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Beginnings

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.

Aug 30, 2012

On today's show we talk to Gabrielle Bell. Gabrielle is a comics artist based in Brooklyn, whose books and short stories have been published on a number of indie presses, from Drawn and Quarterly to Fantagraphics, and in anthologies like Mome and Kramer's Ergot. She also collaborated with filmmaker Michel Gondry...


Aug 23, 2012

Beginnzers! This episode was totes fun, hun! Last Tuesday, we were joined live at UCB East with some of our favorite comedians (and people! all nice and friendly!) including Thu Tran, creator of IFC's Food Party; James Adomian, stand-up and Comedy Bang! Bang! favorite; Nikki Glaser, stand-up and co-host of the...


Aug 16, 2012

On today's episode, we talk to Katie Hartman and Leah Rudick AKA Skinny Bitch Jesus Meeting. As one of the best sketch groups in New York City, Katie and Leah have garnered many accolades since their formation, and have performed all around the country at everything from the Los Angeles Comedy Festival to the...


Aug 9, 2012

On today's show we talk to Gregg Gillis AKA Girl Talk. Gregg is a musician based in Pittsburgh, PA, and in 2000, he began recording as Girl Talk, a mash-up project that's as much pop culture criticism as it is a dance party. After picking up momentum in 2006, Gregg's been selling out festivals all over the world,...


Aug 2, 2012

On today's show, we talk to Ethan Berlin about IFC's Bunk, the surreal gameshow he co-created with Eric Bryant. Hosted by Kurt Brauhohler (who was just named one of Variety's comics to watch), playing a smarmy, high-status goof, Bunk takes the format of a typical gameshow and punches it in the spine, challengeing...