WTF Podcast

Episode 429 - Joey Diaz

Joey Diaz provides another first for WTF: He’s the first guest to begin a career in comedy while he was in prison. Joey and Marc catch up in the garage, where Joey divulges a backstory filled with drug dealing, gun running, burglary and other assorted felonies, and Marc tries to remember what he did one time to really get Joey riled up. This episode is sponsored by Squarespace, HuluPlus, Audible and Adam & Eve.


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JW Heisig October 13, 2013 at 1:29 am

What a scumbag. Love the the old-timers (Dick Van Dyke, Monty Hall, Mel Brooks, etc.) and the genius younger generation (so many here), love the talented and the disciplined, hate these guys who provide nothing but drug stories and bullshit. A shallow, dangerous dipshit. A life consisting of almost nothing but drug stories is a life that has no business being placed on any sort of pedestal. Fuck this guy.

Harold C Hanger October 18, 2013 at 6:41 am

Well thats ignoring the details of his life and how he tells it, you are reducing him to a very narrow stereotype, less fun for you generally, I’d say, I would try and avoid that if you want to enjoy those not on your list. A drug dealer who goes into stand up? Are there many of those? He was not self-aggrandising, he was especilly articulate about emotions and familial attachment despite being seriously deprived. A difficult life worthy of respect. No pedestals but as ever, a fascinating portrait.

A P October 22, 2013 at 7:45 pm

This was an awesome episode.

Richie Ser October 26, 2013 at 6:43 am

I swear, i felt like i was at a table having rounds with these two hilarious dudes telling stories…. fucking loved it!

john November 06, 2013 at 4:50 pm

@JW Heisig Nobody chooses their own personality and your future. The experiences you have is what forms who you are, did you choose your experiences you’ve had? Joey becoming a drug dealer means he grew up in an environment where it drove him to become one. His school, friends, parents, environment, experiences, culture, economy is what formed him and everybody else. If Joey would of been born in Oklahoma on a farm, you’d think he would become a drug dealer? Doubt it.

I wish people understood this pretty simple concept: You don’t choose who you become and who you are.

enan January 13, 2014 at 7:55 pm

JW Heisig, go fuck yourself
-respectfully, Enan Granbery

TheMask February 05, 2014 at 9:26 am


sinner2saint February 13, 2014 at 5:10 pm

Man, that was one hell of an interview. Joey talks so fast I had to listen to it twice to catch everything. And even then I had to back it up. Definitely an episode where you should not be multitasking.