Andy Beckerman has been writing and performing comedy since 2009 and is now based in Los Angeles. Currently, he is writing a pilot for CBS Studios and developing a show with Pretty Matches Productions. Previously, he co-created and executive produced a comedic pilot about race called INSIDE CAUCASIA for truTV and served as a consultant on Jessica Williams’ Comedy Central pilot. He has also written for shows like THE PETE HOLMES SHOW (TBS) and CEDRIC'S BARBER BATTLE (The CW).
Andy also produces and hosts the popular interview podcast BEGINNINGS about the creative origins and childhoods of writers and performers. In addition to Beginnings, Andy also hosts a monthly live show called COUPLES THERAPY at the Virgil with his fiancee, stand-up Naomi Ekperigin. In July 2018, COUPLES THERAPY debuted as a podcast on the HOW STUFF WORKS network and quickly became a hit, routinely appearing on the weekly Apple Podcast comedy charts.
From 2012-2017, Andy was an official performer at UCB in New York, and hosted and produced monthly live episodes of BEGINNINGS, as well as his gameshow podcast SNAP IMPRESSION.
Many years before all this, Andy was a PhD student and adjunct professor in Temple University's philosophy department, where he mostly studied Hegel and Complexity Theory and taught classes like Philosophy of Art and Feminist Philosophy.
Previously, Andy worked with his friend Mark as a duo named Wrestling Team. They produced a number of stages shows, including the musicals ROCKEFELLER CENTAUR and THE CREEP TWINS - both of which were featured at the Boston Comedy Arts Festival - and videos, including the Channel 101 series CENTS AND CENTS' ABILITIES. Their indie pilot GRUMPKIN HOLLOW was a finalist in the 2012 New York Television Festival/Comedy Central Short Pilot Competition, and in addition to that, they created three episodes of their independent eponymous sketch show. The final episode entitled CHARCOAL, BONEMEAL, BERGMAN will be released in 2018.