Fiona Apple takes a break from all of that music stuff to visit The Cat Ranch. She talks with Marc about the changes in her life and career over the past 15-plus years, the highs and lows and everything else. This episode is sponsored by Stamps.com. Click on the radio mic and enter WTF to start a no-risk trial with a $110 bonus offer.
At one point, comedian and author Sara Benincasa would not have been able to be a guest in Marc’s garage. Thankfully, today she is. Sara and Marc talk about her agoraphobia, how she got a handle on mental illness and how she’s still getting a handle on the intensity of writing and performing . This episode is sponsored by Comedy Bang! Bang! on IFC and by Adam and Eve.
JB Smoove tells Marc how a combination of perseverance, versatility and good fortune led to his breakout role as Leon on Curb Your Enthusiasm. JB’s career is best understood through analogies involving fast food burgers, boomerangs, a Rubik’s cube and a trail of pennies. We’ll let him explain it. This episode is sponsored by Stamps.com. Click the radio mic and enter WTF to start a no-risk trial with a $110 bonus offer.
Cartoonist Tony Millionaire stops by the garage, six-pack in hand, to explain the origins of Drinky Crow, Maakies and his other popular comics. He also talks with Marc about punchlines, swingers and having kids in his 50s. This episode is sponsored by the interactive book The World I Exposed by Dustin F. Griffin, exclusively for iPad, and by Adam and Eve.
Joel McHale’s goal in show business was to find success on a groundbreaking TV series. He tells Marc what it’s like to achieve that goal on a show like Community, what it’s really like working with Chevy Chase and how he became the guy on The Soup. Plus, Marc comes to a harsh realization about his own fashion choices. This episode is sponsored by Audible.
Amber Preston makes a filthy discovery, Alan Zweibel remembers his first joke, Kevin Nealon has grooming problems, Drew Hastings explains how he became a mayor, and Tommy Johnagin avoids a fistfight with help from Moshe Kasher. Taped at the Wealthy Theater in Grand Rapids, Michigan, as part of Gilda’s LaughFest. Sponsored by Comedy Bang! Bang!, Audible and Adam and Eve.
Mark Duplass broke through with a feature film that cost $15,000 to make. He talks with Marc about what it took bring his style of filmmaking into the mainstream and why he ultimately wants to create chaos in his work. This episode is sponsored by Stamps.com. Click on the radio mic and enter WTF to start a no-risk trial with a $110 bonus offer.
Marc is quick to admit that Brian Regan is one of his favorite comedians. Brian joins Marc in the garage to talk about his beginnings, as well as his reasons for doing “clean comedy” and why he avoided the many trappings of show business throughout his successful career. This episode is sponsored by IFC Films’ Your Sister’s Sister, Comedy Bang! Bang! and Adam and Eve.
Jack White welcomes Marc to his Nashville recording studio for a talk about the blues, the Church and the number 3. Jack and Marc explore the musical roots that paved the way for The White Stripes, The Raconteurs, The Dead Weather and Jack’s current solo success. This episode is sponsored by Stamps.com. Click on the radio mic and enter WTF to start a no-risk trial with a $110 bonus offer.
Donnell Rawlings has some clarification for Marc about what some comics call “Black Rooms.” He explains it in a way only Donnell can, or at least only Donnell can get away with. Also, Donnell reveals the orgins of Ashy Larry, his famed Chappelle’s Show character. Plus, Marc returns to Nashville to conquer Prince’s Hot Chicken. This episode is sponsored by the new movie Your Sister’s Sister and by Comedy Bang! Bang! on IFC, Fridays at 10pm/9c.
Neal Brennan and Marc stage the comic equivalent of the Camp David Peace Accords. Josie Long explains why social justice and stand-up comedy don’t mix well, especially at ski resorts. John Ennis reunites with David Cross and Bob Odenkirk for a mini-Mr. Show reunion. It’s live WTF from the Vancouver Comedy Festival. This episode is sponsored by Stamps.com. Enter WTF to start a no-risk trial with a $110 bonus offer.
Kurt Braunohler traces his path from Catholic school boy to comedian and now game show host. It’s a path marked by philosophy, loneliness, improv and a massive family. Plus, the open-door policy of another podcast imposes itself on The Cat Ranch. This episode is sponsored by IFC, featuring the new shows Comedy Bang! Bang! and Bunk, starting June 8th.
Rick Shapiro and Marc are old friends and occasional enemies. Rick is one of the most visceral, unbridled and inspired comedians Marc has ever known, which begat two decades of mostly unresolved tension. The two comedy warriors try to work through it in the garage at The Cat Ranch. This episode is sponsored by Stamps.com. Click on the radio mic and enter WTF to start a no-risk trial with a $110 bonus offer.
Marc Maron and Tom Scharpling have joined forces again for another meeting of disgruntled minds. Get a new episode of The Marc and Tom Show exclusively on iTunes for $2.99.
Craig Finn of The Hold Steady drops in on the garage to stay positive and play a tune off his new solo album. But first, Marc stops by The Comedy Store to visit the controversial legend Tony Clifton. It’s the Yin and Yang of musical entertainment! This episode is sponsored by IFC. Comedy Bang! Bang! premieres June 8th at 10pm but you can watch a full episode now at IFC.com.