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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.

Nov 28, 2013

On today's show I talk to actor and comedian John Ennis. John grew up in Boston and attended Emerson College, where he was in a sketch group with David Cross and Laura Kightlinger. He continued to work with David and became one of the ensemble actors on the incredible and influential sketch program Mr. Show....


Nov 21, 2013

On today's show I talk to comedian Rich Fulcher. Originally on the path to become a lawyer, Rich began taking improv classes at Second City, and soon ditched his juridical goals in favor of comedy. A improv show he created called "Modern Problems in Science" took him to the UK, where he was part of some of the...


Nov 14, 2013

On today's show, I talk to Matt Gourley, Jeremy Carter and Mark McConville who collectively make up the creators and stars of the brilliant Superego Podcast. Superego is an improvised sketch show that was borne out of Matt and Jeremy's Channel 101 collaboration Ultraforce. Mark was featured in early episodes of...


Nov 11, 2013

On today's episode, I talk to comedians Casey Wilson and June Diane Raphael. As writers and actors, June and Casey have been involved in some of best comedies of the last few years. Casey was a cast member of SNL and one of the stars of ABC's fantastic Happy Endings, and June stared in Burning Love and currently...


Nov 7, 2013

On today's show, I talk to LA-based comedian Nick Wiger. Starting off his professional career as a video game designer, Nick soon moved to comedy. He creates videos for Funny or Die (including "Gungan Style", one of my favorite videos ever) and writes for Adult Swim's NTSF:SD:SUV::. Nick's also a mainstay of the...