Alumnus Brian Stack of The Late Show to talk about mental health Thursday

The Media School Report • Oct. 8, 2018

Emmy Award-winning actor and comedy writer Brian Stack, BA’86, will speak at 7 p.m. Thursday in Hodge Hall 2075.

Brian Stack, BA’86 (Courtesy photo)

The Media School alumnus’s talk, “Dealing with anxiety or depression when others are paying you to be funny: (A)musing perspectives from IU alumnus Brian Stack, writer for Stephen Colbert,” is presented by two campus organizations that foster mental health and wellness, Balance at Kelley and U Bring Change 2 Mind, and the Union Board and The Media School.

The event is free and open to the public. 

Stack is the voice of Cartoon Donald Trump and the Ghost of Abraham Lincoln on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert. Prior to joining The Late Show, he wrote for Conan O’Brien from 1997-2015.

Stack will also give an expert workshop, “Writing Comedy for Television,” at 10 a.m. Friday in the Franklin Hall Beckley Studio.