WTF with Marc Maron (it's a podcast)

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People seem to be tired of WTF dominating the talk here, so now WTF and Marc Maron have their own dedicated thread.

That's why they call me (Johnny Fever), Monday, 18 April 2011 21:39 (3 years ago) Permalink

what up what the fuckers, what the fuckanettes, what the fuckanauts

Mordy, Monday, 18 April 2011 21:45 (3 years ago) Permalink

LOCK THE GATES

That's why they call me (Johnny Fever), Monday, 18 April 2011 21:46 (3 years ago) Permalink

For serious, today's Bobcat Goldthwait episode was crazy good.

That's why they call me (Johnny Fever), Monday, 18 April 2011 21:46 (3 years ago) Permalink

looking forward to it, he was really funny on the live episode he was on

congratulations (n/a), Monday, 18 April 2011 21:48 (3 years ago) Permalink

The Bobcat one is great because of Bobcat; I'm pretty much over Maron at this point. I figure if I listen to one a month from now on I won't want to strangle him.

EZ Snappin, Monday, 18 April 2011 21:51 (3 years ago) Permalink

What are some of the better episodes IYO? I tried the Janeane Garafolo one, which was pretty good, but then lost interest after playing the Sara Silverman ep in which she seemed about as bored with Maron as I was.

i have a tbh (rip van wanko), Monday, 18 April 2011 21:52 (3 years ago) Permalink

Maybe I should revise my policy of choosing podcasts for babe factor.

i have a tbh (rip van wanko), Monday, 18 April 2011 21:53 (3 years ago) Permalink

i think the louis ck episodes are generally seen as the best ones

congratulations (n/a), Monday, 18 April 2011 21:53 (3 years ago) Permalink

The Maria Bamford one is my favorite.

reggaeton for the painfully alone (polyphonic), Monday, 18 April 2011 21:54 (3 years ago) Permalink

^yah otm xxxp. maron was so hung up on the 'bobcat voice' character that it got p annoying

johnny crunch, Monday, 18 April 2011 21:54 (3 years ago) Permalink

recent good ones: dino stamatopolous, stephen tobolowsky, dave foley, most of the live ones

adult music person (Jordan), Monday, 18 April 2011 21:56 (3 years ago) Permalink

lol @ maron and laura kightlinger deciding to call up lous ck in the middle of the podcast. so awkward (he picked up but was busy and annoyed, of course).

adult music person (Jordan), Monday, 18 April 2011 21:58 (3 years ago) Permalink

i have a dumb question

in the theme song, what is the thing that sounds like "and i'm not guilty here"?

i don't think that's what he's actually saying but it's what i always hear

congratulations (n/a), Monday, 18 April 2011 21:59 (3 years ago) Permalink

Ed Helms playing bango! Mike DiStefano is essential listening. All the old school guys. Stewart Lee, duh, considering he is the greatest of all time. The Apatow ones.

popular gay automobile (a hoy hoy), Monday, 18 April 2011 22:00 (3 years ago) Permalink

I can kind of get why Maron's persona is an obstacle for some people, but I've been a fan of the guy for so long that it's almost impossible to be annoyed by him now (though there are definitely still occasions where I'll be thinking "okay, let's move ahead...").

Some of my favorite guests have been Stephen Tobolowsky, Maria Bamford, Adam McKay, Louis C.K., Judd Apatow, and Patrice O'Neal.

That's why they call me (Johnny Fever), Monday, 18 April 2011 22:01 (3 years ago) Permalink

n/a do you mean El Chupacabra saying Double-U Tee Eff?

popular gay automobile (a hoy hoy), Monday, 18 April 2011 22:04 (3 years ago) Permalink

ha ha maybe? it seems odd that i would be that far off but ???

congratulations (n/a), Monday, 18 April 2011 22:12 (3 years ago) Permalink

Dino stamatopolous one was alltime classic and listening to it got me into Moral Orel which is beyond brilliant. Also Starburns.

Mordy, Monday, 18 April 2011 22:15 (3 years ago) Permalink

the Pardo one was great. funny and a lot of great nuggets about how comics approach their craft.

Roberto Spiralli, Monday, 18 April 2011 22:26 (3 years ago) Permalink

Loved, loved loved Bobcat today. The stuff about his Dad, his crazy biker brother, Kurt...love him. Maron doesnt grate on me anymore, I tend to focus on the guest

VegemiteGrrl, Monday, 18 April 2011 23:07 (3 years ago) Permalink

The joke about Michael Jordan's dad and Kurt the only one laughing-- A+

President Keyes, Monday, 18 April 2011 23:12 (3 years ago) Permalink

Also loved the reason he's called Bobcat (basically as an FU to someone else).

That's why they call me (Johnny Fever), Monday, 18 April 2011 23:13 (3 years ago) Permalink

I loved the story about their idea for the All Apologies video idea, with JFK assassination and the pie, and the tour manager saying they can't be in the same room anymore.

VegemiteGrrl, Monday, 18 April 2011 23:16 (3 years ago) Permalink

Wasn't Kurt really into SNL, at least as a teenager?

President Keyes, Monday, 18 April 2011 23:16 (3 years ago) Permalink

My all-time favorite wtfs:

Louis CK
Paul Scheer
Maria Bamford road trip
Janeane Garofalo
Stephen Tobolowsky
Joe Mande

VegemiteGrrl, Monday, 18 April 2011 23:18 (3 years ago) Permalink

Enjoyed Laura Kightlinger confirming what I thought about Todd Barry (funny but he goes to far in dealing with hecklers to the detriment of the rest of his set, or at least he has the 2 times I've seen him in person). Enjoyed the Robin Williams and Carl LaBove episodes a lot, and his subtle skewering of Bobby Slayton was great.

Anyone other than me pay to upgrade the app? Only really worth it to be able to listen to the old episodes.

Bryan, Monday, 18 April 2011 23:34 (3 years ago) Permalink

Ed Helms seems like a sweet dude, but I think because of that, he didn't really gel with Maron, who seems to need his guests to be more darkly confessional to fully engage with them. Also Helms seemed sort of surprised that Maron hadn't seen Cedar Rapids and didn't know what it was about.

jaymc, Monday, 18 April 2011 23:36 (3 years ago) Permalink

I got to listen to most of the old ones before he created the app, so just use the app for the new eps now

Robin Williams was great, i forgot that one.

VegemiteGrrl, Monday, 18 April 2011 23:37 (3 years ago) Permalink

otm. also helms doesn't really seem comfortable talking about himself at all.
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congratulations (n/a), Monday, 18 April 2011 23:37 (3 years ago) Permalink

Yeah Ed Helm is a sweetheart

VegemiteGrrl, Monday, 18 April 2011 23:37 (3 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, that was my Ed Helms takeaway. He's uneasy talking about himself (and at least 10 minutes before the interview was over, I was hoping they'd take a break so he could go outside and get some fresh, non cat-infected air).

That's why they call me (Johnny Fever), Monday, 18 April 2011 23:41 (3 years ago) Permalink

Laura Kightlinger's childhood sitch = whoa! She seems like a bro, though, and I'd kick it with her.

That's why they call me (Johnny Fever), Monday, 18 April 2011 23:42 (3 years ago) Permalink

Just heard Marc Maron on the CBC lately and that spurred me to download a bunch of these and have been enjoying what I've heard though my big complaint is the sheer amount of often-pointless yammer at the beginning of each episode.

The Louis CK ones aren't available in the iTunes feed (they just fell off the bottom I guess) but you can still download them if you search for them in the cached versions using Google search.

Sean Carruthers, Monday, 18 April 2011 23:49 (3 years ago) Permalink

Fast forward

reggaeton for the painfully alone (polyphonic), Monday, 18 April 2011 23:50 (3 years ago) Permalink

Anyone who's just now getting acquainted with Maron needs to hear his Not Sold Out stand-up album from 2002. The ones since then have also been funny, if slightly more self-loathing, but the set that comprises Not Sold Out is masterful.

That's why they call me (Johnny Fever), Monday, 18 April 2011 23:52 (3 years ago) Permalink

Fast forward
― reggaeton for the painfully alone (polyphonic)

Yeah, I guess. Might get to that. I find that I'm listening to a lot of these when my hands are incapacitated (cooking or something) so not always an option, and thankfully so far it hasn't been TOO irksome. Though we'll see after I have 20 of them under my belt!

Sean Carruthers, Tuesday, 19 April 2011 00:19 (3 years ago) Permalink

seems like a sweet dude, but I think because of that, he didn't really gel with Maron, who seems to need his guests to be more darkly confessional to fully engage with them.

I was suprised at how well the Stephen Tobolowsky ep went because of this - Maron didn't dig for any of the painful stuff Tobolowsky's talked about, but just let himself get caught up in the guest's storytelling ability and say some "wow"s at his IRL bloozzzz-rock encounters

Hypermotard: (sic), Tuesday, 19 April 2011 03:15 (3 years ago) Permalink

My favorite ep so far was W. Kamau Bell & Dwayne Kennedy talking about race and comedy. I could've listened to a couple more hours of that.

cum dude (Princess TamTam), Tuesday, 19 April 2011 06:43 (3 years ago) Permalink

Patrice Oneal & Mike DeStefano (RIP) are the 2 best I've heard.

gr8080, Tuesday, 19 April 2011 06:54 (3 years ago) Permalink

have no idea what greg fleet looks like i just assume hes superhans from peep show

johnny crunch, Monday, 25 April 2011 12:28 (3 years ago) Permalink

he kinda looks like a middle-aged smackie whinnyingly asking you to lennim twenty bucks

Unusatralian (sic), Monday, 25 April 2011 12:52 (3 years ago) Permalink

The two-parter with Mencia is sort of different from the rest of the podcast but is AMAZING -- Marc Maron, Comedy Detective, and the case of the Ripped-Off Jokes -- the whole thing has the intensity of those scenes in the interrogation room from Homicide: Life On The Street

Guayaquil (eephus!), Monday, 25 April 2011 13:19 (3 years ago) Permalink

live wtf from brooklyn was very funny especially chuck klosterman.

Michael B, Monday, 25 April 2011 13:40 (3 years ago) Permalink

Greg Fleet on today! <3

VegemiteGrrl, Monday, 25 April 2011 14:53 (3 years ago) Permalink

Oh no, Andy Dick on Thursday. I may skip that one.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 25 April 2011 16:34 (3 years ago) Permalink

yeah that's going to be weird and awkward... I may have to listen in stages

VegemiteGrrl, Monday, 25 April 2011 16:44 (3 years ago) Permalink

I still blame him indirectly for Phil Hartman's death, so unless his hour with Marc is some kind of self-flagellating apology fest, I'm not interested.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 25 April 2011 16:47 (3 years ago) Permalink

yeah, and I've heard icky stories of him crashing high school proms and shit...dude is not right

VegemiteGrrl, Monday, 25 April 2011 16:50 (3 years ago) Permalink

remember maron saying andy dick was someone he didnt have time for as he wouldnt take responsibility for his actions (think it was on joe rogans interview)

Michael B, Monday, 25 April 2011 16:51 (3 years ago) Permalink

the great thing about Maron is you have to believe he'll confront Dick about all that stuff. he's not an obsequious kind of guy

Mordy, Monday, 25 April 2011 17:00 (3 years ago) Permalink

Yeah that's the thing with Maron's guests -- if I don't know them or dont' like them, Maron's the reason I listen.

Though I have to say there's something about Joe Rogan I really don't like.

VegemiteGrrl, Monday, 25 April 2011 17:01 (3 years ago) Permalink

(lol apropo of nothing)

VegemiteGrrl, Monday, 25 April 2011 17:01 (3 years ago) Permalink

I haven't listened to the Rogan ep yet, even though it's been downloaded.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 25 April 2011 17:01 (3 years ago) Permalink

the great thing about Maron is you have to believe he'll confront Dick about all that stuff. he's not an obsequious kind of guy

― Mordy, Monday, April 25, 2011 1:00 PM (1 minute ago) Bookmark

OTM. The deeper he went into the Gallagher and Mencia interview, the more I thought, "Any other interviewer would have stopped five questions ago."

Funky Mustard (People It's Bad) (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Monday, 25 April 2011 17:02 (3 years ago) Permalink

*interviewS

Funky Mustard (People It's Bad) (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Monday, 25 April 2011 17:02 (3 years ago) Permalink

Apparently Andy Dick is still staggering about the wilds of Portland, as the Bridgetown Comedy Fest organizer announced from the stage last night that no one knew where the hell he was, he had missed his flight, and if anybody sees him, please to DM the organizer on Twitter, etc.

Crazed Mister Handy (kingfish), Monday, 25 April 2011 17:10 (3 years ago) Permalink

What a champ, that guy.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 25 April 2011 17:11 (3 years ago) Permalink

Oh Andy.

Maybe it's just me...but the Rogan interview didn't feel real to me. He was open and talked about his life and whatever but his tone, the way he responded to questioning, he just felt very closed off and like he was tolerating Maron and not actually participating fully. Or something. Maybe I just don't like Rogan.

Oh and he would spout these random little lectures about bizarre pseudo-science that made me actually yell at my car stereo at one point AGGH YOU ARE SO FULL OF SHIT and then I had to stop listening for a little while because i'm crazy :)

VegemiteGrrl, Monday, 25 April 2011 17:13 (3 years ago) Permalink

Maybe Marc is secretly working through the entire cast of Newsradio. Can't wait for him to talk to Stephen Root!

Johnny Fever, Monday, 25 April 2011 17:14 (3 years ago) Permalink

the Joe Rogan interview was (another) one that made me think "Marc has some deep, DEEP issues"

Crazed Mister Handy (kingfish), Monday, 25 April 2011 17:19 (3 years ago) Permalink

andy dick interview has the potential to be amazing

adult music person (Jordan), Monday, 25 April 2011 17:46 (3 years ago) Permalink

But if it was a cavalcade of batshittery, wouldn't Maron be hyping it as such? He did with Gallagher, and I haven't heard a peep about Dick on the latest WTFs (unless it's on today's, in which case I'll stop talking now).

Funky Mustard (People It's Bad) (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Monday, 25 April 2011 17:59 (3 years ago) Permalink

I actually liked the Rogan interview! I don't like him as a comedian or actor but he seemed a lot more thoughtful guy than I expected, and like I think I said on the comedy podcast thread, Maron was being pretty annoying in that interview. He seemed to have all these preconceived notions about who Rogan is (basically a really aggro dude) and then wouldn't back off from those notions no matter how many times Rogan denied them, which isn't really great interviewing technique. Rogan did creep me out when he was talking about all the steroids he does.

I want Maura Tierney to start doing standup so she can be a guest.

congratulations (n/a), Monday, 25 April 2011 18:04 (3 years ago) Permalink

Bobcat Goldthwait episode was one of the best of the recent batch btw.

congratulations (n/a), Monday, 25 April 2011 18:05 (3 years ago) Permalink

could listen to 5 more podcasts of Bobcat. Love him.

VegemiteGrrl, Monday, 25 April 2011 18:06 (3 years ago) Permalink

I still blame him indirectly for Phil Hartman's death, so unless his hour with Marc is some kind of self-flagellating apology fest, I'm not interested.

― Johnny Fever, Monday, 25 April 2011 17:47 (2 hours ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

wtf?

popular gay automobile (a hoy hoy), Monday, 25 April 2011 19:34 (3 years ago) Permalink

Hartman's friend and former SNL colleague Jon Lovitz has accused Hartman's former NewsRadio co-star Andy Dick of re-introducing Brynn to cocaine, causing her to relapse and suffer a nervous breakdown. Dick claims to have known nothing of her condition.[48] In 2006, Lovitz claimed that Dick had approached him at a restaurant and said, "I put the Phil Hartman hex on you; you're the next one to die."[49][50] The following year at the Laugh Factory comedy club in Los Angeles, Lovitz and Dick had a further altercation over the issue.[50] Dick does not believe he is at fault in relation to Hartman's death.[48]

reggaeton for the painfully alone (polyphonic), Monday, 25 April 2011 19:35 (3 years ago) Permalink

I've heard Dick questioned about Brynn Hartman before, and he just bounces into five minutes of "I didn't go to her house and put a GUN in her hand and tell her SHOOT PHIL, I wouldn't do that. She was MENTALLY ILL, that's not the cocaine's fault. I didn't know she had a problem with coke, or I wouldn't have given her any. Oh maybe I would have, I was on coke, hahahahaha. Of course' it's a tragedy but you can't dwell on these things. Whatever! I do what I like!"

Unusatralian (sic), Tuesday, 26 April 2011 02:15 (3 years ago) Permalink

I know it's an integral part of his personality, but I'm getting weary of the "problems" Maron has with almost any comedy that didn't spring from exactly the same place as he did, or with comedy scenes he feels excluded from. This episode he didn't "get" absurd humor--which is okay. But he's always lightly dissing alt comedy and nerd comedy, has said he doesn't understand British comedy. He rarely has black comics on the show, possibly because stand-up is pretty segregated and he never plays the same clubs as those guys. (I'm pretty sure I've heard him scoff a few times when young stand-ups talk about Chris Rock being their main inspiration.) The only people he likes seem to be the ones who gave him breaks (like Conan), who came up in his era or before him, or younger comics who praise him.

President Keyes, Tuesday, 26 April 2011 13:36 (3 years ago) Permalink

I dunno, I was listening to the Aziz Ansari WTF last night, and they definitely didn't come from the same place (couldn't have -- Ansari is about 20 years younger than Maron). And Ansari wasn't praising Maron to the skies or anything.

Funky Mustard (People It's Bad) (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Tuesday, 26 April 2011 13:43 (3 years ago) Permalink

yeah but didn't have some thing where he thought Aziz was going to be arrogant?

President Keyes, Tuesday, 26 April 2011 13:45 (3 years ago) Permalink

He always ends up coming to a resolution with his guests on the show, but then he regresses again. He'll get along with some alt type comics, but then a few weeks later he's back to talking about how he feels excluded from the alt scene. It gets to seem like schtick--he has to have a problem with each guest that can be worked out on the show.

President Keyes, Tuesday, 26 April 2011 13:48 (3 years ago) Permalink

The point is he is capable if turning the corner, and he is getting better at being less combative. But at some point, it is still his show and it will always be about him to a certain extent. Maybe Maron just isnt your bag

VegemiteGrrl, Tuesday, 26 April 2011 13:50 (3 years ago) Permalink

yeah but didn't have some thing where he thought Aziz was going to be arrogant?

Yeah, but I took that as more "He's so famous so young so quickly!" rather than jealousy. I do get what you're saying about the conflicts he invents or imagines (or doesn't), but I guess I find that appealing. He's going through the same personality-navigation that every working comic is, but is open and honest about it.

Funky Mustard (People It's Bad) (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Tuesday, 26 April 2011 13:55 (3 years ago) Permalink

it is funny to me how he has that bit or at least line abt richard lewis's act 20 yrs later being the same whining, etc & his reaction of "so you havent worked out any of this?"

...which is funny but maron p consistently has the same perspective too & is stuck in it in a v similar way

johnny crunch, Tuesday, 26 April 2011 13:57 (3 years ago) Permalink

x-post no the shows are entertaining, but it sometimes grates to hear someone being close-minded about genres of comedy, or anything. I do admire his attempts to get over it though.

President Keyes, Tuesday, 26 April 2011 13:58 (3 years ago) Permalink

I agree that he definitely has that schtick of placing himself in opposition to his guest and then building to a resolution. I think maybe this started with Louis CK, where it was a genuine progression, but since then he's kind of forced it sometimes, it can seem very artificial. Even as a schtick, I think it works for some guests, gets them to talk about stuff they wouldn't normally talk about. The problem is when it doesn't work but Maron refuses to change his style or strategy to fit the situation.

congratulations (n/a), Tuesday, 26 April 2011 14:02 (3 years ago) Permalink

Wasn't it Aziz he talks to about Chris Rock being a v. funny influence? And they discuss how odd it is when he does shows trying to work out his next routine without doing it 'Chris Rock style'?

I generally agree that Maron has a limited view of what comedy he likes but when something from outside that hits him, he can't shut up about it. I mean I am about as big a Stewart Lee mark as there is but stfu about dude already in every single podcast.

popular gay automobile (a hoy hoy), Tuesday, 26 April 2011 15:37 (3 years ago) Permalink

I also think he is starting to be better about opening up to his trad. idea of comedy. Like discussing stuff with whoever it was who wrote Night Of The Musuem and understanding that it isn't some sort of way to attack his perceived notion of real comedy but as a well-paid job for dudes trying to make a film that entertains children. And I think as the show goes on and he's already interviewed all his buddies he'll start to open up more - hell you can see that with things like Gallagher.

popular gay automobile (a hoy hoy), Tuesday, 26 April 2011 15:40 (3 years ago) Permalink

He said on twitter a couple weeks ago that he's trying to arrange a Chris Rock interview. Who knows if it will happen or not, but it would be nice to finally put that to bed.

Really hoping there's a surprise Chappelle interview at some point (maybe #200), but that's a pipe dream.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 26 April 2011 15:46 (3 years ago) Permalink

Isn't any Chappelle interview with anyone in the outside world a pipe dream?

popular gay automobile (a hoy hoy), Tuesday, 26 April 2011 15:47 (3 years ago) Permalink

Probably, but when was the last time he was interviewed only about his standup (which is presumably/hopefully what Maron would focus on)?

Funky Mustard (People It's Bad) (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Tuesday, 26 April 2011 15:48 (3 years ago) Permalink

He's not a recluse by any means. Chappelle still does impromptu sets at clubs around the country, but he hasn't done any media for years.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 26 April 2011 15:49 (3 years ago) Permalink

x-post He already went after Tom Lennon a little bit months ago about writing Night at the Museum and Herbie, so I guess he got it out of his system by the time he had Lennon's writing partner on.

President Keyes, Tuesday, 26 April 2011 15:49 (3 years ago) Permalink

Really? Cool, I thought he was a hardcore recluse.

popular gay automobile (a hoy hoy), Tuesday, 26 April 2011 15:51 (3 years ago) Permalink

Ha! I didn't know about this:

In April 2007, Chappelle set a stand-up endurance record at the Laugh Factory Sunset Strip comedy club, beating comedian Dane Cook's record of 3 hours and 50 minutes. In December of the same year, Chappelle broke his own record with a time of 6 hours and 12 minutes. Cook took the record again in January 2008, with a time of 7 hours.[28] On November 19, 2009 Chappelle performed at the Laugh Factory in Los Angeles, where it was speculated that he would aim to take back the record. However, he was disqualified according to the club owner, after he left the stage, five hours into his routine.[29]

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 26 April 2011 16:01 (3 years ago) Permalink

Jeffrey Ross said on Bill Simmons podcast that Chappelle had been appearing in LA on the reg, late at night just working out material

Would love a Chris Rock wtf. Or Chappelle.

VegemiteGrrl, Tuesday, 26 April 2011 16:27 (3 years ago) Permalink

And they discuss how odd it is when he does shows trying to work out his next routine without doing it 'Chris Rock style'

this was kind of amazing to me. i would love to see a chris rock set where he is intentionally dead pan, trying out the words without any kind of funny delivery.

adult music person (Jordan), Tuesday, 26 April 2011 16:55 (3 years ago) Permalink

I felt like Andy Dick filibustered a lot during that interview. If I knew nothing about Dick I probably would have enjoyed it more as a bunch of crazy sex & addiction stories--but he went all Andy-so-innocent during the Phil Hartman part & called his assistant. It reminded me of Mencia & his defensiveness.

President Keyes, Thursday, 28 April 2011 13:15 (3 years ago) Permalink

I'm 10 minutes into the interview and I've already paused 3 times for a "I dont know if I can do this" break.

VegemiteGrrl, Thursday, 28 April 2011 14:06 (3 years ago) Permalink

Does Andy Dick talk about jerking off as a 12 year old in every interview he does? Probably a bit too late for him to try telling jokes, I guess.

James Mitchell, Thursday, 28 April 2011 16:31 (3 years ago) Permalink

nope. he talks about another 12 yr old jerking him off.

adult music person (Jordan), Thursday, 28 April 2011 17:24 (3 years ago) Permalink

The bit I liked best was Andy Dick laying into his 'birth' father for wanting to get back in touch because of his money, then claiming to have offered any woman that he got pregnant financial support to make up for the fact he couldn't parent any resulting child, and then further making it clear that despite the fact he was only in his own children's lives until the age of five, he still paid his way.

James Mitchell, Thursday, 28 April 2011 18:41 (3 years ago) Permalink

the australia stand-up clip he played recently where he called out the heckler was some srs lulz

Mordy, Thursday, 28 April 2011 22:19 (3 years ago) Permalink

yeah that was pretty good. his heckler stories are always great...cool to hear a live clip!

VegemiteGrrl, Thursday, 28 April 2011 22:22 (3 years ago) Permalink

i was really fine w/ andy dick on this idk i dont have any neg feelings built up abt him and get maybe a little that hes like proactively trying 2 play the sympathy card here & cotton favor & knows maron has a p huge audience but i truly felt some sympathy 4 the dude! altho of course hes brought everything on himself & earned the rep as a fuckup

johnny crunch, Thursday, 28 April 2011 22:26 (3 years ago) Permalink

he creeps me right the fuck out...I still havent finished listening yet

VegemiteGrrl, Thursday, 28 April 2011 22:27 (3 years ago) Permalink

meh, hes just a messed up dude. not like im ever gonna go see him or anything but thats mostly cuz i dont really think hes funny and nvr have

johnny crunch, Thursday, 28 April 2011 22:33 (3 years ago) Permalink

I did end up really liking the Andy Dick episode after my initial misgivings. Much as I wanted Maron to go at him more, in the end I was kind of touched by Maron's genuine affection for him. I mean, he is still a fuckup, no question...but kind of fucking sad to know that he knows he is fucked up but that he doesn't want to deprive himself. I dunno. It was like hearing Maron interview his fuckup kid brother or something...he tried to act like "Andy Dick" for a while at first and the way Maron just let it go right by, not even call him on his crazy outbursts and weird pervy statements, it was a good way to get to something that was closer to the real Andy. Or something like him. I dunno. I definitely came away with a different impression.

also Sue Costello was great. Got a bit selfhelpy at times, some of the therapy-language gets a bit much for me, but her message, her journey really hit home for me. Should send the whole interview to my Mum, lol.

VegemiteGrrl, Saturday, 7 May 2011 03:35 (3 years ago) Permalink

I don't know who she is but Sue Costello's laugh gave me tingly feelings, the good kind. She was a bit self-helpy, yeah, but I liked her.

popular gay automobile (a hoy hoy), Saturday, 7 May 2011 06:14 (3 years ago) Permalink

her laugh was terrific, I agree totally.

VegemiteGrrl, Saturday, 7 May 2011 06:21 (3 years ago) Permalink

Winters interview was great

President Keyes, Monday, 9 May 2011 13:23 (3 years ago) Permalink

Man, just listened to the Tobolowsky, and his stories of hanging out with the Vaughan Bros. are great. Totally weird he was there at so many important junctures (at least as far as Stevie Ray and Jimmy Vaughan go).

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 9 May 2011 18:11 (3 years ago) Permalink

Damn, that Jonathan Winters episode was like a big comfy blanket. He was so great! And Maron was really good with him. Excellent episode, for sure.

VegemiteGrrl, Tuesday, 10 May 2011 02:55 (3 years ago) Permalink

Eddie Pepitone made me legit lul on the recent live ep

Mordy, Tuesday, 10 May 2011 03:15 (3 years ago) Permalink

Winters was the total opposite of the bitter old showbiz vet. Cool to see someone able to amuse himself with his own talent.

President Keyes, Tuesday, 10 May 2011 13:25 (3 years ago) Permalink

That crazy zookeeper character made me lolol

VegemiteGrrl, Tuesday, 10 May 2011 15:55 (3 years ago) Permalink

this is kind of illuminating/sad, from that ny mag louis ck article:

(I ask him about whether he and Maron are back in touch after years of estrangement, and he says they are, now and then. “I tell him I’m happy to sit down anytime for a real conversation, but he just wants me to do the podcast again. It’s a little weird.”)

adult music person (Jordan), Monday, 16 May 2011 17:09 (3 years ago) Permalink

hah

public anime #1 (Princess TamTam), Monday, 16 May 2011 17:27 (3 years ago) Permalink

he called Louis from the podcast recently -- they've got a weird relationship for sure

Mordy, Monday, 16 May 2011 17:41 (3 years ago) Permalink

like, i don't just blame Maron. Louis CK is clearly a pretty weird guy too.

Mordy, Monday, 16 May 2011 17:41 (3 years ago) Permalink

Sounds like an Apatow movie waiting to happen

President Keyes, Monday, 16 May 2011 17:49 (3 years ago) Permalink

anyone worthwhile is prob somewhat weird

D-40, Monday, 16 May 2011 18:36 (3 years ago) Permalink

its my only hope

D-40, Monday, 16 May 2011 18:36 (3 years ago) Permalink

"...Night Of The Musuem and understanding that it (is) a well-paid job for dudes trying to make a film that entertains children."

Once upon a time this could be done artfully, but now United States of Low Expectations.

the gay bloggers are onto the faggot tweets (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 19 May 2011 02:24 (3 years ago) Permalink

shit movies were better in your day huh

WHO THE FUCK READS THE (a hoy hoy), Thursday, 19 May 2011 02:52 (3 years ago) Permalink

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

the gay bloggers are onto the faggot tweets (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 19 May 2011 02:54 (3 years ago) Permalink

wow, the re-recorded bumper sounds terribly limp (at the end of the Apatow segment in polyp's link)

special midget status (sic), Thursday, 19 May 2011 06:58 (3 years ago) Permalink

Shandling episode is GREAT!

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 26 May 2011 08:15 (3 years ago) Permalink

Also, I now have a crush on Sue Costello.

(Caught up on several shows over the last couple days.)

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 26 May 2011 08:15 (3 years ago) Permalink

loved Shandling...especially the way he tries to help Maron.

Janet Snakehole (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 26 May 2011 15:45 (3 years ago) Permalink

shandling episode was good, such a funny weird dude
steve byrne came off like an ignorant republican asshole

mizzell, Thursday, 26 May 2011 15:50 (3 years ago) Permalink

yeah i didnt warm to steve byrne. the dane cook story was funny though.

Michael B, Thursday, 26 May 2011 15:55 (3 years ago) Permalink

true, that was good

mizzell, Thursday, 26 May 2011 15:56 (3 years ago) Permalink

I didnt like Byrne at all.
Also Carlin's wife gave me weird vibes...loved the stories but she was a little odd

Janet Snakehole (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 26 May 2011 17:08 (3 years ago) Permalink

I've never heard the entire Dane Cook episode but in that clip he came across as such a douche, not able to laugh at himself at all and very concerned about Setting the Record Straight.

President Keyes, Thursday, 26 May 2011 17:17 (3 years ago) Permalink

The Phil Rosenthal episode was very skippable.

polyphonic, Thursday, 26 May 2011 17:18 (3 years ago) Permalink

I'm torn on Cook...I think Maron was kind of a dick, but Cook did feel kind of distant or guarded, and Maron was maybe trying to lighten him up
I felt like I understood Cook a little better though...I still dont like him but I'm glad he opened up a little, even if it wasnt quite what I wanted

Janet Snakehole (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 26 May 2011 18:01 (3 years ago) Permalink

Rosenthal is a boring interview, yeah, but I still kind of want to see his docucomedy.

Johnny Fever, Friday, 27 May 2011 03:39 (3 years ago) Permalink

And I agree that the Sally Wade ep was weird. I'd nodded off for a couple minutes toward the end and her crying woke me up.

Johnny Fever, Friday, 27 May 2011 03:40 (3 years ago) Permalink

The Jupiter thing got way more serious than I banked on

Janet Snakehole (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 27 May 2011 03:41 (3 years ago) Permalink

It was cool as a concept & very Carlin...but from her it was oddly intense

Wonder what her standup comedy was like? o_O

Janet Snakehole (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 27 May 2011 03:42 (3 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I'm glad she's chosen to share all this stuff, but her personality is such that it's probably just more enjoyable to thumb through the book than to hear her speak about it.

Johnny Fever, Friday, 27 May 2011 03:45 (3 years ago) Permalink

^^^

Janet Snakehole (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 27 May 2011 04:03 (3 years ago) Permalink

i'm sure it's a horrible thing to think but i was kinda disappointed Carlin had a relationship with her. and the Jupiter alien letters stuff... well, I guess even brilliant ppl have embarrassing corny personal lives.

Mordy, Friday, 27 May 2011 04:10 (3 years ago) Permalink

rosenthal was nice butnice like an uncle you are cool with sharing 10 minutes with every couple of months.

shandling trying to bring down america was o_O

WHO THE FUCK READS THE (a hoy hoy), Friday, 27 May 2011 05:14 (3 years ago) Permalink

rockapads, Sunday, 29 May 2011 07:48 (3 years ago) Permalink

Feels that way sometimes.

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 29 May 2011 07:54 (3 years ago) Permalink

needs a bubble between the last two where he talks at length about his own relationship with his father

Roberto Spiralli, Sunday, 29 May 2011 14:56 (3 years ago) Permalink

Maron is live in studio on the Best Show tonight. FYI!

polyphonic, Tuesday, 31 May 2011 16:41 (3 years ago) Permalink

cool!

