Yo wut up, peeps? Monday is a special all Spanish-speaking guests episode of Beginnings. In part 1, I talk to the Barcelona-based band SVPER about growing up in post-fascist Argentina and Spain and in part 2, I talk to actor and improviser Veronica Osorio about Venezuela, right-wing corruption and left-wing totalitarianism. Super-interesting people - I learned a ton about and had a blast while doing so! Subscribe so you don’t miss out!
Stand-up and actor Eugene Mirman (Delocated! Bob’s Burgers! Flight of the Conchords!) joins me on Beginnings to talk about how school was full of mean students and (sometimes) mean teachers, and how his family got out of Soviet Russia during the height of the Cold War. Plus jokes! Full episode out Thursday, April 24th! Subscribe!
Glenn reveals the conspiracy that is holding him back. Arnie thinks advertising is a lie.
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A shocking twist in the Glenn Waldinger story. Comment if you hate your mailman, and subscribe! We’ll be back next week with retired pottery enthusiast Vinny Turilli and DJ Lance Blimpton.
Guys! Two episodes next week! Monday’s episode is with the Spanish keyboard band SVPER. They were in town for a few days after SXSW and they’re amazing. They talk about what it was like growing up in countries that had just been ruled by dictators. Really fascinating. And while it was taped before Thursday’s episode with Eugene Mirman, I was going to run it after him HOWEVER I ended up talking about them in his episode so this Monday it is. Check out their song above, and I’ll put a clip up from Eugene’s episode later today. Plus! A live-streaming episode on Monday at 8pm EST! Yeah!
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 comedian Michelle Buteau. Born in New Jersey to Caribbean parents, Michelle’s first big break in comedy came when she was invited to participate in the HBO U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, Colo. Since then she’s performed stand-up on many shows including Craig Ferguson, Totally Biased and Last Comic Standing. In addition to joke-speaking, Michelle is a voice actor on the great Adult Swim show China, IL, a human actor on the really enjoyable Fox show Enlisted and can be seen regularly on VH1’s Best Week Ever.
Early in March, Michelle came over to my Harlem studio to talk about the ease with which someone could become a murderer, meeting Angelina Jolie, department store boredom, being picked on at school, cheating boy/girlfriends, Haitian and Jamaican culture, getting hit on by adults when you’re a kid, and following your instincts. And in part 2, I talk to my friend comedian and writer Phoebe Robinson (Glamour Magazine, Girl Code) about becoming an adolescent. Top to bottom, Michelle and Phoebe were fun, earnest and interesting, so I hope you enjoy the show!
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Tomorrow on Beginnings! Michelle Buteau (Best Week Ever, Enlisted, China IL) talks about the length of Lark Voorhies’ uterus and also talks about how creeps used to hit on her when she was 12. Catch it all tomorrow!
Oh yeah, this was a fun episode, as is evidenced by this meme. I mean, in the space of an hour, Michelle gets silly like this and then talks about how her high school bf destroyed her ability to trust people. Check it out Thursday - I hope y’all dig it!
Stand-up and actor Michelle Buteau (Enlisted, Best Week Ever, China, IL) stops by the Beginnings studio to talk about how her high school boyfriend cheated on her and (in this clip) how following her instincts led her to jump on a plane to London right after 9/11. Full episode out Thursday, April 17th! Subscribe!
Eric Drysdale of “The Colbert Report” once jokingly called Beginnings “a juggernaut of melancholy”, which I think is an awesome tagline, but true, sometimes the show can get too serious which is why I loved having Michelle Buteau (Best Week Ever, Enlisted, China, IL) on. It’s not like we don’t delve into Michelle’s past, but we also have a lot of fun and joke around a lot as well. That’s actually my favorite kind of episode, one that swings between serious and silly (see the Superego ep). Subscribe to hear the whole thing this Thursday!