Marc’s search for three comics who are as messed up as he is may have ended with Moshe Kasher, Laura Kightlinger and Brendon Walsh. Throw in Jim Earl and Eddie Pepitone for fun and you have the makings of a classic live WTF. Taped 5/21/10 at UCB LA.
Marc gets some more details about the accusations against Carlos Mencia. He speaks with comics who have worked very closely with Carlos, Willie Barcena and Steve Trevino, and then gets Carlos to sit back down for a follow up discussion. Questions will get answered. Opinions will get shaped. Comedians will get serious.
Carlos Mencia is a major name in comedy. He’s also one of the most reviled characters in the business among other comics. So, naturally, Marc wants to find out what makes him tick, what it feels like to be so controversial, and what he says in his own defense. This may take a while.
Sometimes Marc needs to work up the nerve to talk to his dad. So first he’s talking with Tracy McMillan, television writer and author of the new memoir “I Love You and I’m Leaving You Anyway.” Her stories of growing up with a pimp for a dad will make it a little easier for Marc to get on the phone with his old man.
If only we could make the advisory that says EXPLICIT say SUPER-DUPER SOFA KING EXPLICIT next to this episode. Comedian and Opie & Anthony regular Jim Norton talks about… well, we’ll let him tell you. And we’ll let Marc tell you about two sordid nights from his past that he never thought he’d speak about in public.
Marc’s on the road with the very funny Maria Bamford. Can they solve the world’s problems during an hour-long car ride from Lake Arrowhead? Maybe not, but they’ll definitely talk a lot about comedy and maybe even help each other through some relationship issues.
Marc gets absurd with surprisingly pragmatic David Wain of “The State” and “Stella” fame. He also talks with another former member of “The State” who now goes by the name Troy. Plus, Marc assesses the effectiveness of his newly installed Dick Filter.
Marc gets grumpy with professional crank Dave Anthony. The two of them work through their anger problems, identify the issues with their Dads, and find out what it takes to be a genuine curmudgeon. Plus, Marc figures out why he can finally appreciate art.
Marc is joined by six of the funniest guys at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland, Oregon: Brian McCann, Hari Kondabolu, Ian Edwards, Al Madrigal, Sean Patton, and Brody Stevens. They’ll bear witness to one of Marc’s most humiliating moments, and it’s a doozy.