Comedian Ari Shaffir tells Marc what it was like to grow up in an Orthodox Jewish household, what led him to part with his faith, how his parents reacted and why he turned to stand-up comedy. Plus, Marc and Ari delve deep into the mythos of The Comedy Store. This episode is sponsored by GoToMyPC from Citrix. Try it free by using the code WTF and access your computer from anywhere at any time.
Adam Parfrey had a profound effect on the brain of young Marc Maron. As the publisher of Feral House books and curator of the Apocalypse Culture series, Adam opened the minds of many unsuspecting readers to the weird, the marginal, the obscene and the mysteries of the world hidden in plain sight. Marc talks with Adam about the connections between Freemasons, Manson, JFK and more. This episode is sponsored by Stamps.com. Click on the mic and enter WTF to start a no-risk trial.
Mark Oliver Everett is better known as E, the lead singer, songwriter and all-around creative force behind Eels. E tells Marc about growing up the son of a quantum physicist and how his relationship with his dad was not fully realized until after its intense and tragic end. Plus, E talks about his experiences with Paul Rudd, Judd Apatow and Jimmy Page. This episode is sponsored by HBO's Veep, now on BluRay, DVD and digital download, and by Audible and Adam & Eve.
Dick Van Dyke made as big an impression on young Marc Maron as he did on so many generations of kids who grew up with his movies and TV shows. So it's a real treat for Marc to talk with Dick about his career, from Broadway to The Dick Van Dyke Show to his iconic family film roles. This episode is sponsored by Stamps.com. Click on the radio mic and enter WTF to start a no-risk trial with a $110 bonus offer.
Lynn Shawcroft is a comic who was married to a comic. That comic was Mitch Hedberg. So Lynn's story is pretty evenly split between comedy and tragedy. She talks to Marc about grief, loss and the deadly disease of drug addiction. This episode is sponsored by Stamps.com. Click the radio mic and enter WTF to start a no-risk trial with a $110 bonus offer.
The mighty Leslie Jones brings her hilarious wit and athletic prowess to the garage for a chat with Marc. She talks about going to high school with Suge Knight, abandoning her basketball scholarship to pursue comedy, vomiting while bombing at The Comedy Store and finding vindication opening for Katt Williams. This episode is sponsored by GoToMyPC from Citrix. Click the Try It Free button and enter WTF to start a 30 day free trial.
Gina Gershon started life as an authentic Valley Girl before making it in movies like Bound and Face/Off. She tells Marc about her progression from stage to screen and the life-changing journey she went on to find her missing cat. Plus, Marc calls Eddie Pepitone to dole out some apologies. This episode is sponsored by Matador Records and the new album from Chelsea Light Moving. Also sponsored by Audible and Adam & Eve.
John Darnielle, driving force behind The Mountain Goats, tells Marc how a childhood cycle of abuse led him down a dark path of drug use and criminal behavior before he became a psychiatric nurse and an accomplished musician. This episode is sponsored by Merge Records (enter WTF at checkout for 20% off) and by Stamps.com, where you can click on the radio mic and enter WTF to start a no-risk trial with a $110 bonus offer.