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.
The host of The Kevin Pollak Chat Show takes off his interviewer hat and submits to a Cat Ranch garage conversation with Marc. They discuss Kevin’s development of celebrity impressions, the best lesson he ever learned about acting, and the one celebrity who left him starstruck. Plus, Marc sheds tears over Patton Oswalt, for real. This episode is sponsored by Stamps.com. Use WTF as the coupon code for a special offer.
Community’s Donald Glover chats with Marc about the Confederate South, black nerds, Spider-man, Tracy Morgan, Jehovah’s Witnesses, foster kids, and Childish Gambino. This episode is sponsored by Pro Flowers (use WTF as the coupon code) and by Comedy Central.
Author Jillian Lauren happens to be Marc’s neighbor. Amazingly, that’s not the most harrowing thing she’s ever been through. She discusses the details of her memoir, in which she became a highly paid escort and a concubine in the Prince of Brunei’s harem, as well as her new novel and her life since becoming a mom. This episode is sponsored by Stamps.com. Click the radio mic and enter WTF for a special offer.
Marc talks with Anthony Bourdain about food, drugs, truth and travel. What’s the most soulful food Anthony’s ever eaten? Why did smoking crack lead to an obsession with surveillance material? How are cooking and stand-up comedy alike? What countries does Anthony refuse to visit? This episode is sponsored by Pro Flowers. Click on the radio mic and enter WTF for a deal on mini Christmas trees.
Comedian Henry Phillips can’t put down his guitar. He tells Marc about his songwriting process, his influences from Ben Folds to Black Sabbath, and his most enduring muse—a gang-banging heckler who haunts his thoughts. Plus, Marc joins in with some blues-riffing of his own. This episode is sponsored by Comedy Central and Audible.