Really enjoyed the Harmon interview. He seems like a very cool, genuine guy. And the self-doubt makes him more likeable to me, like oh hey I feel like that all the time & have done fuckall...makes me realize I really am the only obstacle to me doing cool things :)

Janet Snakehole (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 31 May 2011 16:50 (3 years ago) Permalink

every ilx person should call into the best show tonight 9pm est

dell (del), Tuesday, 31 May 2011 17:54 (3 years ago) Permalink

Was kind of enjoying the pretense that Scharpling actually had a problem with Maron.

James Mitchell, Tuesday, 31 May 2011 18:22 (3 years ago) Permalink

wth i didn't even read this thread but just trampled in here . so marc maron is on the best show tonight? crazy. ok fuck it i'm totally calling in. and i'm not even a marc maron person by any means god said it, i believe it, that settles it.

dell (del), Tuesday, 31 May 2011 18:27 (3 years ago) Permalink

Ask him if those Ray Romano calls are staged.

President Keyes, Tuesday, 31 May 2011 23:40 (3 years ago) Permalink

I thought the Ray Romano call during the Rosenthal episode had to have been staged because Romano was worried about spoilers for his TV show when Maron never actually said, "This conversation is being broadcast for WTF."

jaymc, Wednesday, 1 June 2011 00:01 (3 years ago) Permalink

Maybe he assumed it would be broadcast for WTF. Probably a fair assumption considering who Maron is.

Mordy, Wednesday, 1 June 2011 00:06 (3 years ago) Permalink

True.

jaymc, Wednesday, 1 June 2011 00:49 (3 years ago) Permalink

The Ray Romano calls were clearly a bit.

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 1 June 2011 00:56 (3 years ago) Permalink

You'd think, but Louis CK claimed that Maron ambush calls him.

Mordy, Wednesday, 1 June 2011 01:02 (3 years ago) Permalink

But that was during the actual show, with another guest in the garage. The Romano calls were during the little "sponsored" period where the only objective is to push Men of a Certain Age.

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 1 June 2011 01:16 (3 years ago) Permalink

true, but Maron also seems to take enough pride in his rep as a "straight shooter" that i can't imagine he'd mock up so much how random the call was ("should i call him?" "i'll call him." "is it okay i used your cell #?" "are you sure?" "that went well. i'll be calling him again.") just for the advertising. it's possible, but I guess I've really bought his persona as authentic.

Mordy, Wednesday, 1 June 2011 01:19 (3 years ago) Permalink

(nb authentic as convincing not some benjaminian authenticity etc etc)

Mordy, Wednesday, 1 June 2011 01:20 (3 years ago) Permalink

See? From the get-go, I read it exactly opposite. Maron's self aware enough to actually caricature his own schtick when it comes to advertising for a sponsor. The fact that Ray played along as though he was reading from a script cemented it for me.

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 1 June 2011 01:23 (3 years ago) Permalink

The show always goes in this order:

Today's show is sponsored by ______.
Music/intro
Long monologue bit
Sponsored bit
Interview
Exit

The Romano calls very clearly took place in the sponsored bit all three times they happened.

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 1 June 2011 01:25 (3 years ago) Permalink

In the early WTF days Maron used to do more bits, where he'd talk to some comic doing a character--like the racist self help guy who wanted black people to "lighten up" like Obama's father had.

But the Romano bits seemed betrayals of the rep Maron has built for himself since then--and I'm specifically thinking about how they mirror the call to Louis CK, which was clearly authentic. They really bug me.

President Keyes, Wednesday, 1 June 2011 01:39 (3 years ago) Permalink

If it was an attempt to caricature his own shtick, it was really poorly communicated. He sounded like he was trying to sincerely sell the call as authentic.

Mordy, Wednesday, 1 June 2011 01:40 (3 years ago) Permalink

Brian Posehn seems like a total sweetheart.

jaymc, Thursday, 9 June 2011 14:58 (3 years ago) Permalink

yea hes a delight. i didnt know he worked on metalocalypse but of course that fits perfectly

johnny crunch, Thursday, 9 June 2011 15:14 (3 years ago) Permalink

I want Brian to have his own podcast. Every time Marc interrupted I wanted to smack him.

EZ Snappin, Thursday, 9 June 2011 15:18 (3 years ago) Permalink

Every time Marc interrupted I wanted to smack him.

― EZ Snappin, Thursday, 9 June 2011 16:18 (3 minutes ago) Bookmark

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WHO THE FUCK READS THE (a hoy hoy), Thursday, 9 June 2011 15:22 (3 years ago) Permalink

romano calls were a bit, clearly. also, they were hideous.

liked his conversation w harmon; they complemented each other well.

also maron was sweet with carlin's widow.

sean gramophone, Thursday, 9 June 2011 15:30 (3 years ago) Permalink

Oh boy that last call to Ray, bit or not, just gave me the CREEPS.

WHO THE FUCK READS THE (a hoy hoy), Thursday, 9 June 2011 15:48 (3 years ago) Permalink

I'd never heard of Iris Bahr or seen her in anything, but really enjoyed that interview.

polyphonic, Thursday, 9 June 2011 16:56 (3 years ago) Permalink

its amazing how much we are all addicted to listening to this podcast yet find maron a whiny twat at the same time. i think he still makes a good interviewer though.

Michael B, Thursday, 9 June 2011 17:06 (3 years ago) Permalink

xxp yeah, I was gonna say, if they were bits, Maron is a really talented actor. that last call was supremely uncomfortable. ray seemed legitimately confused about how to deal with maron and maron kinda seemed like a socially inept psycho.

Mordy, Thursday, 9 June 2011 19:45 (3 years ago) Permalink

I'd never heard of Iris Bahr or seen her in anything, but really enjoyed that interview.

Ha, I chose not to listen to that one, since her Svetlana character kind of annoyed me whenever I saw commercials for her DirecTV show at the movie theater.

jaymc, Thursday, 9 June 2011 20:04 (3 years ago) Permalink

Or HDNet, rather.

jaymc, Thursday, 9 June 2011 20:04 (3 years ago) Permalink

I've not heard of half these people - or more - he interviews, but the Iris Bahr interview was a good one.

Hippocratic Oaf (DavidM), Thursday, 9 June 2011 22:58 (3 years ago) Permalink

Loved the Posehn interview. He's such a good dude.

Janet Snakehole (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 10 June 2011 01:53 (3 years ago) Permalink

i like Maron as a standup and the podcast obviously has good guests but skimming this thread all of you guys already seem so sick of him/it that i'm like yeah i guess i don't need to check this out

some dude, Friday, 10 June 2011 12:51 (3 years ago) Permalink

i had a lot more enthusiasm for the show when i was going thru the whole back catlogue of eps so i'd say try that, though i doubt theyre free anymore (most used to be linked from wikipedia)

johnny crunch, Friday, 10 June 2011 13:03 (3 years ago) Permalink

i like Maron as a standup and the podcast obviously has good guests but skimming this thread all of you guys already seem so sick of him/it that i'm like yeah i guess i don't need to check this out

nah man, it's fantastic

all cats are gay (sic), Friday, 10 June 2011 15:57 (3 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, seriously. Even if it isn't always consistently great, it's great most of the time. I daresay it's some of the more important work being done in the comedy world ATM. And I personally think Maron's preamble is a pretty essential part the overall show. Dude's working on himself, and it ain't always a pretty picture, but he's always engaging and usually pretty damn funny about it, to boot. I like knowing what's going on in his head.

SNEEZED GOING DOWN STEPS, PAIN WHEN PUTTING SOCKS ON (Deric W. Haircare), Friday, 10 June 2011 17:05 (3 years ago) Permalink

Maron is very engaging and part of what makes him engaging is all the stuff that we're discussing here. I get annoyed at him plenty but that's definitely part of what makes him interesting.

Mordy, Friday, 10 June 2011 17:14 (3 years ago) Permalink

Lol yeah al the show is usually awesome, if youre already a fan of him I see zero reason for you to ignore this

lebroner (D-40), Friday, 10 June 2011 22:12 (3 years ago) Permalink

It works because all comics seem to share the same set of neuroses/horror stories/insecurity/disdain for mankind and/or each other. Put them together and the shit comes out.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 10 June 2011 22:16 (3 years ago) Permalink

i'm sorry if it seemed like i was asking to be convinced -- trust me if i ever get to a point in my life where i want to listen to a podcast, that will probably be the one. reading this thread is just kind of a bummer because every fan of it seems to hate Maron as an interviewer.

some dude, Friday, 10 June 2011 22:24 (3 years ago) Permalink

That's... Exactly the opposite of true. It's just the kind of style that becomes easy to caricature over time. But if this is like your thing w ilx bookmarks where you won't listen to a podcast for inscrutable some dudeian reasons, then nev mind

lebroner (D-40), Friday, 10 June 2011 22:31 (3 years ago) Permalink

he is actually not that terrible an interviewer. it's just his own personal hangups, quirks & shit that he'll interject can really grate sometimes

i also feel like guests are being less candid lately (idk say since the nyt article) and are now specifically coming on with a thing to promote

johnny crunch, Friday, 10 June 2011 22:33 (3 years ago) Permalink

i'm just hesitant to give up any of my ever-shrinking window of time in which i can listen to music to internet talk shows, sorry if that's inscrutable

some dude, Friday, 10 June 2011 22:41 (3 years ago) Permalink

reading this thread is just kind of a bummer because every fan of it seems to hate Maron as an interviewer.

He is an EXCELLENT interviewer

It's the open-emotional-wound stuff that often fills up the Maron preambles that makes him such a great interviewer too: his experience of 12-stepping a) makes him process-oriented w/r/t human foibles and motivations, so he approaches that stuff in a deeper way than 99.87% of all interviewers in the world, and b) gives him some sometimes-facile but v effective shortcuts for asking ppl about personal shit. And his own wide-openness makes people respond in kind - he's not a smarmy Entertainment Reporter, or a local radio person who skimmed your wikipedia entry while you were in the elevator, he's a charming fuck-up who'd genuinely interested in you. And hell, he's so open about his problems and flaws, and how they inform his creativity, what do you have to lose by not trying to talk on that level too?

all cats are gay (sic), Friday, 10 June 2011 23:43 (3 years ago) Permalink

The only problem I really have with Marc is that when he encounters a person who didn't have a fucked up childhood or bizarre relationship with his/her parents, he a) doesn't know how to act and b) pushes for dirt where they likely isn't any. Ed Helms was a good example of this.

Johnny Fever, Friday, 10 June 2011 23:46 (3 years ago) Permalink

the Helms one was great for how they related by jamming on banjo and gtr instead

all cats are gay (sic), Friday, 10 June 2011 23:58 (3 years ago) Permalink

yeah i know that the cliche about every comedian having some dark past or personal issues is a cliche because it's so often true but i feel like it can be this really reductive lens to look at things through and i'm more interested in hearing comics talk shop and break down why things are funny than their psychological motivation for being funny or w/e

some dude, Saturday, 11 June 2011 00:13 (3 years ago) Permalink

theres def a lot of that talk in these shows

lebroner (D-40), Saturday, 11 June 2011 00:14 (3 years ago) Permalink

yep. the personal shit is Maron's method of approach, not his objective: the conversations are about career and creativity.

all cats are gay (sic), Saturday, 11 June 2011 00:36 (3 years ago) Permalink

and there's something about his personality and his style where even though he's ridiculously narcissistic, sometimes to the point of distraction, he'll just hone in and ask a question that just drives to the heart of the conversation, sometimes repeatedly in the same conversation. Like with Dan Harmon. I didn't walk away with a ton of understanding of his work on Community, but I came away with an understanding of the person. And there's not a lot of interviews that give you that. We sort of go in wanting information, wanting the muscle on the bone and we walk away with the marrow. And I think what's great is that Maron doesn't always know that he's doing that. I think if he knew he'd be Charlie fucking Rose and would be a terrifying mechagodzilla interviewer, but while he's self-effacing enough and paranoid enough to not know how good he is, I think it's real gift.

Though I will say as a lifelong question asker and someone who loves to get stories out of people, the way he goes about it can drive me completely round the bend, and it took me a long time to get past that. Just the moments where he chooses to come in on a question, or cutting someone off when they're talking, or not asking a followup question on an interesting tidbit because he's in his head thinking about his next question...that does take some getting used to. But the time spent with him is worth it. He's changed SO much from those first episodes.

Janet Snakehole (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 11 June 2011 02:28 (3 years ago) Permalink

Definitely in the Harmon interview you saw the best of the Maron technique, in that I knew that if anyone else (say Chris Harwick) were the interviewer it would just be about how cool this or that episode of Community was, or how awesome Abed or Troy is. And even as a fan of that show I saw how Maron was able to pull more interesting stuff out by not being a fan-boy, but by being a perhaps slightly jealous more seasoned show-biz dude asking what he was interested in. That Harmon rose to the challenge made him more interesting.

President Keyes, Sunday, 12 June 2011 03:09 (3 years ago) Permalink

Hardwick, or whatever he call he-self

President Keyes, Sunday, 12 June 2011 03:11 (3 years ago) Permalink

he changed his name to Gang Starrdwyck after Guru died

some dude, Sunday, 12 June 2011 03:25 (3 years ago) Permalink

Hardwick: So, how about that paintball episode?
Harmon: Well, we really set out to...
Hardwick: That episode was IN SANE !

all cats are gay (sic), Sunday, 12 June 2011 08:54 (3 years ago) Permalink

yep. the personal shit is Maron's method of approach, not his objective: the conversations are about career and creativity.

― all cats are gay (sic), Friday, June 10, 2011 8:36 PM (2 days ago) Bookmark

yeah otm - as far as talking shop goes, this is as good as it gets

(.づ☀‿☀)づ ~da post-modernist struggle~ (.づ☀‿☀)づ (Princess TamTam), Sunday, 12 June 2011 09:08 (3 years ago) Permalink

Oh boy that last call to Ray, bit or not, just gave me the CREEPS.

― WHO THE FUCK READS THE (a hoy hoy), Thursday, June 9, 2011 3:48 PM (3 days ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

xxp yeah, I was gonna say, if they were bits, Maron is a really talented actor. that last call was supremely uncomfortable. ray seemed legitimately confused about how to deal with maron and maron kinda seemed like a socially inept psycho.

― Mordy, Thursday, June 9, 2011 7:45 PM (3 days ago) Bookmark

srsly holy fuck that last call was sooooo awful

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Sunday, 12 June 2011 09:19 (3 years ago) Permalink

So happy Amy Poehler is on the show today!!! Listening now.

Alpaca Lips (Johnny Fever), Monday, 13 June 2011 16:52 (3 years ago) Permalink

his experience of 12-stepping a) makes him process-oriented w/r/t human foibles and motivations, so he approaches that stuff in a deeper way than 99.87% of all interviewers in the world

it's the strong whiff of therapy that turns me off, frankly. i don't think it makes his interviews "deep" (necessarily), but like many therapy addicts i think it does mean he projects his own issues onto everyone he meets

40% chill and 100% negative (Tracer Hand), Monday, 13 June 2011 16:57 (3 years ago) Permalink

i mean i dunno - maybe he's never actually had a therapist but he certainly uses the podcast as a therapeutic medium for himself. and like, that's his prerogative but maybe after listening to him for an hour he could send me a check for $100 like other therapists get

40% chill and 100% negative (Tracer Hand), Monday, 13 June 2011 17:00 (3 years ago) Permalink

sounds like ur projecting ur issues with therapy addicts

(.づ☀‿☀)づ ~da post-modernist struggle~ (.づ☀‿☀)づ (Princess TamTam), Monday, 13 June 2011 17:14 (3 years ago) Permalink

Just listened to an episode for the first time, the Garry Shandling one, and loved it. Definitely has the therapy side, which I love, because it gets around comics having to be "on."

27 Dresses, 13 Assassins (Eazy), Monday, 13 June 2011 17:17 (3 years ago) Permalink

You def picked a good one to begin with.

Alpaca Lips (Johnny Fever), Monday, 13 June 2011 17:18 (3 years ago) Permalink

if anyones curious like i was, here is the story jill soloway was talking abt, reads a lot like palahniuk

http://www.corpse.org/archives/issue_10/ficciones/soloway.html

johnny crunch, Thursday, 16 June 2011 22:31 (3 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

are the last couple episodes worth listening to? don't really care about the guests, so i haven't bothered.

hardcore oatmeal (Jordan), Wednesday, 6 July 2011 17:02 (3 years ago) Permalink

basically, no. i think the larry miller one was one of the first i turned off early

johnny crunch, Wednesday, 6 July 2011 17:13 (3 years ago) Permalink

yeah, larry miller seemed annoying. the jimmy fallon one was OK

Darin, Wednesday, 6 July 2011 17:28 (3 years ago) Permalink

Only made it 20 minutes into the Thune one. Don't know Thune and Marc was being a dick.

EZ Snappin, Wednesday, 6 July 2011 17:40 (3 years ago) Permalink

guys you should listen to things maybe you can ~~~learn something~~~

jeff, Wednesday, 6 July 2011 19:13 (3 years ago) Permalink

I dug the Thune episode. I don't think Maron was being a dick so much as that's just how comedians are around each other, which Thune acknowledged/understood -- he didn't seem put out/upset by Maron's dickishness at all, and Maron copped to it anyway. And the way Maron tackled the "guitar comic" thing was kind of fascinating, especially how the two of them tried to spell out their problems with and/or attraction to that approach.

shake it, shake it, sugary pee (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Wednesday, 6 July 2011 19:18 (3 years ago) Permalink

The Thune episode was one of favorites recently. Listening to Maron grapple with Thune's Christianity was pretty interesting.

President Keyes, Wednesday, 6 July 2011 23:01 (3 years ago) Permalink

uh "my favorites"

President Keyes, Wednesday, 6 July 2011 23:01 (3 years ago) Permalink

Thune was good. Maron is funny with his laser-focus on religion, he's like an alien from outer-space trying to understand a foreign thing. I like it. And cool of Thune to talk about it so openly.

Janet Snakehole (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 6 July 2011 23:26 (3 years ago) Permalink

I kinda liked the Larry Miller ep. :/

Janet Snakehole (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 6 July 2011 23:27 (3 years ago) Permalink

It got a little uncomfortable when they talked about Thune meeting his wife.

President Keyes, Wednesday, 6 July 2011 23:28 (3 years ago) Permalink

Larry Miller was okay, but when the interviewee has his/her own podcast, I feel like it goes too smoothly.

President Keyes, Wednesday, 6 July 2011 23:29 (3 years ago) Permalink

True. It wasnt revelatory but I do like the way Miller tells stories.

Janet Snakehole (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 6 July 2011 23:31 (3 years ago) Permalink

I guess I just have mixed feelings about Miller in general esp after finding out he was a contributing writer for the Weekly Standard.

Darin, Wednesday, 6 July 2011 23:33 (3 years ago) Permalink

Well, they say that a conservative is a liberal who's been mugged (though Miller didn't take the usual attitude.)

President Keyes, Wednesday, 6 July 2011 23:36 (3 years ago) Permalink

interview w/Maron on the onion av club today:

http://www.avclub.com/articles/marc-maron,58554/

Darin, Thursday, 7 July 2011 15:33 (3 years ago) Permalink

Today's WTF was pretty hard to listen to.

President Keyes, Thursday, 7 July 2011 16:25 (3 years ago) Permalink

I've got about six shows to catch up on including today's, so thanks for the (totally conflicting) pointers, folks! :)

Alpaca Lips (Johnny Fever), Thursday, 7 July 2011 16:30 (3 years ago) Permalink

It's podcasts like this that keep me from TV entirely.

Lazy Lay (Eazy), Thursday, 7 July 2011 16:37 (3 years ago) Permalink

By hard to listen to I meant raw.

President Keyes, Thursday, 7 July 2011 17:21 (3 years ago) Permalink

I cried for an hour afterwards...dug up some stuff I hadn't thought about in a long time. Yeah. Really tough going but god he's so likeable, I really do hope that he stays okay. What a fucking story.

Janet Snakehole (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 8 July 2011 03:01 (3 years ago) Permalink

The Patton Oswalt one is so layered and fascinating, with the undercurrents of competition, jealousy, success, etc.

Lazy Lay (Eazy), Friday, 8 July 2011 03:36 (3 years ago) Permalink

DRUDGE SIRENS

Do not listen to the Todd Hanson episode in public, especially at work like I did, or p much anywhere which isn't a dark room, alone, with a box of tissues and a phone that can be used to call a best friend

� (a hoy hoy), Monday, 11 July 2011 17:54 (3 years ago) Permalink

I somehow managed to be finishing the second half driving down the freeway home from work. WALL OF TEARS ;_;

Janet Snakehole (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 12 July 2011 06:00 (3 years ago) Permalink

omg I wept like a baby during that Hanson interview esp when he starts talking about his cats. I was impressed w/Maron's restraint during the interview honestly.

Darin, Tuesday, 12 July 2011 06:08 (3 years ago) Permalink

it's funny that he's having guests now who kind of resent going to do the show (or are at least skeptical), but pretty obviously have been put up to it by their agents because the podcast has gotten so popular.

hardcore oatmeal (Jordan), Tuesday, 19 July 2011 15:16 (3 years ago) Permalink

just downloaded my first episode, gallagher.

van ingalls wilder (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 19 July 2011 15:27 (3 years ago) Permalink

not a great first choice - go grab i think Maria Bamford is a pretty excellent introduction. Or Louis CK, Patton Oswalt... somewhere where the interviewee and Maron have some history, and they get into it.

sean gramophone, Tuesday, 19 July 2011 15:30 (3 years ago) Permalink

it's funny that he's having guests now who kind of resent going to do the show (or are at least skeptical), but pretty obviously have been put up to it by their agents because the podcast has gotten so popular.

Who do you have in mind exactly? It does seem like within the last few months, there are more guests who are openly plugging something.

jaymc, Tuesday, 19 July 2011 15:37 (3 years ago) Permalink

Richard Lewis and Paul Reiser both seemed like they had no idea what the show was

President Keyes, Tuesday, 19 July 2011 15:39 (3 years ago) Permalink

yup, i was thinking of those two in particular.

hardcore oatmeal (Jordan), Tuesday, 19 July 2011 15:42 (3 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, any time a guest is surprised that Maron "hasn't done his research," it's a tip-off that they don't know how the show works.

Also, I think Reiser mispronounced "Maron."

jaymc, Tuesday, 19 July 2011 15:43 (3 years ago) Permalink

Gallagher certainly seemed to fit that description too -- it seemed like he had no idea who Maron was

Mordy, Tuesday, 19 July 2011 15:46 (3 years ago) Permalink

I've only listened to one and it was the Gallagher one. I was expecting some sort of nervous "edgy" confrontational style of interview and it wasn't that at all. Pleasantly surprised.

Haven't listened to any others though.

 (Pleasant Plains), Tuesday, 19 July 2011 15:51 (3 years ago) Permalink

Gallagher certainly seemed to fit that description too -- it seemed like he had no idea who Maron was

it seemed like he had no idea where he was

jack-off all trade, masturbate nuns (sic), Tuesday, 19 July 2011 15:52 (3 years ago) Permalink

btw the live one with jon benjamin was great

hardcore oatmeal (Jordan), Tuesday, 19 July 2011 15:54 (3 years ago) Permalink

maron was pretty good on bill maher -- that is just a weird set up where they slide in a comedian or otherwise less political guest -- like kevin smith did it and was just awful

johnny crunch, Tuesday, 19 July 2011 16:10 (3 years ago) Permalink

It's pretty bad when Shandling does it too.

President Keyes, Tuesday, 19 July 2011 16:18 (3 years ago) Permalink

boy gallagher is a shithead

van ingalls wilder (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 19 July 2011 16:31 (3 years ago) Permalink

Richard Lewis was hard to listen to for me, but I sort of liked the Reiser ep. He's full of himself for no good reason, but it was a solid conversation. Lewis on the other hand just seemed sad and confrontational. Maron kept having to backtrack and apologize because of how he worded stuff and how Lewis reacted to it.

Loved the Benjamin and Katz reunion.

polyphonic, Tuesday, 19 July 2011 16:36 (3 years ago) Permalink

HOLY FUCK I just today got around to hearing the Todd Hanson one (I'd been stockpiling eps for a roadtrip). Still gutted a few hours later.

Caught up on some older ones I'd not listened to as well: Doug Benson (fun!), Kevin Smith (fun!), Joe Rogan (ponderous), Greg Fitzsimmons (funny but also "eh"), Bobby Lee (o_O), Jimmy Fallon (people had said this one was boring, but I'm a Fallon stan now so I thought it was great if a bit fluffy).

But DAMN, Todd Hanson.

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 24 July 2011 03:32 (3 years ago) Permalink

im not a huge demitri martin fan but this is the best ep of wtf in a while imo

johnny crunch, Monday, 25 July 2011 12:38 (3 years ago) Permalink

I didn't know who D.Martin was before this episode. Is he funny? Seems really boring here.

President Keyes, Monday, 25 July 2011 13:21 (3 years ago) Permalink

paul reiser was a bore

Michael B, Monday, 25 July 2011 13:29 (3 years ago) Permalink

i dont find him that funny tbh, but i have a bunch of friends that do. tbf i havent paid attn to him in a while.

idk i liked how thoughtful & candid he was, seemed honest & unpretentious

johnny crunch, Monday, 25 July 2011 13:29 (3 years ago) Permalink

richard lewis sounded drunk. i mean im sure he wasnt, probably just tired.

Michael B, Monday, 25 July 2011 13:31 (3 years ago) Permalink

richard lewis was crazy!

Mordy, Monday, 25 July 2011 14:20 (3 years ago) Permalink

paul reiser was a bore

This should be etched on his tombstone.

richard lewis was crazy!

Likewise.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 25 July 2011 14:21 (3 years ago) Permalink

Wow, the Todd Hanson. I used to very casually know Todd, and we still have a few friends in common, but not so many that I'd given him much thought in years. But as I was listening to this heartwrenching stuff, a lot of stories came flooding back to me of Todd's past issues and dealings with debilitating depression and the like. Harrowing stuff.

A friend of mine interviewed Richard Lewis last week. He (my friend) was sick and told Lewis as much, and Lewis apparently responded, hey, don't worry about it, I'll handle this. And proceeded to talk and monologue about his life for over an hour, pausing every few minutes to make sure my friend was still there/alive.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 26 July 2011 15:33 (3 years ago) Permalink

Richard Lewis sounds like a pretty standup guy.

Mordy, Tuesday, 26 July 2011 16:03 (3 years ago) Permalink

idk i liked how thoughtful & candid he was, seemed honest & unpretentious

Yes, I know next to nothing about Demetri Martin, but I really enjoyed that episode. Just a good, interesting conversation.

jaymc, Tuesday, 26 July 2011 16:23 (3 years ago) Permalink

totally

hardcore oatmeal (Jordan), Tuesday, 26 July 2011 16:40 (3 years ago) Permalink

I find WTF totally compelling. Marc Maron lives just a few blocks from me and I often see him at my morning coffee place. I always want to say something to him but it's usually pretty early and he is sitting alone and probably waiting for the caffeine to kick in, so I chicken out. Last week there was a huge pile of wtfpod stickers left in there which I guess he dropped off. They were cute.

Also, I like his new glasses.

Patrice Leclerc Delacroix Poussin (admrl), Tuesday, 26 July 2011 18:27 (3 years ago) Permalink

Just listened to the pre-interview bit of the Reiser episode. lol @ "The Google"

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 26 July 2011 18:30 (3 years ago) Permalink

from what I've heard so far, his interviews with female guests have been wayyyy more interesting than male guests

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Tuesday, 26 July 2011 18:43 (3 years ago) Permalink

I've been wondering if I should see Maron in Chicago next week. The thing is, I like him as an interviewer, but I'm not so sure I like him as a stand-up. I would see a live WTF in a heartbeat, though.

jaymc, Tuesday, 26 July 2011 18:50 (3 years ago) Permalink

Also, I like his new glasses.

You should go see that jazz trumpeter/optometrist!

jaymc, Tuesday, 26 July 2011 18:52 (3 years ago) Permalink

it's weird that after listening to countless hours of wtf i don't have a sense of what his stand-up is actually like. i mean, i certainly have an idea in my head of what it's like from hearing him talk about it, but i haven't heard any of it (all the madison shows were sold out).

hardcore oatmeal (Jordan), Tuesday, 26 July 2011 19:04 (3 years ago) Permalink

Well, I've seen him do appearances on Conan and Ferguson. But I also have to imagine that a headlining show for him is somewhat different from a four-minute TV routine.

jaymc, Tuesday, 26 July 2011 19:06 (3 years ago) Permalink

His Not Sold Out cd is fantastic. One of my favorite stand-up sets/albums ever. But the two cds since then have been a little tough to get through. He was definitely not in a good place in life when those were recorded, though, and he seems to be less grumpy/introspective now (if that seems possible), so I'd definitely be up for seeing him live.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 26 July 2011 19:24 (3 years ago) Permalink

His standup is very conversational & natural, I really enjoyed it. A lot if it is expanded off pre-interview WTF but still really funny. He did a pretty amazing bit about a fight with his girlfriend that made me cry a little even as I was laughing.

Janet Snakehole (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 26 July 2011 20:03 (3 years ago) Permalink

I always want to say something to him but it's usually pretty early and he is sitting alone and probably waiting for the caffeine to kick in, so I chicken out.

idk man, given the choice I'd say hello before he shits his pants

naked hdsl (sic), Wednesday, 27 July 2011 00:06 (3 years ago) Permalink

yes maybe

Patrice Leclerc Delacroix Poussin (admrl), Wednesday, 27 July 2011 00:12 (3 years ago) Permalink

i've been watching maron on cable specials since the 90s, always thought he was a v good comic. kind of funny to me that he's achieved such a following as an interviewer now.

some dude, Wednesday, 27 July 2011 00:22 (3 years ago) Permalink

Saw one of the Madison shows and it was highly worthwhile. As you might expect his act is not heavy on the jokes. Fair amount of audience work. Completely in keeping with the podcast.

Guayaquil (eephus!), Wednesday, 27 July 2011 02:29 (3 years ago) Permalink

Oh, that sounds promising then!

jaymc, Wednesday, 27 July 2011 04:41 (3 years ago) Permalink

He just killed on Jimmy Fallon. (Not stand-up, regular guest segment.)

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 27 July 2011 05:40 (3 years ago) Permalink

I watched the Green Room episode with Maron, Shandling, Apatow and others last night. He's gold on that, and getting to see some of his body language during interactions and lulls there, where's he's not interlocutor nor compere - and reading lots into it because of how well I "know" him from WTF - makes me wonder how much of that might come through all the time, and what was just because he wasn't in 'charge'

naked hdsl (sic), Wednesday, 27 July 2011 06:13 (3 years ago) Permalink

Maron's on the Slate Culture Gabfest this week.

President Keyes, Wednesday, 27 July 2011 09:45 (3 years ago) Permalink

Just watched the Green Room episode. Based on the size of the avi, I was expecting it to be an hour. It was only 30 minutes. Feel slightly cheated, particularly because Bo Burnham wasted valuable time playing his dumb song.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 28 July 2011 02:15 (3 years ago) Permalink

yeah the show comes and goes very quickly, especially since you just know they edited down from a much longer bull session

some dude, Thursday, 28 July 2011 02:21 (3 years ago) Permalink

I listened to the Dmitri Martin episode today...that was a really good, natural conversation. No real bombs dropped, but just engaging and interesting.

Janet Snakehole (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 28 July 2011 02:27 (3 years ago) Permalink

now i'm imagining marc maron as funkmaster flex

some dude, Thursday, 28 July 2011 02:32 (3 years ago) Permalink

D. Martin did a good Adam Carolla episode too.

porkpie cokeheads (Eazy), Thursday, 28 July 2011 02:43 (3 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

I'm 20 minutes into the Dice Clay one, and Dice is already repeating his stories, which are about how great he is, and Maron is giggling in adoring, unchallenging delight like he always does with someone who was working when he was a doorman. Is it worth listening to any more, or skipping to the bit with his son?

generous loller at dollies (sic), Wednesday, 17 August 2011 07:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, to me ADC is equivalent to Gallagher or worse, but Maron was starstruck so nothing interesting came of the interview.

President Keyes, Wednesday, 17 August 2011 13:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

What a missed opportunity that was. Dice needed to be called out on his sexism just like Gallagher was called out on his homophobia. And Keyes OTM: how is ADC not as much of a joke as Gallagher?

shake it, shake it, sugary pee (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Wednesday, 17 August 2011 13:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

Dice's homophobia is grosser than Gallagher's, from what I've heard (have never heard anything of Gallagher material beyond WTF and that great review of his Spanish-language gig where he didn't bother to learn Spanish; heard some awful Dice stuff in high school)

Circlejerk du Soleil (sic), Wednesday, 17 August 2011 14:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

the aubrey plaza one was pretty adorable (+ that crazy stroke story)

hardcore oatmeal (Jordan), Wednesday, 17 August 2011 14:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I just finally started listening to this with the San Antonio one, which was nearly enough to make me give up on it straight away, but thankfully I hung around for the Plaza one and found out why these are pretty highly regarded.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Wednesday, 17 August 2011 14:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

I dug the San Antonio one!

