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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.

Jul 14, 2013

in January of 2010, two novice comedians - Andy and Mark - started Beginnings as a way to cut through the layers of mythos that surrounded having a career in entertainment. How does one *actually* have a career in comedy? What are the realities about getting into show business? Three years and 106 episodes later, Beginnings has shed its original intent and morphed into a Freudian talk show that examines where creative people come from and what their childhoods were like.

On today's episode, Mark and Andy look back over the first 100 episodes and pick out some of their favorite moments with guests such as Daily Show-writer Elliott Kalan, Pete Holmes, Matt Besser, Ian Roberts, Tom Scharpling, Gabrielle Bell, Ethan Berlin (Totally Biased, Bunk), John Lee (Wonder Showzen), Devin Clark (Ugly Americans), Jesse Moynihan (Adventure Time), David Rees, and Jon Glaser. As Mark is also departing the show, it's also a chance to say good-bye to him and revel in melancholy!

Check out our new website for Beginnings, subscribe on iTunes and see some live dates: Andy will be in conversation with J.J. Sedelmaier on July 30th at UCB East, and the next live episode will be August 6th with Ari Shaffir and more!