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 (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

nick frost is on today? awesome!

difficult-difficult lemon-difficult (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 22 September 2014 21:10 (1 week ago) Permalink

Ugh that would be awful. Marc would keep interrupting him. Mike Watt needs to just do his own podcast of monologues.

Immediate Follower (NA), Monday, 22 September 2014 21:10 (1 week ago) Permalink

Haha, prob right

Johnny Fever, Monday, 22 September 2014 21:12 (1 week ago) Permalink

Who were D. Boon's guys?!

folk punks: stop bragg-ing (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Monday, 22 September 2014 23:45 (1 week ago) Permalink

Mike Watt needs to just do his own podcast of monologues.

Watt has a podcast - http://twfps.com
It's great! Watt hangs out with folks and plays records.

Elvis Telecom, Tuesday, 23 September 2014 02:36 (1 week ago) Permalink

!!!

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 23 September 2014 02:38 (1 week ago) Permalink

!!!!

difficult-difficult lemon-difficult (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 23 September 2014 03:04 (1 week ago) Permalink

Does he end every episode with START YOUR OWN PODCAST?

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Tuesday, 23 September 2014 03:18 (1 week ago) Permalink

I'd never heard of Dax Shepard before his interview with Maron. Seems like a complete d-bag. He should be in prison for beating down that pedestrian.

Now you're messing with a (President Keyes), Tuesday, 23 September 2014 12:24 (1 week ago) Permalink

I mostly know him as Kristen Bell's husband.

jaymc, Tuesday, 23 September 2014 12:50 (1 week ago) Permalink

I remember him from Punked and for looking like Zach Braff with lighter hair.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 23 September 2014 13:14 (1 week ago) Permalink

he is really good in the Parenthood tv show

difficult-difficult lemon-difficult (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 23 September 2014 14:18 (1 week ago) Permalink

and in Let's Go To Prison!

cwkiii, Tuesday, 23 September 2014 14:20 (1 week ago) Permalink

wait he beat someone up i don't feel like googling someone tell me

i blow goat farts, aka garts for a living (waterface), Tuesday, 23 September 2014 14:32 (1 week ago) Permalink

I'd never heard of Dax Shepard before his interview with Maron.

Allen (etaeoe), Tuesday, 23 September 2014 14:34 (1 week ago) Permalink

Man, I don't know, I got a totally different vibe from Dax. It sounded more like he was fully aware that he was a total d-bag, but has reformed quite a bit. Seemed like a pretty genuine guy that had a pretty decent handle on how he's fucked up in the past and how he's moving forward.

ƋППṍӮɨ∏ğڵșěᶉᶇдM℮ (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 23 September 2014 14:41 (1 week ago) Permalink

yeah that's the feeling I got

difficult-difficult lemon-difficult (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 23 September 2014 15:30 (1 week ago) Permalink

Also, that "pedestrian" threw a full cup of something at the windshield of the car Dax was driving. Dax might have gone overboard, but dude needed his ass beat.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 23 September 2014 15:31 (1 week ago) Permalink

yeah, i'm sure the cup throwing was completely unprovoked

Now you're messing with a (President Keyes), Tuesday, 23 September 2014 15:55 (1 week ago) Permalink

i'm not sure if you're just trolling now or what, but he gave a pretty solid rundown of the whole incident. i doubt that anything deserved a public ass-kicking, but you're trying to make it sound like Dax just randomly jumped out of his vehicle and started beating the shit out of a completely innocent bystander, which was very much not the case from the story he told. again, yes, it's a dick move for Dax to handle it the way he did, but let's not keep pretending it happened with zero context.

ƋППṍӮɨ∏ğڵșěᶉᶇдM℮ (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 23 September 2014 16:21 (1 week ago) Permalink

xpost I saw that "Neighbors" movie Nick Stoller made, and it was such a piece of shit. There's like 10 minutes of movie, and then the rest is as if the director died and the replacement couldn't find the script and had to construct a movie out of hours of improvised takes based on the actors getting a one sentence pitch of the premise and just told "action!" You can practically picture the studio going oh crap, the movie's only 40 minutes long, what do we do now!? If I saw "Neighbors" before I interviewed Nick Stoller, I don't think I would be very respectful either.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 23 September 2014 16:27 (1 week ago) Permalink

xpost I didn't say the walker didn't throw anything at the car, but there was something about Dax that made me doubt that he wasn't giving a self-serving version of events. But maybe there wasn't a crosswalk and maybe the thrower was just a prick. But I've had experiences with aggressive cars while trying to cross a street where I'd probably have thrown a Big Gulp if I'd had one handy. Whatever, I guess you guys like him.

Now you're messing with a (President Keyes), Tuesday, 23 September 2014 18:31 (1 week ago) Permalink

I only really know the guy from Idiocracy, don't really care one way or the other about him. Again, not defending him beating this guy up, but I think you're downplaying how dangerous it is to throw anything at the windshield of a moving vehicle - crosswalk or not.

ƋППṍӮɨ∏ğڵșěᶉᶇдM℮ (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 23 September 2014 18:41 (1 week ago) Permalink

ok you're right i won't do it again

Now you're messing with a (President Keyes), Tuesday, 23 September 2014 18:46 (1 week ago) Permalink

i haven't listened to the nick frost interview yet -- is it good?

and what about Kathy Griffin? is that worth a listen?

difficult-difficult lemon-difficult (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 23 September 2014 19:18 (1 week ago) Permalink

Griffin was an okay interview, though it made me like her even less that I already did. She definitely thinks very highly of herself.

ƋППṍӮɨ∏ğڵșěᶉᶇдM℮ (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 23 September 2014 19:19 (1 week ago) Permalink

yeah, i guess in truth I don't care if he's nice to Nick Stoller that much - and anyone who refers to themselves making artisinal bread deserves what he gets... it's more just why the fuck are you talking to Nick Stoller, Dax Sheppard and Kathy Griffin in rapid succession? The odd odious show biz type is great - and Maron can be at his best in full-on aggressive mode: Andy Dick, Gallagher, Mencia, Carrot Top - all amazing. But these recent ones aren't anywhere near as engaging as those.

Brio2, Wednesday, 24 September 2014 13:01 (1 week ago) Permalink

i thought the kathy griffin one was great actually. her family situation sounds so deeply crazy.

festival culture (Jordan), Wednesday, 24 September 2014 14:08 (1 week ago) Permalink

he's probably dumping some of weaker interviews on us knowing that comedy nerds will forget about after he drops the Tim & Eric one tomorrow

Now you're messing with a (President Keyes), Wednesday, 24 September 2014 14:29 (1 week ago) Permalink


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