thing that goes on between us. So I've been to Chicago, spend a bunch of times.