It’s time for Beginnings, the podcast where writer and performer Andy Beckerman talks to the comedians, writers, filmmakers and musicians he admires about their earliest creative experiences and the numerous ways in which a creative life can unfold.
On today’s show, I talk to the amazing Conner O’Malley. Conner is a comedian from Chicago who got his start training and performing at places like IO, Annoyance and Second City. After moving to New York a few years ago, he began performing at UCB, first on Harold Night and then as a member of the house team The Law Firm. In 2013, Conner was one of the Just for Laughs New Faces for his characters, and last year he became one of the writers on Late Night with Seth Meyers.
Back in July, Conner came over to the Beginnings studio after a day at 30 Rock to talk about planning for unrealistic possibilities, living in a post-apocalyptic world, angry dads, sports and small talk, getting married on a whim, elevator mechanics, growing up in Chicago, anger issues, and playing characters. And in the second half of the show, I talk to Mike Pielocik. Mike’s an incredibly kind guy and he wrote for the Onion News Network on IFC, made some of my favorite online videos as part of the Onion Digital Team, made shows for Adult Swim and tons more - and we have a really great chat about small talk!
Episode 6 - Anna Drezen vs Mark Bisi
Today’s Episode: Avoid the Noid
Today’s Contestants Are:
In this episode!
- Learn all about the Colombian Necktie Industry!
- Hear the very first Snap Impression slashfic!
- Yub nub!
Follow the full tournament with the bracket!
Mark’s back on Andy’s new podcast for the final round of the second part of the tournament!