Matt Graham has quite an amazing history. He and Marc crossed paths in the Boston comedy scene and Matt went on to be a respected comedy writer, a professional Scrabble player, a professional poker player, and an almost-college basketball player at the age of 40. But that only scratches the surface. This episode is sponsored by Stamps.com. Click on the radio mic and enter WTF for a special offer.
Marc got his start doing comedy in Boston and now he’s back doing a Live WTF. All the guests on the show are comedy legends in Boston and, at some point in the past, Marc opened for all of them. It’s a murderer’s row of Boston comics - Kenny Rogerson, Mike Donovan, Jimmy Tingle, Tony V and Frank Santorelli. This episode is sponsored by Magners. Go to the Magners Facebook page for more comedy from Magners.
Marc heads over to Hollywood Boulevard for a chat with Jimmy Kimmel. They discuss Jimmy’s upbringing in Las Vegas, his tales of survival in local morning radio, his love of pranks and his mindset when he pulled one of the most famous televised pranks in history on Jay Leno. This episode is sponsored by Stamps.com. Click on the radio mic on the homepage and enter WTF for special offers.
Paul Feig, creator of Freaks and Geeks and the director of Bridesmaids, brings it to the garage for a candid conversation about comedy, his origins, Christian Science, the Golden Globes and a daunting issue he’s lived with for most of his life. This episode is sponsored by Real Time with Bill Maher, Comedy Central and Adam and Eve.
Ralphie May brings the Deep South into the Cat Ranch. He tells Marc how he survived comic hazings, a harrowing car crash, Bill Hicks, Sam Kinison and Last Comic Standing to become one of the most popular headliners in the country. This episode is sponsored by Stamps.com. Click the radio mic and enter WTF for a special trial offer.
Fred Stoller broke into comedy during the boom period of the 1980s. He worked with up-and-comers like Eddie Murphy and Jerry Seinfeld. He was on every television show that would feature stand-ups. By 1993, he quit. Fred talks to Marc about the struggle of being and remaining Fred Stoller. This episode is sponsored by Real Time with Bill Maher, Comedy Central, and Adam and Eve.
Todd Glass returns to the garage for a very different conversation than the one he and Marc shared the last time. It’s an honest, open discussion unlike any other heard on WTF. This episode is sponsored by Stamps.com. Click the radio mic and enter WTF for a no-risk trial offer.
One of the most respected, unique, and tireless stand-ups in history, Steven Wright joins Marc in the garage to talk about his career and why he still has trouble understanding it. This episode is sponsored by Real Time with Bill Maher, Fridays at 10/9c on HBO. Click here to get exclusive videos and read the Real Time Blog.
Comedian Bert Kreischer is a fun guy. In fact he has an international reputation for being ridiculously fun. Bert tells Marc how his global party image developed and how it led to his current success on television and in comedy. This episode is sponsored by Stamps.com. Click on the radio mic and enter WTF for a special offer.
Russell Brand is fodder for a lot of tabloid gossip, but in The Cat Ranch he’s just a guy having an honest conversation. Marc sits down with Russell to talk about addiction, sobriety, childhood obesity, monogamy and, of course, comedy. This episode is sponsored by Audible.
Ring in the New Year with a Live WTF. Steve Mazan grapples with the dangers of crowd work. Maronzio Vance remembers the worst booing of his life. Jonah Ray has some harsh words for Hawaii. Mojo Nixon brings some outlaw country to WTF. Plus, Jim and Eddie do their things. This episode is sponsored by My Damn Channel where you can watch season five of Wainy Days.
Annabelle Gurwitch and Jeff Kahn are married and working in show business. Marc has no idea how that is possible. They talk about writing and performing together and how marriage is both a blessing and a curse. This episode is sponsored by Adam and Eve. Use promo code WTF for a special deal.
Josh Blue knows he’s called “the comedian with cerebral palsy” by other comics. In fact, he knows it’s a hell of a hook. Marc finds out how Josh’s comedy transcends his condition, as well as equally fascinating things about his upbringing in Africa, his soccer playing for the U.S. Paralympic team and his thoughts on Last Comic Standing. This episode is sponsored by Audible.
Michael and Maron have issues. Marc sits down with comic and actor Michael Ian Black to sift through the rubble of their past in order to find out why they’re so damn awkward around each other. You won’t find tension like this outside of Christmas dinner with your in-laws. This episode is sponsored by Pro Flowers and Adam and Eve.
Russell Peters is one of the biggest comedy draws in the world. Yes, in the world. He tells Marc what it’s like to be a superstar comedian in countries as varied as Canada, China, India and the Kingdom of Jordan. The two of them explore why Russell’s jokes cut across all cultural barriers. This episode is sponsored by Comedy Central and Pro Flowers.