What’s a nice Midwestern gal like Jackie Kashian to do when sitting across from Marc Maron in his garage? Why, open up a vein, of course. She’ll share her stories of parental tragedy, chronic back pain and life lessons from Bill Cosby. Plus, Marc has a problem with his cat Boomer, which might have a larger meaning in his life.
Nearly 20 years ago, Marc and Blaine Capatch arrived in San Francisco, ready to jumpstart that city’s hibernating comedy scene. A lot has happened to Blaine since then, including a friendship with Bill Hicks, a writing gig on the Price is Right, and burlesque Mexican wrestling shows. Hear Marc and Blaine catch up and take a long, hard look at their place in the world of comedy.
Doug Benson has been on live episodes of WTF and Marc has known him for about 20 years. But - surprise! - Marc never really sat down to have an extended conversation with the host of Doug Loves Movies. He finds out what Doug is all about beyond Super High Me and The Marijuana-Logues. And he promises not to repeat The Blender Story. Seriously, he won’t repeat it.
You met Mike DeStefano briefly in the last episode. Now you get the total Mike experience as Marc sits down with him to discuss the extraordinary circumstances that led to Mike becoming a comic. Plus, it’s been a while since Marc has called his dad. It might be a good time for it considering Marc forgot his dad’s birthday.
Janeane Garofalo returns to the show for a heart-to-heart with Marc about their shared beliefs and why those beliefs tend to get them into trouble. Also, a sample of Mike DeStefano from a recent Live WTF to help prepare you for full-on Mike coming up in Episode 130. Plus, Marc contemplates a new career strategy.
The 40 Year Old Boy Mike Schmidt is a fellow podcaster as well as a fellow can’t-get-out-of-his-own-way-er. He talks with Marc about self-sabotage, quitting stand-up, dealing with rage, dealing with obesity, and dealing with dreams that may not come true. Also, Marc celebrates a breakthrough in modern psychology.
Aziz Ansari takes a break from being one of the hottest stars in comedy to drop in at the cat ranch. Potential problem: He’s allergic to cats. He’ll talk with Marc about growing up in the Deep South (with a deep Southern accent) and the pressures of measuring up to his comedy idols. Plus, Marc returns from a trip to his mom’s house. What baggage came back with him?
Find out what life is like as the head writer of a late night comedy show from A.D. Miles, the guy in charge of the writers’ room at Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Marc also talks with A.D.‘s old partner and current Jimmy Fallon writer Bobby Tisdale. Plus, a Thanksgiving blessing from the founder of this WTF feast.
Get ready for a whole lot of weirdness. Bizarro comedy legend Charles Fleischer (he of Roger Rabbit fame) stops by for one of the strangest appearances ever on WTF. Plus, Australian warmth from Brendon Burns, hilarious passive aggression from Andrew Daly, and remembrances for the dearly departed from Jim Earl round out this live show at UCB LA.
‘The League’ star Paul Scheer has some great stories about his early career as a touring improv comic and his days forming Human Giant with Aziz Ansari and Rob Huebel, but none of that will prepare you for the dark and stormy details of his upbringing. Brace yourself. Plus, Marc becomes an Airline Customer Service Vigilante.
Marc and fellow comics Ryan Singer and Geoff Tate jump in the car and head to the Creation Museum in Petersburg, Kentucky. Marc struggles with his suceptibility to grand spectacles as he walks through a giant model of Noah’s Ark. Geoff confronts the uncomfortable memories of his Pentacostal upbringing. And Ryan laughs at both of them.
In the midst of pitching her own projects out in LA, comedian Jessi Klein takes a break to head over to Marc’s garage and talk about what it was like on the other end of those pitches when she was a Comedy Central executive. She’ll also detail her time as a writer for SNL and recall the first time she had to crush someone’s dream. This episode is sponsored by Adam and Eve. Visit www.adamandeve.com and use offer code WTF to receive 50% off almost any product.
Move over Almost Dr. Steve and Marc’s Dad. There’s a new doctor on WTF. Ken Jeong from NBC’s Community talks about his double-life as an actor and a practicing physician. He also reveals why he made the decision to appear fully naked in The Hangover and how it helped him through one of the most difficult times in his life.
Marc and six Texas comics bring a special live WTF to Austin. Matt Bearden wants some recognition. Martha Kelly gives cat advice. Lucas Molandes deals with the bitterness of sobriety. Eric Krug has some uncle problems. Bryson Turner thinks he’s living a lie. And Bryan Gutman investigates a Creationism museum. This episode is sponsored by Adam and Eve. Visit www.adamandeve.com and use offer code WTF to receive 50% off almost any product.
“You stay classy, Marc Maron.” Writer/director/producer Adam McKay talks about his partnership with Will Ferrell, the sneaky success of Anchorman, and the ways comedy can change hearts and minds. Plus, Marc comes to terms with a major change in his life while he tries to get a grasp on the most bizarre guest request he’s ever received.