Marc was not familiar with jazz musician Ben Sidran at first, but after their chat in the garage Marc says this is one of his favorite episodes of WTF. Ben tells Marc about his impressive career, with major chapters involving Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, Steve Miller Band and some of the most legendary jazz artists in history. Ben and Marc also find kinship over their shared feelings about self-discovery, the need for acceptance and being addicted to creativity. This episode is sponsored by LegalZoom, Warby Parker, Adam & Eve and HuluPlus.
The Week Of Improv Comedy Legends continues with the great Catherine O’Hara. Catherine tells Marc how she honed her comedic instincts in a household of seven children and how those skills came into play while working with some of the biggest forces in comedy. She also talks about her time on SCTV, her very brief time on SNL, and all of those classic films on which she left an indelible mark. This episode is sponsored by Trunk Club, Audible, Adam & Eve and HuluPlus.
Michael McKean goes to 11 in this garage interview with Marc. The actor-comedian-musician spills all the details surrounding This Is Spinal Tap, as well as the reason Lenny and Squiggy made it to television. Plus, Michael explains the circumstances behind his year on SNL and reminisces about his life-long friendship with Christopher Guest. This episode is sponsored by Comedy Central and by Stamps.com. Click on the radio mic and enter WTF to start a no-risk trial.
Comedian Tom Segura is at The Cat Ranch to compare notes with Marc on some of the best and worst aspects of being a touring comic. Tom also tells Marc what it’s like to be married to a standup comic and how they make it work. Also, the members of the band YACHT stop by the garage to unveil their new single, which features Marc Maron on guitar. This episode is sponsored by HuluPlus, LegalZoom and Adam & Eve.
Maynard James Keenan of Tool is now a celebrated wine maker and he tells Marc how he wound up in his own vineyards after several decades of hardcore rocking with bands like A Perfect Circle and Puscifer. Maynard also explains why he became a fixture within the alt-comedy community of the 90s and how he got to know Bill Hicks. This episode is sponsored by Go To Meeting with HD Faces. Try it free at gotomeeting.com with the offer code WTF.
Simon Pegg gives Marc a much-needed education about the the Power of Nerd Culture. Simon explains how Star Wars changed everything for him and how his projects like Spaced, Shaun of the Dead, and his new movie The World’s End changed the way he thought of making comedy. This episode is brought to you by GoToMeeting with HD Faces. Try it free at gotomeeting.com with the offer code WTF.
Iron Chef Alex Guarnaschelli trades Kitchen Stadium for the Garage at The Cat Ranch to talk with Marc about the passion involved in her creative process. Alex and Marc trace her path to culinary greatness and try to figure out the magic ingredients in great cooking. This episode is sponsored by Comedy Central and by Stamps.com. Click on the radio mic and enter WTF to start a no-risk trial with a $110 bonus offer.
Fresh off his move to LA, Bill Hader finds himself in the garage reflecting on his last 8 years with Saturday Night Live. Bill tells Marc how he got on the show, how he made it through those initial years when he was trying to carve out a place for himself, and how he broke it to Lorne Michaels that he was leaving. This episode is sponsored by LegalZoom, Squarespace, HuluPlus and Audible.
Episode 412 - Jim Norton, Michael Ian Black, Maria Bamford, Todd Barry, Janeane Garofalo, Dom IrreraMon, August 05, 2013
It’s a blockbuster live WTF from Austin, Texas, with old friends Dom Irrera, Janeane Garofalo, Todd Barry, and Maria Bamford. Plus, Marc and Michael Ian Black renew their hostilities in person. And to bring it all home, Jim Norton takes the panel on a very unexpected journey. This episode is sponsored by GoToMeeting, the fast and simple way to meet and collaborate online. Use the promo code WTF to try it free.
Comedian Don Barris was the first guy Marc met when he moved to Los Angeles in the 80s. Don had a pretty insane journey to get into show business and he shares with Marc a chaotic history at The Comedy Store. The two of them look back on the mythology of the club and how they both made it out on the other side. This episode is sponsored by HuluPlus, LegalZoom, Squarespace and Adam & Eve.
Musical virtuoso John Cale gives Marc details on the formation of The Velvet Underground, the creation of The Stooges’ first album and many other seminal moments in rock history. Plus, John tells Marc why he was disappointed in The Velvet Underground reunion and why his latest project has roots in hip hop. This episode is sponsored by Comedy Central and by Stamps.com. Click on the radio mic and enter WTF to start a no-risk trial with a $110 bonus offer.
Judy Gold and Marc share a bond that only two contemporary comedians who both love women can share. In her long awaited trip to the garage, Judy tells Marc about her struggles to fit in as a teen, the tragic story of her first time, breaking into comedy by way of Secret Santa, and being a gay rights activist. This episode is sponsored by Adult Swim. Check out new episodes of Childrens Hospital and NTSF:SD:SUV:: every Thursday at midnight on Adult Swim.
Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke and Marc meet up at The Mansion, the famous recording studio in Laurel Canyon. They talk about the evolution of the band, as well as Thom’s solo projects and collaborations with other musicians. Plus, Thom reveals his most important influences and explains why he gets so much pleasure out of noise. This episode is sponsored by GoToMeeting. The fast and easy way to meet and collaborate - wherever, whenever.
Marc returns to his roots in Boston for a live WTF at The Wilbur Theatre with Dan Crohn, Sue Costello, Rick Jenkins, George McDonald, Teddy Bergeron and DJ Hazard. Old friends are reunited, new relationships are forged, and everyone remembers what it was like when they were first starting out in Beantown. This episode is sponsored by Hulu Plus, LegalZoom, Audible and Adam and Eve.
Alternative hip-hop artist Mike Eagle is in the garage to give Marc a little education about rap music, then and now. Mike talks about listening to ‘90s indie rock while all the other kids were listening to hip-hop and how it shaped his musical sensibility, and he tells Marc how his development as a rapper was a lot like the process of comedians at the UCB. This episode is sponsored by Comedy Central and by Stamps.com. Click on the radio mic and enter WTF to start a no-risk trial with a $110 bonus offer.