Janet Snakehole (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 17 August 2011 23:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I listened to about 15 minutes of San Antonio before throwing in the towel.

jaymc, Wednesday, 17 August 2011 23:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

I quit on the San Antonio one early too.

polyphonic, Thursday, 18 August 2011 00:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

ADC is such a dick

Michael B, Thursday, 18 August 2011 00:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

he's kept up his "I look exactly like John Travolta" concept by getting bald and fat, I see

Circlejerk du Soleil (sic), Thursday, 18 August 2011 00:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

Pretty sure Gallagher is an honest to goodness right winger. Don't know about the Diceman.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 18 August 2011 01:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

Everyone who liked ADC when they were teenagers is just as embarrassed about that fact as those who once liked Gallagher. "Hey, I was 14; I thought anti-gay jokes/smashed fruit was funny!"

shake it, shake it, sugary pee (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Thursday, 18 August 2011 02:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

What a missed opportunity that was. Dice needed to be called out on his sexism just like Gallagher was called out on his homophobia. And Keyes OTM: how is ADC not as much of a joke as Gallagher?

man i think andrew dice clay has been a joke for the last two decades. maron takes him more seriously than most other people in the world.

dylannn, Thursday, 18 August 2011 03:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

1990

dylannn, Thursday, 18 August 2011 03:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

the interview-with-himself/birbiglia one is really great.

i thought i already knew him so well! but there are surprises here; it's a different voice, somehow.

sean gramophone, Thursday, 18 August 2011 05:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

the aubrey plaza one was alright but I really hate how maron handles interviews

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Thursday, 18 August 2011 05:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

Maron was extra-dickish in the Aubrey Plaza ep, but Plaza was more interesting than I would've guessed.

polyphonic, Thursday, 18 August 2011 05:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

yea totally, the only time I've actually enjoyed his interviewing style is when for whatever reason the interviewer seems like they're completely breaking his spirit, which, I guess, is really only the patton oswalt one

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Thursday, 18 August 2011 05:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

jimmy shubert one today is good & candid, just ramble-y rehashing of kinison days, etc

johnny crunch, Thursday, 18 August 2011 12:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

I liked Aubrey Plaza's story of being an SNL intern, because my friend was also one back around 2001, and her experience sounds about the same--never really talking to anyone on the cast (though she says Tina Fey was nice to her), weird encounters with guest hosts (Ben Stiller made the staff stand outside in the cold during a promo shoot because he didn't like being watched, Lucy Lawless walking up and saying "Hi. Did you come in here off the street?)

President Keyes, Thursday, 18 August 2011 23:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

In all fairness, Lawless said that to Elliott Smith, too.

shake it, shake it, sugary pee (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Thursday, 18 August 2011 23:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

Just bought a ticket for his Nashville show in September. YAY! Years of being a fan and I'm finally in a position to see him live. :D

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 18 August 2011 23:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

i had to stop the most recent live one three times, cause bob ducca was making me laugh so hard in public.

mizzell, Friday, 19 August 2011 00:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, lots of stifled laughter in my office on Monday (I'm not the only person in there who listens to WTF).

Johnny Fever, Friday, 19 August 2011 00:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

Dug up the early interview with Zach Galifanakis, and - novelty of the ludicrous narrated intro aside - this is awful. Zach's trying to give a good interview, and Marc's just totally distracted and I guess caught up in his own shit. Really interesting to reflect on his growth as an interviewer (esp with delicate subjects) not just through to "Marc today", but in terms of his middle-early period, even up to Louie CK.

sean gramophone, Thursday, 25 August 2011 17:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

feel like the dud-ness of the Galafianakis interview is mostly because it was done on a movie set between takes. hard to dig too deep into anything when there's constant interruption. i did lol at Zach telling Marc about funny situational jokes he's made and then realizing how silly that was and how he should make that guy one of his stand-up characters. "let me tell you about this joke i told these people once..."

circa1916, Thursday, 25 August 2011 23:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

or more "let me tell you about how i made these people laugh with a joke once."

circa1916, Thursday, 25 August 2011 23:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

i liked the zach g interview because it was really funny, but galifianakis is so married to his clown persona that i find it hard to imagine him giving a 'real talk' interview to maron anyway

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_i_qxQztHRI (Princess TamTam), Thursday, 25 August 2011 23:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

That happened during the period I wasn't following the show (I was there in the beginning when it was really sloppy, and then came back on board around the time of the Mencia shitstorm). Lots of old ones I need to hear at some point.

Stanhope was a pretty insubstantial interview today, yet a fun listen all the same.

Carol Liefer on Monday's show was pretty funny, because I'm so accustomed to hearing her be clean for tv, that hearing her drop an f-bomb or whatever was O_O

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 25 August 2011 23:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

i listened to the Gallagher interview the other day and almost had to turn it off. what a shrill, obnoxious idiot.

circa1916, Friday, 26 August 2011 00:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

maron or gallagher?

gay socialists smoking mushrooms with their illegal gardeners (a hoy hoy), Friday, 26 August 2011 05:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

i haven't listened to the wtf with bob ducca but if you enjoyed it, make sure you listen to the comedy death ray/comedy bang bang episodes where seth morris originated the bob ducca character. they are insanely hilarious.

congratulations (n/a), Friday, 26 August 2011 16:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

congratulations (n/a), Friday, 26 August 2011 16:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

I just listened to the recent live one with Bob Ducca doing a short bit, loved it. I'll have to check that one out.

Listening to WTF reminds me just how immensely fucked up comedians are.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Friday, 26 August 2011 16:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

there is also a bob ducca podcast with very short episodes (i think just a few minutes) also available via earwolf - haven't checked these out yet either but i assume they're good

congratulations (n/a), Friday, 26 August 2011 16:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

ive been listening 2 old cdrs a lot this wk -- some of the 'would you rather' games kill me, like i have to pause & regroup

johnny crunch, Friday, 26 August 2011 16:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

the Bob Ducca podcast annoyingly isn't available via Earwolf per se, they have to be individually downloaded from Soundcloud (if you don't use iTunes)

rude ragga beats from the F. U. Schnickens (sic), Friday, 26 August 2011 16:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

I think I prefer the Maron/Ducca interaction on the most recent live one to the CDR episodes, Maron's way of skirting around the hilarity of Ducca's sadness being preferable to Tig Notaro's kinda unnecessary interjections.

I do really like when he reads the poem "A Ship Called Hope", though.

Haven't liked the Ducca mini-podcasts much at all.

boxall, Friday, 26 August 2011 17:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

Seth Morris--the guy who does Bob Ducca--is in that WTF sitcom pilot iirc. Wonder why Maron hasn't interviewed Morris yet.

President Keyes, Friday, 26 August 2011 17:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

Probably waiting until the pilot gets turned down so they'll have a lot more to talk about.

Johnny Fever, Friday, 26 August 2011 18:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

Today's episode with Sudeikis was generally good, didn't realize that guy was such an ass.

JUST KIDDING. He's as nice here as you'd think he would be. Never knew he was Norm's nephew!

Johnny Fever, Monday, 29 August 2011 17:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

watching the joan rivers doc last night made me wish she'd do wtf

hardcore oatmeal (Jordan), Monday, 29 August 2011 17:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, that would be great!

Johnny Fever, Monday, 29 August 2011 17:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

Jeselnik on Thursday...or, as I like to call him, creep who tried to bone my friend when she'd gotten drunk. WTF interviews even with people I don't like tend to be listenable, though, so I'm sure I'll tune in.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 29 August 2011 17:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

Who would you like to hear interviewed on WTF? I'm waiting for Steven Wright, Nick Offerman, Andy Daly (non-live), Andy Zaltman...

President Keyes, Monday, 29 August 2011 23:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

Emo Philips
Jerry Seinfeld
Tim Allen
Dick Van Dyke
Bill Cosby
Woody Allen
Carol Burnett
Julia Louis Dreyfus
Larry David
Roseanne Barr
Paula Poundstone

polyphonic, Monday, 29 August 2011 23:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

CHAPELLE
Chris Rock
Fey
Murphy
Farrell
wusshisname who did Arrested Development
Schwaltwelder
Some comedy prose writers
A comic poet or two?
Comedy playwrites?

gay socialists smoking mushrooms with their illegal gardeners (a hoy hoy), Monday, 29 August 2011 23:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

Mitchell Hurwitz?

Mordy, Monday, 29 August 2011 23:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

Bob Newhart

congratulations (n/a), Monday, 29 August 2011 23:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

personally i dont care so much about american comedy canon guys. Woody Allen would be sweet though.

Ian Hislop and other prominent Private Eye/satirical news types.

gay socialists smoking mushrooms with their illegal gardeners (a hoy hoy), Monday, 29 August 2011 23:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

The show has become a de facto oral history of comedy, so fill in the gaps. It won't take forever.

I'd rather hear from any canonical figure instead of another interview with a yet another guy who did coke with Kinison.

polyphonic, Monday, 29 August 2011 23:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

Ian Hislop and other prominent Private Eye/satirical news types.

this would be completely pointless, as Maron has no idea who they are, what they do, why it's funny, or any point of connection at all to their work

rude ragga beats from the F. U. Schnickens (sic), Tuesday, 30 August 2011 00:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

I don't know if Sudeikis was blowing smoke or not, but I'd love to hear Maron interview Lorne Michaels. SNL topics never get old for me, but especially if they were to come from Lorne.

I'd secretly hoped #200 would be Chappelle. I imagine he'll be on the show at some point. Roseanne would be great too.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 30 August 2011 00:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

IANUCCI: A lot of people think I'm so focussed on mocking news and media conventions because of a conscious and earned anger at the way information is twisted and devalued in our society, but really it's because a copy of The Sun blew into my pram when I was small and touched my genitals

rude ragga beats from the F. U. Schnickens (sic), Tuesday, 30 August 2011 00:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

pfft if wtf was just shit american comics like maron i'd have stopped listening already. it is the people he isn't used to or do something different that have been the most fascinating imo. And I don't see why a British satirical news paper would be so different to the guy who did The Realist or Onion writers.

gay socialists smoking mushrooms with their illegal gardeners (a hoy hoy), Tuesday, 30 August 2011 00:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

Maron has stated on numerous occasions that he appreciates but doesn't really "get" Brit humor. I doubt he's going to go out of his way to schedule interviews of that sort.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 30 August 2011 00:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

After listening to Fitzsimmons on WTF, I actually started listening to selected episodes of his own show. The interview with Natalie Manes from Dixie Chicks last April was a) hilarious and b) O_O

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 30 August 2011 00:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah the point was not so much 'it has to be hislop' as his kin.

gay socialists smoking mushrooms with their illegal gardeners (a hoy hoy), Tuesday, 30 August 2011 00:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

Just saying that I don't envision this podcast taking an international lean anytime in the near future, except for occasional live shows in other countries or impromptu interviews with new non-American comedian friends.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 30 August 2011 00:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

hence me citing someone non-Hislop in my hilarious theoretical scenario hoy hoy

rude ragga beats from the F. U. Schnickens (sic), Tuesday, 30 August 2011 00:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

i think ellen would be a good interview

Mordy, Tuesday, 30 August 2011 00:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'd listen.

Hell, I'd even listen to a Leno interview, but I'd be flipping my iPod a bird the whole time.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 30 August 2011 00:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

Leno would be must listen imo, assuming Maron doesn't get all polite

Mordy, Tuesday, 30 August 2011 00:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

It'd be fun to hear how Leno would react if he somehow let himself get cornered. I don't think his people would let him anywhere near WTF, though.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 30 August 2011 00:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

Letterman, on the other hand, wouldn't open up or be serious at all if he's not on his own turf. It would be a pointless interview.

Someday, someone will get a good interview out of him.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 30 August 2011 00:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

do not understand american talkshow tradition but still wonder what happened to arsenio hall

gay socialists smoking mushrooms with their illegal gardeners (a hoy hoy), Tuesday, 30 August 2011 00:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

and i obv only know arsenio hall for rap references

gay socialists smoking mushrooms with their illegal gardeners (a hoy hoy), Tuesday, 30 August 2011 00:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

have you seen Larry Sanders?

rude ragga beats from the F. U. Schnickens (sic), Tuesday, 30 August 2011 00:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

Arsenio situation isn't that complicated—a lot of the local tv affiliates that carried his show had to drop it when Letterman's show started on the national CBS network, and that essentially killed it off).

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 30 August 2011 00:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

ok but then he disappeared for 15 years?

I have seen the first season of Larry Sanders but its the backstage stuff I find funny, monologues and selling any celebrities shit every day is just RMDE@USA.

gay socialists smoking mushrooms with their illegal gardeners (a hoy hoy), Tuesday, 30 August 2011 00:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

do not understand american talkshow tradition but still wonder what happened to arsenio hall

He guest-hosted on Access Hollywood the other day and he legitimately looked like he hasn't aged at all. Very odd.

polyphonic, Tuesday, 30 August 2011 00:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

Well yeah, I don't know where he's been really since 1994. Arsenio would be a great WTF interview.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 30 August 2011 01:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

he did that Sammo Hung cop show, where halfway through they realised they should bring in a sidekick who could deliver some snappy dialogue, as the star couldn't actually speak English

presumably he went hiding for a bit after the talk show was axed, but also got paid enough for it that he's been able to live a comfortable middle-class life and doesn't have a desperate need to see his face on posters

rude ragga beats from the F. U. Schnickens (sic), Tuesday, 30 August 2011 01:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

Who would you like to hear interviewed on WTF? I'm waiting for Steven Wright, Nick Offerman, Andy Daly (non-live), Andy Zaltman...

Offerman on Kevin Pollock's podcast is A++++. Check it out if you haven't yet.

Stockhausen's Ekranoplan Quartet (Elvis Telecom), Tuesday, 30 August 2011 01:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

My WTF want list is...

Dennis Miller
Paula Poundstone
Brett Butler
Richard Belzer
Dan Aykroyd
Steven Wright
Judy Tenuta

Stockhausen's Ekranoplan Quartet (Elvis Telecom), Tuesday, 30 August 2011 01:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

Would love an hour with Belzer!

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 30 August 2011 02:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

Dennis Miller would be an insane interview. Doubt it'll ever happen though.

President Keyes, Tuesday, 30 August 2011 10:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

well maron is a fan of stewart lee so brit comedy isnt anathema to him. id love to hear him interview dylan moran.

Michael B, Tuesday, 30 August 2011 10:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

Lee isn't exactly 'Brit Comedy' as 'Alt Brit Comedy'.

gay socialists smoking mushrooms with their illegal gardeners (a hoy hoy), Tuesday, 30 August 2011 11:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

some of my favorite eps have been ones with guys i didn't really know about, like ron shock or eddie brill. i'll listen to any older guy who's been around the block a few times. albert brooks would be cool, or even jeff foxworthy or ron white. or judy tenuta.

He guest-hosted on Access Hollywood the other day and he legitimately looked like he hasn't aged at all. Very odd.

― polyphonic, Monday, August 29, 2011 8:59 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark

black dont crack

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_i_qxQztHRI (Princess TamTam), Tuesday, 30 August 2011 11:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

wrt leno i'd love to hear that ep, and i dont think maron would try to put the screws to him - i think he respects leno's old stand-up more than you guys do even if he isnt a fan of the tonight show, and i dont think it'd be hard for him to find a sympathetic angle

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_i_qxQztHRI (Princess TamTam), Tuesday, 30 August 2011 12:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah i bet a leno interview would be fairly amicable. maron was raving about that war for late night book for weeks, and after reading it, i actually had a little more sympathy for leno. he's a hack but a hard-working hack and i can't really blame him personally for anything that happened with the conan debacle. plus maron is never a dick to the famous guests.

i've been open about not liking maron much as a personality/comedian so keep that in mind but the idea of the maron/wtf sitcom sounds pretty awful.

congratulations (n/a), Tuesday, 30 August 2011 14:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

do not understand american talkshow tradition but still wonder what happened to arsenio hall

― gay socialists smoking mushrooms with their illegal gardeners (a hoy hoy), Monday, August 29, 2011 8:49 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark

Bill Carter's book (The War For Late Night) is a decent resource for what happened/didn't happen to Arsenio. It's largely forgotten now, but Hall was consistently beating Carson in the ratings in major markets in the late 80s/early 90s -- in some cases, crushing him. The fact that he vanished soon after is some combination of bewildering and fucked up.

shake it, shake it, sugary pee (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Tuesday, 30 August 2011 14:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

The Late Shift is the one about Letterman/Carson/Leno/Arsenio, The War for Late Night is the newer one about Conan and Leno

congratulations (n/a), Tuesday, 30 August 2011 14:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I'm still not very sold on Maron himself, he grates on me some times, particularly when he is doing his little pre-interview bits. But I do like how even the guests I couldn't really care less about turn out to be interesting listens. Like the recent Jimmy Shubert one was good, I liked hearing the stories about Kinison and Mitzi Shore between their fits of laughter. I figured I'd abandon that episode early.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Tuesday, 30 August 2011 14:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

xp Oops, you're right, but War For Late Night does have a bit of Arsenio backstory.

shake it, shake it, sugary pee (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Tuesday, 30 August 2011 14:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

I would love a few more Australians next time he travels there like
Wil Anderson
Paul McDermott
Tony Martin

Def. would love Chappelle
Joan Rivers would be killer
Ron White maybe, not for his comedy so much but just bc I hear a lot of comedians like him
Brett Butler would be great

Janet Snakehole (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 30 August 2011 18:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

listening to sudeikis, seems like a super nice guy obv but as far as episodes goes it's a bit dull

sonderangerbot, Tuesday, 30 August 2011 18:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

a lorne michaels episode would be pretty interesting though. hoping richard lewis could persuade larry david to do it as well.

sonderangerbot, Tuesday, 30 August 2011 18:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

Larry the Cable Guy would be interesting, if he had the balls to not use his character for the interview.

polyphonic, Tuesday, 30 August 2011 18:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

i don't think richard lewis cared about being on one way or the other

hardcore oatmeal (Jordan), Tuesday, 30 August 2011 18:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

As much as I'd love to hear a Lorne Michaels interview, I get the feeling he'd just stonewall Maron when he tried to delve into anything interesting/controversial.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Tuesday, 30 August 2011 18:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

Wil Anderson
Paul McDermott
Tony Martin

Fleet made sense bcz they have common ground to connect on, even without having known each other before. Anderson has no darkness beyond the aching trials of being a sex symbol and doing the same material for 15 years, McDermott hasn't been a comedian since '94 and has never ever displayed any interest in deconstructing or elucidating his persona, and Tony... well, he's opened up about his hideous family history of late in his two books, but still only where he sees an external gag in it, not to ~share~ anything -- and Maron would have to dig into 25 years of material including around 200 hours of radio highlights to find a reason to interview him.

rude ragga beats from the F. U. Schnickens (sic), Thursday, 1 September 2011 07:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

I bet Julia Sweeney would be good.

jaymc, Thursday, 1 September 2011 12:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

Stanhope was a pretty insubstantial interview today, yet a fun listen all the same.

I don't know, Stanhope's libertarian rambling revealed him to be kind of an asshole.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Thursday, 1 September 2011 14:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

I knew that going in. I guess I just gave him a pass since it was altogether mild.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 1 September 2011 14:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I didn't really know Doug Stanhope apart from his Louie guest-spot, and the interview didn't make me want to get to know him further.

jaymc, Thursday, 1 September 2011 14:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

same here (though i haven't seen the louie ep yet).

hardcore oatmeal (Jordan), Thursday, 1 September 2011 14:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

my #1 wtf wish is for him to pick off the rest of the kids in the hall

hardcore oatmeal (Jordan), Thursday, 1 September 2011 14:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

is Stanhope the guy who pops up on Charlie Brooker's Screenwipe occasionally?

gay socialists smoking mushrooms with their illegal gardeners (a hoy hoy), Thursday, 1 September 2011 14:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

he is, a hoy hoy. im in two minds about stanhope, he can be a great stand-up but sometimes he can pander to his moronic audience too much.

Michael B, Thursday, 1 September 2011 15:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

I listened to that Nick Offerman interview (on the Kevin Pollack show) recommended upthread. Good interview. That podcast is weird: lots of famous guests, who get to talk for 2 or 3 hours, but the host is such a non-presence, and you really do have to skip the first 15 minute of name droppiness.

President Keyes, Thursday, 15 September 2011 14:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yah, the Kevin Pollack show can be very hit or miss depending on the guest. He's great at keeping things moving but no surfaces are going to be peeled back.

Having said that, the Steven Tobolosky episode of the KP show may just be my fave podcast episode of anything

Stockhausen's Ekranoplan Quartet (Elvis Telecom), Friday, 16 September 2011 08:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

ooh ty, I <3 the Tobolowsky Files

robocop last year was a 'shop (sic), Friday, 16 September 2011 14:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

I like the turn towards actor interviews this week! Jon Hamm (which was great) and Bryan Cranston (which I just began listening to) are, I hope, just the beginning of a new strand of WTF guests.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 6 October 2011 15:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

one of marc's intros this week was so emasculating it was hard to listen to. like in one intro he talked about over obsessing about his body, about being too scared of dead animals to dispose of them himself, and about his fanboy crush on jon hamm.

Mordy, Thursday, 6 October 2011 15:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

i skip the intros now without even beginng to listen to them. find all of them hard to listen to.

mizzell, Thursday, 6 October 2011 15:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

Lol I like them a lot, but then again I'm screwed up in a lot of the same ways so I just think it's nice to hear someone else say those things.

ENERGY FOOD (en i see kay), Thursday, 6 October 2011 17:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

Hamm and Cranston may be "actors," but both of them have demonstrated pretty ace comedy chops. The Cranston interview is pretty fun.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 6 October 2011 17:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

Cranston is such a natural storyteller. Hamm to a lesser degree, but Cranston, fuck he's like my Dad & his friends, just wind him up & watch him go. Great stuff.

Janet Snakehole (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 6 October 2011 18:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

i loved the recent ira glass live one. ira has to be the only jew in the world who doesn't think about what food will make him poop better.

hardcore oatmeal (Jordan), Thursday, 6 October 2011 18:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

I just listened to the Cranston one at lunch, and man, I love that guy.

DSMOS has arrived (kenan), Thursday, 6 October 2011 19:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

Are there Breaking Bad spoilers on the Cranston episode? I've still only seen the first few episodes.

jaymc, Thursday, 6 October 2011 19:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

First few episodes of Breaking Bad, that is.

jaymc, Thursday, 6 October 2011 19:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

There are enough spoilers, or intimations of spoilers, that I would just avoid.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 6 October 2011 19:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, that's what I figured, thanks.

jaymc, Thursday, 6 October 2011 19:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

so we just skipping over lisa lampanelli hmmmm lol. she kinda conforms to the best-case-scenario of what i thought she was really like as a person and their rapport and comedy shoptalk made for a damn good show

tremendoid, Thursday, 6 October 2011 23:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

thought the jon hamm show was boring but i never watched mad men

tremendoid, Thursday, 6 October 2011 23:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

I love Mad Men and Jon Hamm, but I have to admit that that episode mostly coasted on Hamm's general likeability.

jaymc, Thursday, 6 October 2011 23:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

Didn't intentionally skip over Lisa's episode, thread-wise. I just didn't think about posting when she was on. You're right, though. I like her a lot more now after her convo with Maron than I did before I heard it.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 6 October 2011 23:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

I turned off her episode.

polyphonic, Friday, 7 October 2011 00:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

xp i was just playing i heard it by 'accident' anyway. my sensibilities are back safely under glass

tremendoid, Friday, 7 October 2011 00:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

The Lampanelli one weirded me out when she asked "Do you think I'll go down in history as one of the all time greats?" and I was asking, "Who the heck are you?"

President Keyes, Friday, 7 October 2011 01:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

I didn't even listen to that one because I think Lampanelli's gross.

DaTruf (Nicole), Friday, 7 October 2011 01:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

all time great what? comedy central roasters?

Mordy, Friday, 7 October 2011 01:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah I don't get her.

Janet Snakehole (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 7 October 2011 01:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

I saw some slivers of humanity in her, so whatever. I liked it and liked her on the show.

Johnny Fever, Friday, 7 October 2011 01:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah and marc toootally bs'ed her w/o skipping a beat the way one enthusiastically says YES i WILL be at yr party next week

tremendoid, Friday, 7 October 2011 01:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

Lampanelli (who I like anyway) was another good piece in the mosaic that is Marc Maron facing his past. It's what makes this podcast a little like an HBO serial. He talked in one or two earlier podcasts about how angry she was when she was teaching, and so now she gets her say.

per metal injection (Eazy), Saturday, 8 October 2011 16:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

that's the flimsiest excuse for a thinkpiece ever. "what, 3 neurotic, self-deprecating comedians all made jokes about being in bad shape? I SMELL A TREND COMING ON!"

just imagine if that writer ever discovers jim gaffigan

xpost

shiroimarkershoes (some dude), Saturday, 8 October 2011 16:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

I've only ever heard of Lisa Lampanelli bcz of the first time she was on WTF

front-man for British post-punk turned pop chart-topper’s, Scritti Polliti (sic), Sunday, 9 October 2011 00:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

I only heard of her recently when watching clips of the disastrous Chevy Chase roast.

per metal injection (Eazy), Sunday, 9 October 2011 03:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

everything i've heard by lampanelli was so painfully unfunny it made me feel embarrassed for her

Like Iraq (latebloomer), Sunday, 9 October 2011 04:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

Not for all tastes, but

per metal injection (Eazy), Sunday, 9 October 2011 04:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

listened to the Lampanelli ep this afternoon and loooooool at her plaintively asking if Maron believes that she'll be thought of as "one of the greats" after she dies

front-man for British post-punk turned pop chart-topper’s, Scritti Polliti (sic), Sunday, 9 October 2011 10:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

i guess comedians love her? idgi

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Sunday, 9 October 2011 16:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

the norm interview was totally endearing

hardcore oatmeal (Jordan), Thursday, 20 October 2011 14:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, Norm was great classic WTF.

sean gramophone, Thursday, 20 October 2011 14:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

he still creeps me out

mizzell, Thursday, 20 October 2011 14:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

norm or marc?

the men who glare at stoats (sic), Thursday, 20 October 2011 23:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

norm

mizzell, Thursday, 20 October 2011 23:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

Loved the Norm interview. Thought the spirituality discussion was fascinating...when Maron had been talking about Evangelicals earlier in the interview and Norm steered him off I was like, huh, I didn't know Norm was religious...so it was cool to hear him talk about that. Fucking great conversation between the two of them though. Found Norm very loveable.

Hannibal Burress interview was pretty cool too. He's such a happy, chill kinda dude.

Janet Snakehole (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 21 October 2011 01:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

listened to the stanhope interview last night and wow he comes off as a dick

Ravaging Rick Rude (a hoy hoy), Friday, 21 October 2011 06:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

Elaborate? That interview barely left an impression on me. I thought it just sounded like two friends hanging out.

polyphonic, Friday, 21 October 2011 06:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

all that libertarian 'hey fuck children and paying taxes and anything else in this world but myself but i'm not selfish honest. also i do jokes about rape fist fucking a girl in their cunt but i don't find it funny'

Ravaging Rick Rude (a hoy hoy), Friday, 21 October 2011 12:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

Carrot Top's Yes Man pretty much ruined that interview.

President Keyes, Wednesday, 26 October 2011 00:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

agree that guy was horrible but it was prob not going anywhere interesting anyway

johnny crunch, Wednesday, 26 October 2011 00:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

Right? I didn't imagine it was going to be anything but superficial, but why the hell did his opener/friend have to defend his honor every five minutes like his mother?

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 26 October 2011 01:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

It was kinda hard to listen to, the level of awkwardness. Co-dependent relationship 101.

Janet Snakehole (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 26 October 2011 01:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

The only thing I could think of to explain it is that Carrot Top has one hell of a temper. I mean, why else would this dude be smoothing shit over every 10 seconds. Reminded me of the way I was with my Mum when I was a kid.

Janet Snakehole (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 26 October 2011 01:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

I can see that, but I never thought Marc was veering towards being a dick in the interview (except for when dude's prop jokes flatlined in the car on the way over). Carrot Top seemed perfectly at ease taking a few jabs and carrying on. Friend dude probably has some issues of his own.

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 26 October 2011 01:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah that might be more of it. I agre, I didn't get a dickish vibe from Maron either. But there was an awful lot of scurrying going on. Fuckin weird is what that whole thing was.

Janet Snakehole (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 26 October 2011 01:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

the norm interview was fucking great. maybe the funniest ep i've heard, but really penetrating too. loved when they tore into roasts.

The sham nation of Israel should be destroyed. (Princess TamTam), Wednesday, 26 October 2011 20:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

Carrot Top's pal interrupted too much. Couldn't take it.

polyphonic, Wednesday, 26 October 2011 20:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

Loved the Norm interview. Thought the spirituality discussion was fascinating...when Maron had been talking about Evangelicals earlier in the interview and Norm steered him off I was like, huh, I didn't know Norm was religious...so it was cool to hear him talk about that. Fucking great conversation between the two of them though. Found Norm very loveable.

Hannibal Burress interview was pretty cool too. He's such a happy, chill kinda dude.

― Janet Snakehole (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, October 20, 2011 9:42 PM (6 days ago) Bookmark

I haven't heard this ep but saw Norm live over the summer and he slipped a lot of stuff in his act that made it clear that he's pretty religious, yeah.

Hung out with HB for a bit last year after a show. He got wasted and dished on 30 Rock cast. He was great and indeed very chill and happy.

Juggy Brottleteen (ENBB), Wednesday, 26 October 2011 21:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

Was irrationally hoping that Hannibal would mention that I booked him at a variety show I hosted back in 2004.

A Lip in the Blandscape (jaymc), Wednesday, 26 October 2011 23:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

Maybe it's in the bonus material for premium subscribers :)

Janet Snakehole (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 26 October 2011 23:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

That Steve Almond interview was okay, though he has mostly ILM-unfriendly opinions.

President Keyes, Thursday, 27 October 2011 19:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

Not even sure who that dude is, so I haven't gotten around to it yet.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 27 October 2011 19:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

He's a fiction writer, though he also has a book about rock music. And he doesn't like marketing.

President Keyes, Thursday, 27 October 2011 19:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

I still don't know who he is even after reading his Wikipedia page.

polyphonic, Thursday, 27 October 2011 19:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

And he sneered about Marc getting dragged to an Iron Maiden show.

President Keyes, Thursday, 27 October 2011 19:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

almond's a p big idiot, one of those writers who teaches at different writing conferences

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Thursday, 27 October 2011 19:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

the one thing I read of his was about how great the foo fighters are in a southwest airlines magazine

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Thursday, 27 October 2011 19:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

hah. his stuff against marketing just comes off as juvenile imo

johnny crunch, Thursday, 27 October 2011 19:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

Uh oh. Iron Maiden sneering? Maybe I'll wait til i'm calm & sleepy to listen.

Janet Snakehole (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 27 October 2011 19:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

x-post Yeah, I was thinking, "Are you 20 years old?"

President Keyes, Thursday, 27 October 2011 20:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

10 minutes in, and I already want to punch this asshole.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 27 October 2011 21:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

uh oh

Janet Snakehole (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 27 October 2011 21:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah i think i'm just skipping wtf this week

this is unusual for batman. (Jordan), Thursday, 27 October 2011 21:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'll try it tomorrow but it sounds iffy

Janet Snakehole (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 27 October 2011 22:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

Almond is lame, too much on a poor man's David Foster Wallace thing, but Maron is at least engaged in this one 9as opposed to the Carrot Top fiasco), and he has to try to defend his love for the fucking Keith Richards autobio (even though I hate Almond's take on the Stones.)

President Keyes, Thursday, 27 October 2011 22:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

haha, when maron is riding to carrot top's house and the dude is describing all these racist prop comedy bits, the flipdown "black guy" mask, the angry birds border jumper sombrero.... it's breathtaking.

dylannn, Friday, 28 October 2011 04:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

wow norm macdonald episode was like almost my ideal wtf episode. so good.

congratulations (n/a), Friday, 28 October 2011 15:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

Thurs : Chris Rock

^_^

johnny crunch, Monday, 31 October 2011 12:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

Just started it, hope it's as great as it should be!

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 3 November 2011 14:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

Eeee! I can't wait. Hope it's good.

Janet Snakehole (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 3 November 2011 15:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

maron was being a real dick to scott adsit

mizzell, Thursday, 3 November 2011 16:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

I haven't finished Monday's live ep, so I need to go back and hear that and try to figure out why.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 3 November 2011 16:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

jeez, comics are thriving with material on pushing 50 and getting fat? Time for me to hit the comeback trail.

Dr Morbois de Bologne (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 3 November 2011 16:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

wow norm macdonald episode was like almost my ideal wtf episode. so good.

This.

DSMOS has arrived (kenan), Thursday, 3 November 2011 17:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

Finding Maron really funny on the live show from this week ... guess that's a strange observation about a comedian but it's not what I usually get out of his program. Liking it.

Norm episode was excellent.

boxall, Friday, 4 November 2011 02:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

i kind of think it's a shame that so many people know him solely as an interviewer, he actually is a pretty funny comic!

prettyliketynandelong (some dude), Friday, 4 November 2011 02:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

idk i listened to the norm one and the intro (just him) was annoying. also his digression into self-aggrandizing political rants during the interview. it was still great tho, overall.

zvookster, Friday, 4 November 2011 02:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

His stand-up is great, but I don't like his pre-interview bits.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Friday, 4 November 2011 04:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

his digression into self-aggrandizing political rants during the interview

tbf, that's the first time he's done that in eons.

Johnny Fever, Friday, 4 November 2011 04:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

I dug the Chris Rock interview. Not really anything necessarily new...I just liked hearing him talk at length, I guess.

Really want to watch footage of his dinner with Woody Allen though....

