‘The League’ star Paul Scheer has some great stories about his early career as a touring improv comic and his days forming Human Giant with Aziz Ansari and Rob Huebel, but none of that will prepare you for the dark and stormy details of his upbringing. Brace yourself. Plus, Marc becomes an Airline Customer Service Vigilante.
Marc and fellow comics Ryan Singer and Geoff Tate jump in the car and head to the Creation Museum in Petersburg, Kentucky. Marc struggles with his suceptibility to grand spectacles as he walks through a giant model of Noah’s Ark. Geoff confronts the uncomfortable memories of his Pentacostal upbringing. And Ryan laughs at both of them.
In the midst of pitching her own projects out in LA, comedian Jessi Klein takes a break to head over to Marc’s garage and talk about what it was like on the other end of those pitches when she was a Comedy Central executive. She’ll also detail her time as a writer for SNL and recall the first time she had to crush someone’s dream. This episode is sponsored by Adam and Eve. Visit www.adamandeve.com and use offer code WTF to receive 50% off almost any product.
Move over Almost Dr. Steve and Marc’s Dad. There’s a new doctor on WTF. Ken Jeong from NBC’s Community talks about his double-life as an actor and a practicing physician. He also reveals why he made the decision to appear fully naked in The Hangover and how it helped him through one of the most difficult times in his life.
Marc and six Texas comics bring a special live WTF to Austin. Matt Bearden wants some recognition. Martha Kelly gives cat advice. Lucas Molandes deals with the bitterness of sobriety. Eric Krug has some uncle problems. Bryson Turner thinks he’s living a lie. And Bryan Gutman investigates a Creationism museum. This episode is sponsored by Adam and Eve. Visit www.adamandeve.com and use offer code WTF to receive 50% off almost any product.
“You stay classy, Marc Maron.” Writer/director/producer Adam McKay talks about his partnership with Will Ferrell, the sneaky success of Anchorman, and the ways comedy can change hearts and minds. Plus, Marc comes to terms with a major change in his life while he tries to get a grasp on the most bizarre guest request he’s ever received.
Maz Jobrani’s popularity stretches from the Midwest to the Middle East. The Iranian-American comic tells Marc about crazy gigs in Beruit, booking secret shows in Saudi Arabia, and telling jokes in Farsi. Plus, Marc reveals which television show repulses him and yet he cannot look away. This episode is sponsored by Adam and Eve. Visit www.adamandeve.com and use offer code WTF to receive 50% off almost any product.
Ira Glass hosts the world’s most popular podcast and one of the best radio shows in history. Marc talks with the host of This American Life about his insecurities as a radio personality, his philosophy of storytelling, and his impressions of Marc as a broadcaster. Plus, Ira decontstructs Marc’s pitch for a This American Life story.
The Bedwetter herself, Sarah Silverman, talks to Marc about the funny men in her past, the opportunities for her future, and the present state of her relationship with her parents. Plus, Marc wonders what he’s doing in Dallas, Texas.
Marc brings WTF to the Global ComedyFest in Vancouver, British Columbia. Jamie Kilstein reveals the life lessons he’s learned from Marc, Chris Porter wrestles with his Deep South roots, Dean Edwards becomes Eddie Murphy, Tig Notaro becomes Dean Edwards, and Eddie Pepitone closes as only Eddie can. This episode is sponsored by Adam and Eve. Visit www.adamandeve.com and use offer code WTF to receive 50% off almost any product.
Marc visits with author Jonathan Ames, creator of HBO’s “Bored to Death,” to talk about fictionalizing one’s life for television, becoming an amateur boxer, and working with someone known as Mangina. Plus, Marc shares his reaction to the rescue of the Chilean miners.
Marc talks with the creators of “Men of a Certain Age,” Ray Romano and Mike Royce about their show, their styles of comedy and their lives before television. Plus, Marc is set loose on the Paramount Studios lot. What kind of Hollywood magic will he find?
Picking up where they left off, Louis tells Marc about the major changes in his life over the past decade, from the birth of his children to his rebirth as a stand-up comedian, from the demise of one television show to the rise of another. Oh, and if you’re reading this and haven’t listened to Part 1 yet, you might want to go do that first.
After months of false starts, Marc finally tracks down his old friend Louis CK and it’s more than one episode can hold. Louis is at the top of his game today, but he and Marc recall the days when they were both struggling young comics in Boston, when Louis was getting rejected by SNL, and when his movie was being taken away from him by a Hollywood studio. Oh yeah, and when Louis bought a trumpet.
Marc reflects on the passing of two comedy greats, Robert Schimmel and Greg Giraldo.