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2024 Bombeck Workshop Keynoter Beth Lapides

Beth Lapides

Beth Lapides is the creator, host and executive producer of UnCabaret, which she has shepherded through more than 25 years of weekly live shows, TV, CDs, streaming and touring. The Los Angeles Times calls her the “godmother of alternative comedy.”

She is also the author of So You Need To Decide, which Vulture, the online entertainment and culture outlet of New York magazine, named a best comedy book of 2022. She was profiled for her significance to stand-up comedy history on Vulture's podcast Good One and has written for O, The Oprah Magazine; Time; the Los Angeles Times; The Realist; Elle Décor; and NPR’s All Things Considered.

The Infinite Creator, Lapides’ coaching program for creatives, is built on decades of teaching and musing writers, performers and other humans at places like UCLA Extension, Second City, Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health and mediabistro.