This is the story Marc alluded to in the Greg Fleet interview. He’s told this story before, but this is the first time he’s telling it at the place of its tragic inception - in front of a live audience in Melbourne, Australia.
Marc is still in Australia, so he’s catching up with some international comics and trying to figure out why Australian audiences seem to like him. First up, Greg Fleet talks about sabotaging his career at many junctures while remaining one of the best comics in Australia. Then Simon Munnery provides some perspective on his absurdist style of comedy. Also, Marc feels bad about one incident with an American audience member in Melbourne. This episode is sponsored by Pro Flowers. Click here and use the code WTF for a special Mother’s Day offer.
WTF crashes the SXSW Interactive festival with a live show overflowing with guests. Shane Mauss, Ben Garant, Brett Gelman, Kurt Braunohler, Jena Friedman and Nick Yousseff grab the mics and chat with Marc. Plus, Doug Benson pops in for an impromptu scene study.
After killing at a recent live WTF, Bobcat Goldthwait joins Marc for an extended talk at the Cat Ranch. They discuss Bobcat’s origins, his rise to fame, and how he eventually became a hostage to this character he created. Plus, Bobcat reveals stories about his time touring with Nirvana and discusses why he never indulged Sam Kinison in an alleged feud. This episode is sponsored by Pro Flowers. Click here and use the code WTF for a special offer on Easter flowers.
Laura Kightlinger sits down with Marc in the garage, even though she hates going out and she’s fairly repulsed by Marc’s living conditions. Laura divulges secrets about her writing process (which involves a lot of Ebay activity), ponders the downside of heroin use (projectile vomiting = no fun) and praises the benefits of alcohol (Arby’s plays a heavy role). Plus, Marc and Laura put in a call to an old friend.
Fresh from the set of The Office, Ed Helms joins Marc in the garage to wind down after a day of shooting with a banjo/guitar jam session. They’ll also talk about Ed being embarrassed about his mother seeing The Hangover, his teenage awkwardness with the opposite sex, and something he did in the movie Cedar Rapids that he still can’t believe. This episode is sponsored by Pro Flowers. Click here and use the code WTF for a special offer on Easter flowers.
A live WTF for the ages. Sarah Vowell waxes poetic on the history of Hawaii. Chuck Klosterman gives his take on recent shifts in pop culture. Eric Drysdale goes retro with his homemade 3-D viewmaster. Fred Armisen reveals which SNL character he based partially on Marc. And Bill Hader recounts a wild limo ride with Danny McBride. Taped at The Bell House in Brooklyn, NY, 3/10/11.
Conan. That’s really all you need to know. The late night legend makes good on his promise to sit down in Marc’s garage for a chat. They discuss Conan’s personal insecurities, the people who leave him starstruck, how he’s still processing what happened to him at NBC and how the recent events in his professional life helped him relax. This episode is sponsored by Merge Records. Go to mergerecords.com/shop and use the code ‘WTF’ at the checkout for 20% off all music and merchandise.
Micheal Showalter is a founding member of The State, a writer, a director and now a university professor. He talks to Marc about his successes, his failures, his failures that he sees as successes, why he doesn’t see himself as an L.A. guy, and why he doesn’t see himself as a comedian. Plus, Marc divulges the details of his involvement in a major project.
Joe Rogan is an intimidating guy. He’s a trained martial artist and an intensely focused comedian. Maybe that’s why Marc had issues with him in the past. Then again, maybe it was because of Joe’s hosting gig on Fear Factor, or his infamous run-in with Carlos Mencia, or his past dating history. They’ll sort through all of that, plus Joe tells a story of backing down from a fight… with Buddy Hackett.
The Pitbull of Comedy Bobby Slayton talks with Marc about, well… a lot. Once he gets going it’s hard to slow him down. But before they’re all done, they’ll touch on his time as a member of The Rat Pack, his mishaps in late night, his Twitter war over a Disney Channel star, and how he let go of jealousy against other comics. This episode is sponsored by Photo Fiddle. Get an immediate discount when you enter WTF at the checkout.
Podcasts collide when Adam Carolla joins Marc in the garage, although it’s not the type of garage Adam is used to. Find out why Adam is a man of contradictions and why Marc can relate to Adam’s upbringing. Plus, Marc recounts his visit to The World of Coca-Cola. This episode is sponsored by Photo Fiddle. Get an immediate discount when you enter WTF at the checkout.
Tom Rhodes is one of Marc’s oldest friends in comedy and he has one of the most interesting career paths. He talks with Marc about his role as the early face of Comedy Central, his ill-fated sitcom, his life abroad and his time as a talk show host in Amsterdam. This episode is sponsored by AdamandEve.com - click here for 50% off almost any item plus free gifts.
Live from Brooklyn, NY, robotics specialist Heather Knight introduces Data, a robot who performs stand-up comedy, Otto and George bring the first ventriloquist act to WTF, Liam McEneaney tries to cope with the success of his new movie, Ted Alexandro agonizes over a strange proposition, and Todd Barry compares bad fan mail with Marc.
Marc and comedian Ryan Singer give you a peek at the glamorous life of a stand-up comic on the road - hunting for coffee in suburban Indiana and trying find people to talk to on a CB radio.