Tom Scharpling, the host of “The Best Show on WFMU,” leaves the confines of his radio studio for a garage chat with Marc. Tom talks about the origins of “The Best Show,” what he thinks of his show becoming a top showcase for popular comedians, and what major role Marc played in his life, unbeknownst to Marc.
Episode 148 - Bobcat Goldthwait, W. Kamau Bell, Nato Green, Maria Bamford, Baron Vaughn, Will FrankenThu, February 10, 2011
It’s a star-studded super show, live from Sketchfest in San Francisco. With Bobcat Goldthwait, W. Kamau Bell, Nato Green, Maria Bamford, Baron Vaughn and Will Franken. Taped at Cobb’s Comedy Club in San Francisco. This episode is sponsored by Pro Flowers. Click here and enter WTF for a special offer on Valentine’s Day roses.
If you don’t know Stephen Tobolowsky as Ned Ryerson from Groundhog Day or as Sammy Jankis from Memento or as Bob Bishop from Heroes or as the host of The Tobolowski Files on /Film or as… look, you definitely know Stephen Tobolowsky from something. Now get to know him better when he sits down with Marc in the garage. This episode is sponsored by AdamandEve.com - click here for the special Valentine’s Day WTF offer.
Kids in the Hall. Newsradio. A Bug’s Life. Now you can add Marc’s Garage to Dave Foley’s amazing list of credits. As Dave finds himself getting back into the stand-up game, he talks with Marc about his history in comedy, the roots of Kids in the Hall, and some turbulent times in his life. This episode is sponsored by Pro Flowers. Click here and enter WTF for a special offer on Valentine’s Day roses.
Gallagher is the first guest to ever walk out on Marc in the middle of an interview. You’ll hear how it got to that point as the famed watermelon-smasher defends his original brand of comedy (said watermelon-smashing) and his recent strain of on-stage bon mots (which have come under fire for racist and homophobic undertones). This episode is sponsored by AdamandEve.com - click here for the special Valentine’s Day WTF offer.
From the “Best of WTF Vol. 1” album available only to Super Premium WTF Donators, this is a candid look at one of WTFs regulars, Jim Earl. First, one of Jim’s popular Remembrances, and then lost footage from the old Marc Maron Show with Marc and Jim in a heated argument that was recorded without their knowledge.
Patton Oswalt and Marc explore their frenemy relationship in the cozy confines of Marc’s garage. They’ll talk about what Patton plans to do during the pending apocalypse, how he became a trusted script-doctor in Hollywood, and why an act of joke theft led to a strong disagreement between the two of them.
The forever-punk Henry Rollins crams into the garage to talk with Marc about his confrontational style, why forgiveness isn’t his thing, how an act of violence shaped his life, why he worked with Charles Manson, and what kind of relationship he has with his microphones. This episode is sponsored by AdamandEve.com - click here for the special Valentine’s Day WTF offer.
A superstar lineup joins Marc back at Comix in NYC. With Eugene Mirman, Kristen Schaal, Jon Glaser, Jessi Klein and Sam Seder.
Joe Mande has achieved lots of success in his young career and, surprisingly, that hasn’t stopped Marc from actually liking him. Joe and Marc talk about Twitter feuds, irritable bowel syndrome, and the finer practices of Jewish con artists. Plus, Joe explains the origins of his popular blog, LATFH.com, which has been turned into a book.
Writer/director (and podcaster) Kevin Smith has a smoke-filled chat with Marc in the garage. He talks with Marc about how he confronts failure, how he responds to the haters, and how he hopes to continue his career once he’s finished making movies. This episode is sponsored by AdamandEve.com - click here for the special Valentine’s Day WTF offer.
As far as life on the Internet goes, Rob Corddry grabbed the brass ring. He talks to Marc about how his web series “Children’s Hospital” got turned into an honest-to-goodness television show. They also discuss the finer points of clown classes, what it was like to be a Daily Show correspondent, and how crazy Oliver Stone really is.
Comedian, author and podcaster Greg Fitzsimmons is back on the show, his first time on Marc’s home turf. The last time they chatted it got a little heated. This time they’re looking to bury the hatchet. But they’ll take a few swings at each other with it first. And Marc realizes why he loves to make Greg laugh. This episode is sponsored by Men of a Certain Age on TNT.
The executive producer of Real Time with Bill Maher reveals how informal living room chats were turned into two successful television shows. He’ll also tell Marc what led him to realize that stand-up wasn’t for him and he’ll get into why the last 20 years of his life have revolved around Tolstoy, Dickens and Thomas Jefferson. Plus, Marc gets bullied into meditating and reveals the three words that can liberate one’s soul.
Don’t worry if you were a little hungover on New Year’s Day. Comedian Bobby Lee has a story to share that puts most embarrassing substance-abusing anecdotes to shame. Plus, Marc rings in the New Year with advice from German spiritual teacher Eckhart Tolle. This goes about as well as you would guess. This episode is sponsored by Men of a Certain Age on TNT.