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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.

Jan 31, 2013

On today's show we talk to stand-up Jackie Kashian. Based in Los Angeles, Jackie has been a touring comedian for the last fifteen years. She has her own Comedy Central Presents, was a finalist on Last Comic Standing and has appeared on everything from Tough Crowd to Premium Blend and even Murphy Brown. You can...


Jan 24, 2013

On today's show, we talk to Tom Purcell. Based in New York, Tom is the executive producer of The Colbert Report, and has won two Emmys for his work. Starting in Chicago with Second City, he eventually went on to write for Cosby, Bill Cosby's show from the late '90s and Grounded for Life with Donal Logue and Kevin...


Jan 17, 2013

Holy mackerel! This may very well be our most fun live show yet! On January 8th, we were joined by Erika Forster and Annie Hart from one of our favorite bands Au Revoir Simone, one of our favorite performers Josh Patten (performer at UCB and a writer on SNL Weekend Update), and one of our favorite artists


Jan 10, 2013

On today's show we talk to writer and performer Sara Benincasa. While now based in LA, Sara got her start in New York, where she did everything from host a show on Sirius to make videos for the Huffington Post. She writes for Jane and Vice.com, and last year, her book Agorafabulous!, based on her-one woman show...


Jan 3, 2013

On today's show we talk to Nate Dern and John Frusciante, the Artistic and Associate Artistic Directors of the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre NY. Founded in the late '90s by Matt Besser, Matt Walsh, Ian Roberts and Amy Poehler, the UCB Theatre has come to prominence in the last decade as one of the best comedy...