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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 19, 2013

The juggernaut of melancholy keeps rolling along, friends, on the latest live episode of Beginnings. A while ago, I had an idea to rip off the Nerdist Writers Panel and do the same kind of thing but with that patented Beginnings spin, and what a fun/sad time we had at UCB East earlier this month! (Sad in a good way though, folks! You know, that poignant, meaningful sadness, not the pitiful kind!)

Annie Mebane from The Michael J. Fox Show/Community/Happy Endings joined us, as did J.R. Havlan of The Daily Show, and Jackson Publick, the co-creator of The Venture Bros. And Opus Moreschi, the head writer of The Colbert Report, sat in as my guest co-host. That show was frakking stacked! We chatted about 7th grade acid trips, a horrifying Wolverine/clown hybrid, Buddy Rich's drumstick, shitty underwear, divorce, a bloodsoaked sock and enjoyed a lot of uncomfortable sadness as well as a final moment of joy.
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