Seth Green has been acting since the age of six. The showbiz veteran talks with Marc about putting expectations on child stars, surviving the tabloid culture, creating Robot Chicken, letting it all hang loose on Family Guy and keeping calm while working with George Lucas. This episode is sponsored by Ting, a mobile service that makes sense, and by Comedy Central.
Jakob Dylan joins Marc in the garage to talk about carving out his own path in the music industry, separate from the path of having Bob Dylan for a dad. Dylan reflects on the reforming of The Wallflowers and reveals which blockbuster movie director he taught to play guitar. Plus, Marc reflects on his own history with his dad in light of his talk with Dylan. 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.
Michael Keaton is in the garage and he leaves nothing outside the door. Marc and Michael cover the Full Keaton: His Catholic upbringing in Pittsburgh, working on Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood, his early stand-up career, his big break in Hollywood, the circumstances that led to him becoming Batman, and everything in between. This episode is sponsored by Ting, a mobile service that makes sense, and by Audible.
Fountains of Wayne bassist Adam Schlesinger joins Marc in the garage for a conversation about expanding your horizons. Adam talks about hitting the limit of his rock star expectations and broadening his musical pursuits, which led to an Oscar nomination and a Broadway musical. Plus, Marc puts 2012 to bed. This episode is sponsored by Comedy Central.
The legendary comic Jonathan Katz and his production partner Tom Snyder stop by the garage to talk about their famed collaboration, Dr. Katz Professional Therapist. They also talk with Marc about being parents, trying out music careers, dealing with multiple sclerosis, befriending David Mamet and working on their new collaboration, Explosion Bus. This episode is sponsored by Audible and Comedy Central.
John Popper and Chan Kinchla of Blues Traveler bring a hangover to the garage, which doesn’t stop them from killing it with a live performance for Marc. They also have time for a conversation about bar bands, New Jersey, guns and why the harmonica doesn’t get enough respect. This episode is sponsored exclusively by Explosion Bus, the new animated comedy from the creators of Dr. Katz Professional Therapist. Go to ExplosionBus.com to watch new episodes.
Comic Liam McEneaney tells Marc how his eight year stint producing a live stand-up show in the basement of a bar for practically no money spawned a documentary film. They also discuss booze, Buddhism, depression, the death of friends and the triumph of sobriety. 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.
Actor-writer-director Jon Favreau was at the forefront of the improv comedy scene. But instead of being the next great sketch comedian, he wound up being the director of blockbuster movies like Iron Man and Elf. Jon tells Marc how he got into one of Hollywood’s most exclusive circles and how he almost didn’t make his breakthrough movie, Swingers. This episode is sponsored by Pro Flowers and Adam and Eve. Use the offer code WTF at the checkout for great savings.
Irish comedian Dylan Moran and WTF host Marc Maron try not to confuse their last names. Dylan tells Marc about doing comedy around the world, as well as bringing it to the masses through TV shows like Black Books and movies like Shaun of the Dead. Plus, Dylan reveals which WTF regular is one of his favorite American discoveries. This episode is sponsored by Pro Flowers. Enter WTF for a special deal on mini Christmas trees. Also sponsored by Audible and Adam and Eve.
It’s Live WTF from the Riot LA Alternative Comedy Festival. Andy Dick shows up with a very Andy Dick entourage. Chris Garcia proves you can find humor in anything. Ron Lynch remembers giving Louis CK his first gig. Lance Bangs describes the most shocking thing he saw while shooting Jackass. Plus, Jim Earl and Eddie Pepitone close things out as only they can. This episode is sponsored by Stamps.com. Click on the radio mic and enter WTF to start a no-risk trial.
Comedian Mike Lawrence does not take comic books lightly. He tells Marc about his lifelong devotion to comics, how they helped mask the pain of a broken home and how he escaped to standup comedy after a prolonged career at McDonald’s. This episode is sponsored by Pro Flowers and Shari’s Berries. Click on the links and use the promo code WTF for great savings. Also, check out comedycentral.com/standup for hours of archived standup clips.
Jay Mohr puts his name on it when he sits down in the garage for a chat. The comic-actor-podcaster tells Marc why he needed to be disappointed in order to be happy with his career and explains why he twice committed the ultimate transgression for a comedian. 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.
Budd Friedman is the man behind the club that spawned modern comedy, the Improv. Budd joins Marc in the garage to go through the advent of the comedy club to the boom of the 80s and the bust afterward, with every major comedian of the past 40 years crossing Budd’s path. This episode is sponsored by GoToMyPC from Citrix. Access your computer from anywhere, anytime. Click on the Try It Now button and enter WTF to start a free trial.
Dinosaur Jr. frontman J Mascis makes a trip to the garage for a rare interview and acoustic performance. Marc looks to figure out the genesis of early Dinosaur Jr. albums which had such an impact on him and J provides some background into his upbringing in Amherst as the son of a singing dentist. 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 catches up with comedian Ed Crasnick, one of the few people who can rival Marc in his neurosis. But things are changing for Ed. He tells Marc about his visit to a shaman and the emotional awakening that led him to a style of comedy grounded in helping people rather than just making them laugh. This episode is sponsored by Audible and Adam and Eve.