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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 3, 2015

On today's episode, taped live at UCB Sunset on August 3rd, 2015, I'm joined by five of my favorite comedians and musicians: stand-up and actors Ron Funches and Andy Kindler, actor and improvisor John Gemberling, and musicians Open Mike Eagle and Nick Thorburn. Ron can currently be seen on the NBC sitcom Undateable, Andy is on the IFC show Maron, and beyond that, both are some of the best stand-ups out there. John was on the recently canceled NBC show Marry Me, but also plays Abbi's roommate's boyfriend Bevers on the Comedy Central hit Broad City. Mike Eagle is a rapper loosely affiliated with the Hellfyre Club collective/label and his EP A Special Episode Of was released earlier this year. Finally, Nick Thorburn is a member of and the driving force behind the indie rock band Islands, and has also released two solo albums as Nick Diamonds, the second of which City of Quartz was released this year.

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