After shepherding UnCabaret through 25 years of weekly live shows, CD’s, TV, and touring Beth recently hosted and produced the 25th Anniversary show with CAP/UCLA at Theatre at The Ace Hotel. Variety called it a 'A Triumph!".
UnCabaret has been called a ‘comedy be in’ by Rolling Stone. Vanity Fair said there's “Nothing cooler’. The LA Times called Beth the ‘godmother of alternative comedy’.
Beth recently launched the 2019 season of UnCabaret at Rockwell Table and Stage in Los Feliz where it is now in residence for a run of second Sundays.
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 appeared on various outlets including CNN, Comedy Central, 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 E!, The Stephanie Miler Show, The Treatment. She's a frequent guest on various podcasts on Earwolf, All Things Comedy etc. She's also 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 at venues like the Dand to the Montreal Comedy Festival.
Beth wrote a cover story for and has written for O Magazine, Elle Décor, Premiere Magazine, The Los Angeles Times, Time Magazine, Premiere Magazine, 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. Her writing has appeared in a number of anthologies including Premier's Guide to The Movies, and No Kidding. She’s currently developing book projects and scripted material.
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, CSUN, The University of Iowa, A Place of Peace, 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.