WTF with Marc Maron (it's a podcast)

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hah. his stuff against marketing just comes off as juvenile imo

johnny crunch, Thursday, 27 October 2011 19:54 (3 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 (3 years ago) Permalink

x-post Yeah, I was thinking, "Are you 20 years old?"

President Keyes, Thursday, 27 October 2011 20:00 (3 years ago) Permalink

10 minutes in, and I already want to punch this asshole.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 27 October 2011 21:04 (3 years ago) Permalink

uh oh

Janet Snakehole (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 27 October 2011 21:38 (3 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 (3 years ago) Permalink

I'll try it tomorrow but it sounds iffy

Janet Snakehole (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 27 October 2011 22:16 (3 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 (3 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 (3 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 (3 years ago) Permalink

Thurs : Chris Rock

^_^

johnny crunch, Monday, 31 October 2011 12:01 (3 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


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