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!
Judd Apatow is one of the most prolific and successful creators of comedy in Hollywood. But at age 16, Judd was doing his own radio show not unlike WTF. In Part 1 of a two-part interview, you’ll hear rare clips of young Judd in 1983 talking to Jerry Seinfeld, Jay Leno and Garry Shandling, well before the big breaks that launched them all to superfame. Marc finds out what those interviews taught Judd and how they impacted his own career.
Podcasting worlds collide as the Pardcast impressario Jimmy Pardo shows why he’s Never Not Funny when he joins Marc in the garage for a chat about sex toys in comedy clubs, proper stand-up wardrobe, and horrifying experiences at both Marc and Jimmy’s high school reunions. This episode is sponsored by Adam and Eve. Visit www.adamandeve.com and use offer code WTF to receive 50% off almost any product.
WTF is back at the UCB Theatre in Los Angeles for an awkward conversation about relationships with Natasha Leggero, a meditation on fat guys with Brian Scolaro, and a talk about Weight Watchers with Jen Kirkman. Plus, Joe Wagner and Marc rate the first man-date in their blossoming bromance.