Janet Snakehole (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 4 November 2011 05:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

I really dug the Rock and Hamm interviews I listened to last night, need to catch up with like the past 10 though.

One thing I'd like to say- I don't give a shit about American stand up, bar a few guys, I just don't find it funny. I mostly just listen because I like the stories and whatever. Anyone else feel that?

a hoy hoy, Friday, 4 November 2011 08:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah, pretty much

Michael B Higgins (Michael B), Friday, 4 November 2011 10:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

I don't give a shit about American stand up, bar a few guys, I just don't find it funny

so you're into...british standup? canadian?

loved the chris rock one btw.

this is unusual for batman. (Jordan), Friday, 4 November 2011 14:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

Norwegian stand-up is where its at.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Friday, 4 November 2011 14:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

well for me i like oswalt and louis CK but im not hugely into stand up or anything. a lot of the names he mentions dont register with me at all. ive never heard dave atell's stand up or jim norton for instance.

Michael B Higgins (Michael B), Friday, 4 November 2011 14:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

Atell is funny, but in a "omg I can't believe I'm laughing at this awful shit" funny. Jim Norton is just an asshole.

Johnny Fever, Friday, 4 November 2011 14:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

*way

Johnny Fever, Friday, 4 November 2011 14:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

i don't pay attention to stand-up at all, but i have always liked comedian shop talk and behind the scenes hollywood stories, which is why i listen

mizzell, Friday, 4 November 2011 15:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

I don't really watch any stand-up these days. I think I prefer to encounter people like Oswalt, CK, or Nick Kroll on Comedy Bang Bang or Parks & Rec than to seek out their stand-up. (Though I'd likely go to a Paul F. Tompkins live show.) Too much insistent loud voice stuff. But I watched a lot of Comedy Central in the early 90s, so I know who most of Maron's guests are.

President Keyes, Friday, 4 November 2011 16:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

Too much insistent loud voice stuff.

^^This. I kinda like Doug Stanhope as well though

Michael B Higgins (Michael B), Friday, 4 November 2011 16:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

I just watched a bit of Jim Norton on youtube. An asshole indeed.

Michael B Higgins (Michael B), Friday, 4 November 2011 16:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

The Chris Rock episode bored me almost to sleep until about the 45 minute mark, when he gets into, "When you have know ambition, you don't really feel racism. When you start wanting to do shit..." That's where the interview got interesting for me. Before that, it was just blah blah Eddie Murphy blah blah.

DSMOS has arrived (kenan), Friday, 4 November 2011 16:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

Um, make that, "NO ambition."

DSMOS has arrived (kenan), Friday, 4 November 2011 16:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol @ "NOTHING is blacker than james brown." (when talking about crossover appeal back in the day vs now)

this is unusual for batman. (Jordan), Friday, 4 November 2011 16:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

Well I much prefer guys like Lee & Herring and guys who challange the audience to think, as opposed to 'hey guys ever wondered why [observation] isnt that crazy?' that is p much 99% of american humour (and has unfortunately taken over british comedy recently). i guess it is 'why did american comedy have to make seinfeld their jesus instead of some weirdo meth freak like pryor'.

a hoy hoy, Friday, 4 November 2011 17:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

Pryor not being a meth freak notwithstanding, he wasn't American comedy's Jesus. He was God. He was the Miles Davis of Comedy. Seinfeld's the Dave Brubeck of comedy.

Tarfumes The Escape Goat, Friday, 4 November 2011 17:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

sorry freebase freak.

a hoy hoy, Friday, 4 November 2011 17:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

Seinfeld's the Dave Brubeck of comedy.

yes and then everyone made shit soft jazz comedy records instead of challanging themselves.

a hoy hoy, Friday, 4 November 2011 17:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

Cosby = Louis Armstrong?

and Bob Hope is obv WC Handy.

Dr Morbois de Bologne (Dr Morbius), Friday, 4 November 2011 17:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

Even the more broad, mainstream-friendly comics like Seinfeld and Foxworthy aren't complete wastes of time imo. There's enough comedy out there at this point that you can go from one thing to the other just like music without having to choose teams.

Johnny Fever, Friday, 4 November 2011 17:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

i don't pay attention to stand-up at all, but i have always liked comedian shop talk and behind the scenes hollywood stories, which is why i listen

― mizzell, Friday, November 4, 2011 11:08 AM (2 hours ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

u might like "making it" w/ riki lindhome. good stories of how ppl start out in the biz, etc. the one w/ ben schwartz is partic entertaining & he talks basically breathlessly for an hour+

johnny crunch, Friday, 4 November 2011 18:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

Johnny Fever otm. Also there's a lot more variety once you actually start looking. Check out someone like, I dunno, Reggie Watts if observational's not your gig.

Janet Snakehole (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 4 November 2011 18:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

Also, the comics who closely follow Seinfeld in tone/content seem to be in it as much (or more) for the sitcom-down-the-road as for the standup. It's like Rock telling Maron about his ambition to be at the level of Richard Jeni or George Wallace; Rock truly loves standup, and never saw it as a necessary evil on his way to something bigger. Pryor's massive influence on comedy is inescapable; it's just not necessarily going to be found within a narrow swath of popular mainstream tv shows.

Tarfumes The Escape Goat, Friday, 4 November 2011 18:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol never spoke about sitcoms in my lack-of-caring-about-american-comedy

a hoy hoy, Friday, 4 November 2011 19:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

i feel like stand up may be the thing that closest resembles my love of wrestling tho. there isnt much else where you could have a weird passive aggresive dude like maron succeed in an entertaining way actively berating the audience and challanging people to dispise him or think about what a mess he has created. and maybe thats why i dislike most american stand up i see. everyone wants to be the next seinfeld (hogan) on top, you never see a guy try to be comedy's version of terry funk.

a hoy hoy, Friday, 4 November 2011 19:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

something something andy kaufman something something

a hoy hoy, Friday, 4 November 2011 19:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

I know. What I was addressing was the influence of Seinfeld vs. that of Pryor, and how it plays/played out in the culture. The comics who wanted to be like Seinfeld were naturally going to be more accessible in mainstream terms (because of the material and because of careerist aspirations) than comics heavily influenced by Pryor.

xxp

Tarfumes The Escape Goat, Friday, 4 November 2011 19:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

No-one really seems heavily influenced by Pryor though imo. You don't ever really find people doing updated versions of weird things like the Prison Play bit or whatever. Most you usually get is the 'oh shit that's gonna piss off cosby' influence.

a hoy hoy, Friday, 4 November 2011 19:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

I can't think of anyone now who's a direct descendent of Pryor's style, but the thing Pryor did was open the back door of stand-up and sneak all these individual freestyle comics in who took comedy in so many different directions. Seinfeld/Romano/Foxworthy/etc. are all traditionalists for the most part, the kind who could end up in Vegas if they wanted to and are welcome on late night tv. Other guys like Oswalt/Burress/Louis CK/etc. are the kind that will be revered one day like Pryor is now.

Johnny Fever, Friday, 4 November 2011 19:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

I've seen none of those dudes live cept Oswalt, but oh my, "revered one day like Pryor" is a tall order.

Dr Morbois de Bologne (Dr Morbius), Friday, 4 November 2011 20:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

True. Some hyperbole/wishful thinking on my part.

Johnny Fever, Friday, 4 November 2011 20:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

You guys are peddling some strange analogies today.

polyphonic, Friday, 4 November 2011 20:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

Pryor's influence today is less about direct echoes of his work (although, that's a large part of it: Sykes, Rock, Morgan, CK, etc.) and more about how he allowed comics to do things they wouldn't have thought to do otherwise.

It's like how Miles Davis' style was so pervasive that trumpeters in symphony orchestras had to change their way of playing; they may not be playing like Miles, necessarily, but they're approaching the trumpet differently because of Miles.

Tarfumes The Escape Goat, Friday, 4 November 2011 20:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

Who is the Carrot Top of jazz?

polyphonic, Friday, 4 November 2011 20:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

^ that's what I was trying to say, but I'm stupid. xp

Johnny Fever, Friday, 4 November 2011 20:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

Other guys like Oswalt/Burress/Louis CK/etc. are the kind that will be revered one day like Pryor is now.

Maybe CK.

Mordy, Friday, 4 November 2011 20:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

Who is the Carrot Top of jazz?

John Zorn

Tarfumes The Escape Goat, Friday, 4 November 2011 20:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

Kenny G?

Janet Snakehole (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 4 November 2011 20:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol @ "NOTHING is blacker than james brown." (when talking about crossover appeal back in the day vs now)

― this is unusual for batman. (Jordan), Friday, November 4, 2011 4:48 PM (4 hours ago) Bookmark

could james brown write a song so black even he could not riff on it

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Friday, 4 November 2011 21:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

Seinfeld's the Dave Brubeck of comedy.

yes and then everyone made shit soft jazz comedy records instead of challanging themselves.

― a hoy hoy, Friday, November 4, 2011 12:53 PM (3 hours ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

super talented and unfairly maligned by cool ppl?

the 500 gats of bartholomew thuggins (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 4 November 2011 21:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

The only stand-up I've seen done live is George Carlin and Lewis Black. The Carlin show was absolutely sublime, just so thrilled I got a chance to see him in person.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Friday, 4 November 2011 22:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

I saw Bill Cosby live. The material wasn't as good as "Himself" (which is probably the best set of stand-up material ever put together in one place ever, so the comparison is almost unfair), but he worked the crowd in a way I will never forget. I don't remember any one punchline, but I was sore from laughing the next morning. He absolutely slayed the Houston Astrodome. When you can work a crowd of 62,000 people, brother, you know what you're doing.

DSMOS has arrived (kenan), Saturday, 5 November 2011 07:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

Cosby = Louis Armstrong?

Maybe, except instead of getting all righteous (self-righteous?) in his old age, Louis Armstrong discovered the magic of laxatives.

DSMOS has arrived (kenan), Saturday, 5 November 2011 07:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

And weed.

Tarfumes The Escape Goat, Saturday, 5 November 2011 12:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

Rainn Wilson is a good guy. I'd kick it with him anytime. The WTF interview today wasn't eye-opening or anything, but wholly pleasant.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 7 November 2011 18:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

there will always be middle-of-the-roaders in comedy (and i happen to think seinfeld is a pretty great standup, even if his material is i dunno mild). its not like if he never existed everyone would be richard pryors

the jazz zinger (s1ocki), Monday, 7 November 2011 18:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

Cosby = Louis Armstrong?

Read this as Cosby = Louie Anderson -- really confused for a sec and tried REAL hard to make the comparison "work" in my head

Alderaan Duran (Will M.), Wednesday, 16 November 2011 06:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

Finally listened to the Stamatolpoulos episode - damn he's a cool dude.

Enjoyed Adam Scott, inoffensive, kinda quirky...the nicotine lozenge discussions were kinda funny.

Janet Snakehole (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 16 November 2011 06:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

does he discuss triangle face syndrome?

GOIT BUZZ TOYS (a hoy hoy), Wednesday, 16 November 2011 18:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

iirc, his answers were pretty obtuse.

Let A Man Come In And Do The Cop Porn (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Wednesday, 16 November 2011 19:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

he's pretty "acute" ;)

congratulations (n/a), Wednesday, 16 November 2011 19:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

When he's in the kitchen finishing up the eggs benedicts I bet he helpfully says "I sauce all 'ese"

polyphonic, Wednesday, 16 November 2011 19:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

...cos he is pretty tan.

Janet Snakehole (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 16 November 2011 19:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

Letterman's ex on tomorrow

President Keyes, Wednesday, 16 November 2011 23:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

Merrill Markoe? If so, I'm sure he's going to ask nothing about her comedy writing, comedy performing or showbusiness development career, and define her solely through a romantic relationship she was in over twenty-three years ago.

Θ ̨Θƪ (sic), Thursday, 17 November 2011 00:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

Hopefully he'll get around to doing an episode with Andy Prieboy's girlfriend sometime.

Θ ̨Θƪ (sic), Thursday, 17 November 2011 00:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

^think maron was consciously wary of this crit & didnt try and dig too deep; i think theres a clear difference when marons talking to or abt someone he truly admires/respects vs you know a dane cook or w/e where hes gonna press/pry more

overall i thought this was a v good conversation, merrill seems p cool

johnny crunch, Thursday, 17 November 2011 14:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

Still haven't listened to Merrill's ep yet (will do that sometime today), but so happy that Mary Lynn Rajskub is on Monday's show!

Johnny Fever, Friday, 18 November 2011 16:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

dr. Steve episode had me crying like a girl - on the way to a job interview. hell, before the talk to dr. steve! just maron at the start. fucking hell this show can be rough. (luckily i pulled myself together, having turned up an hour early, at a pub on the corner.)

but yeah, WARNING if you haven't listened to it.

Aesop Rizzle (a hoy hoy), Wednesday, 25 January 2012 18:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

it basically hit me so quick that there was no point turning it off. usually maron rambling at the start leads you in, prepares you and you know if you need to save the actual interview for a later date. but it was maron who had me going!

Aesop Rizzle (a hoy hoy), Wednesday, 25 January 2012 18:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

I've been meaning to listen to that one, I love Dr Steve!

The Ralphie May episode was really good, he has a great attitude despite some of the shitty things that've happened. And Steven Wright was a
a delight, that whole conversation just made me grin like an idiot. What a sweet man.

Janet Snakehole (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 25 January 2012 18:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

I did not know about the Ralphie accident as a teen! Damn.

EZ Snappin, Wednesday, 25 January 2012 18:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

i think i make the mistake of trying to listen to them in order. i dont really know who 85% of the comedians are, so i don't know if it is going to be funny, sad, historical, political etc.

like the one w/ lettermans old head writer/girlfriend was terrific! Merrill Merkoe. Should google, her voice sounded familiar.

Aesop Rizzle (a hoy hoy), Wednesday, 25 January 2012 18:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

I like to listen in order too...I am still recovering from listening to Todd Hanson in the car, holy fuck

Janet Snakehole (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 25 January 2012 18:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh shit his story was too much.

dr. steve was on that level fyi.

Aesop Rizzle (a hoy hoy), Wednesday, 25 January 2012 18:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

there have been some good one lately for sure, but god damn, i couldn't get through five minutes of that bert kreisher dude.

the third kind of dubstep (Jordan), Wednesday, 25 January 2012 18:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

I had to stop Stoller, his voice was too unbearably shrill for me. Also his whine just...nails on a chalkboard

Janet Snakehole (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 25 January 2012 18:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah Bert Kreisher was unbearable.

polyphonic, Wednesday, 25 January 2012 18:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

Todd Glass was pretty interesting. Felt like Maron did some good interviewing, trying to get Todd to drill down into his discomfort.

Janet Snakehole (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 25 January 2012 18:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

I haven't listened to Kreischer...now I am glad, lol

Janet Snakehole (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 25 January 2012 18:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

whats the russell brand one like? i havent listened to any wtf's in a while.

Michael B Higgins (Michael B), Wednesday, 25 January 2012 18:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

I enjoyed the Russell Brand one more than his comedy. Came across as bright and affable.

EZ Snappin, Wednesday, 25 January 2012 18:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

I am so far behind on these.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Wednesday, 25 January 2012 19:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, Russell Brand was really good. I thought I hated him, but hearing him talk without watching him be all twitchy helps a lot.

Janet Snakehole (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 25 January 2012 19:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

definitely. russ brand seems really smart & reasonably thoughtful. i begrudge his success far less than previously had

johnny crunch, Wednesday, 25 January 2012 19:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

His persona is so overwhelming it's sad. Russell Brand the person seems like an interesting guy.

EZ Snappin, Wednesday, 25 January 2012 19:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

He's very quick too, I loved his riffs with Maron

Janet Snakehole (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 25 January 2012 19:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

The Russell Peters one was interesting too--the guy is playing arenas and works outside of Maron's personal heirarchy, that he seemed dumbfounded, while also doing a good interview.

do you not like slouching? (Eazy), Wednesday, 25 January 2012 19:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

(P.S. I can't write today.)

do you not like slouching? (Eazy), Wednesday, 25 January 2012 19:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

tbh russell brand was russell brand. but the russell brand of his radio show or halfway thru a season of big brother, not the guy you see in the papers or at scripted hyper show.

Aesop Rizzle (a hoy hoy), Wednesday, 25 January 2012 20:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

really great eps lately; feel like maron's doing much better at connecting with (bigger) celebrities.

the ralphie one was wonderful. love that i can love a conversation so much even when i don't know the interviewee at all.

sean gramophone, Wednesday, 25 January 2012 20:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

his interviewing is improving, you can tell he's listening a lot more

Janet Snakehole (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 25 January 2012 20:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

it works best when people talk about subjects he is interested in or is knowledgable about. i've got the donald glover one soon and i bet that is super awkward, tbh, because they seem worlds apart in what interests and inspires them.

Aesop Rizzle (a hoy hoy), Wednesday, 25 January 2012 20:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

Nah, the Glover one is good.

polyphonic, Wednesday, 25 January 2012 20:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

i didn't really like the Glover one. Glover comes off as pretty unlikable weirdly. i mean, not that he does or says anything unlikable but more that his demeanor was kinda -- trying too hard maybe? Or just awkward?

Mordy, Wednesday, 25 January 2012 20:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

haha Ralphie named his daughter April June May

mizzell, Wednesday, 25 January 2012 20:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

i dont think he got that right

Aesop Rizzle (a hoy hoy), Wednesday, 25 January 2012 20:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

Ralphie May seemed super prepared for that interview. As in: these are my WTF-compatible stories. I think it was the lowest Maron to guest speaking ratio of any episode--mostly Marc saying, "Really?" "Those guys sound like dicks." etc. Still, enjoyable interview.

Stephen Wright wasn't all that revealing or interesting a guest, but he's Stephen fucking Wright, so it was awesome to hear.

President Keyes, Wednesday, 25 January 2012 23:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

^^^ otm re Steven Wright

Janet Snakehole (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 25 January 2012 23:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh wait, I did find him interesting so *partly* otm :)

Janet Snakehole (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 25 January 2012 23:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

What I really loved about the Todd Glass interview was how it was so in-line with how young people think and react when they are finally coming to terms with themselves, but with added benefit/anger/experience of having an adult's perspective. That shit about not being able to hold someone else's hand really resonated for me. I sort of haven't been able to stop thinking about that interview for the past week.

all the other twinks with their fucked up dicks (billy), Thursday, 26 January 2012 02:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I liked that too, how real it was. It made me feel for him that he sort of hung onto "I'm doing this for the kids" like a safety blanket...not that it wasn't a really good motivation but through the interview it was almost like a tic, like he really needed that to talk about himself, how in his mind if he did it this way it'd be okay, he'd be safe somehow.

I'd only come across him a few months ago on another podcast and had found him very sort of animated and almost like a man-child in a way. Maron was right about how it's about as focused as you'll ever hear him.

Janet Snakehole (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 26 January 2012 02:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

Oh yeah, "I'm doing this for the kids" as safety blanket is really otm. It's also incredibly poignant, I think, especially considering how often he reverts to juxtaposing kids today (i.e. that story about seeing those two boys in Boston) with his own youth, where he almost seems apologetic when he says that he was ok and his family loved him, AND YET the obvious anger when he says he "didn't get to have a youth."

I also loved Maron, being his close friend, expressing surprise and gratitude at this whole new side of him that he can finally talk about. That's always a response I like hearing, though it's not as prevalent obv: this idea that when someone comes out, their friends have this new aspect of their personality to get to know. It can be a wonderfully intimate thing.

all the other twinks with their fucked up dicks (billy), Thursday, 26 January 2012 02:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, absolutely. The stuff he kept going back to about his parents actually did get me thinking, that in a way a supportive household is good, and sure he *should* be comfortable with his sexuality but it just highlights that disconnect that you can't just be gay in your own house, that from what he saw or the way he interpreted everything outside of his house, he could absolutely NOT be gay. And really, it kind of drives home what a huge *mental* leap it is to come out. Not just wrestling with your family and friends being okay with it, but you yourself being okay with it.

I could talk about it for hours, I was very moved by the psychological insights of that interview. Which is kind of gross-sounding, I don't mean to sound like a scientist and a labrat but it made me think a lot about my gay friends.

My husband kind of laughed at me when I told him about the Glass interview, he had never heard of him and was like 'he came out on a podcast, wtf'...but that's the thing. It wasn't even the actual coming out that was notable, as the process, and the emotions of doing that laid out right in front of you, which is something a lot of people might not have much experience with. Including me.

Anyway, tl; dr

Janet Snakehole (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 26 January 2012 04:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

I was having dinner with my recently-divorced friend and we were talking about movies we'd seen in the past few months; I brought up the British film Weekend, which was a nice segue into talking about the Todd Glass interview as they both deal with the politicized aspects of identity--of public v. private, marginalization from "mainstream" as well as the marginalization within the "mainstream" of one's own subculture, and the discomfort of straddling complex social lines.

Really when I say that I haven't been able to stop thinking about Glass it's because of how his emotions remind me of my own when I was coming out at 18, and so in a cyclical way it makes me relive a lot of my own coming-out process and its attendant anger and activist tendencies and ambiguity.

I don't know that it's gross-sounding to be moved by the interview; I feel like why it's so special is because we've been inundated with many rote "coming out" narratives, but none of them seem to have gone into such in-depth analysis of someone's neuroses (I mean, he still has trouble saying "gay"!). It was really thrilling because you hardly ever experience someone figuring out themselves right in front you, and finding the words to say all those things he has never been able to.

all the other twinks with their fucked up dicks (billy), Thursday, 26 January 2012 05:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

I really enjoyed both Todd's and Bert's episode. Bert I knew about from his constant appearances on Jay Mohr's show.

Put another Juggle in, in the Juggalodeon (kingfish), Thursday, 26 January 2012 05:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

xpost, Yes, you nailed it.
It was interesting how he wrestled with the idea of the 'femme' gay, vs how he saw himself...there was definitely an otherness there, that somehow his own 'type' of gayness was quite separate from "that".

Janet Snakehole (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 26 January 2012 05:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

please sban me for overuse of airquotes

Janet Snakehole (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 26 January 2012 05:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

done :)

Aesop Rizzle (a hoy hoy), Thursday, 26 January 2012 06:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

Pete Holmes' laugh gets under my skin fer some reason. I can never tell it apart from somebody faking it.

Put another Juggle in, in the Juggalodeon (kingfish), Thursday, 26 January 2012 06:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

xpost thanks hoy

Janet Snakehole (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 26 January 2012 06:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

its my pleasure :)

(i didnt rlly and never could!)

Aesop Rizzle (a hoy hoy), Thursday, 26 January 2012 06:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

never say never, lol

Janet Snakehole (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 26 January 2012 06:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

paul feig's voice sounds like weird al

johnny crunch, Thursday, 26 January 2012 12:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

It was really thrilling because you hardly ever experience someone figuring out themselves right in front you, and finding the words to say all those things he has never been able to.

OTMFM. What a great episode. I want to talk about it for hours.

cue "White Rabbit" (kenan), Thursday, 26 January 2012 21:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm glad I'm not the only one! Have y'all heard his "follow-up" on his own podcast? In some ways it's much less interesting because it doesn't have that same sense of urgency, even if it has his same manic passion. There is a bit of progression re: his comfort level, though Sarah Silverman guests and provides a nice counterpart in a different way from Maron; where he tried to prod him through his process, she seems to gently confront him on some of his stances.

all the other twinks with their fucked up dicks (billy), Friday, 27 January 2012 05:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

Todd's episode with Chelsea Peretti was great, especially her Home Shopping bits.

Put another Juggle in, in the Juggalodeon (kingfish), Friday, 27 January 2012 05:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

Thanks for the tip, Billy - I will check out Glass's podcst. I'd like to hear the followup!

Janet Snakehole (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 27 January 2012 06:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

Sure! I'd be interested to see how you respond to it vs. the Maron one, since it seems to be more about refining his language/views than figuring them out, which is part of what made the Maron interview so exciting. At the very least, he seems like a fascinating, complicated guy.

I've been meaning to listen to that episode w/ Peretti. I assume anyone who writes for Parks & Recreation is going to be hysterical.

all the other twinks with their fucked up dicks (billy), Friday, 27 January 2012 06:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

The glee with which Maron and Jimmy Kimmel discussed the night Jimmy went on Jay Leno's 10pm show and publicly shamed him to his face and to the audience's approval was so fun to listen to. Otherwise, Jimmy Kimmel is fairly uninteresting.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 31 January 2012 21:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

The viciousness with which Kimmel treated Leno that night was pretty damn great. In case you've never seen the clip:

cue "White Rabbit" (kenan), Tuesday, 31 January 2012 22:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

fuck this matt graham guy. wanted to yell at him several times "maybe all this bad stuff happens to you cause you are an insufferable prick" and then he breaks out that he feels that all women are satan's helpers here to suck the life out of me. good luck on okcupid, dickhead.

mizzell, Wednesday, 8 February 2012 18:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol. 1 of my takeaways from it was at least he used 2 take ghb himself rather than dose chix w/ it

johnny crunch, Wednesday, 8 February 2012 18:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

I bailed halfway through because I was getting a real whiney woe is me vibe from him...is it worth listening all the way through?

Janet Snakehole (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 9 February 2012 04:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

it got WAY worse. Stay away.

EZ Snappin, Thursday, 9 February 2012 04:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

Looking forward to tomorrow, though.

Bill Lawrence. I hope he talks less about Scrubs and Cougar Town and more about Clone High!

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 9 February 2012 04:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

What does that voice that sounds like Don Pardo in the intro say? Sounds like "uh-ma-JOOK-ee-ev" and drives me nuts!

Iago Galdston, Thursday, 9 February 2012 06:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

double you tee eff

It's Nick Kroll as El Chubacapra saying W T F with a spanishy twist, lol

Janet Snakehole (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 9 February 2012 06:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

drove me nuts for a longtime too

Janet Snakehole (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 9 February 2012 06:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

I think it was from this appearance

Janet Snakehole (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 9 February 2012 06:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

Jo soy un bay beeeee

Put another Juggle in, in the Juggalodeon (kingfish), Thursday, 9 February 2012 07:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

I could watch that clip all day

Janet Snakehole (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 9 February 2012 07:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

It's weird to actually see Nick doing this stuff

Put another Juggle in, in the Juggalodeon (kingfish), Thursday, 9 February 2012 07:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

Thanks Janet

Iago Galdston, Thursday, 9 February 2012 15:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

Funny, I've never seen Maron's recording setup before that clip.

‘Neuroscience’ and ‘near death’ pepper (Eazy), Thursday, 9 February 2012 15:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

bill lawrence ep was great, although idgaf abt any show hes ever done

didnt know his wife is christa miller! v jealous tbh

johnny crunch, Thursday, 9 February 2012 15:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

I love that Marc Maron does his podcast on a Powerbook and the same p.o.s. Ikea table that I have.

cue "White Rabbit" (kenan), Thursday, 9 February 2012 15:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

I love that the whole premise of Cougar Town was devised as a hilarious joke, and that ABC was all over it.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 9 February 2012 17:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

Twitter says he's interviewing Wayne Coyne today!

Bill Maher on Thurs!

sean gramophone, Tuesday, 14 February 2012 00:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

I loved the Bill Lawrence interview, dude seemed v cool

Janet Snakehole (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 14 February 2012 00:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

The Nick Lowe interview is relaxing.

polyphonic, Tuesday, 14 February 2012 00:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm looking forward to it!

Janet Snakehole (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 14 February 2012 00:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

i've been enjoying wtf a lot lately, but wow that matt graham interview was just torturous.

the third kind of dubstep (Jordan), Tuesday, 14 February 2012 15:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

I skipped Graham. Nick Lowe was fun, but Marc was steering the convo too much toward Elvis Costello (even after he apologized for doing it).

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 14 February 2012 16:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

I feel like Maron sometimes has trouble listening to people not from his world of stand-up. He kept kind of finishing sentences for Lowe incorrectly and trying to steer him toward stuff he was familiar with or already had a mythology about. His attention seems to flag when someone is going away from the direction he wants them to go.

President Keyes, Tuesday, 14 February 2012 23:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, he's better than he was but def with "outsider" guests like Lowe it's clear you'll never get the interview you want from Maron. Not that it's a bad thing, per se.

Janet Snakehole (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 14 February 2012 23:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

The thing with Nick Lowe wasn't so much Maron's Costello worship, even though Lowe deserves a huge amount of credit for producing This Year's Model alone, it was Marc trying to steer the conversation toward addiction, and Lowe being totally uninterested in the topic. He's just not a guy with that many problems. He's an older gentleman. And though you can't see it in the interview, obviously, he has the most striking head of snow-white hair in all of music. We should all go grey so gracefully.

cue "White Rabbit" (kenan), Wednesday, 15 February 2012 18:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

i haven't listened to any nick lowe (or much elvis costello), but there's a good interview with him in last month's Tape Op.

the third kind of dubstep (Jordan), Wednesday, 15 February 2012 18:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

maron is pretty overrated as an interviewer in general imo. i've talked about it before, but he'll constantly steer the conversation to his bugbear topics even when they've been hashed out, try to fit everything into his "i used to hate you but now we're cool" paradigm even when it doesn't fit, tells the same stories he's told 10 times before, etc. he pretty much gets by on his connections and (now) his reputation. he's best when he realizes that he's got a good interesting guest, asks simple questions, and lets the guest talk (like steven wright, norm macdonald) but when it's someone he's not connected to or doesn't know about, he panics and reverts to his boring, annoying tricks.

congratulations (n/a), Wednesday, 15 February 2012 19:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'd agree with much of that. I haven't heard the Lowe interview b/c I don't have much interest in listening to Marc Maron interview musicians.

jaymc, Wednesday, 15 February 2012 19:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

but i also don't find maron particularly likeable or charming so ymmv i guess

congratulations (n/a), Wednesday, 15 February 2012 19:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

The thing with Nick Lowe wasn't so much Maron's Costello worship, even though Lowe deserves a huge amount of credit for producing This Year's Model alone, it was Marc trying to steer the conversation toward addiction, and Lowe being totally uninterested in the topic. He's just not a guy with that many problems.

I wonder in some of the interviews if Maron makes connections through AA/NA--because he can have guests who have cleaned up, but it's just not something they talk about publicly.

‘Neuroscience’ and ‘near death’ pepper (Eazy), Wednesday, 15 February 2012 19:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

I mean, alcohol/recovery is a big part of Lowe's songwriting, but I assume he's fine just talking about it indirectly that way.

‘Neuroscience’ and ‘near death’ pepper (Eazy), Wednesday, 15 February 2012 19:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

i think the problem is musicians just generally aren't as big into talking/self-revelation as comedians

congratulations (n/a), Wednesday, 15 February 2012 19:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

Also culturally as an older Britisher, (or non-LA person more specifically) probably not v interested in the navel-gazing recovery-talk in general

Janet Snakehole (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 15 February 2012 22:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

agreed. i'm getting tired of hearing about it.

Porto for Pyros (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Wednesday, 15 February 2012 22:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

He's worse than Terry Gross loving to talk about sickness and death.

That said, his talk with Russell Brand on the topics of addiction and recovery was totally absorbing, probably because he had such a willing and entertaining interviewee.

cue "White Rabbit" (kenan), Wednesday, 15 February 2012 22:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

The whole bit about how you don't need to nurture your inner child, you need to send it to military school -- great stuff.

cue "White Rabbit" (kenan), Wednesday, 15 February 2012 22:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

Dr. Steve was the best

De La Soil (admrl), Wednesday, 15 February 2012 22:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

I should revisit that one. I think I must have been trying to read something at the same time I was listening to it, which never works out.

cue "White Rabbit" (kenan), Wednesday, 15 February 2012 23:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

Bill Maher was boring, and Marc seems to imply that he was a bit strong-armed. Taken not into the house, but to some vague place on the property, and had to wait for him to show up, like Maher was a doctor or a monarch or something. There are SO many things I wanted to hear Bill Maher talk about. Like, for instance, what's with the Playboy shit?

cue "White Rabbit" (kenan), Thursday, 16 February 2012 20:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

i cant stand bill maher in general

Michael B Higgins (Michael B), Thursday, 16 February 2012 20:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

Right, but I wanted to know more about WHY he's so intolerable.

cue "White Rabbit" (kenan), Thursday, 16 February 2012 20:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, if it isn't that good of an interview, I'll just skip that episode because the thought of listened to Maher speak that long makes me ill. Such a smug, self-satisfied douche.

Gonjasufjanstephen O'Malley (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 16 February 2012 20:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

I don't like Maher much at all. I realized as soon as I started listening to him that I disliked him even more than I thought, so I dunno that I'll finish that one.

Janet Snakehole (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 16 February 2012 20:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

the thought of listened to Maher speak that long

Actually, it's one of the shortest interviews Marc has done in a while. He got cut off. Clearly Maher was like, "Gotta go, very busy, thanks for promoting my new thing, that's all I'm here to do, but thanks."

cue "White Rabbit" (kenan), Thursday, 16 February 2012 22:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, that doesn't surprise me at all. Maher is ugh.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 16 February 2012 23:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

Carrot Top >>>> Mahr

President Keyes, Thursday, 16 February 2012 23:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

Definitely gonna skip this one.

polyphonic, Thursday, 16 February 2012 23:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

sorry couldnt resist posting this. so spot on.

