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We all know the stories of how creative people get into the business of creating for a living, but how did they start using their imaginations in the first place? On the Beginnings podcast, writer and performer Andy Beckerman asks well-known and up-and-coming comedians, musicians, writers and artists about their earliest creative acts and about other formative childhood experiences.

Jan 16, 2014

On today's show, I talk to "Conan" writer Brian Stack. Taking his first improv lesson in 1987, Brian spent the next decade honing his craft, and performed at Second City for four of those years. In 1997, he joined the writing staff of "Late Night with Conan O'Brien", and since then has stayed with the show through its three iterations, where he's played numerous characters such as Clive Clemmons, Kilty McBagpipes and one of the Slipnutz.

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