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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.

Sep 26, 2013

On today's show we talk to actor Maria Thayer. Originally from Oregon and then Minnesota, Maria's first major role was as Tammi Littlenut, Jerri Blank's best friend, on the incredible show Strangers With Candy. Since then, she's been in awesome project after awesome project including Forgetting Sarah Marshall,...


Sep 19, 2013

The juggernaut of melancholy keeps rolling along, friends, on the latest live episode of Beginnings. A while ago, I had an idea to rip off the Nerdist Writers Panel and do the same kind of thing but with that patented Beginnings spin, and what a fun/sad time we had at UCB East earlier this month! (Sad in a good...


Sep 12, 2013

On today's show we talk to musician Darwin Smith. Originally from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Darwin moved to New York after attending Wesleyan for a short time and began playing in indie rock bands like The Creaky Boards and eventually his own group Darwin Deez. Their first self-titled album made a big splash in...


Sep 5, 2013

On today's show, I talk to comics writer Fred Van Lente. Originally on the path to be a professor, Fred sold his first comic script about a decade ago and moved to New York City. Since then, he's written on a number of fantastic titles including Amazing Spider-Man, Marvel Zombies, Incredible Hercules, and most...


Sep 2, 2013

On today's special episode of Beginnings, I moderate a discussion with J.J. Sedelmaier live from the UCB East Theatre on the nuts and bolts of being a professional animator and on running your own studio. J.J. was the animator for the first season of Beavis and Butthead, the co-creator of the SNL cartoons with...