I hope none of you saw Bill Maher on Leno last night.....what a stacked card, let me tell you....the biggest pseud on TV with the most unfunny cunt on earth.....Bill said some shit so ignorant it somehow eclipses his "overweight people are just lazy and why should I pay health taxes because they're pigs?!" P.I. show and rap music comments....he says something like "I don't watch the Winter games....they're not sports...they're GRAVITY!!! You sit on a sled.." All the while with that huge triangular nose and those smirky incredulous "I mean COME ON!" facial gestures that must mean this guy actually thinks he's being cleverfresh...... everyday I cry a 40oz of tears trying to understand how people can think this man is exceptionally intelligent or witty....my theory is that Bill is the mascot for midbrow pseuds all over the USA that aren't outright morons but have just the right amount of totally cursory knowledge about shit in general to think they can stop right the fuck there.

-- Ramosi (olafsonski...), February 22nd, 2002.

Michael B Higgins (Michael B), Friday, 17 February 2012 03:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

huh. so i just learned what a "pseud" is!

Porto for Pyros (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Friday, 17 February 2012 04:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

god bless ramosi

Janet Snakehole (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 17 February 2012 04:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

40oz of tears

the third kind of dubstep (Jordan), Friday, 17 February 2012 14:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

Carrot Top >>>> Mahr

x2

cue "White Rabbit" (kenan), Friday, 17 February 2012 20:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

Listened to the Nick Lowe interview this morning. I think it's tricky, interview a musician, because Maron is such an insider and empathizer in comedy, and thoroughly understands the personalities, choices, etc., involved in a career--whereas with this one, he's an outsider. Still, it's a way to hear an hour-long conversation with Nick Lowe, and it's no worse or better than Leonard Lopate's interview with Lowe last month, just longer. Glad he did it.

‘Neuroscience’ and ‘near death’ pepper (Eazy), Saturday, 18 February 2012 19:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

Eazy, that's pretty much how I felt. Maron didn't do a great job but it's the closest I'll come to spending an hour chatting with Nick Lowe so I'll cope with the limitations.

polyphonic, Saturday, 18 February 2012 20:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

Goddamn I wish the Marc and Tom Show was a real thing. I could listen to those two talk forever.

Janet Snakehole (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 23 February 2012 17:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

listening to it now...SO hope this becomes a regular thing.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 23 February 2012 17:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

interesting aside-info from the diablo cody ep -- am def fascinated by her moving to minneapolis cuz of a dude on a beach boys tape trading list (who she married!) & also abt her older brother

johnny crunch, Thursday, 23 February 2012 17:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm gonna get to her ep later this afternoon.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 23 February 2012 17:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

I really don't want to listen to her. Not on the same day as the Scharpling-Maron ep, anyway. I'm in too good of a mood now

Janet Snakehole (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 23 February 2012 17:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

He probably shouldn't have dropped these both on the same day, since the Tom one is so much better.

President Keyes, Thursday, 23 February 2012 19:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

I think the Tom one actually came out Tuesday, but nobody noticed until the regularly scheduled episode today.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 23 February 2012 19:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

It had Monday's date on it in my feed, but I hadn't checked in on it in a few days.

I started listening to Big Jay Okerman but I didnt' really like him that much.

Janet Snakehole (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 23 February 2012 19:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

I was updating my podcasts all week, including last night, and the Tom one didn't show up until this morning, along with the DC one.

President Keyes, Thursday, 23 February 2012 19:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

Tom one was paywalled for a couple of days, then became free

Θ ̨Θƪ (sic), Thursday, 23 February 2012 21:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

hm yea thats what i thought too, ill have 2 check back

johnny crunch, Thursday, 23 February 2012 21:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

sharpling really doesnt do anything for me, who knows why
2 guys kvetching abt anxiety/responsibility is kinda brutal
also, he thinks tom waits is 'phony'? gtfo bro

johnny crunch, Friday, 24 February 2012 15:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

though bill maher was quite good actually. usually think he is super pompous but enjoyed him on this. maybe you guys suffiecently lowered my expectations.

mizzell, Friday, 24 February 2012 15:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

xp Tom Waits is kind of a phony. Just depends on whether you like his character or not.

Johnny Fever, Friday, 24 February 2012 15:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

scharpling is weird. i like him on the best show when he's doing a character, but on this it's kind of uncomfortable to see the seams between person and persona.

mizzell, Friday, 24 February 2012 15:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

I thought the Tom & Marc episode became too whiney and had far too much woe-is-me bullshit. And it wasn't funny either.

EZ Snappin, Friday, 24 February 2012 15:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

w/e ~ phony can = any performer; figure it out, it's a lame dismissal imo

johnny crunch, Friday, 24 February 2012 15:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

I keep meaning to check this out but then remember it's comedians talking about themselves.

Literal Facepalms (Dr Morbius), Friday, 24 February 2012 15:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

thought the Tom & Marc episode became too whiney and had far too much woe-is-me bullshit.

^OTM

Porto for Pyros (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Friday, 24 February 2012 15:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

tho i do <3 Tom Waits, i laughed at the impersonation.

Porto for Pyros (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Friday, 24 February 2012 15:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

I wonder if the Todd Hanson episode (#190) would affect you, Morbs.

Johnny Fever, Friday, 24 February 2012 15:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

though bill maher was quite good actually. usually think he is super pompous but enjoyed him on this. maybe you guys suffiecently lowered my expectations.

I felt the same way. I expected him to be brusque and standoffish, and he was neither. I'm not a big fan of his by any stretch, but even though many comedians can talk about "In the Carson era, it was like this, but now it's like this" I enjoyed hearing his perspective on it.

Let A Man Come In And Do The Cop Porn (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Friday, 24 February 2012 15:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

I like Tom when he's drunkenly complaining about people not liking his bits

Spleen of Hearts (kingfish), Friday, 24 February 2012 17:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

tho i do <3 Tom Waits, i laughed at the impersonation.

x2

cue "White Rabbit" (kenan), Friday, 24 February 2012 21:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

love when Maron tries to talk about music. Yes, The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion (formed 1991) were around for years before the Black Crowes (formed 1989.) Maybe he meant Pussy Galore.

President Keyes, Monday, 27 February 2012 14:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

I liked the Offerman/Mulally convo for the most part. Except the *way* Megan Mullally talked, I had to really try hard to listen and not be annoyed at her. That bored, yawny, disengaged way of speaking. I dunno if she was nervous, or that's how she always is but she just came off as bored and/or rude.

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 5 March 2012 18:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

can't decide if the guy from dinner and a movie being suicidal is surprising or not.

mizzell, Monday, 5 March 2012 18:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

did not enjoy that one

40oz of tears (Jordan), Monday, 5 March 2012 18:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

That bored, yawny, disengaged way of speaking

iirc this is probably why her daytime talk show didn't last very long.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 5 March 2012 19:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

I've heard better interviews with Offerman (Kevin Pollack podcast and Comedy Bang Bang) but it was nice to hear him and Mullaly bouncing off one another.

President Keyes, Monday, 5 March 2012 19:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah Bert Kreisher was unbearable.

Oh my god, yes, his laugh in particular.

stan this sick bunt (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 7 March 2012 18:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

Stockhausen's Ekranoplan Quartet (Elvis Telecom), Friday, 9 March 2012 02:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

So weird to see him after listening to so many hour of his conversation.

"marvellously inoffensive" (Eazy), Friday, 9 March 2012 02:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

i haven't listened to the podcast in a few weeks (my commute got substantially shortened and i'd rather listen to music these days anyway) but will definitely DVR this:

http://www.avclub.com/articles/marc-marons-wtf-sitcom-gets-picked-up-by-ifc,71104/

Mordy, Monday, 19 March 2012 18:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

fred willard was good, kind of what i expected: seemed really sweet, had a bit of naivite about him but up for anything, a little iffy on gender and race stuff.

mizzell, Monday, 19 March 2012 18:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

Mary Mack plays a pretty mean clarinet on today's episode.

polyphonic, Monday, 19 March 2012 18:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

Fred's "glad you're short and white and not big and black" break-in story was a bit eyebrow-raising.

EZ Snappin, Monday, 19 March 2012 18:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

Maybe IFC's next show will be UYD.

President Keyes, Wednesday, 21 March 2012 23:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

Have to say, the first few minutes of the Mindy Kaling interview were almost like a parody of WTF: talking block by block about streets in Cambridge, Mass., in order for both of them to put themselves on the right side of well off vs. not-too-well-off.

(Dre) vs. (Eazy), Tuesday, 27 March 2012 18:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

Just now listening to Molly Shannon's ep. I like her so much more now than I did when she was on SNL.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 27 March 2012 18:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

great interview.

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 27 March 2012 18:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

Mary Mack was awesome.

Porto for Pyros (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Tuesday, 27 March 2012 18:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

Have to say, the first few minutes of the Mindy Kaling interview were almost like a parody of WTF

Interestingly, this part was filmed for Maron's episode of Morgan Spurlock's A Day in the Life.

Cuba Pudding, Jr. (jaymc), Tuesday, 27 March 2012 20:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

Still way behind on these, but I'm always pleasantly surprised when a guest I don't expect to really like much wins me over. The Ralphie May one was a great listen and he seems like a good dude.

stan this sick bunt (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 27 March 2012 21:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, never was really a Ralphie May fan, but that was a fun hour.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 27 March 2012 21:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah I loved that interview

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 27 March 2012 21:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

He was alright, although him saying he got a 20 minute standing ovation for every gig was grating. Like well done, you are the greatest comic ever.

Thoughts? You must have loads. (a hoy hoy), Tuesday, 27 March 2012 21:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

Having trouble slogging through Michael Cera tbh.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 27 March 2012 21:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

xpost But in the context of a guy who's had to prove that he's funny and treated so poorly by his peer comedians, it makes sense that he would have a chip on his shoulder now. He still feels like he has something to prove, even if he really doesn't anymore. I think it's more of a 'how you like me now' to the people in his head who hate him, you know?

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 27 March 2012 21:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah I'm gonna have to work up to Cera

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 27 March 2012 21:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

Jeffrey Tambor on Thursday btw. I know they won't go there, but I really want to hear about Three's Company/The Ropers. Maybe he has a good Norman Fell or Audra Lindley story?

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 27 March 2012 21:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

I got p burnt out on wtf and the next one on my list to listen to is the live one with comics from his past in boston or something. i tend to blow straight through like 10 at a time on work shifts, so i don't think cera in a list of many will be bad for me.

I don't like when he interviews young comedians/whatever though, unless they have something p major to talk about (like plaza's stroke).

Thoughts? You must have loads. (a hoy hoy), Tuesday, 27 March 2012 21:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

Jeffrey Tambor on Thursday btw. I know they won't go there, but I really want to hear about Three's Company/The Ropers. Maybe he has a good Norman Fell or Audra Lindley story?

― Johnny Fever, Tuesday, March 27, 2012 4:53 PM (2 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

he talked about this stuff some on a/v club last week

future worm food (n/a), Tuesday, 27 March 2012 21:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

ooh, i'll have to check that out

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 27 March 2012 21:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

fuck this matt graham guy. wanted to yell at him several times "maybe all this bad stuff happens to you cause you are an insufferable prick" and then he breaks out that he feels that all women are satan's helpers here to suck the life out of me. good luck on okcupid, dickhead.

yeah, this guy is fucking terrible and i spent the entire 37 minutes of the interview i could stand wanting to strangle him. he's awful in so many ways, but the final straw was when he called racism on not making the basketball team because he was white.

stan this sick bunt (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 28 March 2012 16:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

i actually think marc shouldn't have even posted that one, that dude seemed pretty mentally unstable.

mizzell, Wednesday, 28 March 2012 16:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

Having trouble slogging through Michael Cera tbh.

I actually really liked this interview! Cera seems like a chill dude.

Cuba Pudding, Jr. (jaymc), Wednesday, 28 March 2012 16:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

I didn't really get an unstable vibe from him, but then I gave up less than halfway through, it just felt to me like he had an axe to grind with the entire world. Like bitching about how he was "only" the second ranked scrabble player in the world and how no one ever gave him his due by moving him to #1 or w/e.

(xpost)

stan this sick bunt (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 28 March 2012 16:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

he talked about how he had a serious, deep relationship with his cat, that basically ruled out doing lots of other things in his life.

mizzell, Wednesday, 28 March 2012 16:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

totally unstable, bi-polar, paranoid, whatever. and there's that self-aware moment where he says he knows maron is basically using him for out-there content, and he's giving it up in exchange for exposure that he can leverage into...something. the 2nd half of the interview takes a turn, it was done on a different day iirc and is less manic and more honest-seeming (but still pretty crazy).

40oz of tears (Jordan), Wednesday, 28 March 2012 17:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

that interview make me hate both Maron and Graham--Maron a little more

President Keyes, Wednesday, 28 March 2012 17:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

I liked the Graham interview, even though I kind of hate the guy. I found interesting how sexist he was but it also revealed itself to be this deeply misplaced self-resentment. It seemed especially clear when he was talking about how he was good friends with Janeane Garofalo and he likes to go over his set with her before he takes it further and then out of nowhere he starts saying this hateful shit.

Honestly, some of my favorite WTF's are the ones with people that I don't personally find likable.

You'd have to pay me to listen to that Cera one though.

filthy dylan, Wednesday, 28 March 2012 17:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

the Molly Shannon one was the best in quite awhile

President Keyes, Wednesday, 28 March 2012 17:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

the cera one is good, drags a little at the end and cera's not quite as forthcoming as you might like but they get along really well

max, Wednesday, 28 March 2012 17:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

^otm. i forgot how young he still is. hes p smart & poised. he sorta seemed willing to "go there" abt more personal things but im fine w/ it mostly being abt his career

johnny crunch, Wednesday, 28 March 2012 17:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

haha the tambor one is amazing. he's such a dick (in a funny/likable way), and it helps that he has no idea who maron is or how the shows usually go.

40oz of tears (Jordan), Friday, 30 March 2012 20:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

him and Maron seem of the same type, it's like they're both slightly different versions of each other, and their humor works so well together.

i'm only halfway through but I love it.

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 30 March 2012 20:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

I am sick of Maron's irrational and paranoid hatred of the British and British comedy.

International Simon (admrl), Friday, 30 March 2012 21:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

honestly, there are plenty of rational & straight-forward reasons to hate it

johnny crunch, Friday, 30 March 2012 21:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

maybe, but his is just a kneejerk dismissal that clearly comes from some weird inferiority complex. He said he felt "intimidated" by Ricky Gervais (WTF indeed) and he asked John Oliver why British people think they are better than everyone. It's clearly a theme and I think he should get over it and watch Garth Marenghi's Darkplace like Michael Cera told him to.

International Simon (admrl), Friday, 30 March 2012 21:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

And of all British comedians to big up, he then picks...Stewart Lee?

International Simon (admrl), Friday, 30 March 2012 21:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

International Simon (admrl), Friday, 30 March 2012 21:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

Actually watching that does make me realize we ARE better than everyone. I guess Mark has a point there.

International Simon (admrl), Friday, 30 March 2012 21:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

Tambor's shtick of responding in a dickish way followed immediately by something disarming grated on me a little after awhile. I think he literally did it every time he responded.

polyphonic, Friday, 30 March 2012 21:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

Oh I think he's delightful. I like that Maron cracked him up a couple of times.

congratulations (n/a), Friday, 30 March 2012 22:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

maybe, but his is just a kneejerk dismissal that clearly comes from some weird inferiority complex. He said he felt "intimidated" by Ricky Gervais (WTF indeed) and he asked John Oliver why British people think they are better than everyone. It's clearly a theme and I think he should get over it and watch Garth Marenghi's Darkplace like Michael Cera told him to.

Maron is either intimidated by or resentful of all comedians who didn't come before him or who he didn't do coke with at some comedy club back in the 90s.

President Keyes, Friday, 30 March 2012 22:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

Maron should watch Peep Show instead. I think he'd like it more since it deals so heavily in self-loathing.

polyphonic, Friday, 30 March 2012 22:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

but they talk funny like fancy people

President Keyes, Friday, 30 March 2012 22:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

kinda bummed that they did the Tambor one as a live episode, as those are usually my least favorite.

I'd like to listen just to hear some Larry Sanders show stories, though.

filthy dylan, Saturday, 31 March 2012 19:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

def agree that tambor 1 wouldve been better not live & in front of a crowd

johnny crunch, Saturday, 31 March 2012 20:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, it seems like people are scared to be genuine/serious when there's an audience there.

Cuba Pudding, Jr. (jaymc), Saturday, 31 March 2012 21:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

I was gonna say, is it just me, or are Maron's live podcasts far less funny/engaging than the ones at the "cat ranch"?

Dancing with Mr. T (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Saturday, 31 March 2012 21:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

Oh, I think they're plenty funny. But I feel like the Tambor one could've gone in an interesting direction had he not been as self-conscious about entertaining the audience.

Cuba Pudding, Jr. (jaymc), Saturday, 31 March 2012 21:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

jaymc otm

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 31 March 2012 22:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

It's weird, I think I'm not necessarily looking for Das Funny in Maron's podcasts, but rather an investigation into how the craft is constructed. Obviously, the live ones aren't conducive to this, which is probably why they throw me off.

Dancing with Mr. T (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Saturday, 31 March 2012 22:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

I agree with that. I also notice that a lot of people seem annoyed by Maron's tics, including his self-involvement, his occasional pandering, his pettyness, etc, but because he's self-aware about all these things I find him much more engaging and entertaining then someone more well-adjusted like Chris Hardwick.

filthy dylan, Sunday, 1 April 2012 21:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

I think the fact that he is self-aware of them and brings them up a million times make the tics way less engaging after a few hundred episodes. Like how many times, as a supposedly intelligent adult, can you talk about having a problem with Asians or British comics or whatever, not do anything to change yourself, and still expect your audience to be interested in your journey toward healthy-headedness? After awhile you just sound like a dick.

President Keyes, Sunday, 1 April 2012 22:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

didn't expect that guitar story to end at a Jane Dark reading

President Keyes, Monday, 2 April 2012 13:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

I always feel bad for Marc when he starts talking about music with a musician (Carrie Brownstein, in this case). His references are so superficial and limited, but he at least seems to know a thing or two about guitars.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 2 April 2012 17:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah I kind of assumed awkwardfest when I saw who the guest was, I haven't listened yet.

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 2 April 2012 17:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

It was okay except for that he kept mispronouncing Sleater-Kinney.

Bryan, Monday, 2 April 2012 17:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

tbf that's how everyone who isn't from Olympia pronounces it.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 2 April 2012 17:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

It was fine at the beginning but not as fine after she said it. A minor grievance.

Bryan, Monday, 2 April 2012 18:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

wkiw Carrie Brownstein btw

Johnny Fever, Monday, 2 April 2012 18:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh no doubt

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 2 April 2012 18:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

also ws carrie brownstein :D

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 2 April 2012 19:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm not crass, but yes.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 2 April 2012 19:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

She does the rock guitar player high kick better than just about anyone.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 2 April 2012 19:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

I always feel bad for Marc when he starts talking about music with a musician (Carrie Brownstein, in this case). His references are so superficial and limited, but he at least seems to know a thing or two about guitars.

OTM.

Dancing with Mr. T (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Monday, 2 April 2012 19:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

I loved the episode with Brendon Smalls of Metalocalypse, where they played together and he told that great story about playing on stage for the first time. But yeah when he tries to talk general music, he's a bit too eager, along with the limited references.

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 2 April 2012 19:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

<3 Carrie 4life

Maron was a bit of his depth about her career but he is like that for half the guests. The stuff about post-SK was really interesting.

Thoughts? You must have loads. (a hoy hoy), Monday, 2 April 2012 22:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

What I found more crazy-making than the music stuff was Maron talking about Portland and SF like they were these weird puzzle palaces he needed to find the secret keys to. Does he walk around Whole Foods shouting "What are you people all about? What is the organizing principle of this place? Why are you shopping at me like that?"

President Keyes, Tuesday, 3 April 2012 13:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

funny that he mostly wanted to nerd out about guitar gear and had no interest in any history she might have had with comedy

40oz of tears (Jordan), Tuesday, 3 April 2012 14:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

Ha, he's chatted with my brother over email about guitar shit

Spleen of Hearts (kingfish), Tuesday, 3 April 2012 19:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

Ugh, Cross.

the hairy office thing (Eazy), Saturday, 14 April 2012 00:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

Cross is Cross. So, exactly what I expected.

Chris Elliott was more interesting than anticipated, though.

Johnny Fever, Saturday, 14 April 2012 00:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

I was really glad Maron and Elliott talked about Bob so much. It was nice to hear "I grew up playing with the sound-effects machine in my radio-pioneer dad's studio!" instead of the usual "I grew up watching Carson!"

Dancing with Mr. T (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Saturday, 14 April 2012 12:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

week-late laugh at "why are you shopping at me like that?" from P. Keyes

She Got the Shakes, Saturday, 14 April 2012 20:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

Just catching up with some of these since I've been sick. I really liked the Jeffrey Tambor episode. And Chris Elliott, but it was quite odd to hear him out of his usual "Chris Elliott" character.

nobody gives a shit about the githzerai (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Monday, 16 April 2012 03:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

during the "Set List" show at the last night of Bridgetown Comedy Fest tonight, James Adomian dressed and performed as Maron and fuckin' killed. the game was to improvise a routine based on a random set-up, so he improvised in character.

Choad of Choad Hall (kingfish), Monday, 16 April 2012 08:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

^ oh man

┗|∵|┓ (sic), Monday, 16 April 2012 13:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

i'm a relative newcomer to this podacast but the Tambor is my fave so far (even though I was never that big of a fan of the guy)

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Monday, 16 April 2012 14:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

The David Cross episode was a good one. Pity he never got to finish his anecdote about Channel 4 controller Jane Hunt, due to Marc not being interested in/is weird about Britishers.

DavidM, Monday, 16 April 2012 18:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

Legendary comedian and heralded podcaster MARC MARON announces the release of the ‘WTF WITH MARC MARON’ box set. The two-disc set, packaged in die-cut limited edition release of 1,000 copies, includes the first 100 episodes of Maron’s phenomenal podcast which has been called “Required Listening” by the likes of New York Magazine, New York Times, Huffington Post, Vanity Fair, and GQ, and “A fascinating hour” by Entertainment Weekly. With over 100 hours of content, the WTF box set features Maron’s compelling, in-depth interviews with Ben Stiller, Robin Williams, Zach Galifianakis, Dane Cook, Sarah Silverman, Patton Oswalt and the now-infamous two-part interview with Carlos Mencia, plus many more classic WTFs featuring the top entertainers working today.

In addition to audio files of the first 100 WTF episodes, the ‘WTF With Marc Maron’ box set includes video of WTF Live taped at The Bell House in Brooklyn (WTF Episode 213). The live show features Maron with an all-star guest line up which includes Artie Lange, Morgan Spurlock, Ira Glass, Elna Baker, Nick DiPaolo, Nick Griffin, Joe Mande, and Wayne Koestenbaum onstage in Fall 2011.

sean gramophone, Monday, 16 April 2012 18:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

oooh. link?

Thoughts? You must have loads. (a hoy hoy), Monday, 16 April 2012 18:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

legendary!

40oz of tears (Jordan), Monday, 16 April 2012 18:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

looks cool, but i'm not going to shell out $50 for it

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 16 April 2012 19:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeahh, that's a bit much.

during the "Set List" show at the last night of Bridgetown Comedy Fest tonight, James Adomian dressed and performed as Maron and fuckin' killed. t

GODDAMN. I hope someone youtubes this.

nobody gives a shit about the githzerai (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Tuesday, 17 April 2012 05:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

@marcmaron: I had a dream that I performed in Portland last night.

@JAdomian: The second set was better than the first but you killed both shows. Tanker wants to book you for a full weekend.

┗|∵|┓ (sic), Tuesday, 17 April 2012 05:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

I thought Tanker was only doing open mics for the weekend, but I guess they had a bunch of shows not on the official sched.

Choad of Choad Hall (kingfish), Tuesday, 17 April 2012 07:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

A pic I shot:

He would contort himself on that stool so much he almost ate it right off the stage a few times.

Choad of Choad Hall (kingfish), Tuesday, 17 April 2012 07:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

:D

┗|∵|┓ (sic), Tuesday, 17 April 2012 07:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

James Adomian is a funny motherfucker

I cannot host as my wife hates Walker (latebloomer), Tuesday, 17 April 2012 07:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

Wow. Even without hearing him speak, I can hear him anyway. He's got the body posture down perfect!

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 17 April 2012 14:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

i loved the jeffrey tambor interview

Mordy, Tuesday, 17 April 2012 14:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

You can hear some of Adomian's Maron impression here (begins at around 2:00):
http://thisamericanwifepodcast.com/podcast/thisamericanwife31.mp3

Cuba Pudding, Jr. (jaymc), Tuesday, 17 April 2012 14:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

Wonderful episode with Kevin Burke - seems like a great guy.

sean gramophone, Sunday, 22 April 2012 16:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

Kevin Hart is such a likable guy. I'm glad he was on WTF, it reminded me to go check out I'ma Grown Little Man which is ALL on youtube actually:

and is hilarious, especially the closer about his older road manager.

I wish there wasn't some of the homophobic stuff but it's really slight and the rest of it is good.

I'll be really bummed if he does what I think he will and cuts out stand-up for a while to focus on movies and TV shows.

filthy dylan, Sunday, 22 April 2012 16:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

(whoops, the closer I was referring to is at the end of Seriously Funny actually)

filthy dylan, Sunday, 22 April 2012 17:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

Wonderful episode with Kevin Burke - seems like a great guy.

Kevin Burke the Irish fiddler?

President Keyes, Sunday, 22 April 2012 17:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

just listened to the Matt Graham episode yesterday. Such an experience... then made really weird and awkward by him trying to sell a board game to him.

Thoughts? You must have loads. (a hoy hoy), Monday, 23 April 2012 06:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

please stop the musician interviews

President Keyes, Monday, 23 April 2012 13:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

hart intvw was great but maron talking to nonwhite comics always makes me nervous

max, Monday, 23 April 2012 13:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

he did well with hart because he remembered working the same clubs with him. otherwise we'd have had 30 more minutes of "black comedy and white comedy are two different worlds."

President Keyes, Monday, 23 April 2012 13:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

this show fuckin sucks but holy shit @ today's

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Thursday, 26 April 2012 19:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol'd @ the end re: tony clifton ~ "yeah maybe he can come in for a 15 or 20 min ep"

johnny crunch, Thursday, 26 April 2012 19:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

that was quite the podcast... that bakery story... wow.

Porto for Pyros (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Thursday, 26 April 2012 19:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

also loved the bus prank!

Porto for Pyros (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Thursday, 26 April 2012 19:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

I wasn't familiar with Chelsea Handler before this interview, and can't say I am now. She's like the female Adam Corolla or something?

President Keyes, Monday, 30 April 2012 10:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

That's a reasonably accurate comparison.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 30 April 2012 15:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

please stop the musician interviews

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johnny crunch, Thursday, 3 May 2012 13:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

He must be 'running out'* of American comics though...

*I mean i'm sure there is a list of a 1000 other names to do but when its comes to both ones he can actually get hold of, ones who actually want to do it and ones he finds interesting enough for an interview.

Thoughts? You must have loads. (a hoy hoy), Thursday, 3 May 2012 14:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

please stop the musician interviews

"Whaddyou play, a Stratocaster? Yeah...yeah...I've got a Les Paul..."

Tarfumes The Escape Goat, Thursday, 3 May 2012 14:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

"Who were your guys? You know, your guys."

┗|∵|┓ (sic), Thursday, 3 May 2012 14:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

He must be 'running out'* of American comics though...

*I mean i'm sure there is a list of a 1000 other names to do but when its comes to both ones he can actually get hold of, ones who actually want to do it and ones he finds interesting enough for an interview.

There are a few dozen comics who have killed it on Comedy Bang Bang or other podcasts, but who are now probably too low level for Maron. He is definitely building toward some "legit" audience-building point, which is understandable--but not why I started listening to this podcast. I'm sure it would be a huge coup for Maron to get an Eddie Murphy interview but I doubt it would be any good. The worst WTFs have always been the ones with the most famous people. There's already a Studio 360 for Wayne Coyne interviews and whatnot.

President Keyes, Thursday, 3 May 2012 14:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

The worst WTFs have always been the ones with the most famous people.

Chris Rock's was really good, and I really enjoyed the Gary Shandling one too. I'm sure there are others that have slipped my mind.

His musician interviews may get better with time. He was kind of awkward with every guest back in his Air America days, but has since settled into a comfortable rhythm with comics. He'll get there with musicians, I bet.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 3 May 2012 14:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

Except that he knows shit about music and knows everything about comedy

President Keyes, Thursday, 3 May 2012 15:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

OTM

johnny crunch, Thursday, 3 May 2012 15:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

Just listened to Kevin Hart, liked it a lot.

caro's johnson (Eazy), Thursday, 3 May 2012 15:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

This Wayne Coyne episode is pretty shit until Wayne turns into the interviewer and they get into ideas of performance and connection with the audience. It isn't great, but Wayne tries to find points of connection that Marc seems to oblivious too approach.

EZ Snappin, Thursday, 3 May 2012 15:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

For all the negative stuff I've said here, I still think Maron is a great interviewer. I know it's difficult to put out two hour plus shows a week while you're doing stand-up and a tv show. It's the same with Terry Gross--once you've become so familiar with an interviewers pet topics you end up rolling your eyes when they come up again and again. It's like, dude, we know you venerate Keith Richards and Bukowski-esque junkie bullshit. Either move past it or examine it more interestingly.

This is probably my hang-up though, since I hate all the Iggy/Sid/Johnny Thunders/GG/Bob Stinson/Cobain/Winehouse fuck-up worship that Maron still dabbles in.

President Keyes, Thursday, 3 May 2012 16:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

People like what they like, so I'm not gonna begrudge Maron his taste. I just wish he had a broader knowledge to fall back on.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 3 May 2012 17:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

I like the Wayne Coyne episode so far. They're just talking about planes and stuff but they have a nice rapport.

polyphonic, Thursday, 3 May 2012 17:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, finally hearing this now. It's a good "just shootin' the shit" episode. Also, one of my least favorite things in the world is listening to people who do drugs talk about doing drugs, but the way Wayne and Marc are talking about it is sorta fascinating.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 3 May 2012 18:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

Except that he knows shit about music and knows everything about comedy

he knows a bit about one very limited strand of comedy

┗|∵|┓ (sic), Thursday, 3 May 2012 22:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

If Maron and Coyne were on a date during that episode, they'd wake up next to each other.

cue "White Rabbit" (kenan), Thursday, 3 May 2012 22:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

The worst WTFs have always been the ones with the most famous people.

Chris Rock's was really good, and I really enjoyed the Gary Shandling one too. I'm sure there are others that have slipped my mind.

Steven Wright, Fred Willard, Paul Krassner, Judd Apatow, Margaret Cho were all good too.

Reality Check Cashing Services (Elvis Telecom), Thursday, 3 May 2012 23:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

Damn, forgot the Bobcat one too!

Reality Check Cashing Services (Elvis Telecom), Thursday, 3 May 2012 23:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

Ferguson's up soon, I think. Should be predictable, but pretty good.

I serve at the pleasure of Dr. Dre and a team of Sorbonne scientists. (R Baez), Thursday, 3 May 2012 23:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

The worst WTFs have always been the ones with the most famous people.

Chris Rock's was really good, and I really enjoyed the Gary Shandling one too. I'm sure there are others that have slipped my mind.

Steven Wright, Fred Willard, Paul Krassner, Judd Apatow, Margaret Cho were all good too.

I was thinking mainly of Fallon, Kimmel, Dice Clay, Paul Reiser, Carrot Top.

President Keyes, Friday, 4 May 2012 09:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

adding Bill Maher, Ray Romano

everyone he interviews is "famous" in some way, but there are a few who barely want to step down from their clouds

President Keyes, Friday, 4 May 2012 10:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

xp I'm not really a fan of Paul Reiser (though I'm not a non-fan either). I liked his episode.

Johnny Fever, Friday, 4 May 2012 15:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

Carrot Top's episode really wasn't all that bad if you just consider the Carrot Top portion of it and not all the interjections of his dopey yes-man friend/partner.

Johnny Fever, Friday, 4 May 2012 15:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

i think if sandler would ever do it, it could be a really good ep in a # of ways. not that it's likely to happen..

johnny crunch, Friday, 4 May 2012 15:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

Sandler doesn't strike me as even the littlest bit introspective, and on the occasions he is he does so on his terms only.

Johnny Fever, Friday, 4 May 2012 15:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

Would love a Sandler interview

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 4 May 2012 15:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm still holding out hope Chappelle will agree to do an episode (hopefully a two-parter).

Johnny Fever, Friday, 4 May 2012 15:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

wonder if mark would ask sandler about meeting lorne michaels.

mizzell, Friday, 4 May 2012 16:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

u_u

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 4 May 2012 16:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

maybe someday he'll get that lorne interview

40oz of tears (Jordan), Friday, 4 May 2012 16:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

He'll get the Albert Brooks interview first.

Vini Reilly Invasion (Elvis Telecom), Friday, 4 May 2012 19:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm still holding out hope Chappelle will agree to do an episode (hopefully a two-parter).

WTF seems like one of the only things that would appeal to Chappelle at this point. He's sworn off film and tv, and his stand-up dates seem to get ruined by people either filming him with their phones or shouting "I'm Rick James, bitch!" I'd think Dave would love to just talk comedy in a one-on-one setting.

