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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.

Jul 30, 2011

Continuing our pattern of interviewing funny and nice comedians, this episode we talk to Matt Fisher, a hilarious and gracious improviser, actor and writer. His improv team The Law Firm is a house team that performs every week at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York. Matt has also written for ESPN's The Pretty Good Sports Show, and with his former sketch group Sidecar, has produced stage shows and videos, garnering the People’s Choice Award at 2010's New York Television Festival for their pilot Illuminati Brothers. Matt is also an actor and can be seen regularly on 30 Rock as one of the voiceless writers. A few weeks ago, Matt sat down with us in the Wrestling Team apartment to discuss Penn and Teller, almost succeeding, terrible temp jobs, Chopped, having a family, penny candy, Goodnight Moon, Mountain Dew, and the moral failings of being wrong. Plus, the debut of our new segment: "What's your favorite thing that's you've created?"!