Marc chooses his words carefully with comedian Myq Kaplan, which is a good thing since Myq (pronounced Mike) has a master’s degree in linguistics. Plus, Marc gets some marital advice from husband and wife writers-slash-psychologists, Jerry and Cathy McDowell.
Marc tries to edge in on public radio’s territory by poaching one of This American Life’s contributors, comedian Dave Hill. They’ll discuss Dave’s time in Japan, the morality behind Happy Endings, and Dave’s experience doing comedy in prison. Just a guess, but this might not be appropriate for NPR.
Feast on this, Comedy Nerds: Marc sits down with writer-director-actor Bob Odenkirk. You want some Mr. Show talk? You got it. How about some thoughts on Tim & Eric? Got that, too. You want to hear what Bob considers to be his biggest failures? Oh yeah, got it. Plus, Marc reveals the shameful source of a recent residual check.
The Road is getting to Marc. He’s having trouble with coffee, he’s getting screwed out of free hotel breakfasts, and he’s having truly weird experiences in the clubs. Good thing he’s talking with road warrior comic Robert Hawkins who has some sympathetic road stories to share. And fellow road-mate Ryan Singer helps Marc process a bizarre night on stage.
By popular demand, Marc welcomes El Chupacabra back to WTF. Plus, artist and writer Bob Fingerman takes a unique look at the end of the world (forward by Marc Maron). And Marc searches for the soul of America as he wanders around Washington, DC.
The fireworks fly at the UCB Theater in Los Angeles. The calming Canadian presence of comedian Jon Dore has little effect on explosiveness on display when Marc and guest Greg Fitzsimmons go at each other. The only thing to mitigate it is a bout of dark insanity from Jim Earl and a dose of righteous anger from Eddie Pepitone. Taped 3/19/10.
Marc’s last trip to Scotland was supposed to be his last. Now he returns for another helping of endless pork products and generous Glaswegians. Also, a sit-down with comic Dov Davidoff who talks about his junkyard upbringing, his foray into the swinger lifestyle, and his sympathies with Vincent van Gogh.
Marc wants to help you kick your addictions (unless your addiction is this podcast). Comic Rob Delaney shares his own bottoming-out story and encourages you to laugh at his pain. Then Marc gets some couch-time (actually, garage-time) with Almost Dr. Steve to help deal with “the bug.”
Expect a little bit of fear and a whole lot of loathing when Marc spends the weekend in Las Vegas. He’ll talk with mythic comic and Vegas resident Ron Shock about the long and winding road to Sin City and the last days of Bill Hicks. Plus, he’ll visit an unlikely showbiz mecca in a search for some entertainment inspiration.
The biggest names in comedy are helping Marc with this special show. It’s the largest roster of all-star guests we’ve had so far, and we’re not going to spoil any of the surprises here. Okay, we’ll let you know that Eugene Mirman will be dropping by, but we’re keeping the rest under wraps. Enjoy this murderer’s row of comedic minds.
Stuck in a deep cultural malaise, Marc turns to some intellectual heavyweights to break him out of it. Vanity Fair columnist James Wolcott tries to help Marc figure out if he’s getting dumber. Plus, Marc talks with his friend Sam Lipsyte, author of The Ask, about the nature of genius. And after all of that, we’ll ruin everything by talking about the Oscars.
Glenn Wool. Is he Canadian? Is he British? Still not sure, but he’s funny. Glenn and Marc sit down to talk about comedy in the Great White North, in Jolly Old England, and everywhere in between. Plus, Marc gets an unexpected visit from Sam Seder, who has a bone to pick with a past guest of WTF.
Live from UCB Los Angeles, it’s Ladies Night. Marc welcomes Laurie Kilmartin and Jackie Kashian to the WTF live stage. They talk cheating, old-age sex, and comedy killers. Plus, remembering the dearly departed with Mort Mortenson. And bringing it all home with Eddie Pepitone. Taped 2/19/10.
Marc gets the comic’s take on the immigrant experience from Kumail Nanjiani. He’ll talk about what it’s like to do comedy that can get you killed, whose comedy he considers racist, and why his in-laws call him Borat. Plus, Marc asks for some help in overcoming his fear of traveling abroad.
Metalocalypse creator Brendon Small rocks out in the cat garage. Also, Marc’s dad returns to dispense some more career advice. Plus, Marc tells the story of the time he bombed worse than ever before or after, and the consequences that resulted.