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Dec 9, 2010 38

You met Mike DeStefano briefly in the last episode. Now you get the total Mike experience as Marc sits down with him to discuss the extraordinary circumstances that led to Mike becoming a comic. Plus, it's been a while since Marc has called his dad. It might be a good time for it considering Marc forgot his dad's birthday.

38 Comments
  • a year and a half ago
    Mark
    This episode really spoke truth and sincerely pulled my heart strings. I had no idea that Mike had passed away but may his soul rest wherever he is. Thank you Mike for sharing your incredible story and inspiring me to live my life to the absolute fullest.

    I absolutely loved this, Marc. Thank you so much for this episode.
  • three and a half years ago
    Lecter
    i happened to download this episode and heard of Mike for the first time of my life . it was an absolutely stunning interview and the motorbike part almost brought me into tears . i guess that's what life and love all bout . A few mins ago i found out Mike died bout 2 weeks ago .. this is truly sad . RIP , Mike .
  • three and a half years ago
    jimmyjamesjr
    Mike died today. Damn. RIP dude.
  • three and a half years ago
    Crate&Trauma
    RIP Mike DeStefano
  • three and a half years ago
    LM
    I download the podcasts -- to listen on an MP3 player or in case the Internet connection is wonky -- and then delete them. But I couldn't delete this one (I listened to it a couple of week ago).

    When I watched Mike DeStefano on LAST COMIC STANDING (on the Internet, and then I moved, so I didn't watch the last few episodes), I thought, What an asshole! I thought he was putting on the tough guy act. Still, there was something compelling about him, some niggling burr of "what if that's real?"

    I didn't even recognize his name when I started listening to this interview. Maybe twenty, thirty minutes into it, I went to Google. I saw his face and thought, THAT GUY! I realized, jesus, that was real (on LCS).

    He said that people who are afraid to commit are good people; they understand what commitment means.

    And the motorcycle story -- that made me tear up in public.

    Yeah.

    ...

    Respect.
  • three and a half years ago
    Hollewood
    Who are you?? I can tell you who I am, a 40 year old mom with a 24 year old son who doesn't take me for nothing!!! I raised him to the 9th degree and brought him up to society's expectations and still only looking for the look of love and thanks in his eyes.... Help.....I really need that in my life because my husband doesn't give me either, not looking for sympathy just a son that loves his mom.
  • almost four years ago
    Hope
    This is the best episode ever. "Giving is the only way you know you've got something." Thank you Mike for putting things in perspective. Amen.
  • almost four years ago
    curt
    this was an episode that I shared with my adult sons and my mother (paraphrased). Thank you both.
  • almost four years ago
    tbone
    this was a great podcast - just about as good as the medium can possibly deliever
  • almost four years ago
    Felipe
    This one's historic. Excellent!
  • almost four years ago
    Jafafa Hots
    I'm walking along laughing one second, and then next minute I'm trying not to start bawling when he tells the Harley story and mentions the ride around the parking lot with the nurses crying.

    Damn. Emotional whiplash. You must be this tall to ride this podcast.
  • almost four years ago
    Joe
    Truly great episode!
    Could it be? Not one single negative comment...for once! You have done it now Marc...and Brendan...a new record for sure.

    And here I was - sitting alone, in the desert, getting all cynical... and hopeless...not now.

    Thanks to WTF...this one old beatnik/hippie is feeling younger tonight!
  • almost four years ago
    Burly Matron
    Goddamn what an amazing episode. Truly one of your best.
  • almost four years ago
    Response
    Soloman Raabe, I believe you're referring to the episode with Dov Davidoff. Yet another great comedian.
  • almost four years ago
    no.thanks.
    wow.
    I thought the Louie CK episodes couldnt be topped. This just did.
    Im beyond blown away.
  • almost four years ago
    Solomon Raabe
    Mark is Amazing and even though I don't often leave comments like this, I want to just say that you can always count on Marc's interviews to have substance.
    While I do admit to being a bit of a pessimist, I do think that my negative comments are a testament to the high standard that Marc raises my "entertain me" expectations to, when I decide to listen to an episode, and while that might be an excuse for my chosen perspective, I think in a round about way it shows the platform I've put him on, in my mind.
    I can't remember who the guest was, but back when I was new to Marc and the WTF podcast, I listened to an interview he did with a boxer, which turned out to be one of the most intelligent conversations I'd ever heard, I recommend that episode to people whenever the subject of podcasts come up. I don't remember the name of the guest, but as long as they find this site I think they'll be fine.
    Anyway, great episode.
  • almost four years ago
    DickM
    Yes - this was a fantastic interview ... two very funny people takiing about some reslly serious shit. Mike is now one of my true heroes ... a Man who sees the joys and inherent humour in life despite so many setbacks that most of us can only imagine. What a GREAT guy and what a GREAT interview by Marc .. as always.

