Phil Rosenthal is the co-creator of Everybody Loves Raymond. Marc talks with Phil about his experience in Russia helping put together a Russian version of his show, which is chronicled in the documentary Exporting Raymond. Plus, Marc makes a follow-up phone call to Adam Carolla. This episode is sponsored in part by Comedy Central.
Marc explores the essence of comedian Steve Byrne. They discuss the implications of political correctness in comedy if you’re a mixed-race performer and then Steve tells his side of a controversial story involving a past WTF guest. Plus, Marc gets scolded by the California DMV. This episode is sponsored by AdamandEve.com - click here for a special offer.
It’s George Carlin’s birthday, so what better way to pay tribute than with one of the people who knew him best, his “spouse without papers,” Sally Wade. She reveals the George that not everyone got to know and talks about her last moments with him. Sally provides a fitting homage to a man who influenced just about every comedian in the business.
Marc heads north to Santa Barbara to sit with one of the giants of comedy, Jonathan Winters. At 85, he’s still firing on all cylinders, creating characters on the spot and recalling old improv bits from decades ago. They discuss his storied career in comedy, film and art. It’s the history of modern comedy in one interview. This episode is sponsored by AdamandEve.com - click here for a special offer.
Marc puts aside his fear of Boston Natives to welcome the thickly accented and very funny Sue Costello to the garage. Sue talks about how the bottom dropped out on her rising comedy career and how an unlikely role in The Fighter prepped her for a comeback. Plus, Marc pinpoints the origin of his salty relationship with Boston. This episode is sponsored by Pro Flowers. Click here and use the code WTF for a special Mother’s Day offer.
Marc was part of this year’s Kramp and Adler Comedy Festival in Milwaukee. This is the ending of that live show, when Marc was joined on stage by fellow performers Kristen Schaal and the amusingly inebriated Eugene Mirman.
It’s live WTF from The Steve Allen Theater in Los Angeles. Ari Shaffir explains his deep abiding love for the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Pete Holmes tries to make sense of Marc’s open hostility toward him. The Office’s Craig Robinson reveals his favorite use of Twitter. Plus, Jim Earl remembers the dearly departed and Eddie Pepitone lashes out. This episode is sponsored by Pro Flowers. Click here and use the code WTF for a special Mother’s Day offer.
Comedy’s “Crown Prince of Infamy” Andy Dick invades the garage, which is not too different that the place he’s living right now. He’ll tell Marc about his unique domicile, as well as the story of tracking down his birth parents and an uncomfortable time during the making of Newsradio. This episode is sponsored in part by Comedy Central.
This is the story Marc alluded to in the Greg Fleet interview. He’s told this story before, but this is the first time he’s telling it at the place of its tragic inception - in front of a live audience in Melbourne, Australia.
Marc is still in Australia, so he’s catching up with some international comics and trying to figure out why Australian audiences seem to like him. First up, Greg Fleet talks about sabotaging his career at many junctures while remaining one of the best comics in Australia. Then Simon Munnery provides some perspective on his absurdist style of comedy. Also, Marc feels bad about one incident with an American audience member in Melbourne. This episode is sponsored by Pro Flowers. Click here and use the code WTF for a special Mother’s Day offer.
WTF crashes the SXSW Interactive festival with a live show overflowing with guests. Shane Mauss, Ben Garant, Brett Gelman, Kurt Braunohler, Jena Friedman and Nick Yousseff grab the mics and chat with Marc. Plus, Doug Benson pops in for an impromptu scene study.
After killing at a recent live WTF, Bobcat Goldthwait joins Marc for an extended talk at the Cat Ranch. They discuss Bobcat’s origins, his rise to fame, and how he eventually became a hostage to this character he created. Plus, Bobcat reveals stories about his time touring with Nirvana and discusses why he never indulged Sam Kinison in an alleged feud. This episode is sponsored by Pro Flowers. Click here and use the code WTF for a special offer on Easter flowers.
Laura Kightlinger sits down with Marc in the garage, even though she hates going out and she’s fairly repulsed by Marc’s living conditions. Laura divulges secrets about her writing process (which involves a lot of Ebay activity), ponders the downside of heroin use (projectile vomiting = no fun) and praises the benefits of alcohol (Arby’s plays a heavy role). Plus, Marc and Laura put in a call to an old friend.
Fresh from the set of The Office, Ed Helms joins Marc in the garage to wind down after a day of shooting with a banjo/guitar jam session. They’ll also talk about Ed being embarrassed about his mother seeing The Hangover, his teenage awkwardness with the opposite sex, and something he did in the movie Cedar Rapids that he still can’t believe. This episode is sponsored by Pro Flowers. Click here and use the code WTF for a special offer on Easter flowers.
A live WTF for the ages. Sarah Vowell waxes poetic on the history of Hawaii. Chuck Klosterman gives his take on recent shifts in pop culture. Eric Drysdale goes retro with his homemade 3-D viewmaster. Fred Armisen reveals which SNL character he based partially on Marc. And Bill Hader recounts a wild limo ride with Danny McBride. Taped at The Bell House in Brooklyn, NY, 3/10/11.