Tarfumes The Escape Goat, Friday, 4 May 2012 20:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm listening to the Bill Maher ep and... it is fine?

Thoughts? You must have loads. (a hoy hoy), Friday, 4 May 2012 20:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah i thought the maher one was pretty good.

mizzell, Friday, 4 May 2012 20:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

Rachael Harris's episode was really great. Also, I now want to see her Natural Selection movie, which I'd not even heard of before her interview.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 20:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

I generally can't stand Maher, I often find him too self-congratulatory and proud of his cleverness, but his WTF ep humanized him a little bit. He only grated on me when he was inflating how he was like Public Enemy #1 with 9/11 comments but, that aside, I liked his interview just fine.

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 20:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

"Who were your guys? You know, your guys."

― ┗|∵|┓ (sic), Friday, 4 May 2012 00:37 (5 days ago)

listened to the Wayne one yesterday and lool, ^ tgkwu

┗|∵|┓ (sic), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 01:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

tgkwu = "that guy knows what's up"?

sockless in moccasins (jaymc), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 16:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

"this" but yeah

┗|∵|┓ (sic), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 22:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

Maron's Twitter exchange with Oswalt yesterday was pretty funny.

H.P. Hovercraft and the Vini Reilly Invasion (Elvis Telecom), Wednesday, 23 May 2012 16:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I kind of enjoyed that exchange, particularly Oswalt's tweet about Jerry from Parks & Rec.

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 23 May 2012 16:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

I am interested but hate Twitter and can't figure out how to see both of their posts at the same time.

booth traums (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Thursday, 24 May 2012 04:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

twitter is horrible

Hauntingly Unemployed American (President Keyes), Thursday, 24 May 2012 09:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

Killer Beas is one of my favorite recent interviews. His unguarde attitudes about the south and racism were kind of unexpected. And the ambulance/funeral home stuff was A+

Hauntingly Unemployed American (President Keyes), Thursday, 24 May 2012 16:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

Unguarded obv

Hauntingly Unemployed American (President Keyes), Thursday, 24 May 2012 16:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

that grantland article is pretty bad, even as a parody of WTF. also ignores that it's a great interview tactic to drop a vulnerable admission about yourself in order to get the interviewee to open up.

40oz of tears (Jordan), Thursday, 24 May 2012 17:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

I've been listening to the podcast too long; all I could think when I read it is 'oh man how much is it going to suck when Maron reads all this' because I could just see him underlining the phrases and criticisms and rewriting an angry email 20 times

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 24 May 2012 17:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

Tho the Lorne Michaels obsession thing is pretty indisputable. I think Maron gets too much of a rep as the purity comic, see all of those Oswalt tweets. He's more like the 40 something ex-punk rocker dudes I work with who are kind of wondering where to go now that their youthful integrity codes have been defaced or made irrelevant.

Hauntingly Unemployed American (President Keyes), Thursday, 24 May 2012 17:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

he's mellowed SO much over the course of the podcast - if anything more should be made of how beneficial the podcast has been for him, more than anyone lol

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 24 May 2012 17:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

Killer Beaz sort of surprised me by getting all Christiany toward the end...not preachy or anything, and I definitely understand why what happened in his life would steer him that direction...but that was an unusual turn on a Maron podcast. I love his whole vibe, though.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 24 May 2012 18:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

I really loved the Danny McBride one - he's just such a likable guy. The stories about fighting the abusive boyfriend of his ex, and his fantasy spec script about The Draven (half-dragon, half-man) - so much funny shit in that one.

She Got the Shakes, Thursday, 24 May 2012 22:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, McBride was really enjoyable. I think Maron's going to want to be his buddy. Shit, I kind of want to.

booth traums (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Friday, 25 May 2012 06:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

Maron does seem to have gotten some real friendships out of the WTF project -- Scharpling for one -- which might be one of his motivators in doing it, and is a sort of deliberate reversal of the first half of his career.

Three Word Username, Friday, 25 May 2012 06:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol @ maron's sympathetic southern drawl during that killer beaz interview

40oz of tears (Jordan), Friday, 25 May 2012 14:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

I like the photo atop the Grantland article, because I imagine the interviews looking more like that than upright across a kitchen table.

Odd Spice (Eazy), Friday, 25 May 2012 15:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

He's more like the 40 something ex-punk rocker dudes I work with who are kind of wondering where to go now that their youthful integrity codes have been defaced or made irrelevant.

OTM

Odd Spice (Eazy), Friday, 25 May 2012 15:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

i think i'm realizing that some of my problems with maron aren't problems with maron but with people i've known who aspire to have that kind of personality

congratulations (n/a), Friday, 25 May 2012 15:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

I searched the thread but I found no discussion of the episode with Jillian Lauren? Am I missing something?
I usually find this podcast a little too professional bro talk for my taste, but she was amazing! What a smarty. She really knows how to tell a story.

game of crones (La Lechera), Wednesday, 30 May 2012 13:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

I remember that one being pretty good. I'm still catching up on this years and listened to the Mary Mack episode the other day. Her voice was cracking me up because I have relatives from far north Wisconsin and my female cousin sounds EXACTLY like her.

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 30 May 2012 13:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

Does he always sort of recap what the guest has said so far every 5 min or so, or was he just doing that because her story was so totally ott?

game of crones (La Lechera), Wednesday, 30 May 2012 14:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

If the story seems to him particularly "out there" or unusual, he will...I think it's more for him than us, lol

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 30 May 2012 14:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

Anyone listen to Bo Burnham yet? I find that guy's act painfully unfunny, so I was wondering if his interview is worth sitting through.

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 30 May 2012 14:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah im not at all familiar w/ his 'comedy' but it's a p good convo

johnny crunch, Wednesday, 30 May 2012 14:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

i actually liked the song at the end too (art is dead) but im prob not gonna be seeking out his act, etc

johnny crunch, Wednesday, 30 May 2012 14:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

most of it was him winning maron over by being so hard on himself

Hauntingly Unemployed American (President Keyes), Wednesday, 30 May 2012 14:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm about halfway through it and I'm enjoying the conversation.

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 30 May 2012 15:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

Wow, I don't really follow Chelsea Handler at all, but I was shocked to see that she was only a year older than me. She has the wrecked voice of a 47 year-old that smokes constantly.

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 5 June 2012 19:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

i thought the chelsea handler convo was great! she basically turned the tables on him.

goole, Tuesday, 5 June 2012 19:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

haha yeah i kinda had the same reaction (she's a year older than me, too). tbf i figured she was a 42 year old who takes pretty dece care of herself.

it's smdh time in America (will), Tuesday, 5 June 2012 19:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

just the thought of her makes me IA, I couldn't take a whole interview

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 5 June 2012 19:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm only ten minutes into her interview and she sounds like an awful person so far. Her dismissive, "is this your main source of income" to Marc re: the podcast was pretty awful.

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 5 June 2012 19:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

ha come on she's fucking with him

goole, Tuesday, 5 June 2012 19:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

Like I said, I'm just getting into it, but it doesn't read that way at all so far.

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 5 June 2012 19:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

very small doses with that one, for me. four minutes of her monologue once a week or so and i'm like ok igi.

haven't heard her WTF yet though

it's smdh time in America (will), Tuesday, 5 June 2012 19:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

okay, I guess you can start to figure out her being mean to Marc is her "thing" when she says, "you do understand what sex is, right?". but she still sounds pretty awful to me.

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 5 June 2012 20:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

her thing is to be drunk

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 5 June 2012 20:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

the rick shapiro interview was old school WTF. some stand up i've never heard of being semi-pissed at Maron and talking about a bodybuilder mouth-raping him.

Hauntingly Unemployed American (President Keyes), Tuesday, 5 June 2012 23:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

ha come on she's fucking with him

nah she genuinely doesn't understand that it's free

┗|∵|┓ (sic), Wednesday, 6 June 2012 00:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

I love the WTF episodes with truly big-time comedians (Russell Peters, Patton Oswalt, Handler) and Maron's combination of envy and judgment. The Handler one made for such an enjoyably tense interview because it was clear that she hadn't heard the podcast and didn't know how it worked.

Odd Spice (Eazy), Wednesday, 6 June 2012 03:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

Did anyone here listen to that new Marc and Tom ep? I was wondering what maron said about his phone call with Jon stewart

Hauntingly Unemployed American (President Keyes), Saturday, 9 June 2012 13:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

Stewart basically told Maron that Maron had really been a dick to Stewart back in the day & he'd rather not go on the show. But he's welcome to grab a coffee anytime.

ie you don't get to work this out on your show. talk to me in person, like a grownup & we'll see what happens.

can't blame him. maron has that "well if I'm sorry that makes it okay" thing that only goes so far.

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 9 June 2012 14:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

...there was also the conclusion drawn that just because you are ready to apologize doesn't mean the other person is ready to forgive. Scharpling made noises of complete understanding and didn't mention PF Tompkins by name, but it was pretty clear that he knew what Maron was talking about.

Three Word Username, Saturday, 9 June 2012 14:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm betting that maron never bothered to meet stewart

Hauntingly Unemployed American (President Keyes), Saturday, 9 June 2012 18:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

Donnell Rawlings ep is great so far.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 14 June 2012 19:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol at donnell's dad's reasons for liking snoop dogg.

mizzell, Friday, 15 June 2012 15:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

Is saying " one" a real thing, or is donnell playing a joke on white comedy nerds?

President Keyes, Friday, 15 June 2012 18:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

something about this Jack White interview I really love, even though Maron is doing all the things I hate

I think I just really love hearing Jack so relaxed, laughing, just having a kind of easy conversation. It's not terribly hard hitting but I dig it

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 18 June 2012 17:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

didn't mention PF Tompkins by name, but it was pretty clear that he knew what Maron was talking about.

Wait, what's the story with this? I missed this whole thing.

Walter Galt, Monday, 18 June 2012 17:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

Loved the Donnell ep

polyphonic, Monday, 18 June 2012 17:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

Scharpling and Tompkins apparently had a huge falling out over a project they were working on, Tompkins did online friendship breakup (Twitter blockage, unfriending etc.), Tompkins has been unreceptive to attempts to reconcile, neither of them mention the other anymore and do not speak of the other to mutual friends (Jen Kirkman and John Hodgman being the best known). It's not something either of them talks about publicly, and Scharpling gets mad when "fans" speculate about it.

Three Word Username, Monday, 18 June 2012 17:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

It took him about 40 minutes before he got to "who are your guys?"

Johnny Fever, Monday, 18 June 2012 19:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

Really like this interview! I'm neither here nor there on Jack White-as-celebrity most days, but wtkiw him on a Monday afternoon at Third Man.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 18 June 2012 19:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

totally revived my Jack White crush 100% :)

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 18 June 2012 20:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

kinda wanted him to go supernerdy on upholstery, lol

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 18 June 2012 20:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

Thanks for the Scharpling/Tompkins explanation. I just Googled it and discovered - though this shouldn't be any kind of surprise, I realize - that comedy message boards are even more intense and depressing than regular messageboards.

Walter Galt, Tuesday, 19 June 2012 09:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

jack white has a weirdly ulrich-esque accent at times

40oz of tears (Jordan), Wednesday, 20 June 2012 17:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

Even though was mostly surface stuff, I enjoyed the Brian Regan interview. Seems like a naturally funny dude who really genuinely likes what he does.

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 25 June 2012 18:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

halfway through Mark Duplass.

On the one hand I like him, he seems p cool...but there's something about him that's annoying me and I can't quite put my finger on it yet. Or I'm just in a grumpy Monday mood

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 25 June 2012 18:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

I gave up on Duplass halfway through. Nice guy, but seemed like he and Marc were having the most boring conversation ever between two guys who have no real interest in talking to each other.

EZ Snappin, Monday, 25 June 2012 18:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

nailed it

thank you

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 25 June 2012 18:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

no problem, Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun.

EZ Snappin, Monday, 25 June 2012 18:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

you remembered! <3

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 25 June 2012 18:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

Of course I did, HOTS! PINK FLOYD RULES!

EZ Snappin, Monday, 25 June 2012 18:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

RULES
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RULES
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Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 25 June 2012 18:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

don't really know anything about marc maron, but i heard him interviewed on NPR last friday (or maybe it was thursday, thereabouts). maybe a bad interview/day, but it was horrible. any MM fans hear it? is it a fair representation of his style?

contenderizer, Monday, 25 June 2012 18:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

I didn't even know he was on. Was it a Fresh Air joint?

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 25 June 2012 18:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

i don't think so? i'm not a regular enough NPR listener to say for sure.

contenderizer, Monday, 25 June 2012 18:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

was fairly brief

contenderizer, Monday, 25 June 2012 18:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh god terry gross talking to marc maron sounds like the worst thing in the world. how much amateur psychology can the fm spectrum carry?

goole, Monday, 25 June 2012 18:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

Feel like I should try this again someday. With 886 posts, it can't be as bad as I remember it, right?

how's life, Monday, 25 June 2012 19:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

enh if you thought it used to be bad, you might be right to stay away.

sorta feels like it's just going thru the motions/running on inertia for a while now

johnny crunch, Monday, 25 June 2012 19:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

with occasional great episodes

40oz of tears (Jordan), Monday, 25 June 2012 19:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

I think I'll check back over this thread and see if there are any good eps. The two or three shows I tried to get through were so depressing though.

how's life, Monday, 25 June 2012 19:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

the best advice is honestly to cherrypick the ones that sound good/tolerable from this 900 post thread (if they're freely available, i dont even know). & if you h8 those, it's just not ur thing

lol xp

johnny crunch, Monday, 25 June 2012 19:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

i really liked the chelsea handler episode cos she basically turned the tables on him. was unsurprised to see the comments on that were really negative.

goole, Monday, 25 June 2012 20:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

A lot of people hate Chelsea Handler, but I've got no problem with her at all. And her episode was fun because neither of them knew why the other was there.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 25 June 2012 20:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

the best advice is honestly to cherrypick the ones that sound good/tolerable from this 900 post thread (if they're freely available, i dont even know). & if you h8 those, it's just not ur thing

Of the ones that are still free, my favorites are the Donnell Rawlings and the Molly Shannon episodes. Though there are a lot of good ones. Save the musician interviews for last though.

President Keyes, Monday, 25 June 2012 22:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

the Mark Duplass one seemed like a stop on his promotional tour for his new movie. I liked how he kept bringing it up though Maron wasn't bothering to ask about it. He was more interesting on Studio 360 a couple weeks ago.

President Keyes, Monday, 25 June 2012 22:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

the Jack White one is probably the best of his musician interviews, because it's the least facepalm-y

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 25 June 2012 22:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

Todd Hanson is the best one, hands down.

Iago Galdston, Monday, 25 June 2012 22:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

yes and no - it's pretty full on and shouldn't be your first Maron.

don't go in without being prepared for maaaaajor sadness. that one seriously broke me. I liked it, I got a lot out of it. but it's a LOT

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 25 June 2012 22:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

That one is good, but it's no longer in the last 50 on itunes, and I doubt someone on the fence about Maron wants to shell out for the app. (I suppose there's illegal ways to get it free, but I've never pirated a podcast.)

President Keyes, Monday, 25 June 2012 22:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

i didn't mind the duplass one, mostly because maron is a lot better at talking about film than he is about music.

40oz of tears (Jordan), Tuesday, 26 June 2012 16:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

I listened to the Donnell Rawlings episode and liked it pretty well. He almost derailed it for me in the beginning with all his "by the way I'm a FORMER DRUG ADDICT" stuff.

the dave cool channel you are supposed to watch (how's life), Tuesday, 26 June 2012 17:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

Three Word Username, Tuesday, 26 June 2012 17:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

Weird Al: Really nice and sweet ep.

Smothered, Covered and Chunked!!! (a hoy hoy), Tuesday, 26 June 2012 17:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

My favorite 2012 eps have been
Russell Brand
Steven Wright
Ralphie May
Paul Feig
Bill Lawrence
Weird Al
Bob Zmuda
Craig Ferguson
Live: Neal Brennan/Mr Show reunion
Jack White

really hope Maron either re-gets Brennan back in to do a new interview, or Brennan lets him air the original. Those two have some pretty good, weird chemistry. Or seemed to on the live ep.

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 26 June 2012 17:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

i like all of those on VG's list that i've heard, steven wright esp. i'd def add jeffrey tambor who really cut the hell out of him thru the whole thing.

pvmic bellvm (goole), Tuesday, 26 June 2012 18:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh yeah I forgot about Tambor, he was fun

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 26 June 2012 18:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

"you're cool school"

President Keyes, Tuesday, 26 June 2012 19:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

WTF indeed...Fiona Apple on Monday?

Johnny Fever, Saturday, 14 July 2012 16:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

shut up

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 14 July 2012 16:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

Johnny Fever, Saturday, 14 July 2012 16:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

wow

President Keyes, Saturday, 14 July 2012 18:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

Good week! According to Maron's twitter, John Oliver is on Thursday.

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 15 July 2012 01:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

awesome

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 15 July 2012 02:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

Fiona Apple is like a cross between a 5 year old and a...well I'm not quite sure yet what the other part is.

She doesn't even have to really elaborate on what her deeper issues are because you can feel them on the surface, in the tone of her voice and the way she talks...she's a really strange girl.

Endearing somehow, though. Maybe because I already like her music so I'm more inclined to hear her out. But man alive I dunno if I've encountered anyone who's THAT non-linear in just general conversation.

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 16 July 2012 16:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

Just cued it up

Johnny Fever, Monday, 16 July 2012 16:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

Last 20 to 30 minutes gets pretty real

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 16 July 2012 16:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

I think anything would seem real compared to small talk about juicers.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 16 July 2012 16:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

colonics too weee O_o

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 16 July 2012 16:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

She's a peculiar girl, no doubt about it.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 16 July 2012 17:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

Odd episode, but also maybe one of my favorites? I dunno. Plenty to think about.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 16 July 2012 18:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

It was really interesting to me that she could be so discombobulate and then occasionally she could just take a quiet moment, gather her thought s and totally drive a point home so concisely.

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 16 July 2012 18:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

*discombobulated

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 16 July 2012 18:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

What did everyone think of the one before this new one...some woman named Benincasa?

Iago Galdston, Monday, 16 July 2012 23:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

I haven't listened to her yet -- sounded like an interesting premise though

is it good?

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 16 July 2012 23:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

she wasn't anything special, but i enjoy all but a very few of the WTF podcasts....the first few minutes of their convo is very "get a room you two"

Iago Galdston, Monday, 16 July 2012 23:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

jb smoove's hour long monologue was pretty great

40oz of tears (Jordan), Tuesday, 17 July 2012 14:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

New John Oliver interview is v enjoyable. Though I wanted to climb through my headphones and push Maron out of the way when Oliver casually says he befriended Richard Ayoade in his first year of Cambridge. "Okay that it I'm taking over this interview, Maron, I love you but you are BUFFOON"

lol

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 19 July 2012 17:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

Can we come up witt a comprehensive list of Maron's ye olde classics for various subjects

England: Stewart Lee changed my life
SNL: Did you meet Lorne Michaels

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 19 July 2012 17:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

Daily Show: Please for the love of god tell me a bad story about John Stewart so I can feel better for being a dick to him all those years

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 19 July 2012 17:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

What was his response to Oliver re Ayoade?

Never translate Dutch (jaymc), Thursday, 19 July 2012 17:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

Black Comics: Please tell everyone I'm right about Black Clubs

Listen to this, dad (President Keyes), Thursday, 19 July 2012 17:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

it went by and Maron waited a few beats & said "should i know who he is" and Oliver said IT Crowd/submarine...it was just kinda shrugged off :(

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 19 July 2012 17:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

(xpost)

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 19 July 2012 17:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

Eating disorders: I eat stuff occasionally and then feel bad.

Yeah and I ~obstruction~ you/ya fucking blind cunt (pause) fucking k (a hoy hoy), Thursday, 19 July 2012 18:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

Music: i have shitty taste in music and don't know anything about creating music

congratulations (n/a), Thursday, 19 July 2012 18:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

Other people's parents: Mine messed me up because my Dad also has 'issues'.

Yeah and I ~obstruction~ you/ya fucking blind cunt (pause) fucking k (a hoy hoy), Thursday, 19 July 2012 18:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

religion: i wasnt taught how to 'use' it

johnny crunch, Thursday, 19 July 2012 18:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

Sports: *blank stare*

pun lovin criminal (polyphonic), Thursday, 19 July 2012 18:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

Books: I own a bunch of them I'll never read. It makes me feel bad. I know this one fiction writer and talk about him alot.

Listen to this, dad (President Keyes), Thursday, 19 July 2012 18:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

Politics: I hate republicans, but details bore me. Sam Seder is a dick.

Listen to this, dad (President Keyes), Thursday, 19 July 2012 18:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

The Blues: who are your guys?

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 19 July 2012 18:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

well at least Maron mentioned the Bugle. I remember when Oliver was on the Nerdist and he brought up the Bugle the nerds had seemingly never heard of it.

Listen to this, dad (President Keyes), Thursday, 19 July 2012 19:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

revoke their nerd membership, imho

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 19 July 2012 19:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

I love how Oliver gamely attempts to steer off the Lorne thing, "I've not met Lorne, so...".

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 20 July 2012 14:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

Interesting note towards the end about a particular interview he may be lining up in the near future.

Johnny Fever, Saturday, 21 July 2012 02:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

!!! :D

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 21 July 2012 02:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

that interview would probably feature the most interesting answer to "Who are your guys?"

Listen to this, dad (President Keyes), Saturday, 21 July 2012 10:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

o_0 at Maron's disbelief at Oliver's disinterest in the Jubilee

¥╡*ٍ*╞¥ (sic), Monday, 23 July 2012 05:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah that was pretty annoying

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 23 July 2012 05:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

well Maron likes to stereotype people based on what city or country or ethnicity or religion they come from. witness all the talk about "hill people" on today's show. it's like he flies to these places, walks around for five minutes, decides everyone there is an anti-semite, tells his audience that night a bunch of half-formed impressions of their city.

Listen to this, dad (President Keyes), Monday, 23 July 2012 13:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

he really does! when he was talking to jillian lauren, it was like he couldn't figure out who she was until she said "i'm a fucked up jewish girl from the suburbs" and he was like "ooooooh, now i get it." because she had finally conformed to a stereotype he was familiar with. It was funny, but probably not how he intended.

nicest bitch of poster (La Lechera), Monday, 23 July 2012 14:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

basically if someone is not from california or the northeast, his first question is "who lives there? it's not a real place, right?"

mizzell, Monday, 23 July 2012 14:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

for a guy who acts like such a knowitall, it's p ignorant

nicest bitch of poster (La Lechera), Monday, 23 July 2012 14:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

or at least pathologically self-centered

nicest bitch of poster (La Lechera), Monday, 23 July 2012 14:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

he's actually a p great example of why it's important for people to travel when they're younger

sean gramophone, Monday, 23 July 2012 15:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

He's never been much of a road comic iirc, instead inhabiting whatever city he's lived in at the time (Boston, LA, NYC, SF). I mean, he tours a little bit, but he's not one of those road warrior comics.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 23 July 2012 15:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

And his international travel seems to have been limited to one trip to italy when he was young, then China ("Disorienting! They eat crazy shit!") UK/Edinburgh ("Terrible! They don't get me!") and Australia ("Pretty fun but too far from home"), when he was a 40something comic.

Seriously, it's a lesson in why smart people need to go to unfamiliar places when they're still young, to teach them something about caricature and perspective.

sean gramophone, Monday, 23 July 2012 15:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

The way he hammered on about Hill People with Scovel was just stupid and embarrassing. Like, I know he plays it up to show what an ignoramus he is, but no one else gets a kick out of it but him! It normally doesn't annoy me AS much, but this time it really did.

fuckin hill people, of all things. cmon.

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 23 July 2012 15:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm just glad I'm not alone in noticing/being o_0 at this particularity in his interviewing style. Honestly can't even imagine what he made of Fiona Apple. Did she eat him for breakfast?

nicest bitch of poster (La Lechera), Monday, 23 July 2012 16:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

actually he was pretty good, and sympathetic to Fiona Apple.

that's the thing, Maron's not always 'Maron' with every subject. He has the capacity to be very senstive and insightful given the right subject matter. I think because of his bipolar dad he's pretty good with mental health, and knowing that Apple had that stage breakdown I think prepared him to handle her pretty carefully.

she didn't have to eat him for breakfast. she eventually came roaring to life towards the end and was pretty fascinating overall. it's worth a listen.

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 23 July 2012 17:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

alright -- will do. i like her/find her more interesting as a person more than i like her music, i think, but i haven't listened to the new one. the others were not really to my liking that much.

also it should be known that i use the wtf podcast specifically to put me to sleep, esp when he won't stop talking about all those guys, guys this guys that blablabla. fast acting, and effective nonnarcotic insomnia treatment.

nicest bitch of poster (La Lechera), Monday, 23 July 2012 17:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

Honestly can't even imagine what he made of Fiona Apple. Did she eat him for breakfast?

nah she talks about how she's related to actual hill-people (or was that the sara benincasa one? i think it was fiona).

40oz of tears (Jordan), Monday, 23 July 2012 17:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

No, it was Fiona.

Trewster Dare (jaymc), Monday, 23 July 2012 17:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melungeon

Trewster Dare (jaymc), Monday, 23 July 2012 17:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah that was supercool

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 23 July 2012 17:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

if you don't like his hillpeople talk, i'd stay the fuck away from the mary mack one. it was so embarrassing at times.

Yeah and I ~obstruction~ you/ya fucking blind cunt (pause) fucking k (a hoy hoy), Monday, 23 July 2012 17:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

My grandmother's maiden names were Collins and Powell, neither ever discussed their childhoods or relations (Mrs. Powell actively lying about hers), genealogical research has been weird and difficult but in both cases there are clues leading to specific counties discussed in that Wikipedia article. Hmmmm.....

Three Word Username, Monday, 23 July 2012 17:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

New John Oliver interview is v enjoyable. Though I wanted to climb through my headphones and push Maron out of the way when Oliver casually says he befriended Richard Ayoade in his first year of Cambridge. "Okay that it I'm taking over this interview, Maron, I love you but you are BUFFOON"

from this I was expecting Kitson not to come up at all, so it was a pleasant surprise that he did. really wish Maron had seen 66a instead of Interminable Suicide, if he'd had to see a story show - obviously it would be most preferable to actually catch Kitson stand-up

¥╡*ٍ*╞¥ (sic), Wednesday, 25 July 2012 02:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

who are your guys?

gygax! II: pornograffitti (admrl), Wednesday, 25 July 2012 22:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

New John Oliver interview is v enjoyable. Though I wanted to climb through my headphones and push Maron out of the way when Oliver casually says he befriended Richard Ayoade in his first year of Cambridge. "Okay that it I'm taking over this interview, Maron, I love you but you are BUFFOON"

I thought of this post today when listening to "Comedy Film Nerds" doing an extended riff on 'who the fuck is this Richard Ayoade guy?'

Listen to this, dad (President Keyes), Wednesday, 25 July 2012 22:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh no

;_;

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 25 July 2012 22:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

Ayoade was on Nerdist - which I'd hoped would be awesome but it's being dragged down awfully by the AMERICANS do it THIS way and the ENGLISH do it THIS way zzzzzz

but dude is so quick and so delightfully dry, he could read the phone book and I'd love it

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 25 July 2012 23:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

also it should be known that i use the wtf podcast specifically to put me to sleep,

this seems crazy, I couldn't bear to have the sound of Maron's voice blaring away by my bedside as I settle down for the night. I use In Our Time for this purpose, it is delightfully soporific.

gygax! II: pornograffitti (admrl), Wednesday, 25 July 2012 23:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

i'd use 99% Invisible

Listen to this, dad (President Keyes), Wednesday, 25 July 2012 23:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

A friend came to visit from London, I said, Marc Maron lives down the street, we see him all the time. Friend and I went for huaraches on our first day out, as we are sitting outside, I catch Marc getting out of a car across the street and walking towards us. I cough at my friend "ARK ARON!!!", give it the eyes, which I'm sure was obvious, but I wanted to give my friend his official LA celebrity sighting. Maron walks past us into the restaurant with a young woman (not his girlfriend) and he is saying to her "so, do you want to get into comedy writing or not?". It was very Marc.

gygax! II: pornograffitti (admrl), Wednesday, 25 July 2012 23:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

still on Oliver: loved the dynamic between him and Maron, it was reminiscent of when Scharpling first appeared on that live ep. either Maron should try and get him on again, or maybe more WTFs should be done at 7.30AM before he has time to neuroticise about anything

¥╡*ٍ*╞¥ (sic), Thursday, 26 July 2012 01:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

It sounds like Maron and Scharpling have plans to do more together, but going by the success of their last paid podcast, I don't think we'll be getting any more free material involving the two.

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 26 July 2012 01:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

Maron on Jay Mohr's podcast was fun.

Steam Sale Jonesin' (kingfish), Thursday, 26 July 2012 01:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

I meant get Oliver on again!

I refused to buy Marc And Tom ep 2 because iTunes charged almost double for it in Australia >:(

¥╡*ٍ*╞¥ (sic), Thursday, 26 July 2012 02:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

the most recent one from nashville, in front of an audience, was the unfunniest thing i've ever heard. it was painful.

Iago Galdston, Thursday, 26 July 2012 02:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

Ugh, yeah, that was the worst live one yet. And I was really looking forward to Retta. Her story about Nick Offerman and "vagina" was the only laugh I got out of the whole thing.

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 26 July 2012 02:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

i listen 2 almost every ep but i stopped listening 2 the live ones a while ago

johnny crunch, Thursday, 26 July 2012 02:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

how that this is on real radio i can hear it sometime.

Ben Stiller said he was "just hanging out" at the Improv around 1990, but I think he means the successful LA one rather than the sinking NY flagship I was appearing at.

Pangborn to be Wilde (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 29 July 2012 01:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

do you not have a computer, then?

The ten "best-of" radio episodes were done 14 months ago btw

¥╡*ٍ*╞¥ (sic), Sunday, 29 July 2012 01:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

I am gen too lazy to listen to podcasts (have no mobile devices either). Also, my fave baseball one simply stopped downloading for me in April.

Pangborn to be Wilde (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 29 July 2012 01:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

Morbs follows fascist baseball?

Listen to this, dad (President Keyes), Sunday, 29 July 2012 02:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

please die all sports

Listen to this, dad (President Keyes), Sunday, 29 July 2012 02:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

Mary McGrory and George Carlin have correctly ID'd US football as technocratic militarism, you dip.

Pangborn to be Wilde (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 29 July 2012 02:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

degrees of evil

Listen to this, dad (President Keyes), Sunday, 29 July 2012 02:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

you rlly are President Keyes

Pangborn to be Wilde (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 29 July 2012 02:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

i am

Listen to this, dad (President Keyes), Sunday, 29 July 2012 02:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

Those radio-ified episodes are playing on WNYC now.

Misses a lot of good stuff, though, you can listen to the full ones on iTunes or on his website, no mobile thing required.

ENERGY FOOD (en i see kay), Sunday, 29 July 2012 05:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

so my friend made marc maron a peach pie and gave it to him onstage at his just for laughs WTF and apparently he talks about it the whole time, i cant wait to hear this ep!

funny-skrillex-bee_132455836669.gif (s1ocki), Monday, 30 July 2012 16:37 (1 year ago) Permalink

Was hoping this self-analysis episode would be good, but it's really just Marc and other guys going around in circles about podcast culture. Meh.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 30 July 2012 18:41 (1 year ago) Permalink

more playing catch up:

kevin hart, chris elliott and merchant sound like good dudes. i don't remember a thing about any of them, they are all dudes who have had p simple and successful careers, bar a usual set-back here and there.

"deep beyond Wang" (a hoy hoy), Monday, 30 July 2012 19:18 (1 year ago) Permalink

got a few wtf bingo card scores too, with the black room differences w/ hart and 'hey what about stewart lee' w/ merchant

"deep beyond Wang" (a hoy hoy), Monday, 30 July 2012 19:19 (1 year ago) Permalink

listening to that 100th episode reminded me about maron's problem with asians

Listen to this, dad (President Keyes), Monday, 30 July 2012 23:11 (1 year ago) Permalink

Download Chris Elliott's movie "Cabin Boy"....so funny.

Iago Galdston, Monday, 30 July 2012 23:41 (1 year ago) Permalink

With the 300th episode, I suggest just skipping to Andy Kindler.

pun lovin criminal (polyphonic), Tuesday, 31 July 2012 06:16 (1 year ago) Permalink

yeah that guy from the onion was painful to listen to...

Iago Galdston, Tuesday, 31 July 2012 13:48 (1 year ago) Permalink

I recommend skipping the 300th episode. I knew it would be a clap himself on the back kind of thing, but it was dull.

EZ Snappin, Tuesday, 31 July 2012 13:49 (1 year ago) Permalink

!

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 31 July 2012 16:25 (1 year ago) Permalink

i really don't like glen wool but i have respect for his faith no more t-shirt

congratulations (n/a), Tuesday, 31 July 2012 16:30 (1 year ago) Permalink

can someone explain to me why the Stewart Lee is rated so highly by Maron? I'm like 10 minutes from the end and it's mostly shoptalk (I've never seen Stewart Lee's act btw, is he any good?)

