For Christmas Day, Marc presents a look back at some holiday moments from the earliest years of WTF. First, hear Todd Glass and Marc talk about the perils of going home for the holidays. Then some highlights from the 2009 live WTF Christmas show with Sarah Silverman, Paul F. Tompkins, Jerry Minor, Eddie Pepitone and Jim Earl. Finally, a beautiful story of hope and humanity from the late Mike DeStefano, recorded around the holidays in 2010.
We go back into the WTF Shoebox Vault to find another unaired pilot for The Marc Maron Show in Los Angeles from 2006. This time the guest was comedian Maria Bamford, the sidekick was still Jim Earl, and the investigative reporter was Eddie Pepitone. The only people who ever heard this were the people who made it, plus one angry program director who didn't want to put it on the air. This special presentation is sponsored by Squatty Potty. Use code WTF for 25% off and free shipping.
Eddie Pepitone is no stranger to WTF listeners. But after hearing him bring the rage-filled laughs on live WTF shows for the past three years, Marc tries to get to the bottom of the real Eddie with help from Steven Feinartz, director of a new documentary feature about Eddie. “The Bitter Buddha” is now playing in select theaters and is available on iTunes here. This episode is sponsored by Audible.
Rory Scovel sifts through his Deep South DNA, Ron Funches explains why his son should bite him, Brent Weinbach thinks Marc is a sexy cowboy, and Retta tells the boys which word is off limits. Plus, Jim Earl tries a soft sell approach with his new book and Eddie Pepitone experiments with beach poetry. This episode is sponsored by Comedy Bang! Bang! on IFC and by Audible.
Ring in the New Year with a Live WTF. Steve Mazan grapples with the dangers of crowd work. Maronzio Vance remembers the worst booing of his life. Jonah Ray has some harsh words for Hawaii. Mojo Nixon brings some outlaw country to WTF. Plus, Jim and Eddie do their things. This episode is sponsored by My Damn Channel where you can watch season five of Wainy Days.
It’s live WTF from The Steve Allen Theater in Los Angeles. Ari Shaffir explains his deep abiding love for the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Pete Holmes tries to make sense of Marc’s open hostility toward him. The Office’s Craig Robinson reveals his favorite use of Twitter. Plus, Jim Earl remembers the dearly departed and Eddie Pepitone lashes out. This episode is sponsored by Pro Flowers. Click here and use the code WTF for a special Mother’s Day offer.
To close out 2010, WTF presents some great segments that never made it into the podcast until now. Dan St. Germain regales a live WTF audience with an embarassing cocaine story. Toby Huss describes what it’s like working with Werner Herzog. Eddie Pepitone has a heart to heart with Marc in the garage. Dr. Steve analyzes the mind of a bully. And Jim Gaffigan is Jim Gaffigan.
As the year comes to an end, WTF brings the house down with another live show at the UCB Theare in Los Angeles. Erin Foley comes clean about coming out, Jon Daly introduces us to Bill Cosby-Bukowski, Jim Earl shares his Cafe Diaries, and Eddie Pepitone has the last word, but not before Dr. Steve tries to help him solve some issues.
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.
WTF hits the Pacific Northwest with a live show at Bumbershoot, the annual music and arts festival in Seattle. It’s an all-star lineup, with Patton Oswalt, Doug Benson, Donald Glover from NBC’s Community, Eddie Pepitone, and a special appearance by WTF favorite El Chupacabra.
Marc’s back at the UCB Theatre in L.A. to welcome one of the founding members of the UCB, Matt Besser, as well as veteran comic Ed Crasnick. Plus, as usual, Jim Earl and Eddie Pepitone will stop by. And Marc holds out hope that Craig Robinson will show up as planned. (SPOILER ALERT: He won’t.)
Marc’s search for three comics who are as messed up as he is may have ended with Moshe Kasher, Laura Kightlinger and Brendon Walsh. Throw in Jim Earl and Eddie Pepitone for fun and you have the makings of a classic live WTF. Taped 5/21/10 at UCB LA.
Get in the car with Marc and Eddie as they travel to Arizona, binge on ice cream, and play ping-pong with 11-year-olds. It’s like a Hope and Crosby movie but with hostility and late-night crying jags. Plus, Marc stages an intervention with his brother, who Marc believes has a troubling addiction to parenting.
The fireworks fly at the UCB Theater in Los Angeles. The calming Canadian presence of comedian Jon Dore has little effect on explosiveness on display when Marc and guest Greg Fitzsimmons go at each other. The only thing to mitigate it is a bout of dark insanity from Jim Earl and a dose of righteous anger from Eddie Pepitone. Taped 3/19/10.
Live from UCB Los Angeles, it’s Ladies Night. Marc welcomes Laurie Kilmartin and Jackie Kashian to the WTF live stage. They talk cheating, old-age sex, and comedy killers. Plus, remembering the dearly departed with Mort Mortenson. And bringing it all home with Eddie Pepitone. Taped 2/19/10.
Back at the UCB Theatre in Los Angeles, Marc brings out the big guns for a special holiday show. Sarah Silverman will serenade you, Paul F. Tompkins will laugh at you, and Jerry Minor will make you question your faith. Plus, Eddie Pepitone lays his vengeance upon thee and Jim Earl recites a special Christmas poem. Taped 12/18/09.
Maria Bamford! Chris Hardwick! Whitney Cummings! Doug Benson! Jim Earl! Eddie Pepitone! It’s a show so big, only the stage of the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles could contain it. Which is weird because it’s not a very big stage. Taped in front of a live audience on Nov. 15, 2009.
Live taping from the UCB Theater in Los Angeles (10/16/09). Featuring podcast/public radio wunderkind Jesse Thorn; comedians Dave Anthony, Greg Behrendt, and Craig Anton; long-form improv with Jim Earl; and a moment of uplift with Eddie Pepitone. You can’t handle 15.