Comedian Theo Maassen interviews celebrities on the ‘Experience For Beginners’ podcast
Maassen himself started in 1993 with his first shows. Certain things in fuck the system. Outside Certain things Immediately there was also a skit that still haunts Maassen, the hilarious ‘Mengvoeders United’ speech.
Ah, Jeroen Van Merwijk. I met him through a video of La Vara with all kinds of cabaret. I found her song ‘How Tall Are Women’ so funny. I have no idea how old she was when I saw it. This podcast with Theo Maassen is also recommended. https://t.co/vPaLbOMOXQ
—Sanne Windey (@SanneWindey) March 3, 2021
Jeroen van Merwijk
The podcast series begins, like so many podcasts, at the start of the first lockdown in 2020.
Therefore, the first interviews are via zoom. An interview immediately becomes legendary: that of the comedian Jeroen van Merwijk.
Jeroen van Merwijk died in 2021 of metastatic colon cancer. The cabaret artist, painter, poet and composer suffered from metastatic colon cancer.
The best thing about this conversation is that Van Merwijk has been wonderfully contradictory in his life. You can see this in his shows and songs, but it’s also clear behind the scenes.
Another special interview is with Lilian Marijnissen (1985). She was first known as the “daughter of” former SP leader Jan Marijnissen, now party leader of that party.
A refreshing interview in which Marijnissen talks about her beginnings in politics, the coincidence that she became a politician or representative of the people, as Marijnissen prefers to call it.
Marijnissen never goes anywhere unprepared.
“I have to find ways to control my nerves. Preparation is very important to me.” she says.
When it comes to new rules regarding ambulances, Marijnisse goes with the ambulance for a day to prepare to learn how it works. Being among the people.
“In the room they have no idea which people do that job, what they’re talking about, what keeps them busy.