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 on-their-way-up comedians, musicians, writers, artists and thinkers about their earliest creative acts, their formative childhood experiences, and how they've developed both creatively and emotionally over the years. Beginnings is part therapy, part philosophy and almost all fascinating (95% according to FDA studies).
Beginnings was featured live monthly at the Upright Citizens Brigade’s East Village Theatre from 2011 to 2013, and is taped live around the country at festivals like the Del Close Marathon, The MOCCA Indie Comics Fest, and the Out of Bounds Festival in Austin, TX. Beginnings was also part of the only reality podcast competition ever attempted, which was on Scott Aukerman’s (Mr. Show, Comedy Bang! Bang!) Earwolf podcast network.
Guests have included actors like Matt Walsh from Veep, Adam Pally from The Mindy Project and Happy Endings, Abbi and Ilana of Broad City, and Mad Men's Rich Sommer; musicians from bands like The New Pornographers, Dirty Projectors, The Mountain Goats, Weezer, Superchunk and Yo La Tengo; comedians like Wyatt Cenac, Ron Funches, Lizz Winstead, Andy Kindler, Todd Glass, Andy Daly, Eugene Mirman and Aisha Tyler; as well as writers from The Daily Show, Girls, Colbert, Parks and Rec, Community, Brooklyn 99, Conan, SNL, Game of Thrones and many others. Check out the episode guide here!