Beth Lapides Winter Calendar 2016 Year of The Monkey!

Life And Beth, Podcast

I have a ton of stuff going on in the next couple of months! If you are in LA come see me! If you are anywhere else listen to the my podcast Life And Beth! Or watch The UnCabaret Amazon Episodes.

  • Monday Jan 18 – Life And Beth – Season 2 Launch. Episode 1: Pablo Schrieber (Orange is The New Black, 13 Hours) Listen and Subscribe on iTunes. Here it is on the website if you prefer.
  • Monday Jan 18 – Beth Lapides Workshop for Writers, Performers and Other Humans. Jan 18, 25, Feb 8, 15. Audit any class. Sign up for the next Session in March. More Info.
  • Sunday Jan 24 – UnCabaret. I host Dina Martina, Kira Soltanovich, John Riggi, Byron Bowers, Ruby Friedman. This will be off the hook. Tickets and Info. In the showroom at Au Lac.
  • Sunday Jan 31  – UnCabaret. I host Julia Sweeney, Lauren Weedman, Alec Mapa, Rebecca Corry, Zach Sherwin, Terra Naomi. Tickets and info.
  • Monday Feb 1 – 100% Happy 88% of the Time at Highways Performance Space.
  • Monday Feb 1 – Podcast. Life and Beth. My guest is Julia Sweeney. Subscribe in iTunes.
  • Saturday Feb 6 – I read at Poetry in Motion. LA ChickLits. Beyond Baroque. Venice.
  • Sunday Feb 7 – UnBowl at UnCabaret. Super delighted to not watch the Superbowl. Tickets and info here.
  • Sunday Feb 14 – Bitch Needs Coin: Love and/or Money a Special UnCabaret! Tickets and Info.
  • Monday Feb 15 – Life and Beth. The amazing Lili Taylor (American Crime, Mystic Pizza).
  • Wednesday Feb 17 – Life and Beth Live Podcast Recording. West Hollywood Lesbian Speaker Series. I interview the fabulous Julie Goldman.
  • Sunday Feb 21 – UnCabaret. I host Guy Branum and others TBA at Au Lac! Tickets.
  • Sunday March 6 – UnCabaret at the Downtown Central Los Angeles Public Library. Kick off Event to Made in LA Festival. I host Rebecca Corry, Justin Sayre, Zach Sherwin and Alec Mapa!
  • Monday March 7 – Beth Lapides Workshop for Writers, Performers and Other Humans. February Sessions Begins. Feb 7, 14, 21, 28. More info here.
  • Monday March 7 – Episode Life And Beth.
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New York Comedy and Storytelling Workshop

New York Comedy and Storytelling Workshop
The Beth Lapides Workshop. One Evening Intensive in New York City!
  • Tuesday Dec 29
  • 6-9 PM
  • Class limited to 10
  • $200
  • Private residence in the Upper West Side. Will send you the address after registration.

Great for…

  • Stand up
  • Memoir
  • One person shows
  • Web series
  • Speaking
  • Pitching
  • Life
I’ve worked with thousands of people and helped them with creative transitions, breakthroughs, fine tuning, overcoming creative blocks. Testimonial here.I specialize in helping you get funnier. And also in moving you forward in your real work. I find people in transition gravitate towards me. I don’t like to give false hope but I am a great cheerleader.I am also available for private creative consults and will be doing them Dec 26-Dec 31 in New York City. $100/hr. Always available for phone work.

Email me for more info and to set up a time for a free intro phone call. I can answer questions and take credit cards over the phone.

Or of you are ready to jump in PayPal

Yay NY I’m so looking forward to being in you!

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Beth Lapides Podcast Appearances

If you love Beth on her Podcast be sure and check out her guest appearances on these fine shows!

Beth has also appeared on The Today Show, Politically Incorrect, Comedy Central’s Women Aloud, CNN, The Montel Williams Show, Marketplace, Morning Edition, The Marilu Henner Show.

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A Cheat Sheet… Instructions on Wanting

Want What You Have

Every now and then I download a bucket of instructions from the Big Source. This one came in response to a friend who has so much, but was in a moment of disappointment. He asked me: what do I even want?

My spiritual mentor has advised me for sometime to want what I have. It didn’t make sense. And then it did. You can think of it as a cheat sheet. Or a lifehack.

These are the instructions I have been given on wanting.

Want what you have.

Want what you have because what you have now is the now. Want the now. Want the now even when it is filled with things you appear to not want.

If under no circumstances can you want the now, want the not wanting now.

Want what you have. Wanting what you have is another way of saying be grateful.

Want what you have. And have a dream. Know that when that dream comes true it will include all sorts of things you might appear to not want. Want this dream to come true anyway. And want to have new dreams. And know the things you appear not to want are part of the golden crack.

Nothing is perfect. Or everything is. Want to understand this in your heart. And be grateful for it. Not resentful of it. Want to be able to say in moments of distress and frustration, in moments of loneliness, maybe this is perfect.

Want time. You have time. It mat feel like not enough. Or the wrong time. Want what time you have. Want the kind of time you have. Want to be at one with this time. Want to make this a better time. Patience is another way of saying want what you have.

Want to help. Wanting to help is a want that can always be satiated. You have the ability to help. Want that.

Want your past not to be different. Except as it changes naturally in relation to your ability to want what you have.

Want your future to unfold gracefully, miraculously, delightfully. You have a future. Want it. Want what you have.

If you still wonder how can I want what I have? Love that question. If you do not, begin by wanting to love the question.

Want what you have. And bit by bit you will find you have what you want.

Link to this blog on HuffPo where you can read my other blogs as well. I want you to!

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RIGHT NOW 4/2/15

I don’t know why. Maybe it’s my friend Taylor Negron leaving this dimension, maybe not having had a drink in almost 5 years, maybe the drought/Isis/Indiana layer of things. Probably all the above. But as we round the corner to this Passover/Easter weekend I am steeped in the Mystery layer. Even as I buy groceries and write the script and promote UnCab, the big part is almost always there, asking to be considered. And in that light, sometimes it feels almost impossible that all ‘this’ exists. And I try to hold on to the feeling of cement or that note in Landslide. Sometimes I feel this world is a river of sadness and we are all building boats of comedy or numbness. Sometimes it feels like a river of joy. With rocks and crocodiles to avoid. Right after he died I had a dream that Taylor came to play a card game with me. I don’t play cards and we never played cards together. In this game both sides of the cards were backs. And only once you had the card in your hand was it revealed what the card was. And then as you played the cards morphed into other cards. So that the hand you were dealt actually changed as you were playing. There was no fated hand. Fate evolved as you played. New life grew from life as it was, changing what was. This is my hope for us this spring. That we can rebirth ourselves from here. And find the magic, be the magi, and breathe life into this place, this earth where we have come, ever so briefly, to play our part in the cosmic dance. Much love to you and yours as you part the seas, finding footing were it is almost impossible. As you walk from the cave, seemingly dead, yet back again for more. For we are sensitive and prone to despair those of us in this art tribe, but we are also resilient and surprisingly strong. xox b

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