    Keep this up Marc and Brendan ... you WILL succeed I'm sure.

  • almost four years ago
    Tom
    I haven't listened yet, but having seen Mike live & hearing him on Opie & Anthony I just know its going to be a good one. Mike DeStefano is a very funny man & has overcome a lot of shit. I was going to say adversity, but he has been through so much of it, that its just shit.
  • almost four years ago
    Conway
    Marc has changed the face of interviewing. I hope his audience grows massively. Great job, Mike.

    Isnt it about time for this to turn into an HBO talk show? Ive been dosing on the audio for awhile but, Im ready to start getting some visuals.
  • almost four years ago
    MrFilter
    Great episode - the teaser at the end of the last episode really got me excited to hear mike - I was not disappointed.

  • almost four years ago
    Brad in Ohio
    Thanks, Mike.
  • almost four years ago
    Tami
    Best. WTF. Episode. Ever.
    Thank you, Marc. Thank you. Thank you for making us laugh and making us cry. This interview is precious. Just absolutely precious.
  • almost four years ago
    Richard
    The human f*****g condition in all its brutal hilarity. Mike, thanks for making me blub at my desk, and Marc, thanks for listening to Mike. Shit, my life is easy.
    (the words I'm being asked to type in to submit this comment are "shall suc[tice]"
  • almost four years ago
    lou

    "When you give, it's the only time that you can see that you have anything. You don't know what you have until you're giving it to people."

    wow.

    Best episode ever!! Really, really great.

    I totally agree with drumhead34, the range of emotions is awesome. Congrats to both Marc and Mike.
  • almost four years ago
    ziggy
    Great episode!

    Had never heard of him before your excerpt last episode. He's VERY funny. Thanks.
  • almost four years ago
    Dan Sauter
    What a completely moving story. I love this podcast, and that's why I subscribe. I'm not going to get this type of content on TV and Marc has found an awesome venue to explore the human condition. Rock on folks, keep up the good work! I know that MOTH podcast and what a moving piece of work.
  • almost four years ago
    Joe Tily
    ". . . you're even competitive with death, ya fuckin' nut . . ."

    Deep, raw and very funny. This was one of the best episodes so far in my opinion. A prime example why WTF is so great. Plus it's always good to hear from Marc's family. Thanks Marc (and Brendan!) keep up the good work.
  • almost four years ago
    wow
    This made me far too emotional on the bus to work.

    Amazing stuff.
  • almost four years ago
    Chad
    One of the best episodes ever. Mike's story was so heartbreaking, yet he told it in a beautiful way. And yes, Mike, we got enough laughs!

    And Maron's Dad, as always, didn't disappoint!
  • almost four years ago
    Izzat
    Great episode.

    The 'wrong number' part when Marc tried calling his dad...quite funny. The way Marc groaned at the choice of music for the call waiting...I seem to be amused at the most mundane of stuff.

    Mike DeStefano - what can I say, I gotta take my hat off to a guy that have gone through that much. Wishing him all the best for his standup career. Yeah...that motorcycle story...that was quite heavy.

    On another note, I got the latest premium WTF episode too. Had a blast. I heartily recommend other listeners to get the premium episodes if you haven't already. Money well spent, IMHO.
  • almost four years ago
    Gabriel B
    Holy shit. That was not what I expected. Marc wasn't kidding. My mind is completely fucking blown.
  • almost four years ago
    Beelzebud
    Amazing fucking podcast! Mr. DeStefano literally had me crying and laughing at the same time. Unbelievable story, and pretty damned inspiring too. This guy just earned a solid fan today. I'll be seeking as much of his stand up out as I can. Keep working at it bro, you've got the charisma!
  • almost four years ago
    fan
    Ha! What The Fuck was with Marc adopting DeStephano's New York Italian accent during this interview? I must admit that I've took on other people's inflections before too. Strange
  • almost four years ago
    Jaan
    this is absolutly one of the best episodes ever. really amazing, really inspiring. keep up the good work marc! i look forward to every episode.
    greetings from berlin.
  • almost four years ago
    Christian
    flow squarle
  • almost four years ago
    drumhead34
    The motorcycle story moved me to tears, as it will for most people who've experienced the final days of a loved one. It was an especially odd feeling considering I laughed so hard at the live podcast of DeStephano (listened to them both back to back).

    There's no other podcast out there that has this type of emotional range, and Mark should be proud of that. If this isn't his best interview, It's certainly the best one I've heard.
  • almost four years ago
    DarrenTy
    Well done, Mark. Your interview with Mike D. was touching and funny as hell. I loved him on Last Comic Standing (it made the show worth watching) and now I've dug up his story on The Moth and bought his album.

    Mark, you deserve so much credit for doing these kinds of shows. Thank you. I'll see you at Union Hall, Friday.
  • almost four years ago
    SlipkPie
    It's the little touches, like Marc leaving in the recording of him dialing the wrong number, that make this podcast so great