WTF Podcast

Episode 503 - Rebecca Corry

According to Marc, comedian Rebecca Corry is funny and she has an attitude. That’s definitely not a bad thing, especially when she deals with material like failed relationships, estrangement from parents, fighting against animal abuse and her advocacy for a practice we cannot reprint here. This episode is sponsored by UnTuckIt, A&E Network and Squarespace.


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Stuart June 05, 2014 at 8:27 am

That was the beat interview I’ve heard in months. I"m going to look up Rebecca right now.

Jules June 05, 2014 at 9:35 am

Great stuff. Definitely going to seek out Rebecca’s stand-up!

Preston June 05, 2014 at 10:51 am

One of the most entertaining interviews I’ve listened to in a while! See, we don’t just hate guests just because they’re female. Rebecca Corry ROCKED.

konigsberg June 05, 2014 at 4:03 pm

Maron and Her Sisters

Scott June 05, 2014 at 4:44 pm

Bright kid!

She should be more famous.

Nikki June 05, 2014 at 4:59 pm


I’ve seen her here and there but never really got to know her work and this interview has made me want to go watch/rent/buy everything she’s ever done.
She was super honest, witty, entertaining and just plain funny.

First time commenter here but I’ve been listening for years. I finally looked up your website just to tell you this, that’s how great she was. :D

Awesome interview, Marc.

Todd June 05, 2014 at 5:10 pm

The story about her fiance had me weeping from laughter and sadness at the same time. Another great interview.

climetree June 05, 2014 at 5:15 pm

Great interview! - loved the chemistry. Rebecca Corry absolutely rocks!. I really hope that this gives her the traction that she deserves.

Kathy June 05, 2014 at 6:57 pm

It’s so nice to hear an interview when someone is actually funny for a change.  And frankly, every one of your guests really ought to be funny.  After all, life is funny and for the comedians in the crowd, that’s where they’re getting their material.  Really liked her.

Stuart June 05, 2014 at 8:21 pm

I agree with what Paul Janas from Facebook said to you after the Cornell interview. I wouldn’t be here if not for your interviews with comedians. I’m now a hardcore fan who listens to all of your stuff, but the interviews with comedians got me here. I started listening by way of Hardwick’s show which is what you’ll turn into if you stray away from interviewing interesting people. Unlike Janas, I don’t think you have to interview comedians only, but the musicians must be colourful people with interesting lives. Like yourself, most comedians happen to fit that bill and they’re the ones putting bread on your table. I say this from a place of love because lately, I have started to lose interest in the show. Your interview with Corry reminded me why I started listening in the first place.

Lia June 05, 2014 at 9:37 pm

After recently discovering your podcast, and listening to a random smattering of past episodes, I have an odd investment in your emotional issues. Hearing you try to reconcile Rebecca’s very healthy and mature choice to remove her toxic parents from her life was enlightening. You could barely get there with her dad, and seemed really confused about her choice to cut out her, “non violent” mother. As a recovering addict, it seems odd to me that you would have trouble recognizing the enabler as an equally damaging and dangerous part of an abusive dynamic. How odd to frame the parent who does nothing to protect their children from extensive and ongoing abuse as some innocent bystander. One of my favorite quotes of all time:

“Having a child no more makes you a parent than owning a piano makes you a pianist.”

There is nothing magical or innately good about parents. Parenting does not take place in a vacuum. It is not a gift to give someone life, it is the job of people who choose to procreate to give their children GOOD lives. Lots of assholes have kids. Lots ok people who are too selfish to be responsible for another human being have kids. I realize that questioning the cult of parental mythology in our culture is taboo. But the happiest people I know have found the strength to be brutally honest about their upbringings, and used those discoveries as fuel to create lives that are neither direct imitations, or shallow reactions of what was modeled and normalized for them as children. Why would anyone keep an unrepentant, toxic, abusive asshole in their lives? Family is supposed to treat you BETTER than other people, it’s not an asshole pass.

I don’t know you personally, and the strangeness of my familiarity stemming from the oddly one-sided intimate experiences that you share with your listeners and audiences is not lost on me. For some reason, I feel invested in your story. There’s a very real possibility that my “insight” is rubbish. Based on my experiences and projections. But I felt compelled to share it anyway.