Iago Galdston, Saturday, 4 August 2012 23:06 (1 year ago) Permalink

i adore stewart lee

the bob golub ep is great

pun lovin criminal (polyphonic), Saturday, 4 August 2012 23:36 (1 year ago) Permalink

Lee is great, has a very unique delivery & pacing...youtube him, you won't be disappointed.

Maron made him "his guy" because of what he says about his change in philosophy when he quit & came back, the way he became empathetic to people who hated his comedy. Maron got a huge kick out of hearing that.

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 4 August 2012 23:39 (1 year ago) Permalink

OK thanks, set the controls, I'll def check him out!

Iago Galdston, Sunday, 5 August 2012 00:13 (1 year ago) Permalink

This made me adore Stewart Lee:

Sun? Sun? It's your cousin, Marvin Ra (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Sunday, 5 August 2012 01:19 (1 year ago) Permalink

Also he is just a very easy example of something Maron just doesn't know anything about, in this case British comedy.

a hoy hoy, Sunday, 5 August 2012 02:57 (1 year ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

Maron has been doing a live show at the Steve Allen theater for a couple weeks in a row and I caught the last one tonight. I believe these shows were all to road test new material but his live act now - especially seeing it live - reminds me a lot of Jean Shepherd's style in how he changes his voice, references earlier bits of the show when you aren't expecting it, etc. Maybe Shepherd + Bogosian.

Jesus though, he can call up a stream of derisive contempt like a jet afterburner.

Elvis Telecom, Wednesday, 22 August 2012 09:30 (1 year ago) Permalink

The Tony Millionaire interview was fantastic. I loved hearing him talk about Berlin in the 80s

Michael B Higgins (Michael B), Wednesday, 22 August 2012 12:01 (1 year ago) Permalink

Tenacious D interview was surprisingly great. I mean, I love those 2 anyway but they were cool

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 24 August 2012 17:15 (1 year ago) Permalink

I loved when they were like, "name one song, Marc! one song! We'll play your favorite!"

EZ Snappin, Friday, 24 August 2012 17:25 (1 year ago) Permalink

I liked that KG was open about struggling with being the 'other guy'

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 24 August 2012 17:32 (1 year ago) Permalink

Definitely humanized Jack too. Good all around.

EZ Snappin, Friday, 24 August 2012 17:56 (1 year ago) Permalink

that James Adominan interview was pretty disappointing. He's one of the funniest people to appear on the show yet, but Maron seemed disinterested until nearly the end.

Listen to this, dad (President Keyes), Tuesday, 4 September 2012 18:52 (1 year ago) Permalink

I listened to it, but it's the first WTF ep I've listened to in a few weeks. I had to take a short break from Maron, but I thought it was an okay episode to come back to. I really don't know Adominan all that well, so every part of the interview was new information for me.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 4 September 2012 18:56 (1 year ago) Permalink

I fell off the WTF wagon for about a year and I'm in the process of catching up chronologically. Since I just listened to it, I wanted to mention that Steve Almond was pretty clearly someone who solicited Marc for an interview and who I started to actively dislike pretty quickly but that the discussion eventually turned around and became surprisingly interesting and involving. Just for those of you who (understandably) wrote that episode off without listening to the whole thing.

Old Lunch, Tuesday, 4 September 2012 19:25 (1 year ago) Permalink

Adomian.

itt: i forgot that he yells at a butt (sic), Tuesday, 4 September 2012 22:05 (1 year ago) Permalink

i cant see the adomian one in my itunes but i want to listen to it cuz i saw him a couple times at just for laughs and he was amazing.

Author ~ Coach ~ Goddess (s1ocki), Tuesday, 4 September 2012 22:09 (1 year ago) Permalink

Angelenos, there are still tickets for Todd Barry + Maron + Maria Bamford tomorrow night

Aceveda (admrl), Tuesday, 4 September 2012 22:25 (1 year ago) Permalink

Oh fuck, Andrew WK is Monday's guest!

"So, uh, who are your guys?"

Johnny Fever, Saturday, 8 September 2012 14:54 (1 year ago) Permalink

Were you a jock or a nerd in school?

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 8 September 2012 15:27 (1 year ago) Permalink

This Andrew W.K. episode is bad. And not good bad, but buncha shit bad.

EZ Snappin, Monday, 10 September 2012 15:13 (1 year ago) Permalink

ugh i tried to listen to an episode of this for the first time in a long time last week and immediately got pissed at maron again. it was the andy daly episode and he was doing the same thing of trying to force someone into a box (in this case, being a nerd) that they didn't really belong in and continually hammering at it despite the interviewee's protestations.

congratulations (n/a), Monday, 10 September 2012 15:51 (1 year ago) Permalink

This Andrew W.K. episode is bad. And not good bad, but buncha shit bad.

I haven't started it yet, but the youtube teaser where they talk about "Bridge Over Troubled Water" had me nodding my head.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 10 September 2012 15:53 (1 year ago) Permalink

There are moments, and Andrew does his best, but Marc and musicians don't really mix.

EZ Snappin, Monday, 10 September 2012 16:19 (1 year ago) Permalink

OTM but the musician things seem more and more frequent now. I do have to kinda lol at Maron's timing with his recordings and how he always just seems to miss big events to talk about. Like interviewing Russell Brand just before the divorce and Aaron Freeman just before the whole Ween breaking up thing.

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 10 September 2012 16:27 (1 year ago) Permalink

And Stanhope before his Louie episode!

schwantz, Monday, 10 September 2012 16:38 (1 year ago) Permalink

The Andy Daly interview was not great - I felt bad for Daly in that one

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 10 September 2012 17:27 (1 year ago) Permalink

Maron needs to get over his hangups about nerds.

Listen to this, dad (President Keyes), Monday, 10 September 2012 18:12 (1 year ago) Permalink

I thought the WK interview was pretty interesting--especially when he talking about the weird pranks he would pull

Listen to this, dad (President Keyes), Monday, 10 September 2012 18:13 (1 year ago) Permalink

thought the Carrie Brownstein ep was terrible - hearing him talk about "lesbian punk" bands and bringing up the sexuality of S-K members in 2012 was pretty o_0

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Monday, 10 September 2012 18:19 (1 year ago) Permalink

Would really like to hear the story from the viewpoint of the other Soul Coughing dudes, Doughty comes across as a huge douche and intensely unlikable dude.

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 13 September 2012 19:12 (1 year ago) Permalink

he should have amanda palmer on

congratulations (n/a), Thursday, 13 September 2012 19:54 (1 year ago) Permalink

lol

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 13 September 2012 19:55 (1 year ago) Permalink

Maron on Jay Mohr's podcast was fun.

Cosign on this. Worth seeking out.

Elvis Telecom, Thursday, 13 September 2012 20:01 (1 year ago) Permalink

pretty interesting one with that WFMU blogger today

Listen to this, dad (President Keyes), Thursday, 13 September 2012 22:24 (1 year ago) Permalink

he should have amanda palmer on

He probably already interviewed her, just before all of the brouhaha, as he has the worst timing ever.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 13 September 2012 22:30 (1 year ago) Permalink

googles amanda palmer brouhaha

pun lovin criminal (polyphonic), Thursday, 13 September 2012 22:41 (1 year ago) Permalink

amanda palmer's open letter to robert smith

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 13 September 2012 22:42 (1 year ago) Permalink

(title is misleading, as that's an old topic)

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 13 September 2012 22:42 (1 year ago) Permalink

I found something about Steve Albini dissing her. Is she darkwave or something?

Listen to this, dad (President Keyes), Thursday, 13 September 2012 22:44 (1 year ago) Permalink

Nah, the short of it: she made gobs of money via kickstarter for her most recent album ($1.2M) and now she's going on tour, but she'd rather recruit talented fans at each stop to comprise her band rather than pay professionals to tour with her. Also, there's quite a bit of discrepancy about how all the money she DID make via donations was actually spent.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 13 September 2012 22:46 (1 year ago) Permalink

is she pompla or moose

pun lovin criminal (polyphonic), Thursday, 13 September 2012 22:51 (1 year ago) Permalink

also who were her guys

pun lovin criminal (polyphonic), Thursday, 13 September 2012 22:51 (1 year ago) Permalink

pretty interesting one with that WFMU blogger today.

oh man is this listener Kliph? that should be great if so

┐(´ー`)┌ (sic), Friday, 14 September 2012 00:22 (1 year ago) Permalink

It is, and it's awesome.

Three Word Username, Friday, 14 September 2012 07:42 (1 year ago) Permalink

Jim Rash on Thursday!

Johnny Fever, Monday, 17 September 2012 16:14 (1 year ago) Permalink

what are the odds Maron asks him about the new showrunners?

Listen to this, dad (President Keyes), Monday, 17 September 2012 16:14 (1 year ago) Permalink

lol he probably did the interview before Harmon was fired.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 17 September 2012 16:15 (1 year ago) Permalink

Key & Peele were really funny. I've only watched that show once, but maybe I'll make a habit of it.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 17 September 2012 19:58 (1 year ago) Permalink

I just finished that episode. I'd never heard of them. Will totally check their show out now.

EZ Snappin, Monday, 17 September 2012 20:19 (1 year ago) Permalink

I never wanted to watch the show, the trailers looked awful. Were they really that good?

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 17 September 2012 20:29 (1 year ago) Permalink

Yeah, definitely.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 17 September 2012 20:58 (1 year ago) Permalink

I've been listening to some of the free podcasts recommended above, and I'm coming around on this guy. He can be a great interviewer and I'm finding a smaller percentage of these to be depressing the more I listen.

This guy seems to say "POW! I just shit my pants..." a lot. Is there an origin story to that?

stURGEON & musKEY (how's life), Thursday, 20 September 2012 13:19 (1 year ago) Permalink

he only says it when he's plugging Just Coffee dot co-op

the origin is that caffeine can stimulate the bowels

he is joking that the coffee is so good that as soon as he sips it he shits his pants

it is an advertising slogan

they sponsor the show (and have since pre-podcast) so he says it a lot

┐(´ー`)┌ (sic), Thursday, 20 September 2012 13:34 (1 year ago) Permalink

hope this helps

┐(´ー`)┌ (sic), Thursday, 20 September 2012 13:34 (1 year ago) Permalink

lol he probably did the interview before Harmon was fired.

Based on what Rash said about the 4th season I think you're right

Listen to this, dad (President Keyes), Thursday, 20 September 2012 13:53 (1 year ago) Permalink

sic plagiarized that answer from Parade magazine celebrity questions.

canonical casual cordouroy (Eazy), Thursday, 20 September 2012 14:00 (1 year ago) Permalink

There was a good article in the Madison alt-weekly about the owner of Just Coffee and his ambivalent feelings about the fact that 99% of people who know the name of his brand associate it with involuntary explosive defecation.

Guayaquil (eephus!), Thursday, 20 September 2012 14:25 (1 year ago) Permalink

nbd, really. I wasn't planning on sharing this podcast with anyone I love anyway.

stURGEON & musKEY (how's life), Thursday, 20 September 2012 14:34 (1 year ago) Permalink

Based on what Rash said about the 4th season I think you're right

I haven't listened yet, and was actually making a joke related to Maron's unlucky interview timing, but I can't believe it happened again! Maron interviews someone, something big involving that someone happens, Maron releases the interview after that something big happens without being able to address that issue. Poor guy.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 20 September 2012 15:08 (1 year ago) Permalink

There was a good article in the Madison alt-weekly about the owner of Just Coffee and his ambivalent feelings about the fact that 99% of people who know the name of his brand associate it with involuntary explosive defecation.

ha, i missed that.

(i live a block away from just coffee and smell it roasting all the time)

(which makes me shit my pants)

40oz of tears (Jordan), Thursday, 20 September 2012 15:20 (1 year ago) Permalink

xpost

It's a little hard to tell, but a couple of times Rash talks about season 3 as though it's still airing, and then talks about how Harmon does his Joseph Campbell narrative arcs over whole seasons, and how he can't wait to see where he goes with it in Season 4. But then Maron starts grousing about network bean-counters--but that could mean the interview was recorded when Community's future was in doubt. No mention of Harmon's firing at all. But is it possible Maron has had this interview in the can since May or earlier?

Listen to this, dad (President Keyes), Thursday, 20 September 2012 15:37 (1 year ago) Permalink

But is it possible Maron has had this interview in the can since May or earlier?

Yeah. He'll sit on interviews sometimes so they'll coincide with something (like the start of the tv season). Although, since Community isn't coming back until October, I'm not sure why he'd put the Rash one up now. I guess he just has so many in the pipeline that its time had come.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 20 September 2012 15:41 (1 year ago) Permalink

There was a good article in the Madison alt-weekly about the owner of Just Coffee

Here it is: http://www.thedailypage.com/eats/article.php?article=37652

Elvis Telecom, Thursday, 20 September 2012 18:19 (1 year ago) Permalink

Just listened to and loved the JB Smoove interview.

He's one of the best so far as dealing with the mandatory Maron moments:
1) "What does your brother do?" "He's just a working man." (as in: he doesn't identify himself by his job)
2) "How did you get the SNL gig?" "It just happened."

canonical casual cordouroy (Eazy), Thursday, 20 September 2012 18:27 (1 year ago) Permalink

JB Smoove won that show by never stopping to breathe. Marc could hardly make it about himself.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 20 September 2012 19:06 (1 year ago) Permalink

I loved all the whining in the K&P interview about all the libs on Maron's back for asking Indian food.

Listen to this, dad (President Keyes), Thursday, 20 September 2012 19:36 (1 year ago) Permalink

that was some Amanda Palmer level strawmanning

Listen to this, dad (President Keyes), Thursday, 20 September 2012 19:36 (1 year ago) Permalink

I want to be friends with Jim Rash irl. Very sad that I'm not.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 20 September 2012 19:37 (1 year ago) Permalink

Okay, yeah, I've never really watched Key and Peele's show, but this episode is great. Particularly love the fantasy Hollywood game, I want to play!

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 24 September 2012 19:15 (1 year ago) Permalink

This made me nod knowingly:

EZ Snappin, Tuesday, 25 September 2012 15:01 (1 year ago) Permalink

Forgot "who were your guys? Kermit?"

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 25 September 2012 15:09 (1 year ago) Permalink

"what was it like working for Henson? What did he say to you at the audition? Did I ever tell you about that one time I met him? And how awkward it was?"

EZ Snappin, Tuesday, 25 September 2012 15:15 (1 year ago) Permalink

"Liberals get mad at me when I talk about 'Bear clubs.'"

Listen to this, dad (President Keyes), Tuesday, 25 September 2012 15:28 (1 year ago) Permalink

kerri kenney was good, i had no idea about her rock band

have a sandwich or ice cream sandwich (Jordan), Tuesday, 25 September 2012 15:35 (1 year ago) Permalink

Really? Those Cake Like albums are great.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 25 September 2012 15:38 (1 year ago) Permalink

I'm a little ways into Key and Peele -- thanks for the heads up guys, you're right this one's pretty great!

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 25 September 2012 15:41 (1 year ago) Permalink

kerri kenney was good, i had no idea about her rock band

I liked that she was kind of disgusted at his research habits

Listen to this, dad (President Keyes), Tuesday, 25 September 2012 15:44 (1 year ago) Permalink

oh i might have to check out the kerri kenney episode, i love her. yeah, cake like was kind of an up-and-coming band that never really came up.

congratulations (n/a), Tuesday, 25 September 2012 15:52 (1 year ago) Permalink

so who from the state has he still not interviewed?

congratulations (n/a), Tuesday, 25 September 2012 15:53 (1 year ago) Permalink

I was cringing at Maron throughout the Kerri Kenney episode.

how's life, Tuesday, 25 September 2012 15:55 (1 year ago) Permalink

All the like "how many of them did you sleep with?", "oh, so you were playing with your boyfriends' instruments and now none of you play music anymore?" patronizing misogynistic bullshit.

how's life, Tuesday, 25 September 2012 15:57 (1 year ago) Permalink

ugh ok maybe i won't listen

congratulations (n/a), Tuesday, 25 September 2012 15:59 (1 year ago) Permalink

That's the impression I got anyway. It was an awkward interview regardless. He wasn't asking great questions.

how's life, Tuesday, 25 September 2012 16:01 (1 year ago) Permalink

Poorly researched, as noted above.

how's life, Tuesday, 25 September 2012 16:02 (1 year ago) Permalink

yeah that shit was kinda dumb but it's easy to tune out (for me anyways)

have a sandwich or ice cream sandwich (Jordan), Tuesday, 25 September 2012 16:08 (1 year ago) Permalink

Poorly researched, as noted above.

that's an essential part of the wtf experience though

have a sandwich or ice cream sandwich (Jordan), Tuesday, 25 September 2012 16:09 (1 year ago) Permalink

"here's some shit I found on Google about you while I was waiting in the garage"

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 25 September 2012 16:14 (1 year ago) Permalink

This episode hit the trifecta in terms of (a) Maron not having the facts (about music, no less); (b) Maron airing past grievances/insecurities wrt several members of the State; and (c) Lorne Michaels.

von kelson, Tuesday, 25 September 2012 16:23 (1 year ago) Permalink

JB Smoove won that show by never stopping to breathe. Marc could hardly make it about himself.

I actually found that Smoove's domination of the conversation uncomfortable and turned it off after 15 minutes.

Sandy Denny Real Estate (jaymc), Tuesday, 25 September 2012 16:23 (1 year ago) Permalink

Maron always talks about how the State was the biggest thing on MTV. I don't remember it being that popular of a show (and the members don't seem to remember it that way either.)

Listen to this, dad (President Keyes), Tuesday, 25 September 2012 16:27 (1 year ago) Permalink

in his world of comedians maybe

have a sandwich or ice cream sandwich (Jordan), Tuesday, 25 September 2012 16:27 (1 year ago) Permalink

It's worth going back to, Jaymc--it somehow gets more personal and direct and less "on" after another 15 minutes or so.

canonical casual cordouroy (Eazy), Tuesday, 25 September 2012 16:30 (1 year ago) Permalink

Good to know.

And yeah, I've found that characterization of The State odd as well, but I think it's partially his way of justifying the success of performers he's never particularly liked. I.e., they're only popular b/c they were able to hook a generation of teenagers onto them.

Sandy Denny Real Estate (jaymc), Tuesday, 25 September 2012 16:34 (1 year ago) Permalink

I was a high school stoner named Doug while the State was on TV. People I didn't even know, like jocks and shit, from would come up to me and say "I'm outta....heeeeeeeeere." I don't know if it was more popular than the Grind. Probably not as popular as Real World, Beavis and Butthead ... fuck, what else was on back then?

how's life, Tuesday, 25 September 2012 16:35 (1 year ago) Permalink

Daria

canonical casual cordouroy (Eazy), Tuesday, 25 September 2012 16:37 (1 year ago) Permalink

Last season of the State overlaps with the first season of Singled Out.

how's life, Tuesday, 25 September 2012 16:39 (1 year ago) Permalink

Daria started in 1996.

how's life, Tuesday, 25 September 2012 16:39 (1 year ago) Permalink

Huh, I was in high school when The State aired, and I was mostly unaware of it. I mean, my family didn't have cable, but judging by what my classmates talked about, The Real World and Beavis and Butt-Head both had a bigger cultural presence. My introduction to the show was through a warped VHS tape that got passed around my college improv group circa 1999.

Sandy Denny Real Estate (jaymc), Tuesday, 25 September 2012 17:46 (1 year ago) Permalink

This fuckin' guy. Listening to the Jim Rash one. "I don't wanna stereotype Southerners.. I don't want to assume anything about people from the South... Breaking your jaw falling down drunk? That's something a Southerner would do... The hill people? Yeah."

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 25 September 2012 19:18 (1 year ago) Permalink

every time he talks about hill people it sounds really paranoid and the guests get uncomfortable.

Listen to this, dad (President Keyes), Tuesday, 25 September 2012 19:22 (1 year ago) Permalink

Seriously its like in 2012 Marc is still basing everything he knows about Southerners on hearing someone describe Deliverance to him.

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 25 September 2012 19:23 (1 year ago) Permalink

oh god I had to pause it there, I wanted to yell at him

luckily Rash was cool and made it funny but gaaaahhhh of all the things he does that might be the one that annoys me the most. And it's totally for his own amusement, no-one elses, but it's just so DUMB and embarrassing

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 25 September 2012 19:23 (1 year ago) Permalink

Maybe I was just a bit late for The State, but I don't remember hearing about it until the early '00s

120 Minutes, Daria, Beavis & Butthead, The Maxx, Real World were what people I knew watched/talked about

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Tuesday, 25 September 2012 19:24 (1 year ago) Permalink

Anything that was strictly comedy on MTV was always a bit niche, but most of their comedy stuff featured established Boston/NY comedy guys. The State stuck out because it was entirely these kids who just graduated from college.

pun lovin criminal (polyphonic), Tuesday, 25 September 2012 19:29 (1 year ago) Permalink

Friends and I would make sure to be in front of the tv when The State came on each week, so I remember it being popular in its original run. It was no B&B or Real World, but it had an audience.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 25 September 2012 19:31 (1 year ago) Permalink

I definitely knew people who watched the State but they were just like "It's MTV's Kids in the Hall." Maron seems to think it had a huge impact on the next generation of alt-comics.

Listen to this, dad (President Keyes), Tuesday, 25 September 2012 19:36 (1 year ago) Permalink

has he interviewed any of the kids in the hall? he talked to foley, right? i bet KITH were more influential than the state.

congratulations (n/a), Tuesday, 25 September 2012 20:21 (1 year ago) Permalink

I'm holding out hope he interviews Scott Thompson some day.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 25 September 2012 20:24 (1 year ago) Permalink

i'd love mckinney or mccullough but i'd listen to any of them. though i guess he'd probably just fixate on their snl experiences.

congratulations (n/a), Tuesday, 25 September 2012 20:24 (1 year ago) Permalink

foley was so great

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 25 September 2012 20:25 (1 year ago) Permalink

"Tell me about Lorne... what was THAT like?"

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 25 September 2012 20:32 (1 year ago) Permalink

man i would love a bruce mccullough one, or any of them really.

have a sandwich or ice cream sandwich (Jordan), Tuesday, 25 September 2012 20:34 (1 year ago) Permalink

OTM, bruce all the way

Mr. Que, Tuesday, 25 September 2012 20:37 (1 year ago) Permalink

The Lorne obsession is so annoying. It's like listening to some indie rocker grouse about how he never made it onto American Idol.

Listen to this, dad (President Keyes), Wednesday, 26 September 2012 00:28 (1 year ago) Permalink

Apparently, there is something worse than Marc talking to musicians; it's Marc talking to alternative artists. This Coop interview is pretty horrible, despite Coop's patience and willingness to engage and talk Marc through his obliviousness.

EZ Snappin, Wednesday, 26 September 2012 14:40 (1 year ago) Permalink

Oh man, I was like "why the hell is he interviewing COOP?"

how's life, Wednesday, 26 September 2012 14:41 (1 year ago) Permalink

Coop is great on this - you just have to ignore Marc more than usual. He is completely unable to let Coop finish a story without interrupting him.

EZ Snappin, Wednesday, 26 September 2012 14:43 (1 year ago) Permalink

So is Marc getting actively more annoying? Or is what I'm experience now just a general part of the cycle of WTF fandom, learning to deal with Marc's faults?

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 26 September 2012 14:52 (1 year ago) Permalink

the cycle of WTF fandom

I think this is spot on. Sometimes he drives me up the wall, so I have to take a break for a few episodes and come back fresh.

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 26 September 2012 15:37 (1 year ago) Permalink

I think as he has expanded past his general comfort zone--interviewing stand-up comics--his lack of exhaustive knowledge makes his questioning style hard to take. First he started interviewing sketch and improv people, who he holds in a bit of contempt, and the talk all had to be about, "Oh, you're not really the careerist I thought you were." Then it was the musicians, who he always had to find common ground with, hence the "who are your guys?" thing. Now he's interviewing comics guys and artists, but it's very much from this "I was up on this shit back in the 80s" place, which feels very annoying.

Listen to this, dad (President Keyes), Wednesday, 26 September 2012 15:38 (1 year ago) Permalink

yeah I think that when he goes outside his knowledge base -- like with comedians, even ones he doesn't know, he at least has an understanding of the mechanics of what they do. So the research on where they grew up etc doesn't matter as much to him because he's going to be able to converse with them when it comes down to what they *do*.
Not that he always did it successfully, of course.

But Keyes is otm - with musicians and artists he's got nothing but enthusiasm and it ends up being an unfortunate real life parody of Farley's fanboy Paul McCartney interview on SNL. There's nothing to ground him in the conversation; and in order to have that conversation he either needs to let them do most of the talking, or do some homework.

He won't though. So he'll either get better at it or we'll just be perpetually kind of annoyed, lol

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 26 September 2012 17:22 (1 year ago) Permalink

fyi the Loren Bouchard episode is really good (Bob's Burgers creator)

Gilbert Gottfried today, shd be interesting (I hope)

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 1 October 2012 17:57 (1 year ago) Permalink

i haven't heard of the last few weeks' guests--i am so much less interested when he strays from comics of his generation or older. i actually just listen to his intros now. i am sorry that his cat Boomer has been missing for the last few days!

Iago Galdston, Monday, 1 October 2012 18:22 (1 year ago) Permalink

Now he's interviewing comics guys and artists,

fsvo of "now" including less than six months after he started!

(Bagge was in January 2010)

┐(´ー`)┌ (sic), Tuesday, 2 October 2012 00:02 (1 year ago) Permalink

Was he better at it back then?

Listen to this, dad (President Keyes), Tuesday, 2 October 2012 00:38 (1 year ago) Permalink

nah it's always been "I was up on this shit back in the 80s" (except early '90s is his jam rly, Eightball/Hate/the first few years of Hellblazer in one go. Millionaire is obv an exception but he just let him roll on the TCJ interview stories mainly)

┐(´ー`)┌ (sic), Tuesday, 2 October 2012 01:27 (1 year ago) Permalink

wow. that moment where Maron asked Gilbert Gottfried "Whatever happened to Charles Rocket?" and then talked over him distractedly as GG tried to tell him about Rocket killing himself pretty much sums up what I hate about Maron's interviewing style.

Listen to this, dad (President Keyes), Tuesday, 2 October 2012 11:22 (1 year ago) Permalink

also lol at Maron not knowing what 50 Shades of Grey was. But the interview was probably recorded a year ago so...

Listen to this, dad (President Keyes), Tuesday, 2 October 2012 13:17 (1 year ago) Permalink

Tbh the idea of Maron knowing about 50 Shades of Grey isn't something I want to contemplate.

controversial cabaret roommate (Nicole), Tuesday, 2 October 2012 13:38 (1 year ago) Permalink

yeah better for all of us if he just doesn't talk about it ever

his Adam and Eve spots are cringeworthy enough

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 2 October 2012 15:37 (1 year ago) Permalink

Yeah, that's what I was thinking of when I posted that.

controversial cabaret roommate (Nicole), Tuesday, 2 October 2012 15:41 (1 year ago) Permalink

Catching up on older episodes tonight - holy crap that Bob Golub one is great

Elvis Telecom, Monday, 15 October 2012 05:49 (1 year ago) Permalink

The Dave Alvin one was pretty painful because the only common ground they had was running into each other in Hollywood like 25 years ago.

Everything You Like Sucks, Monday, 15 October 2012 08:39 (1 year ago) Permalink

I enjoyed Dave Alvin telling stories. He should have his own podcast.

EZ Snappin, Monday, 15 October 2012 11:49 (1 year ago) Permalink

omg tom kenny today

:D
:D
:D

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 15 October 2012 15:36 (1 year ago) Permalink

This Jimmy Walker episode is so funny.

Bout to go Jethro TULL on that ass (Johnny Fever), Thursday, 25 October 2012 14:45 (1 year ago) Permalink

Jimmy Walker just steamrolls over him. Jimmy still one entertaining dude.

EZ Snappin, Thursday, 25 October 2012 15:26 (1 year ago) Permalink

I was pissed when Maron cut him off at the end

Binders Full of Mittens (President Keyes), Thursday, 25 October 2012 16:34 (1 year ago) Permalink

Oh shit, yeah...I just got to the end and Maron basically shut a door in his face.

Bout to go Jethro TULL on that ass (Johnny Fever), Thursday, 25 October 2012 16:46 (1 year ago) Permalink

ok i will listen to the heidecker episode. also curious about pauly shore ep.

congratulations (n/a), Friday, 2 November 2012 16:55 (1 year ago) Permalink

The Chad Daniels one was really good. I'd never heard/heard of that guy before, but he was a great guest.

Johnny Fever, Friday, 2 November 2012 16:58 (1 year ago) Permalink

I liked the Jimmy Walker one quite a bit. Lots of great stories.

pun lovin criminal (polyphonic), Friday, 2 November 2012 17:33 (1 year ago) Permalink

Pauly Shore interview is good so far, but it sounds more like two guys in line for movie tickets catching up after not having seen each other for about five years.

Johnny Fever, Friday, 2 November 2012 19:10 (1 year ago) Permalink

Yeah the Pauly Shore interview wasn't bad! Kinda wish that Maron hadn't kept circling back to his 'Comedy Store is haunted, dark weird place haha' hobbyhorse. It was cool hearing about the comics who went through there, the stuff about Mitzi getting Maron to wear a scarf and the guy to wear a yellow suit was p funny

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 4 November 2012 00:58 (1 year ago) Permalink

I saw The Comedy recently, so I listened to the Heidecker interview hoping to hear a discussion on the film. Oh well. I did get to learn a lot about the bands Heidecker was in as a youth, though :/

DavidM, Sunday, 4 November 2012 09:05 (1 year ago) Permalink

It's true, he took upwards of 15 seconds to embarrassedly name some and say that two of them weren't serious

sug night (sic), Sunday, 4 November 2012 21:22 (1 year ago) Permalink

i thought they talked about that movie a fair amount?

have a sandwich or ice cream sandwich (Jordan), Sunday, 4 November 2012 21:27 (1 year ago) Permalink

Heidecker even made mention of Maron keeping digging for more and more info on the bands after he mentioned them only in passing. They talked about the Tim and Eric film a lot, but the talk on The Comedy was cut short on a 'we'll talk more about this some other time?' ending.

DavidM, Sunday, 4 November 2012 21:38 (1 year ago) Permalink

This Jimmy Walker episode is so funny.

― Bout to go Jethro TULL on that ass (Johnny Fever), Thursday, October 25, 2012 10:45 AM (1 week ago) Bookmark

did maron ask him about dating ann coulter?

turds (Hungry4Ass), Sunday, 4 November 2012 21:47 (1 year ago) Permalink

Heidecker even made mention of Maron keeping digging for more and more info on the bands after he mentioned them only in passing.

1) Consider yourself lucky that the guitar question didn't end up in a three-song jam
2) Apart from the fact that they did discuss The Comedy, how many other WTFs with people who normally write and perform and produce and direct and generate hours upon hours of their own work have gone into long discussions of a single hired acting job?

sug night (sic), Sunday, 4 November 2012 23:09 (1 year ago) Permalink

yea they did talk abt it a bit right? maron gave his 'film studies major' take on it

johnny crunch, Monday, 5 November 2012 01:43 (1 year ago) Permalink

A wtf with colt cabana? Hello sam bait! Ridiculously excited about this, even if maron talking wrestling is going to be super embarrassing. (cabana is p much the worlds best comedy wrestler and has a wtf like hour podcast with wrestlers every week. Also he did stand up for a couple years, dunno if he was any good though.)

"It's like death metal lyrics, but about a vagina." (a hoy hoy), Tuesday, 13 November 2012 01:28 (1 year ago) Permalink

okay i haven't listened to this epo yet but I heard him on Sklarboro County and it turns out that I love colt cabana! I have started listening to his podcast. Mick Foley! The Brooklyn Brawler? HOORAY.
can't wait to hear this ep now.

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 15 November 2012 03:50 (1 year ago) Permalink

the wrestling one was pretty good

have a sandwich or ice cream sandwich (Jordan), Thursday, 15 November 2012 16:18 (1 year ago) Permalink

Mascis interview: "What are your favorite chords?"

Johnny Fever, Monday, 26 November 2012 17:50 (1 year ago) Permalink

oh god

"I have a pair of thick green bellbottoms that are pretty cool"

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 26 November 2012 17:51 (1 year ago) Permalink

I love Maron, and I often applaud him for attempting musician interviews, but this Mascis experiment is a near total failure.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 26 November 2012 18:18 (1 year ago) Permalink

Just that opening framing of Nevermind and Green Mind as the records that blew Maron's mind was nuts.

Binders Full of Mittens (President Keyes), Monday, 26 November 2012 18:42 (1 year ago) Permalink

About 30 minutes in J. seems to realize Marc is a nutter and begins to treat it like an interview by Nardwuar. Which is pretty much is, except Nardwuar does more research for his interviews.

EZ Snappin, Monday, 26 November 2012 18:44 (1 year ago) Permalink

Mascis interview: "What are your favorite chords?"

― Johnny Fever, Monday, 26 November 2012 13:50 (55 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

hahaha i need to hear this

absurdly pro-D (schlump), Monday, 26 November 2012 18:47 (1 year ago) Permalink

i feel like the difference in how frenetically & laconically they both speak is gonna make it sound like people speaking across a language barrier

absurdly pro-D (schlump), Monday, 26 November 2012 18:48 (1 year ago) Permalink

and Maron asking if Mascis knew every Boston band he could think of.

