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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.

Feb 26, 2015

On today's show I talk to comedian Jake Fogelnest. Jake's career in entertainment started at the age of 14 when his public access show Squirt TV became a phenomenon, eventually making the leap to MTV. While Jake has regularly worked since then - doing things like writing for Best Week Ever and contributing jokes...


Feb 19, 2015

On today's show, I talk to comedian Mike Drucker. In Mike's short time existing on Earth, he has been a part of some of the greatest comedy establishments in American history. He's contributed to The Onion and SNL and has written for Nintendo. He also wrote for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and currently writes for...


Feb 12, 2015

On today's special 200th episode, I talk to one of my favorite cartoonists Michael Kupperman. Michael has been creating surreal and hilarious comics for decades - most recently in the amazing Fantagraphics series Tales Designed to Thrizzle. Other books of his include Snake 'n' Bacon's Cartoon Cabaret and...


Feb 5, 2015

On today's show I talk to comedian Nore Davis. Originally from Yonkers, Norestarted doing comedy after giving up street racing. He's performed on shows on MTV and Comedy Central, acted in in shows Boardwalk Empire, and was a New Face at Just for Laughs last year. Nore also has a new stand-up album out called Home...