Sarah G. June 06, 2014 at 10:38 am

Dude, you sound like you might have a sinus problem or just a sinus infection. Might explain the slight headaches. Perhaps check it out with an ENT? He might want to take a look at your MRI images. As someone who’s had her fair share of MRIs for both migraines and sinus problems, I had to post.

Sparks June 06, 2014 at 12:04 pm

Rebecca’s stand-up special is very funny.  She commands the stage.

I liked the boots and tights too.

Great episode!

kate June 06, 2014 at 1:34 pm

god how embarassing.  this would make me feel like i was back in 6th grade. why are people so quick to be like “oooh they’re doing it”.  grow up! give people some privacy. also i thought this was a really good interview.  i literally rewinded when there was a weird sound in my house and i missed something.  sometimes in the interviews when people start listing off their roladex of people they’ve worked with i kind of space out but this was pretty much cover to cover interesting stuff.  i’m giving you both an A+ for the day.

Lewis June 07, 2014 at 3:29 am

“Have you ever stood up for something
you really really believe in?
—There’s always people that hate you…

“Oh yeah. Yeah— They’ll hate you
just for believing in yourself.”

(I think you fixed my brain with that one, Maron.
Thank you.)

Dee June 07, 2014 at 11:26 pm

Great one. Hit hard and funny as hell.

renee June 08, 2014 at 3:24 pm

I enjoyed Rebecca, but what was really interesting to me was how you listened and responded to her like a good therapist would—especially at the end with the insightful comment about how she’s the underdog too. I’m loving this wiser, more mature man you’re becoming. The comment about people hating you for believing in yourself was also brilliant.

However, this wisdom doesn’t carry over into all areas! That was obvious in the catastrophic thinking about common physical symptoms. Tingling in hands and feet can be a result of muscle tightness and nerve impingement. Maybe it’s time to see one of those massage therapists I’ve heard you make fun of. Find one who’s a well trained professional and very good at what they do. It could help. smile

jumbo jibbles June 09, 2014 at 2:17 pm

I checked Shoreline Amphitheater for tickets, and he’s not on the calendar!

Leah Tedesco June 10, 2014 at 9:01 am

This was an interesting interview, but I was confused by something. Did Rebecca ever consider that her ex fiance might be bi, not gay?

Fishsticks June 11, 2014 at 9:49 pm

Im with Lia on abuse. Anytime someone hasn’t spoken to their parents in over 10 years theres a reason. They are rarely doing it from spite, or selfishness. Like a year is spite, maybe. But ten can mean self-preservation. People get PTSD from abuse and neglect. It takes a lot of work to get better, too, as she was saying. Great interview, Marc! RIght up there with RuPaul. Rebecca you are hilarious.

Willie June 12, 2014 at 12:34 pm

Don’t listen to these “match makers” Marc!  A relationship with Rebecca would make your worst previous relationship look like Ward and June Cleaver (but I think you know that) While the episode was playing, I could hear the voice inside your head saying, “I’d sure like to fuck her, but eventually I’d have to jump off the Coronado Bridge…I’ll have to think it over.”

soso June 12, 2014 at 4:09 pm

As with many wtf podcasts, never heard of her before and loved the interview! She was hilarious.

This podcast has introduced me to so many great comedians I didn’t know, Stewart Lee probably at the top of that list. Thanks again.

Lauren June 24, 2014 at 12:00 pm

You guys were definitely vibing. Rebecca is the person you mentioned you are dating in yesterday’s podcast, right?

Barbara June 25, 2014 at 10:47 am

It’s impressive that Rebecca has moved forward and found success in a difficult field after a childhood filled with emotional abuse.  Her open and honest sharing prompted me to recall some repressed memories of my own, hopefully allowing me to clear out some emotional cobwebs and move forward in my own life.  Thank you for that.  And what the hell is wrong with these Pit Bull haters?  It’s like they’re dog racists!

Rae July 11, 2014 at 2:34 am

Ulnar nerve entrapment - can cause hands to tingle when the nerve behind the elbow gets pinched. Which can occur at the edge of a table while sitting at a computer. just a possibility. Great episodes thanks!