Binders Full of Mittens (President Keyes), Monday, 26 November 2012 18:50 (1 year ago) Permalink

What about Tom Scholz? Was he your guy?

endless budgie (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Tuesday, 27 November 2012 02:37 (1 year ago) Permalink

haha

congratulations (n/a), Tuesday, 27 November 2012 02:40 (1 year ago) Permalink

Maron was a squirrel on Adventure Time tonight.

this will surprise many (Nicole), Tuesday, 27 November 2012 02:45 (1 year ago) Permalink

Eventually Maron will have to have Jim Ladd on and the universe will implode.

Elvis Telecom, Tuesday, 27 November 2012 03:26 (1 year ago) Permalink

Solondz interview is surprisingly excellent; a good reminder that Marc can be a great interviewer even outside his element.

sean gramophone, Tuesday, 4 December 2012 00:16 (1 year ago) Permalink

I dont think the J Mascis interview was that bad. Its hard for anyone to get a sentence out of the guy.

Michael B Higgins (Michael B), Tuesday, 4 December 2012 00:49 (1 year ago) Permalink

i don't listen to this a lot but thought tge mascis interview was really moving. all the stories about producing other groups were awesome, tio

spottieottiespanakopita (schlump), Tuesday, 4 December 2012 01:49 (1 year ago) Permalink

the episode today with Mike Lawrence was good. a throwback to when WTF was mostly comics I'd never heard of being really interesting.

President Keyes, Friday, 7 December 2012 00:05 (1 year ago) Permalink

Dylan Moran! He & Marc get along swimmingly

Yes, Bill Hicks is brought up.

"It's the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Drunk!" (kingfish), Saturday, 15 December 2012 04:17 (1 year ago) Permalink

GASP

oh i am so listening to that

:D :D

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 15 December 2012 04:56 (1 year ago) Permalink

Listening to Maron and Favreau talk about Cowboys & Aliens finally makes me want to see it.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 17 December 2012 14:49 (1 year ago) Permalink

was that the most butt kissing a guest has ever done to Maron? Like every other sentence from Favreau was about how great WTF is.

President Keyes, Monday, 17 December 2012 14:54 (1 year ago) Permalink

Maybe, but I think that's just kind of built in to Favreau's personality.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 17 December 2012 14:55 (1 year ago) Permalink

Would really like to hear the story from the viewpoint of the other Soul Coughing dudes, Doughty comes across as a huge douche and intensely unlikable dude.

― heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, September 13, 2012 3:12 PM (3 months ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

just listened to this one and yeah i was a little Ô_o about all of that

particularly how he simultaneously claims the other guys weren't involved in any of the songwriting and deserve no credit, but they also somehow forced him to make music he didn't like. can't have it both ways buddy.

Author ~ Coach ~ Goddess (s1ocki), Monday, 17 December 2012 18:31 (1 year ago) Permalink

Chris Garcia's bit on the live podcast was amazing.

pun lovin criminal (polyphonic), Monday, 17 December 2012 18:51 (1 year ago) Permalink

there was like exactly one article about the Doughty book where the writer talked to other members of Soul Coughing, guys showed admirable restraint imo: http://www.pitch.com/kansascity/mike-doughty-soul-coughing-the-book-of-drugs/Content?oid=2831236

some dude, Monday, 17 December 2012 19:02 (1 year ago) Permalink

good article

Author ~ Coach ~ Goddess (s1ocki), Monday, 17 December 2012 19:25 (1 year ago) Permalink

i mean this:

"I've gone through my own process of owning my bullshit in that situation," former Soul Coughing bassist Sebastian Steinberg tells The Pitch over the phone, while on tour with Fiona Apple. "I don't miss being in a band with Mike, but I have a lot of compassion for him. I actually think that he's got a form of aphasia — a perceptive gap. He demonstrated that through the whole career of the band, and the way he talks and writes about it now seems to be there. He doesn't hear what the rest of us did as songs. It's like trying to tell a colorblind person what orange is. The synapse isn't there. And I don't mean that as belittling as it sounds. I genuinely sense his agony over this. I feel for him on the most human level. I'm sorry that he feels that way. I wish he could look at Soul Coughing and be proud that he's created a whole new thing. I love that Doughty's created a new book of songs. I love that he's persevered. He has every right to be as proud as he can be. I just wish he could see Soul Coughing for what it was, and not for what he always tried to get credit for it as being. That band never existed. He'll sleep better if he ever figures that out. I sure do."

next to this:

"To a certain extent," Doughty says during a phone call with The Pitch, "I suspect that they're all just deeply self-destructive people, that they were consciously or unconsciously trying to wreck the boat. They just ended up with the wrong crazy person that wasn't going to let go of the boat. In my opinion, they were on a continuum between sociopathic and just straight-up delusional."

and this:

"There was a lot of stuff that came from jamming — a keyboard part or a beat," Doughty says. "But in the end, songs are things that are sung. And I was the only guy writing stuff that was sung."

Naturally, former Soul Coughing sampler Mark De Gli Antoni sees the process from a different angle, but the overlap in their accounts is telling.

"I could enter a rehearsal with Sebastian and Yuval [Gabay, drummer]," De Gli Antoni says via e-mail, "begin playing a shell of something, and the two of them would then completely invent a whole drum-bass world around that. I would then drop what I was initially doing and do something else. Mike would then start riffing words, and eventually we would have a 'Super Bon Bon.' To me, the final result is something I would never say I 'wrote' even if I started it, because the end result was so something-else. Many, many of our songs were like that."

is pretty telling

Author ~ Coach ~ Goddess (s1ocki), Monday, 17 December 2012 19:25 (1 year ago) Permalink

"But in the end, songs are things that are sung. And I was the only guy writing stuff that was sung."

Those are called poems

President Keyes, Monday, 17 December 2012 19:40 (1 year ago) Permalink

Thanks for that link, that is a great read and, as s1ocki points out, extremely telling.

HAPPY BDAY TOOTS (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 17 December 2012 19:45 (1 year ago) Permalink

also lol @ this

"The idea of Mike's book," De Gli Antoni writes, "that through a fog of drugs he behaved a certain way, is a ruse, a construct/fabrication. I was there in his apartment taking his watered-down heroin with him.

some dude, Monday, 17 December 2012 19:59 (1 year ago) Permalink

The Jay Mohr episode is actually a good example of why I like WTF in general. I mean, it was nothing mindblowing, but I find it interesting when someone like Mohr is able to dig in a little and talk about why he thinks he comes across as a dick or arrogant. I mean, he didn't blame other people, he was pretty much able to fully acknowledge his part.

HAPPY BDAY TOOTS (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 17 December 2012 20:50 (1 year ago) Permalink

kinda weird that Maron didn't ask about Bobcat, since he talked shit about Mohr on WTF

President Keyes, Monday, 17 December 2012 20:55 (1 year ago) Permalink

he did? I don't remember that...

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 17 December 2012 20:58 (1 year ago) Permalink

yeah, mohr is married to bobcat's exwife

congratulations (n/a), Monday, 17 December 2012 21:00 (1 year ago) Permalink

Maron talked about it when he was on Mohr's podcast.

Elvis Telecom, Tuesday, 18 December 2012 00:17 (1 year ago) Permalink

haha what kind of woman would marry TWO gross comedians

some dude, Tuesday, 18 December 2012 00:26 (1 year ago) Permalink

and gross in such different ways!

some dude, Tuesday, 18 December 2012 00:27 (1 year ago) Permalink

connoisseur

Author ~ Coach ~ Goddess (s1ocki), Tuesday, 18 December 2012 06:24 (1 year ago) Permalink

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikki_Cox

Allen (etaeoe), Tuesday, 18 December 2012 09:22 (1 year ago) Permalink

Nikki is an American sitcom that aired on The WB from 2000 to 2002. Nikki was a starring vehicle for Nikki Cox, who had previously starred in another WB sitcom, Unhappily Ever After, which ran for five seasons. Looking to capitalize on Cox's popularity, Bruce Helford created a sitcom that featured Cox as the title character.

Allen (etaeoe), Tuesday, 18 December 2012 09:23 (1 year ago) Permalink

i don't know if i can bring myself to listen to the Blues Traveler one, unless one of you tells me it's super compelling.

have a sandwich or ice cream sandwich (Jordan), Thursday, 27 December 2012 16:42 (1 year ago) Permalink

yeah that one is an automatic NOPE for me

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 27 December 2012 16:43 (1 year ago) Permalink

just the barest possibility that he will play or even TALK about that fucking harmonica is enough to give me nausea

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 27 December 2012 16:43 (1 year ago) Permalink

There's some funny bits in it, mostly near the beginning.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 27 December 2012 17:09 (1 year ago) Permalink

It wasn't that bad, mostly because the BT guys are huge dorks

President Keyes, Thursday, 27 December 2012 22:19 (1 year ago) Permalink

I finally listened to the Dylan Moran interview - pretty good! Typically, I got annoyed that Maron kept harping on the Catholic abuse thing - DUDE THEY DID THE SAME THING HERE IN THE STATES JESUS CHRIST LET IT GO but I thought Moran engaged with the questions really intelligently and he didn't seem as annoyed as I would have been in the same situation

anyway I just love hearing Moran talk at length so I was happy

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 27 December 2012 22:22 (1 year ago) Permalink

When they were talking about don delillo i was picturing maron shouting at a copy of cosmopolis, "goddamn it, tell me how to live!"

President Keyes, Thursday, 27 December 2012 22:31 (1 year ago) Permalink

DUDE THEY DID THE SAME THING HERE IN THE STATES JESUS CHRIST LET IT GO

Catholic church integration into everyday life just might be a smidgen higher in Ireland, maybe

( ͡° ͜ʖ͡°) (sic), Thursday, 27 December 2012 23:15 (1 year ago) Permalink

oh I know, it just...the way he kept asking about it annoyed me. esp since Moran said he didn't grow up catholic and yet is being called on to act as emmissary for the entire catholic population :)

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 27 December 2012 23:20 (1 year ago) Permalink

actually I misread Maron as Moran in your post, makes sense now

( ͡° ͜ʖ͡°) (sic), Friday, 28 December 2012 01:18 (1 year ago) Permalink

ha :)

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 28 December 2012 03:13 (1 year ago) Permalink

smh first sentence uttered in the Katz interview, "I have to play my vinyl records because there is integrity to them, authenticity."

President Keyes, Friday, 28 December 2012 11:01 (1 year ago) Permalink

wow maron brought in the katz

fanute me or shoot me (some dude), Friday, 28 December 2012 12:24 (1 year ago) Permalink

If Maron had any authenticity and integrity, his podcasts would be recorded on wire spools and sent to each individual listener via carrier pigeon.

Tarfumes The Escape Goat, Friday, 28 December 2012 15:00 (1 year ago) Permalink

Where is Donald Fagan's anger?

President Keyes, Friday, 28 December 2012 16:58 (1 year ago) Permalink

I thought he would have dug Steely Dan

https://twitter.com/marcmaron/status/281624014479294464

Michael B Higgins (Michael B), Friday, 28 December 2012 17:22 (1 year ago) Permalink

he really should

Author ~ Coach ~ Goddess (s1ocki), Friday, 28 December 2012 18:07 (1 year ago) Permalink

But he has a blues based cock

President Keyes, Friday, 28 December 2012 18:34 (1 year ago) Permalink

anyway I just love hearing Moran talk at length

ha, maybe avoid the upcoming Stephen Tyler one then, dude didn't get a word in edgewise

too many encores (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Friday, 28 December 2012 19:00 (1 year ago) Permalink

Moran or Maron?

Poor Stephen.

Johnny Fever, Friday, 28 December 2012 19:11 (1 year ago) Permalink

lol oh wait I was confusing Maron and Moran, never mind

too many encores (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Friday, 28 December 2012 19:12 (1 year ago) Permalink

lol if it makes you all feel better it was just as confusing trying to write it

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 28 December 2012 19:14 (1 year ago) Permalink

President Keyes, Friday, 28 December 2012 19:28 (1 year ago) Permalink

ha, maybe avoid the upcoming Stephen Tyler one then, dude didn't get a word in edgewise

― too many encores (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Friday, December 28, 2012 11:00 AM (28 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

totally looking forward to this btw

autistic boy is surprisingly good at basketball (silby), Friday, 28 December 2012 19:29 (1 year ago) Permalink

omg yes

i wish it was a call in episode so we could call in and ask about scarf selection, etc
oh well

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 28 December 2012 19:36 (1 year ago) Permalink

i wish it was a call in episode so we could call in and ask about scarf selection, etc

irl LOL

Tarfumes The Escape Goat, Friday, 28 December 2012 19:47 (1 year ago) Permalink

Michael Keaton curses like a sailor.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 3 January 2013 18:29 (1 year ago) Permalink

It's fascinating how it took him so long to "get" the Beetlejuice character, but that when he finally did he really did.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 3 January 2013 19:45 (1 year ago) Permalink

I can't wait to listen to this

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 3 January 2013 19:47 (1 year ago) Permalink

That was a really good one. Keaton has lots to say for a guy who doesn't talk much.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 3 January 2013 20:03 (1 year ago) Permalink

(I mean he actually talks a lot (A LOT!) but rarely does any media.)

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 3 January 2013 20:04 (1 year ago) Permalink

mere minutes into that interview & i'm grinning like a loon

it's him! it's really him

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 3 January 2013 20:46 (1 year ago) Permalink

I don't know why I didn't know he was from Pittsburgh? He sure sounds like it once he really starts talking

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 3 January 2013 21:34 (1 year ago) Permalink

Man, this was one of those conversations where Marc really slots in with somebody and they just go.

"It's the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Drunk!" (kingfish), Thursday, 3 January 2013 21:52 (1 year ago) Permalink

totally!

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 3 January 2013 21:52 (1 year ago) Permalink

Best one in quite some time.

EZ Snappin, Thursday, 3 January 2013 22:23 (1 year ago) Permalink

Yeah it feels like a more relaxed version of the Robin Williams interview. Such a great flow, no real prodding needed, just a little air traffic control here and there to wave him on-course.

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 3 January 2013 22:28 (1 year ago) Permalink

Nice, I am so looking forward to this, thanks for the flag. I sorta lost track of/got tired with this podcast when he started interviewing musicians, so seems a good time to dive back in.

Chuck_Tatum, Friday, 4 January 2013 12:26 (1 year ago) Permalink

Could've written that exact post myself.

jaymc, Friday, 4 January 2013 13:47 (1 year ago) Permalink

Dave Alvin episode is still a good one though.

Elvis Telecom, Saturday, 5 January 2013 02:34 (1 year ago) Permalink

Just starting the Seth Green one right now (love him) and Elizabeth Banks and Dave Grohl next week. Good little run.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 10 January 2013 19:19 (1 year ago) Permalink

psyched for Grohl. (wincingly psyched, granted)

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 10 January 2013 19:37 (1 year ago) Permalink

I was surprised by the Blues Traveller one being fun but surely there's no reason to listen to Jakob Dylan ep?

( ͡° ͜ʖ͡°) (sic), Friday, 11 January 2013 02:02 (1 year ago) Permalink

I was tempted to listen to Jakob Dylan just to hear the insane (hopefully!) awkwardness of Marc trying not to talk about Bob Dylan. (Jakob has a notoriously strict "Don't mention my dad" policy wrt media and marketing, if I recall.)

sean gramophone, Friday, 11 January 2013 02:11 (1 year ago) Permalink

(Jakob has a notoriously strict "Don't mention my dad" policy wrt media and marketing, if I recall.)

Doesn't do much media then?

Johnny Fever, Friday, 11 January 2013 02:15 (1 year ago) Permalink

Did Maron hook up with Jakob Dylan via Kerri Kenney? IIRC she mentioned on WTF that she and Jakob were friends.

jaymc, Friday, 11 January 2013 02:34 (1 year ago) Permalink

i tried and failed to get through blues traveller, but i enjoyed the jakob dylan one, especially the stuff about his bad experience making a record with rick rubin.

keef qua keef (Jordan), Friday, 11 January 2013 15:12 (1 year ago) Permalink

Oh, there's Rubin talk? I may give in and listen to it.

Johnny Fever, Friday, 11 January 2013 15:21 (1 year ago) Permalink

can't wait to hear again about how much "Nevermind" blew the mind of the 28 year old Maron

President Keyes, Friday, 11 January 2013 15:28 (1 year ago) Permalink

x-post when Dylan started criticizing the Cash American albums, I was like "it's on"

President Keyes, Friday, 11 January 2013 15:28 (1 year ago) Permalink

I actually agree with Jakob on the Neil Diamond/Rubin album. I thought stripping him back totally missed everything that Neil Diamond is about.

Johnny Fever, Friday, 11 January 2013 18:28 (1 year ago) Permalink

Surprised that the Jakob Dylan interview really wasn't painful or offputting. He actually seems like a decent dude.

Johnny Fever, Friday, 11 January 2013 19:04 (1 year ago) Permalink

how far in is the Rubin talk?

( ͡° ͜ʖ͡°) (sic), Saturday, 12 January 2013 14:12 (1 year ago) Permalink

it's throughout the whole interview--first about Cash and Diamond, then later about his own Rubin album

President Keyes, Saturday, 12 January 2013 14:56 (1 year ago) Permalink

damn you guys

( ͡° ͜ʖ͡°) (sic), Saturday, 12 January 2013 15:17 (1 year ago) Permalink

yeah I still dunno if I can bring myself to do it. Jakob Dylan's about as interesting as paint to me

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 12 January 2013 18:39 (1 year ago) Permalink

Me too, but it was a surprisingly flowing and never dull convo.

Johnny Fever, Saturday, 12 January 2013 18:45 (1 year ago) Permalink

hurm...

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 12 January 2013 18:47 (1 year ago) Permalink

all the questions about daddy Dylan basically yielded nothing though

President Keyes, Saturday, 12 January 2013 19:19 (1 year ago) Permalink

saw him do standup last night. it was really, really, really good.

too many encores (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Sunday, 13 January 2013 14:13 (1 year ago) Permalink

a surprisingly flowing and never dull convo

fuck you guys

( ͡° ͜ʖ͡°) (sic), Sunday, 13 January 2013 21:14 (1 year ago) Permalink

lol

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 13 January 2013 21:49 (1 year ago) Permalink

ugh Elizabeth Banks is so subtly an asshole

sean gramophone, Thursday, 17 January 2013 03:04 (1 year ago) Permalink

eh, didnt seem that subtle

johnny crunch, Thursday, 17 January 2013 03:05 (1 year ago) Permalink

I am biding my time til DAVE GROHL

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 17 January 2013 03:06 (1 year ago) Permalink

I turned off Banks a bit before halfway. I don't know if she's an asshole, but it wasn't very interesting.

EZ Snappin, Thursday, 17 January 2013 03:15 (1 year ago) Permalink

I was looking forward to hearing that one, but now considerably less so.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 17 January 2013 03:16 (1 year ago) Permalink

Banks does seem a bit smug, I guess, but I found the chat fairly engaging, actually.

jaymc, Thursday, 17 January 2013 03:31 (1 year ago) Permalink

how far in is the Rubin talk?

Finally made it through this; Rubin talk is mostly about 3/4ths in, but nothing seriously juicy or snarky. It basically amounted to, "I thought Rubin would have ideas. He didn't. So I had to finish the album quickly."

He also said that the "authenticity" angle of the Cash records amounted to a "parlor trick."

Tarfumes The Escape Goat, Thursday, 17 January 2013 03:42 (1 year ago) Permalink

I'm a little behind, just listening to the Adam Schlesinger one in which Schlesinger spends the whole time being kind of pleasantly bemused about the fact that Maron seems to have listened to a Fountains of Wayne record for the first time maybe a half-hour before the podcast. "Green Day, what about Green Day, they're doing your kind of thing, right, you hang out with those guys?"

Guayaquil (eephus!), Thursday, 17 January 2013 04:56 (1 year ago) Permalink

saw him do standup last night. it was really, really, really good.

oh yeah, also, this, I don't think the podcast gives the impression he'd actually be a very good standup, but in fact he is

Guayaquil (eephus!), Thursday, 17 January 2013 04:57 (1 year ago) Permalink

yeah, his standup is great

when he's really on, he can make you tear up AND laugh in the same story

and I love watching the way he carries himself on stage, the way he picks a person to tell a story to, he's really comfortable up there

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 17 January 2013 05:00 (1 year ago) Permalink

When I saw him, and he got to the point in his set where he mentioned his cats, I let out a very mumbly "yeah" which he perceived as me hating cats. Because I was so close to the stage, his head whipped around and stared directly into my eyes. "What are you? A dog person? You hate cats?"

I felt about 1 inch tall.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 17 January 2013 05:57 (1 year ago) Permalink

:(

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 17 January 2013 06:00 (1 year ago) Permalink

I wanted to say "MARC! YOU'VE BEEN MY FAVORITE COMIC SINCE THE 90S! I'VE SEEN ALL YOUR CONAN APPEARANCES! I BOUGHT YOUR BOOK! I BOUGHT ALL YOUR CDS! I ONLY LISTENED TO AIR AMERICA BECAUSE YOU WERE ON IT! I LOVE WTF! I AM SO HAPPY RIGHT NOW THAT I'M FINALLY SEEING YOU LIVE!"

All I managed to get out was "er...no, I love cats."

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 17 January 2013 06:06 (1 year ago) Permalink

aww

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 17 January 2013 06:07 (1 year ago) Permalink

you should write him e-mail to this effect, it's exactly the kind of thing he'd read on the podcast and then express conflicted feelings about

Guayaquil (eephus!), Thursday, 17 January 2013 15:47 (1 year ago) Permalink

I liked the grohl interview a lot but damn maron has to cool it with the authenticity stuff

President Keyes, Thursday, 17 January 2013 16:51 (1 year ago) Permalink

Picturing maron's befuddled look when grohl was talking about britney's blackout

President Keyes, Thursday, 17 January 2013 16:54 (1 year ago) Permalink

Maron has a number of O_o moments, but Dave is such a good dude. Really enjoying this one.

EZ Snappin, Thursday, 17 January 2013 16:56 (1 year ago) Permalink

I'm about halfway through, it keeps getting into a cool groove and then ERK not cool, maybe just bcz Maron's a bit more nervous and trying to impress with what he knows or something? idk

I yelled when Grohl said he bought his six year old daughter the Beatles vinyl boxset. it was cool that she dug it though, lucky bastard

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 17 January 2013 17:04 (1 year ago) Permalink

did maron ask him about being an aids denier?

congratulations (n/a), Thursday, 17 January 2013 17:19 (1 year ago) Permalink

this is the peter green doc that Maron mentioned if anyone's interested

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 17 January 2013 17:32 (1 year ago) Permalink

I <3 Grohl so much.

Johnny Fever, Friday, 18 January 2013 20:18 (1 year ago) Permalink

me too. loved hearing him talk about the new Bowie, and just music he digs in general, it's cool when dudes like him are still fans. I love how Maron just kinda blurts SO DO YA MISS KURT like he can't stand it anymore.

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 18 January 2013 20:58 (1 year ago) Permalink

see, that's the kind of stuff that made me unsubscribe.

whose black line is it anyway? (how's life), Friday, 18 January 2013 23:48 (1 year ago) Permalink

<3 Maron for it, tbh

DavidM, Friday, 18 January 2013 23:56 (1 year ago) Permalink

me too

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 18 January 2013 23:57 (1 year ago) Permalink

I think Maron approached it in a way (and then followed up) that Dave didn't recoil and actually talked about it for a short while.

Johnny Fever, Friday, 18 January 2013 23:58 (1 year ago) Permalink

yeah, it seemed okay to me

President Keyes, Saturday, 19 January 2013 02:07 (1 year ago) Permalink

This was an entertaining interview! Maybe I'll subscribe again for a while.

how's life, Thursday, 24 January 2013 19:13 (1 year ago) Permalink

lol I misread today's guest and thought he was interviewing Tim Farriss, the dude from INXS

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 24 January 2013 19:17 (1 year ago) Permalink

"I don't think there's going to be a poem that comes along and changes the entire culture."

Maron sure sets a pretty high bar for poetry. Are any current stand up sets going to change the entire culture?

President Keyes, Monday, 28 January 2013 13:17 (1 year ago) Permalink

Any poem that set out to do that would be terrible

President Keyes, Monday, 28 January 2013 13:18 (1 year ago) Permalink

I'm afraid to listen to the Tim Ferriss one

Guayaquil (eephus!), Monday, 28 January 2013 16:02 (1 year ago) Permalink

Not sure if it was just my mood, but I found the Lucinda Williams one unbearable. Mostly due to Maron.

sofatruck, Tuesday, 29 January 2013 02:11 (1 year ago) Permalink

I had a bad feeling about it so I thought I'd pass

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 29 January 2013 02:27 (1 year ago) Permalink

it was cute when lucinda started flirting with him at the end

President Keyes, Tuesday, 29 January 2013 09:21 (1 year ago) Permalink

Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner separately this week.

a tidy profit in Russia (Eazy), Monday, 4 February 2013 16:34 (1 year ago) Permalink

mel brooks took drum lessons from buddy rich!

keef qua keef (Jordan), Monday, 4 February 2013 16:38 (1 year ago) Permalink

Mel Brooks is just exceptional; a lesson in why Marc deserves every success.

sean gramophone, Wednesday, 6 February 2013 19:59 (1 year ago) Permalink

been meaning to listen

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 6 February 2013 20:13 (1 year ago) Permalink

It's really special. Helps a lot that Brooks is so willing to open up and to try to find connections with Marc. I hope the Reiner one is as good.

EZ Snappin, Wednesday, 6 February 2013 20:18 (1 year ago) Permalink

im partway through it now and

zero dark (s1ocki), Wednesday, 6 February 2013 22:07 (1 year ago) Permalink

I totally wasn't expecting them talk about David Lynch

President Keyes, Wednesday, 6 February 2013 22:52 (1 year ago) Permalink

WHERE ARE SETHRO AND JAH???????

some girls, they rape so easy (sunny successor), Friday, 8 February 2013 04:48 (1 year ago) Permalink

c'mon, it totally made sense to hold the Brooks ep so he could double with Reiner in the same week

( ͡° ͜ʖ͡°) (sic), Friday, 8 February 2013 04:50 (1 year ago) Permalink

xpost sometime in June?

President Keyes, Friday, 8 February 2013 09:39 (1 year ago) Permalink

I got a little bummed when I realized Carl Reiner received more phone calls during this interview than I have in the last two months.

Chuck Lint, Saturday, 9 February 2013 07:58 (1 year ago) Permalink

I was thinking of how pissed Maron would have been if any young dude came to his garage and took 5 calls on his cell during the interview

President Keyes, Saturday, 9 February 2013 10:28 (1 year ago) Permalink

I wondered if they were joke phone calls from Mel Brooks, as most consisted of Carl saying "I'm just doin a... OK, bye" and putting the phone down.

DavidM, Saturday, 9 February 2013 10:35 (1 year ago) Permalink

If that was true Carl would certainly be the ultimate straight man. Way over 80%.

Chuck Lint, Sunday, 10 February 2013 07:23 (1 year ago) Permalink

kind of a dick move for Maron to call out the UCB like that without having Besser or someone on to give their side.

gentle german fatherly voice (President Keyes), Friday, 22 February 2013 11:45 (1 year ago) Permalink

ooh, what happened?

how's life, Friday, 22 February 2013 13:02 (1 year ago) Permalink

nothing major. just bitching about the fact that UCB wouldn't bend its no-payment of performers policy for a superstar like him. But it became pretty clear that Maron was the "professional comic" Besser and Ian Roberts were talking about on the "behind the scenes at the UCB" episode of Improv4Humans. They made a pretty good case for the policy on there and Maron really shouldn't perform at spaces meant for amateurs if he's so invested in his professional status.

gentle german fatherly voice (President Keyes), Friday, 22 February 2013 14:15 (1 year ago) Permalink

i think he was trying to speak for all the performers, not just himself.

queeple qua queeple (Jordan), Friday, 22 February 2013 14:58 (1 year ago) Permalink

I wonder if a single podcast could contain both Marc and Matt arguing about this at the same time. Both can really turn it on when they get pushed.

On a vaguely related note which might be better fit for the comedy podcast thread, I seriously hate it when professional comedy types dump on improv, giving examples from bad improv nights as to why the format is inherently terrible. (Note: I have taken several improv classes.)

Chris Eilliot's appearance on the Carolla show and Chris Gore being douchey about it are two examples that stand out to me. It's as if these dudes couldn't accept that valid comedy can come from slightly different formats than they are either adept at or used to.

The New Jack Mormons! (kingfish), Friday, 22 February 2013 16:48 (1 year ago) Permalink

it reminds me of otherwise cool people hating on the very idea of poetry because they went to some shitty open mic reading in college

gentle german fatherly voice (President Keyes), Friday, 22 February 2013 17:06 (1 year ago) Permalink

Well a lot of the guys you're calling out are right assholes.

Speaking as a semi-professional improviser - I get it, and I don't really mind. I hate most stand-up. I regularly bash the form. I know there's wonderful examples, but overall it's not really for me.

Maron's comedy tastes are actually quite specific, and his aversion to improv speaks to that. He's often talked about not "getting" absurdist comedy like Monty Python or Tim and Eric, and the thing he connects most with is an honesty in the performer. Even in "serious", "real" longform improv, that kind of sincerity is very rare.

sean gramophone, Friday, 22 February 2013 17:24 (1 year ago) Permalink

And say what you will about Carolla, he's probably one of the best improvisers ever, so maybe he's earned his scorn.

schwantz, Friday, 22 February 2013 17:29 (1 year ago) Permalink

But I think that honesty and Marc's preferred flavor/platonic ideal of authenticity can come thru in sketch or improv, just that its not a form facilitating the overt tangible detail that most people grasp onto the easiest.

The New Jack Mormons! (kingfish), Friday, 22 February 2013 17:49 (1 year ago) Permalink

I hadn't realized Carolla did improv. Was he a Groundlings dude or something?

Walter Galt, Friday, 22 February 2013 17:52 (1 year ago) Permalink

Yup, he did classes there at least. His training would really come thru during the Golden Age of Loveline years ago

The New Jack Mormons! (kingfish), Friday, 22 February 2013 17:56 (1 year ago) Permalink

My fave bit of improv from his show, with Norm MacDonald:

schwantz, Friday, 22 February 2013 17:59 (1 year ago) Permalink

were Besser & Roberts really bitching out Maron, not responding to the Kurt Metzger controversy? was the I4H episode earlier than a few weeks ago?

( ͡° ͜ʖ͡°) (sic), Saturday, 23 February 2013 14:17 (1 year ago) Permalink

(I've not heard either the Besser or Maron eps yet)

( ͡° ͜ʖ͡°) (sic), Saturday, 23 February 2013 14:17 (1 year ago) Permalink

the I4H episode came out on Jan. 29

I don't know who Metzger is, but Besser was talking about a professional comic who kept saying "Just give me cabfare." The same phrase Maron used on his show.

gentle german fatherly voice (President Keyes), Saturday, 23 February 2013 16:54 (1 year ago) Permalink

ohhh

well this has been a HUGE debate in the improv/standup world, for weeks now; tons of people have weighed in. i suspect maron was just quoting an idea he read.

http://www.metafilter.com/124501/Paid-in-Vibes

sean gramophone, Saturday, 23 February 2013 16:57 (1 year ago) Permalink

that Gethard piece was good

gentle german fatherly voice (President Keyes), Saturday, 23 February 2013 17:16 (1 year ago) Permalink

Eddie Pepitone was in town last with his documentary, and I got to meet him! Marc does not come off that well in the docu, which is why they address it in the recent show.

Seriously, "The Bitter Buddha" is effing great and far more podcasty comics show up in it than I expected. Y'all should see it.

The New Jack Mormons! (kingfish), Saturday, 23 February 2013 18:36 (1 year ago) Permalink

<3 mike white interview

johnny crunch, Monday, 25 February 2013 14:13 (1 year ago) Permalink

when maron mentioned the thing the podcast community is facing, I wonder if he's talking about the patent troll who says he owns the idea of podcasting and is trying to shake down all the big podcasts for money.

gentle german fatherly voice (President Keyes), Monday, 25 February 2013 14:24 (1 year ago) Permalink

That is indeed what he's talking about.

pun lovin criminal (polyphonic), Monday, 25 February 2013 18:04 (1 year ago) Permalink

I don't really understand the concept--it's like someone who says he invented the radio suing Garrison Keillor and Dr. Demento.

gentle german fatherly voice (President Keyes), Monday, 25 February 2013 19:07 (1 year ago) Permalink

Yeah, but the problem with patents is that if you have them, you have them. It doesn't matter if it makes sense or not.

pun lovin criminal (polyphonic), Monday, 25 February 2013 19:17 (1 year ago) Permalink

Recommend this ep of This American Life very much btw: http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/441/when-patents-attack

pun lovin criminal (polyphonic), Monday, 25 February 2013 19:18 (1 year ago) Permalink

yeah, i know copyright system is fucked, but it seems this guy should be suing itunes, not content providers

gentle german fatherly voice (President Keyes), Monday, 25 February 2013 19:25 (1 year ago) Permalink

iTunes is only one of a handful of ways you can download podcasts (for example: RSS feed, straight off the website, etc.), and the patent is more about podcast production than distribution specifically.

pun lovin criminal (polyphonic), Monday, 25 February 2013 19:32 (1 year ago) Permalink

Also they filed a suit against Apple as well:

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/1/prweb10313865.htm

pun lovin criminal (polyphonic), Monday, 25 February 2013 19:33 (1 year ago) Permalink

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