Marc talks with Ali LeRoi, John Davies and Raymond Lambert, three men involved in the creation of the documentary Phunny Business. The film tells the story of All Jokes Aside, the nation’s first major black comedy club. Raymond explains why he opened it, Ali explains what it was like to perform there and John explains why he wanted to document its short but influential life. This episode is sponsored by Stamps.com.
Dave Alvin of The Blasters tells Marc how his youthful obsession with blues, rockabilly and punk rock led him to create his own style of American roots music alongside his brother and other fellow bandmates. After the chat, Dave and Marc jam together in the garage. This episode is sponsored in part by LegalZoom.
Gilbert Gottfried and Marc engage in some honest-to-goodness kvetching about Gilbert’s aloofness with his stand-up peers, his ill-fated year on SNL and the jokes that got him in trouble with corporate overlords. 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.
Bob’s Burgers creator Loren Bouchard had a penchant for drawing but a distaste for school. Fortunately a former teacher saw something in him and Loren tells Marc how that relationship put him on a path to produce his first animated TV show. This episode is sponsored by GoToMyPC by Citrix. Access your computer from anywhere, at anytime. Click the Try It Free button and enter WTF to start a free trial.
Artist Chris Cooper, known as Coop, joins Marc in the garage for a discussion about hot rods, Satanism, zines, cartooning and the many dark places that inspire art. Plus, Marc reflects on the artwork that influenced him early in his life. This episode is sponsored by Sleepwalk with Me, Comedy Central and Audible.
Kerri Kenney-Silver discusses her roles in the classic comedy ensembles of The State, Viva Variety and Reno 911. She also blows Marc’s mind with the story of her serendipitous rock career which led to a touring gig with Neil Young. 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.
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.