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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.

Oct 31, 2013

On this episode - the first one taped in Los Angeles - I talk to LA-based stand-up and actor Beth Stelling. Starting in Chicago, Beth studied improv at The Annoyance Theater and ran a show with The Puterbaugh Sisters. She was also one of Just for Laugh's New Faces, performed on Conan last summer, and her debut...


Oct 28, 2013

On this bonus episode of Beginnings, we break our usual format and delve into the creative process by chatting with Caroline Creaghead about booking and producing a live comedy show. As the booker and producer for Big Terrific, Get It Out There: Comedy by BAM and IFC, The Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival, her own...


Oct 24, 2013

On today's show I talk to  comedian Kevin Allison. Kevin is a former member of the sketch group The State, which had a show on MTV from 1993 to 1995, and currently, he's the founder and host of Risk!, a storytelling podcast which you can find on the Maximum Fun network. Unlike a lot of other storytelling shows,...


Oct 17, 2013

On today's show, I talk to the Brooklyn-based musical group The Gregory Brothers, as well as their father Russell. Composed of Michael, Andrew, Evan and Evan's wife Sarah, The Gregory Brothers first achieved notoriety with their series of videos "Autotune the News", and their videos collectively have more than...


Oct 10, 2013

This week's episode of Beginnings is an oldie (as in a month and half old) but a goodie (as in the guests were super-fun). Earlier in the summer, I was invited to host a live Beginnings down in Austin, Texas right before Labor Day weekend as part of the Out of Bounds comedy festival. While the venue - the corner...