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.
Bo Burnham is only 21, but Marc can still learn a few things from him. Bo talks with Marc about shedding the Internet Sensation label that helped define him and learning to embrace his own style of comedy. This episode is sponsored by IFC. Comedy Bang! Bang! premieres Friday, June 8th, but you can go to IFC.tv to watch a full episode now!
Killer Beaz is a veteran stand-up who has such a strong following in the South, he became friends with Lynyrd Skynyrd. He talks with Marc about going from funeral home work, complete with embalming experience, to becoming a successful touring comedian, catchphrase and all. This episode is sponsored by Audible and Adam and Eve.
Comedian Ron Shock passed away on May 17, 2012.
Paula Poundstone challenges Marc’s supremacy as Overlord of the Cat Ranch. They both share an obsessive need to cultivate feline populations within their homes. They also discuss Paula’s storied stand-up history and how she bounced back from her lowest moment. 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.
Danny McBride is not the big-mouthed manchild he plays on Eastbound and Down or in movies like Tropic Thunder. Instead he’s a Southern drama kid who survived the many pitfalls that make Los Angeles one of the most unforgiving places on the planet. He talks with Marc about his work, his posse, his future and his new son. This episode is sponsored by Audible and Adam and Eve.
Pete Holmes wrestles with a false premise, Arden Myrin looks for a cookie hammer, Geoff Bolt gets touchy, Laraine Newman revisits Season 1 of SNL, and Will Durst pinpoints the problem with liberals. It’s a live WTF from Sketchfest in San Francisco! This episode is sponsored by Stamps.com. Click on the microphone and enter WTF to start a no-risk trial and get a $110 bonus offer.
Craig Ferguson doesn’t consider himself a talk show host. He talks with Marc about his punk rock past, his days as Bing Hitler and his unlikely detour as a sitcom actor. Plus, Craig provides an answer about whether he would ever take Letterman’s place on The Late Show. This episode is sponsored by Pro Flowers and Shari’s Berries. Use the code WTF for great Mother’s Day deals.
Rachael Harris of The Hangover and The Daily Show joins Marc in the garage as they share their common bond of obsessive codependence. There’s also talk of her days with The Groundlings, working with the Christopher Guest ensemble and her dramatic leading role in Natural Selection. This episode is sponsored by Stamps.com. Click on the radio microphone to start a no-risk trial with a $110 bonus offer.
Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips sits down with Marc in the birthplace of the Lips, Oklahoma City. Marc and Wayne share their similar fears of flying, half-remembered acid trip stories and encounters with creative inspiration. Also on the show, Marc really digs Bobcat Goldthwait’s new movie, so he gives Bob a call. This episode is sponsored by Pro Flowers and Shari’s Berries. Enter WTF for a special Mother’s Day offer.
Chelsea Handler invites Marc over for a poolside chat about all things Chelsea. She explains how a young Jersey girl from a Jewish-Mormon household wound up with three simultaneous comedy shows on TV. This episode is sponsored by Pro Flowers and Shari’s Berries. Click on the radio mic and enter WTF for special Mother’s Day deals.
Andy Kaufman lives in this epic WTF with Kaufman’s former comedy partner and Comic Relief co-founder Bob Zmuda. Bob takes Marc back to his first meetings with Andy and the many mind-bending productions they put on through the years. This episode is sponsored by Comedy Central, Audible and Adam and Eve.
The Shins frontman/founder/nerve center James Mercer reminisces with Marc about growing up in Albuquerque, defends the earnest art of the synthesizer and sets Marc straight on the difference between Danger Mouse and Modest Mouse. Plus, James performs the new single from The Shins’ Port of Morrow, “Simple Song.” 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.