Maz Jobrani’s popularity stretches from the Midwest to the Middle East. The Iranian-American comic tells Marc about crazy gigs in Beruit, booking secret shows in Saudi Arabia, and telling jokes in Farsi. Plus, Marc reveals which television show repulses him and yet he cannot look away. This episode is sponsored by Adam and Eve. Visit www.adamandeve.com and use offer code WTF to receive 50% off almost any product.
Ira Glass hosts the world’s most popular podcast and one of the best radio shows in history. Marc talks with the host of This American Life about his insecurities as a radio personality, his philosophy of storytelling, and his impressions of Marc as a broadcaster. Plus, Ira decontstructs Marc’s pitch for a This American Life story.
The Bedwetter herself, Sarah Silverman, talks to Marc about the funny men in her past, the opportunities for her future, and the present state of her relationship with her parents. Plus, Marc wonders what he’s doing in Dallas, Texas.
Marc brings WTF to the Global ComedyFest in Vancouver, British Columbia. Jamie Kilstein reveals the life lessons he’s learned from Marc, Chris Porter wrestles with his Deep South roots, Dean Edwards becomes Eddie Murphy, Tig Notaro becomes Dean Edwards, and Eddie Pepitone closes as only Eddie can. This episode is sponsored by Adam and Eve. Visit www.adamandeve.com and use offer code WTF to receive 50% off almost any product.
Marc visits with author Jonathan Ames, creator of HBO’s “Bored to Death,” to talk about fictionalizing one’s life for television, becoming an amateur boxer, and working with someone known as Mangina. Plus, Marc shares his reaction to the rescue of the Chilean miners.
Marc talks with the creators of “Men of a Certain Age,” Ray Romano and Mike Royce about their show, their styles of comedy and their lives before television. Plus, Marc is set loose on the Paramount Studios lot. What kind of Hollywood magic will he find?
Picking up where they left off, Louis tells Marc about the major changes in his life over the past decade, from the birth of his children to his rebirth as a stand-up comedian, from the demise of one television show to the rise of another. Oh, and if you’re reading this and haven’t listened to Part 1 yet, you might want to go do that first.
After months of false starts, Marc finally tracks down his old friend Louis CK and it’s more than one episode can hold. Louis is at the top of his game today, but he and Marc recall the days when they were both struggling young comics in Boston, when Louis was getting rejected by SNL, and when his movie was being taken away from him by a Hollywood studio. Oh yeah, and when Louis bought a trumpet.
Marc reflects on the passing of two comedy greats, Robert Schimmel and Greg Giraldo.
Back at Comix in New York City for another live WTF, Marc tries to cheer up Michael Showalter, gets some world travel advice from Maeve Higgins, narrows down the races with Glenn Wool, compares 27-year-old girlfriends with David Cross, and gets musical with Karen Kilgariff.
When you think of Bob Saget, you generally don’t think of white-hot blind rage, but Bob says he’s working really hard on his anger issues. He and Marc will compare anger management notes in addition to discussing the roles Bob is most known for and why they’re so different from the Bob that nobody really knows.
When Marc was getting WTF off the ground, he turned to podcast maven Jesse Thorn for help. A year later, Jesse joins Marc in the garage to talk about the struggle to get Jesse’s show The Sound of Young America on public radio stations, the definition of nerd culture, and the anatomy of wasps.
WTF hits the Pacific Northwest with a live show at Bumbershoot, the annual music and arts festival in Seattle. It’s an all-star lineup, with Patton Oswalt, Doug Benson, Donald Glover from NBC’s Community, Eddie Pepitone, and a special appearance by WTF favorite El Chupacabra.
Whitney Cummings has killed at the Comedy Central Roasts. Now she’ll have to survive Marc’s garage. Marc will try to find out what’s behind Whitney’s relentless joke-telling persona and Whitney will try to find out what the alternative comedy crowd really thinks about her. Plus, Marc finds the worlds dumbest movie theater.
In a quest to have every former member of The State on WTF, Marc welcomes Thomas Lennon to the garage. They discuss Tom’s troublemaking days at the MTV offices, his blueprint for writing Hollywood studio films, and why he gets groped in public when he dresses up as his Lt. Dangle character from Reno 911!