Academy Award winner Jim Rash tells Marc how he developed the backstory for his Community character, Dean Pelton, and how his own biological backstory is mostly a mystery to him. Jim also explains the circuitous screenwriting process that rewarded him with an Oscar. This episode is sponsored by GoToMyPC by Citrix. Click on the Try It Free button and use WTF as the offer code to start a free trial.
Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele leave their characters behind (for the most part) and tell Marc about the men behind the popular sketch comedy series. Plus, Marc gives his buddy Brian Posehn a call to see how he’s doing since swearing off weed. 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.
Kliph Nesteroff is a tireless chronicler of classic comedy. He joins Marc in the garage to talk about some of the most memorable stories he reported on for WFMU’s Beware of the Blog. Hear about comedians who were hunted by the mob, the comic who was the original roastmaster and the comedy writer who helped elect Richard Nixon. This episode is sponsored by Comedy Central, Audible and Adam & Eve.
Andrew W.K. makes intensely joyful music and Marc finds out first-hand that Andrew W.K. is an intensely joyful guy. The two of them discuss Andrew’s wild creative output and the power of being moved by art. This episode is sponsored by Stamps.com. Click on the radio mic and enter WTF to start a no-risk trial with a bonus offer worth $110.
The South rises again in Marc Maron’s garage. Comedian Nate Bargatze talks about his upbringing as the son of a magician and the many jobs he plans to fall back on if this comedy thing doesn’t work out. This episode is sponsored by GoToMyPC from Citrix. Access your computer from anywhere, at any time. Click on the Try It Free button and use WTF as the offer code to start a free trial.
Mike Doughty jams in the garage with Marc, but not before talking about the substance abuse Mike managed to overcome and the raw feelings Mike still has regarding his days with Soul Coughing. Also, Marc puts in a call to Ira Glass to see how Ira is taking to his new role as big time movie producer. This episode is sponsored by Sleepwalk With Me from IFC Films, the new movie from Mike Birbiglia and Ira Glass.
James Adomian brings his many impersonations into the Cat Ranch, including his one of Marc Maron. James also talks with Marc about his early days as a conservative youth and his current days as a comedian looking for ways to let people see the real James Adomian. Plus, Marc sits down with The Comedy Film Nerds to discuss their groundbreaking LA Podcast Festival. This episode is sponsored by Comedy Central and Adam & Eve.
It’s a music double header from The Cat Ranch. First, Marc talks with the sardonic and soulful Todd Snider about being a singer/songwriter in the mold of John Prine. Then, Marc explores the new solo career of Aaron Freeman, formerly one half of legendary alt-rock group Ween. This episode is sponsored by GoToMyPC from Citrix. Click on Try It Free and use WTF as the code to start a free trial.
Breaking Bad is coming to a close for 2012, so Marc is re-posting his interview with Bryan Cranston from 2011, along with some new commentary about meeting Walter White. This episode is sponsored by Comedy Central, Adam & Eve and Audible.
Andy Daly was a civic-minded youngster who contemplated a life in politics, despite his terrible grades. He tells Marc how his interests led him to sketch comedy and how he began his evolution into one of the best straight-men in the comedy world. 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.
Jack Black and Kyle Gass turn The Cat Ranch into a Mecca of Rock. After taking some time to rock your socks off, JB and KG show the more introspective side of The D. Plus, Marc gives Mike Birbiglia a call as he prepares to rip tickets and scoop popcorn at screenings of his new movie Sleepwalk With Me. This episode is also sponsored by Comedy Central and Adam and Eve.
Fellow podcaster and author of “I Don’t Care About Your Band” Julie Klausner joins Marc in the garage for some heavy lifting on gender roles, psychotherapy, Jewish identity and bad relationships. There’s also some bonding over cats. Plus, Marc rediscovers his inner insult comic. This episode is sponsored by Go To My PC. Click on the Try It Free button and use WTF as the promo code.
Before Anchorman, SNL or The Office, David Koechner was in rural Missouri avoiding the family business of turkey transport manufacturing. He tells Marc how he fled into the arms of Second City in Chicago and never looked back. This episode is sponsored exclusively by Adult Swim. Check out new seasons of Childrens Hospital and NTSF:SD:SUV every Thursday starting at Midnight.
In the 90s, Comedian Sebastian Maniscalco was an opener for Andrew Dice Clay and a featured act at The Comedy Store. All the while he was stuck waiting tables. He tells Marc how he broke out and grabbed hold of his career. Plus, Marc gives some behind-the-scenes details about his appearance on “Louie.” This episode is sponsored by Go To My PC. Click on “Try It Free” and enter WTF to start a 30-day free trial.
Comedian and actor Brett Gelman was hooked on the Marx Brothers at age six. Brett talks to Marc about his pursuit of classical training, his unlikely big break and his idea for WTF The Musical. This episode is sponsored exclusively by Adult Swim. Check out Season 4 of Childrens Hospital and an all new season of NTSF:SD:SUV every Thursday at Midnight.