WTF with Marc Maron (it's a podcast)

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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


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