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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 31, 2011

Dan McCoy has been writing and performing stand-up, sketch and improv in New York for over a decade. His webseries 9am Meeting, co-written with Matt Koff, placed 1st seven times at Channel 101 NY. The series joined the Writer's Guild of America, East as one of the very first new media signatories and was also awarded a development deal with MTV at the New York Television and Video Festival. Dan also co-hosts a fantastically funny bad movie podcast called The Flophouse. The bad movie conceit is used by the hosts to riff, make jokes and pitch fake films. He also is one of the newest writers on The Daily Show. Not too shabby a resume. A few weeks ago, Dan joined us in the Wrestling Team apartment to discuss working a terrible job in a closet, the existential state of homeless people, giving Lisa Loeb a cheese plate, how not to use the phrase "devil's advocate", being hired on The Daily Show, performing for Felicia Day, President Taft and not being the funny guy at work. Also, we debut our new segment, "Paying Your Dues"!