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.
One hundred WTFs. Celebrate with Marc as he reads his favorite listener-submitted WTF moments, talks with some WTFers one-on-one, plays some fan-created WTF music, and reveals a few surprises. Not even a root canal will prevent Marc from having a good time here (although it came close). 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 tries to bolster his limited understanding of British comedy. He talks English alt-comedy with Harry Deansway, editor and publisher of The Fix. He gets poetic with Tim Key, one of the UK’s hottest acts right now. He finds out that he has a lot in common with comedian Adam Bloom. And he picks the brain of another touring American, Reggie Watts.
Marc takes in some of the world’s best works of art while staying in London. Wondering whether stand-up comedy counts as art, Marc puts the question to Stewart Lee, one of Great Britain’s most renowned comics. Hear how they both struggle to get their work to the stage (and in Stewart’s case, get into legal battles over it) and judge for yourself. This episode is sponsored by Adam and Eve. Visit www.adamandeve.com and use offer code WTF to receive 50% off almost any product.
When Moshe Kasher appeared on a live WTF at the UCB Theatre in LA, a lot of listeners said they wanted to know more about him. So, Marc talks to Moshe one-on-one to find out what it was like to be a substance-abusing orthodox Jewish son of two deaf parents. Plus, Marc welcomes showbiz legend Rudy Casoni.
It’s a comedy blitzkrieg at Comix in NYC when Marc welcomes five funny folks to a live WTF taping. Matt creates some political tension, Rev. Jen gives aging advice, Louis has the ultimate stripper story, Judah tells how he became World Champion, and Jim explains what happens to ping pong balls in Bangkok. This episode is sponsored by Adam and Eve. Visit www.adamandeve.com and use offer code WTF to receive 50% off almost any product.
There’s a very good chance that a lot of what Patrice O’Neal says will offend you. And there’s an equal chance he’ll say something that will change your outlook. So it makes sense that Marc, in the midst of emotional turmoil, would turn to a sturdy, non-polarizing voice like Patrice’s. Expect some analogies. Lots and lots of analogies.
Marc liked Mike Birbiglia. Then he didn’t. Then he was a jerk to him. Then he felt bad. Now he’s sitting down with Mike to find out why he resented him and why he finds himself liking Mike again. They’ll also talk about the dangers of sleepwalking and the hazards of the Comedy Cellar in New York.
Marc describes Dana Gould as someone who represents the history of modern comedy. Dana stops by the garage to talk about having a breakdown on stage, being a writer for The Simpsons, offending people, and adopting children from China. Plus, Marc tries to figure out why he feels haunted whenever he comes to Boston.
Paul Provenza has documenting the lives and styles of other comics in projects like the film The Aristocrats, the book Satiristas, and the TV show The Green Room. Now Marc will try to document the life of Paul, including why he stopped doing comedy in the U.S. and how he overcame stage fright. Plus, Marc communes with the ghosts (and insects) residing in the Chelsea Hotel.
Marc welcomes the great fictional married couple of Jeff Garlin and Susie Essman, plus Gary Gulman and Joe Mande. Taped 7/21/10.