WTF Podcast

Episode 375 - Jason Stuart

Comedian Jason Stuart has been in the stand up game for about as long as Marc but they’ve never really crossed paths. Marc and Jason try to figure out why that is, as Jason discusses his young adult struggles with his sexual orientation and his later struggles with the people who would stereotype him. This episode is sponsored by LegalZoom, Audible and Adam and Eve.

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  • 19 Comments


Dana King April 04, 2013 at 8:42 am


re: Franco’s fit

I’m with Marco.

Derek April 04, 2013 at 11:45 am


If someone takes offense, or gets weirded out, by a joke made at their expense about how serious they appear to take themselves doesn’t that kind of, um, like, prove the….

Uggggghhh.

I like Marc Maron and James Franco and continue to plan on doing so.

Scott April 04, 2013 at 1:02 pm


Wow! This was a GREAT fucking show! I’d never heard of Jason Stuart before but this conversation had me all the way through. Fantastic!

smitty April 04, 2013 at 1:05 pm


@ Derek

      no, not necessarily,a person not taking themselves too seriously; doesn’t automatically grant license to anything being said about them, as being acceptable. including, someone saying to another; that they indeed do take themselves too seriously. in fact,a of lot of people who do take themselves too seriously, have a thick skin; and, are not bothered too much by what people say. whereas others, who may be more sensitve,may not take themselves seriously,or think of themselves in a self important manner;nonetheless,chaffe at criticism.  i think you’re sort of confusing an intellectual posture,with an emotional feeling. they can overlap,but they can also be very similar, or quite different.

NPE April 04, 2013 at 3:02 pm


Really liked this one! Thanks

maron id April 04, 2013 at 4:29 pm


Derek, you don’t understand. I don’t condescend to anyone. James Franco was confrontational and UNDERSTAND????! Now, I am airing my sensitive open interview to show I am not a bad guy.

NTT April 04, 2013 at 5:06 pm


Maron id, you were my favorite online fictional character until you decided to break the act and address someone directly. Way to go, asshole.

smitty April 04, 2013 at 8:27 pm


btw- in my comment above,i’m not speaking to the james franco “incident”.  i’m making a stand alone observation,on human nature.  which, i know, sounds like i’m full of myself; but oh well,dems da’ breaks….

smitty April 04, 2013 at 8:48 pm


what’s hysterical to me,is that you would never ever ever ever ever…hear a black person,refer to their mother as “poor brooklyn trash”,not even in jest. it would just be so completely culturally prohibitive.  i think that jason being gay and jewish,makes it much easier for him to go there.

Justin April 05, 2013 at 12:45 am


How did Marc not remember interviewing James Adomian about being an openly gay comedian??

Jay April 05, 2013 at 1:44 am


Or Sandra Bernhard.

Marc, you handled the raves for Louie very graciously. Really looking forward to your show!

Jason April 05, 2013 at 11:57 am


Hey Marc, Love the show. You rock sir. It is weird seeing someone act in many movies like a James Franco & then listen to him speak in interviews. Dude seems super chill & cool in his films. But I’s seen several interview where interviewers are clearly trying to keep things light & the dude is just so serious & heavy. Completely unnecessary. Not knocking him, but he seems to take himself way too seriously. You handled it well.

sonnydazenow April 05, 2013 at 2:01 pm


Jason Stuart was thoroughly boring

Jim April 05, 2013 at 2:19 pm


@smitty I’ve heard black people speak about their parents in the same disparaging way. As well as other races. They just use different terms. I don’t think its a race or sexuality thing. I think it’s safe to say that most people of any ethnicity don’t refer to their parents as “Trash” unless they have some issues with them.

reno April 05, 2013 at 2:19 pm


how the hell could marc sit on this show for 4 months? jason was so exited to be on and marc makes him wait 4 months. what a shame.

Joe Tily April 08, 2013 at 8:39 am


Jason’s cool . . . . great interview. Thanks Marc!

Marc April 09, 2013 at 10:23 am


Hey, this was a brilliant interview.  I’m actually going to use it for my Diversity class.  Jason’s discussion of his sense of ‘otherness’ really clarifies what I’ve been telling my class about regarding the stigma of being gay.

Allen Stevenson April 15, 2013 at 8:49 am


Jesus Marc, without sounding too overblown, that was really moving

Johnson April 16, 2013 at 5:55 pm


Yeah - great episode. I appreciate that Jason brought up a few provocative topics, but I wish Marc went deeper into them. Marc’s not gay enough, I guess. Maybe WTF is the wrong forum to explore some of those ideas.