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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.

Apr 24, 2014

On today's show I talk to stand-up and actor Eugene Mirman. Originally from the USSR, Eugene and his family emigrated when he was four, settling in Massachusetts. From an early age, Eugene was interested in comedy, and he even studied it in college. He began performing stand-up in 1992 and since then has become a veritable brand. He's had recurring roles on shows like Flight of the Conchords and Delocated, he currently voices Gene Belcher on Bob's Burgers, he created The Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival, and he frequently co-hosts Neil deGrasse Tyson’s science show, Star Talk Radio. And that barely captures even a centimeter of Eugene's bio!

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