Ep. 183: Leah Wellbaum/Joe Karg
- by Andy Beckerman
- on Beginnings
Tomorrow I’ve got a bonus episode for you with Leah Wellbaum from the band Slothrust. I’m really loving their album Of Course You Do (they also did the song under the credits for You’re the Worst), and Leah stops by the Beginnings Studio to talk about learning about sex from teen sex comedies, and she also reveals that she gave someone my address just in case I turned out to be a murderer and she disappeared after the interview.
Uh, hello? Are you ready for a great episode tomorrow with Keith and Kenny Lucas AKA The Lucas Bros.? Fresh off of 22 Jump Street and just before their new truTV sketch show Friends of the People starts, Keith and Kenny came on the show to talk to me about what it was like growing up in Newark at the height of the crack epidemic, the appeal of wrestling and why law school was shit. Subscribe so you don’t have to manually d/l this baby tomorrow!
People! For real, tomorrow’s guest is Gillian Robespierre, the co-writer and director of Obvious Child, this summer’s indie hit. If you didn’t see it, a) you should and b) you should listen to her on tomorrow’s episode for one of the most effortless and charming conversations I’ve had in a while. Subscribe and you’ll never miss an episode!
This is a picture of Charlie Todd, founder of Improv Everywhere and UCB performer. He is on Beginnings tomorrow. Originally, Charlie’s dad thought Charlie would take over the family business that his grandfather started. Find out how Charlie overcame the pull of family obligations to be a comedian and much more tomorrow! Subscribe to the show as well!
Tomorrow on Beginning I talk to performance artist Nate Hill.
Now, here’s the thing. Nate’s not a famous comedian, so I feel like people are going to sleep on this episode. I get it. If Maron interviews Comedian X who was a road comic in the 80s, I skip that too. But Nate’s an interesting dude, who does funny public “pranks” or public performance artpieces - I dunno what I’d call them exactly, but they’re worth hearing about, as well as Nate’s thoughts on empathy and art, and what it was like growing up in Florida, as well as how he works out his issues with his estranged dad through his art. It’s a good talk, and I hope you tune in and also subscribe to the show as well!