WTF with Marc Maron (it's a podcast)

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

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

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

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

Yeah Ed Helm is a sweetheart

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

Fast forward

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

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

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

live wtf from brooklyn was very funny especially chuck klosterman.

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

Greg Fleet on today! <3

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

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

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

(lol apropo of nothing)

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

*interviewS

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

What a champ, that guy.

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

andy dick interview has the potential to be amazing

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

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

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

Oh fuck off I just think everything CK does is bored and overrated, and listening to Maron slobber over his gritty bar show is snore city

Blowout Coombes (President Keyes), Tuesday, 21 June 2016 00:48 (two months ago) Permalink

Acknowledging the existence of actual claims against actual celebrities ain't righteousness.

Crazy Eddie & Jesus the Kid (Raymond Cummings), Tuesday, 21 June 2016 02:36 (two months ago) Permalink

Really hoping Marc becomes a big Pono-head after Neil leaves one behind for him.

Any Given User (Eazy), Saturday, 25 June 2016 14:35 (two months ago) Permalink

It sounds great through my FIVE THOUSAND DOLLAR TUBE AMPLIFIER guys

Cosmic Love is absolutely Ruthless &Highly Indifferent (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Saturday, 25 June 2016 18:20 (two months ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

The Amber Tozer ep might be the most boring I've listened to.

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Tuesday, 19 July 2016 17:35 (one month ago) Permalink

I enjoyed the Louie Anderson one from a few weeks ago.

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Tuesday, 19 July 2016 18:19 (one month ago) Permalink

James L. Brooks is good so far, but his monologue intro is maybe the most excruciating ever,

thrill of transgressin (Eazy), Tuesday, 19 July 2016 18:29 (one month ago) Permalink

John Carpenter/Joe Dante ep was great.

how's life, Tuesday, 19 July 2016 18:40 (one month ago) Permalink

I don't really listen to this anymore, but, for some reason, I recently checked out the one with the very earnest Paul Dano. It was lifeless; Marc so uninterested, Dano so uninteresting.

painfully alive in a drugged and dying culture (DavidM), Thursday, 21 July 2016 11:12 (one month ago) Permalink

The Amber Tozer ep might be the most boring I've listened to.

― Kiarostami bag (milo z), Tuesday, July 19, 2016 1:35 PM (2 days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

I kinda liked this one but she is def like average white girl^tm

johnny crunch, Thursday, 21 July 2016 12:20 (one month ago) Permalink

Tozer ep was like a half hearted attempt at an old school WTF, with lots of Sobriety talk and "you don't remember making out with me?" Maron history

Blowout Coombes (President Keyes), Thursday, 21 July 2016 13:08 (one month ago) Permalink

Yeah, the Dano one beats the Tozer one in terms of sheer boringness. Yeesh.

circa1916, Thursday, 21 July 2016 16:26 (one month ago) Permalink

I liked the Tozer episode and her tales about being a craigslist mattress saleswoman

Neptune Bingo (Michael B), Thursday, 21 July 2016 16:32 (one month ago) Permalink

Yeah Tozer one wasn't all that bad imo. Dano's about as compelling as a damp bathroom towel though.

circa1916, Thursday, 21 July 2016 16:39 (one month ago) Permalink

Tozer's just didn't go anywhere - Craigslist mattress story aside, there weren't any good stories or anything revealing and 'failed comic slash memoirist' is only fun if you tell some of those addict stories that were worth writing about.

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Thursday, 21 July 2016 16:53 (one month ago) Permalink

Haven't been listening to this much but I always like hearing Jeff Goldblum talk, same w/Adam Goldberg. Some of my favorite Jews.

sam jax sax jam (Jordan), Thursday, 21 July 2016 17:20 (one month ago) Permalink

Goldblum ep was charming as hell

Flamenco Drop (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 21 July 2016 18:29 (one month ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

STOKED FOR ROSEANNE

Crazy Eddie & Jesus the Kid (Raymond Cummings), Friday, 12 August 2016 19:56 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Lauren Lapkus is one where I can't tell if he's awkward because he's attracted, hasn't done his homework, or hasn't had enough sleep.

Goldblum one is fun. Eric Andre was interesting too.

thrill of transgressin (Eazy), Friday, 12 August 2016 20:15 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Werner Herzog is on Monday!

Neptune Bingo (Michael B), Friday, 12 August 2016 20:28 (two weeks ago) Permalink

hasn't done his homework

He gets wrongfooted early by trying to insist that The Characters was a series that she had control over, and then gets disarmed by her genially going along with everything else he tries to neg her over in embarrassment.

Shakey δσς (sic), Saturday, 13 August 2016 00:23 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Who are Herzog's guys?!

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Monday, 15 August 2016 17:20 (one week ago) Permalink

Lauren Lapkus is one where I can't tell if he's awkward because he's attracted, hasn't done his homework, or hasn't had enough sleep.

Yeah, I love Lauren. I haven't finished the interview yet, but there's plenty of awkward old man Mark in there for sure.

how's life, Monday, 15 August 2016 19:16 (one week ago) Permalink

He's always a little weird with improv people. It seemed like he was trying to work against his usual feelings.

Blowout Coombes (President Keyes), Monday, 15 August 2016 20:09 (one week ago) Permalink

The Herzog interview was great mostly for his reactions to Maron. "Why are you sounding so doomed? It's a little weird."

Blowout Coombes (President Keyes), Monday, 15 August 2016 20:10 (one week ago) Permalink

Man, Herzog's voice and delivery sounds exactly like my old German philosophy professor.

Sentient animated cat gif (kingfish), Monday, 15 August 2016 20:35 (one week ago) Permalink

Don't listen hardly ever but threw a few on the ipod for work trips recently. Garrett Morris was a trip--called out an unnamed certain politician with SNL roots and straight called out Martin Lawrence. Crispin Glover was pretty fascinating. Goldblum was charming. Meh.

andrew m., Monday, 15 August 2016 21:47 (one week ago) Permalink

What did he say about Franken?

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Monday, 15 August 2016 22:34 (one week ago) Permalink

when GM first arrived at SNL he'd written this thing, a sketch essentially, a racial satire thing, which the unnamed writer ripped off and presented as original, which GM then acted in despite of that.

andrew m., Wednesday, 17 August 2016 16:24 (one week ago) Permalink


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