Conan’s Brian Stack Shares the Origins of ‘Slipnutz’ and Other Dumb Classic Bits

“It was a very late night and we had no middle-of-the-show sketch for the next day. We just had nothing. And we noticed that the band Slipknot was booked for the next day. They’re this metal band that wears horror masks and there’s a horror-movie look to them. We just started joking around and wondering if there was a goofy comedy group booked for the same night by mistake called ‘Slipnutz.’ So me, [Jon] Glaser and [Andy] Blitz started kicking around ideas and we just decided, what if it was three goofy guys that came out and poured nuts on the ground and then slipped on them and sang a song about slipping on nuts?”

-Longtime Conan writer Brian Stack explaining the origin of the sketch “Slipnutz” to The A.V. Club in a detailed interview about how sketches for the show get picked, a chat that also includes the origins of other dumb stuff like “The Interrupter” and “FedEx Pope.”

Conan’s Brian Stack Shares the Origins of ‘Slipnutz’ […]