WTF Episodes

Episode 216 - Bryan Cranston

Instead of making meth in Marc’s garage, Bryan Cranston has a conversation about what led him to the role of Walter White in Breaking Bad. Along the way he almost became a cop, he was briefly wanted for murder, and he went broke making a labor of love. Plus, Bryan teases Marc with some tidbits about the Breaking Bad season finale. This episode is sponsored by Adam and Eve.

Episode 215 - Jon Hamm

Despite Marc’s wishes to the contrary, Jon Hamm is not much like Don Draper at all. In a Cat Ranch chat, Jon reveals why he hung around a lot of alternative comedy shows in the 90s, why he hasn’t done any leading man roles in Hollywood films, and why he can’t get worked up over being labeled a sex symbol. This episode is sponsored by Click the radio mic and enter WTF for a free trial and $110 welcome package.

Episode 214 - Will Franken

Bay Area comedian Will Franken performs as many different characters on stage, but in Marc’s garage he’s largely himself. Will and Marc try to figure out what’s underneath the desire to perform as someone else. Plus, Will recalls his pre-requisite tension with Marc and how it made him look at himself differently. This episode is sponsored by Stitcher and by Comedy Central.

Episode 213 - Artie Lange, Nick DiPaolo, Nick Griffin, Joe Mande, Wayne Koestenbaum, Elna Baker, Morgan Spurlock, Ira Glass

Ira Glass cops to a drunken blackout, Morgan Spurlock reveals his failed cartoon idea starring Marc, Elna Baker divulges Mormon secrets, Wayne Koestenbaum defines humiliation, Joe Mande gets combative on Twitter, Nick Griffin has dating problems, Nick DiPaolo has bachelorette problems, and Artie Lange surprises everyone. Taped at The Bell House in Brooklyn, NY.


Episode 212 - Chris Hardwick

Chris Hardwick is not the man Marc thought he was. The Nerdist joins Marc in the garage to explain his roots in nerd-dom, why the show Singled Out was such a weird fit for him, and his understanding of why Marc had the wrong impression of him. This episode is sponsored by Comedy Central and by Stitcher Radio.

Episode 211 - Lisa Lampanelli

Marc was with Lisa Lampanelli on the night she became a comedy superstar. While smoking cigars together at the Cat Ranch, Marc and Lisa trace her path through comedy and find out why she’s at her most comfortable when she’s tearing somebody a new one. This episode is sponsored by Audible, where you can get a free audiobook download when you sign up for a free trial.

Episode 210 - Brendon Walsh

Brendon Walsh comes off as a mild-mannered son of a fireman from Philadelphia. But behind that humble backstory is a comic who loves to pull a good prank. He talks with Marc about some of the best ones he’s gotten over on people. Plus, Marc revisits an early WTF conversation with expert prankster Jon Benjamin. This episode is sponsored by Stitcher Radio. Click here to sign up and for a chance to win an iPad2.

Episode 209 - Charlie Day and Glenn Howerton

Just in time for the new season of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Charlie Day and Glenn Howerton join Marc to talk about the one-in-a-million origin story of their show. Plus, Charlie recalls how the trajectory of his career was altered by Jason Biggs and Glenn wastes no time trampling over an important boundary in Marc’s house. This episode is sponsored by Stitcher Radio. Click here and use offer code WTF to enter to win an iPad 2.

Episode 208 - Live from Montreal

Victor Varnado talks albinistic comedy. Jeremy Hotz helps make sense of Canadian Jews. Nina Conti gets honest with a monkey. Mike Britt lets his jokes get in the way of his marriage. And Mike Ward explains just what is up with French people. Recorded at the Montreal Just for Laughs Comedy Festival. This episode is sponsored by - use the offer code “WTF” for a special offer.


Episode 207 - Sandra Bernhard

The Sandra Bernhard who shows up in Marc’s garage is not the Sandra Bernhard that Marc was expecting. They talk about the distinctions between the real Sandra and her comic persona, which was forever amplified by The King of Comedy. Plus, Sandra gives her perspective on everyone from Jerry Lewis to Lady Gaga.  This episode is sponsored by Stitcher Radio. Click here and use offer code WTF to enter to win an iPad 2.

Episode 206 - Anthony Jeselnik

Anthony Jeselnik is a comedian who lives to push buttons. He talks with Marc about taboo humor, the one line he doesn’t want to cross, and how the show Deadwood changed his life. Plus, Marc relives his trip to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. This episode is sponsored by - use the code “WTF” for a special offer.

Episode 145 - Gallagher

Gallagher is the first guest to ever walk out on Marc in the middle of an interview. You’ll hear how it got to that point as the famed watermelon-smasher defends his original brand of comedy (said watermelon-smashing) and his recent strain of on-stage bon mots (which have come under fire for racist and homophobic undertones).

Episode 205 - Jason Sudeikis

SNL’s Jason Sudeikis stops by the garage to explain how the high school debate team got him into show biz, to tell a story of heartbreak when he auditioned for Blue Man Group, and to express his displeasure with being dragged into the tabloids. Plus, more Lorne Michaels stories for the WTF history books. This episode is sponsored by SHUT UP LITTLE MAN! from Tribeca Film

Episode 204 - Doug Stanhope

Marc welcomes Doug Stanhope back to WTF. They discuss Doug’s time at The Man Show, his political leanings, and his desire to do coke at a famous comedy club. Plus, Doug explains the backstory of his awkward moment with Janeane Garofalo on The Green Room.  This episode is sponsored by - use the code “WTF” for a special offer.


Episode 203 - Carol Leifer

The very funny and very versatile Carol Leifer talks about coming of age as a stand-up and a comedy writer alongside a murderer’s row of other funny people. Plus, Marc figures out how to survive in Vegas. This episode is sponsored by Audible and by Busy Beaver Buttons, where you can find out how to get a free glow-in-the-dark WTF button.