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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.

Nov 21, 2012

On today's show, we talk to LA-based comedian Jerrod Carmichael. Jerrod started stand-up in Winston-Salem, North Carolina when he was 20, and through a great deal of hard-work has quickly become a notable stand-up, landing on Variety's Top 10 Comics to Watch list in 2011. While continuing to perform at places like Meltdown and the Laugh Factory, he's also branched out into TV, having contributed to Odd Future's Adult Swim show and landing a supporting role on the Fox sitcom The Goodwin Games.

Last week, at the tail-end of the New York Comedy Festival, Jerrod stopped by the Manhattan Wrestling Team apartment for a late-night Beginnings episode; we talked about being conscious and present in the moment, cats, car services, and Jerrod gives us one of the best answers ever for Dream Project!

Subscribe on iTunes and come see Beginnings: Live at UCB East on 12/4 at 8pm. Featuring MST3K’s Frank Conniff, author of How to Be Black Baratunde Thurston and and hip-hop superstar Jean Grae!