This week, Lisa Kudrow
O'Brien paid a visit to the improv class where they met in the mid-1980s, sprinkled with a pep talk for young people
interested in show business
. (Watch the clip below.)
“This is an inspirational message to anyone who is in a little improv class,” O'Brien said on his talk show. “I swear to God, this is how you do it. You go there and you meet amazing people. Whether it's an acting class, an improv class, or doing stand-up in a club, that's where you meet people, and you're young and you have dreams, and it can really work out pretty beautifully.”
“I’d just like to remind people we were 22 and we were in this room,” the host told “Conan” viewers Wednesday.
“Just keep flogging those dreams,” O'Brien added.
“You never know who you’re going to meet next at a class or anywhere,” said Kudrow, who will appear on HBO Max
’s cast reunion
, which premieres May 27.
Kudrow explained that as a newcomer trying to find her comedic voice, she made a friend in O'Brien (with whom she briefly dated).
“When you have someone who you feel understands you... and you can play and riff safely with someone, that's how you find it, that's how you zero in on it.”
But it wasn't all gloom and doom.
Kudrow joked, "Most of what I do is stolen from Conan."