Beth is the creator, host and executive producer of the legendary UnCabaret.
She has shepherded it through more than 25 years of weekly live shows, CD’s, TV, and touring and recently produced the 25th Anniversary show which Variety called 'A Triumph!".
UnCabaret has been called a ‘comedy be in’ by Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair said there is “Nothing cooler,’ and the LA Times called Beth the ‘godmother of alternative comedy’.
Beth's hosting work extends to radio, where she her two shows “The Beth Lapides Experience” and “Radio UnCabaret” ran on Comedy World Radio. Her podcast "Life and Beth" is available at all the usual outlets including iTunes.
For television Beth hosted UnCabaret for Comedy Central and ‘The Couch’, as a pilot, for MTV. She's developed for Oxygen, Disney and Warner Brothers.
She’s also created and hosted UnCabaret’s spin offs, ‘Say The Word’, (many of those stories are available on audible.com) the first of the new wave of storytelling shows, and the critically acclaimed Other Network Festival of UnAired Pilots which turned nationally and to the Montreal Comedy Festival.
Beth’s written for O Magazine, Elle Décor, Premiere Magazine, The Los Angeles Times, Time Magazine, Premiere Magazine, The LA Weekly, and LA Yoga for whom she wrote a syndicated monthly column “My Other Car is A Yoga Mat”. Her first book, “Did I Wake You?”, was published by Soft Skull Press, and she’s currently at work on her second book. As well her writing has appeared in a number of anthologies and she’s completed her first feature and is working on setting it up.
Beth’s appeared as a corespondent on NPR’s “All Things Considered” and ABC Radio's “Satellite Sisters”. And as a guest on "Politically Incorrect", ‘The Today Show’, ‘Women Aloud’ among others. She was featured in Makers "Women In Comedy" on PBS, on CNN, E!, The Stephanie Miler Show, The Treatment, numerous podcasts on Earwolf, All Things Comedy etc.
Beth’s toured her one-woman shows extensively and performed stand-up in countless clubs and theaters. Her latest show. "100% Happy 88% of the Time" was presented by The 92St Y Tribeca among many others. Get on Beth's newsletter for up to date info on shows, events, workshops and inspiration.
As an actress Beth generally plays off-beat authority figures. She’s appeared in “Sex & The City”, ‘Will & Grace”, on Comedy Central and in a number of indie films including the soon to be released “You Are Here”.
Beth is a master teacher and creativity coach. She’s taught her writing and performance workshop at many venues including Second City, UCLA Extension, Writer's Bootcamp, The LA Gay and Lesbian Center, Skirball Cultural Center, The Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Humber College and Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health. More about her teaching and workshops and one-on-one with private clients.
As a speaker Beth has appeared at Brown University, The University of Iowa, A Place of Peace and The Pasadena Women's Club and more.
Beth is the recipient of several National Endowment of The Arts grants and ran a campaign to make First Lady an elected position and her one of a kind books have been shown at The Metropolitan Museum of Art Library.