WTF with Marc Maron (it's a podcast)

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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


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