Dave Pullano was trying to break into show business when he started working as the receptionist for Miramax Films. That job wound up giving him his start as a Hollywood writer but, as he tells Marc, it took a big lie to get his big break. Also on the show, comedian Howard Kremer, although we hear he’s been having trouble showing up on time.
Adult film star Dana DeArmond joins Marc in the garage to talk about the reality of the biz and to offer tips on what you should and shouldn’t do if you ever meet a porn star in public. Plus, Marc talks to his therapist, Dr. Steve, to find out if he has a porn addiction.
Back at the UCB Theatre in Los Angeles, Marc brings out the big guns for a special holiday show. Sarah Silverman will serenade you, Paul F. Tompkins will laugh at you, and Jerry Minor will make you question your faith. Plus, Eddie Pepitone lays his vengeance upon thee and Jim Earl recites a special Christmas poem. Taped 12/18/09.
What’s a man who doesn’t even own a computer doing on a podcast? Comedian Todd Glass and Marc delve into their mutual technophobia. They also try to figure out what they would spend $5 million on. Plus, motivation speaker Kevin LeValley tells Marc about his new campaign called Lighten Up America.
Steve Rannazzisi - you may not be able to say his last name, but you’ll definitely be able to laugh at his stories about being on FX’s The League, having a Roman Catholic priest for a brother, and how he got started in show business at the age of 13. Plus, Marc dips back into the listener e-mailbag.
Marc made a new friend in Atlanta: comedian Kyle Kinane. They’ll both try to make sense of the random scribblings in their joke notebooks and Kyle will detail the spiritual moment he had in The Worst Bathroom in Chicago. Plus, Marc reunites with someone he hasn’t seen since third grade.
Comedian Andy Kindler and Marc do some soul searching and male bonding as they discuss their careers, Jay Leno, selling-out and tweeting. Plus, Marc reviews the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concert, which unearths some difficult revelations.
Eddie Brill puts his talents as the booker of The Late Show with David Letterman on display when Marc asks him to critique his set. Not to be outdone, Marc tries his hand at critiquing Eddie’s act. Plus, more fun from Florida as Marc asks his mom about her eating habits. Also, Marc takes a listener to task for betraying the Brotherhood.
Marc sits down with the man of many voice-overs, Jon Benjamin, to find out about telephone pranks gone wrong and what it was like to have Sam Seder as a bully. Plus, a trip back in time with one of the classic road comics of the 1980s, stand-up legend Come On Now.
Marc and comedian Jen Kirkman discuss her gig on Chelsea Lately, panic attacks on airplanes, and the perils of casual sex. Plus, one of the biggest names in contemporary Latin radio graces Marc with his presence and offers advice on being a better broadcaster.
The Divine Ms. G returns to debate the finer points of art, childbirth and ice cream. Also, it’s another highly Semitic installment of No This Crap About Jew Stuff. Plus, Marc crowns a new champion of WTF Moments, courtesy of one particular listener.
Maria Bamford! Chris Hardwick! Whitney Cummings! Doug Benson! Jim Earl! Eddie Pepitone! It’s a show so big, only the stage of the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles could contain it. Which is weird because it’s not a very big stage. Taped in front of a live audience on Nov. 15, 2009.
Wyatt Cenac from The Daily Show and Marc come up with a solution to the partisan bickering on cable news. It involves bloodletting. Plus, Dr. Maron is back for some more wellness tips and parenting advice. And Marc invents a phrase that he hopes you’ll be repeating over and over again.
Marc and Doug Stanhope sit down for their first-ever conversation to mull over the possibility of going off the grid. Plus, Janeane Garofalo drops by to join in the conversation, complete with a Rashomon-like retelling of a violent encounter Marc had with a club-goer in the mid-90s.
It’s the exciting conclusion of Marc’s New Mexico Road Trip! Join him as he rekindles his friendship with Dean Hines, a member of Marc’s junior high school band who now possesses the secrets to the universe. Really. Also, Marc will re-live a traumatic moment from his teenage years.