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August 30, 2006

Conan - AV Club Interview Pt 2

I posted the link to part one of this interview last week. Here's the link to Part two. Conan talks about his early career and jobs that he had leading up to Late Night.

The first job we got was on Not Necessarily The News, which was an HBO show. It was a good job for us, because it got us into the union. And it got us some experience. We were locked in a fluorescent room. We could've been accountants, because they locked us in a room and said, "Write visual jokes. Write gags." We wrote a ton of jokes that they could use to accompany footage. That was actually a pretty good exercise, because all these years later, I still feel like for a couple of years at the beginning of my career, my job was just to think about jokes and visual humor. And I was literally chained to a desk doing it. It was a good way to do it.


Posted by hypnobee at August 30, 2006 10:20 AM