Episode 223 - Seth Meyers, Scott Adsit, Jodi Lennon, Julian McCullough, Gabe Liedman, Rachel FeinsteinMon, October 31, 2011
Rachel Feinstein encounters bizarre fans on the road, Gabe Liedman finds comedy in coming out, Jullian McCullough gets compulsive over Ben and Jerry’s, Jodi Lennon stares down cancer, Scott Adsit brings his mom, and Seth Meyers gets one-upped by the President. Recorded live at The Bell House in Brooklyn. This episode is sponsored by Stamps.com. Click the radio mic and enter WTF for a special offer.
Author Steve Almond shows Marc that writers can be just as tortured and self-doubting as comedians. The two of them discuss the highs and lows of a writer’s creative process. Plus, Marc finds out he has a new disorder and he gets a very adult phone call from an old friend. This episode is sponsored by Adam & Eve and Audible.
The last time Marc spoke with a prop comic, it didn’t end well. But things are different this time when Marc heads to Casa de Carrot Top in Las Vegas. Carrot Top reveals the origins of his act, examines his feelings about the way he’s treated by other comics, and gets reflective about Bill Hicks and George Carlin. This episode is sponsored by Stamps.com. Click on the radio microphone and enter WTF for a no-risk trial and a bonus offer worth $110.
Hannibal Buress’ life in comedy has taken him from his hometown of Chicago to the streets of New York City. Literally the streets. He talks about being voluntarily homeless while trying to make it as a stand-up, having awkward experiences with predominantly black audiences, and getting sweet gigs on SNL and 30 Rock. This episode is sponsored by Adam and Eve. Use WTF at the checkout for a special offer.
After 218 episodes, it takes a lot for a guest to surprise Marc with his candor and sensitivity in a Cat Ranch interview. Norm Macdonald is able to do just that as he discusses his career accomplishments and the darker side of his personality that threatened everything he had achieved. This episode is sponsored by Stamps.com. Click on the radio microphone and enter WTF for a no-risk trial and a bonus offer worth $110.
Marc found a Gallagher who won’t walk out on him mid-interview. Instead, comic and actor Jack Gallagher talks with Marc about the Boston comedy scene in the 80s, his recurring role on Curb Your Enthusiasm, and the challenges of raising a son with autism. This episode is sponsored by Adam and Eve. Use WTF at the checkout for a special offer.
Leo Allen and Marc commiserate over bedbugs, Mike Lawrence wonders if he is Marc’s illegitimate child, Julie Klausner convinces Marc he’s not a faux-sensitive hipster, Sam Seder airs his list of grievances with Marc, and Amy Sedaris challenges Marc’s nerves. Recorded at The Bell House in Brooklyn. This episode is brought to you by Stamps.com. Click on the radio microphone and enter WTF to receive a bonus offer worth $110.
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.
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 Stamps.com. Click the radio mic and enter WTF for a free trial and $110 welcome package.