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Comedian Marc Maron is tackling the most complex philosophical question of our day - WTF? He'll get to the bottom of it with help from comedian friends, celebrity guests and the voices in his own head.
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Apr 12, 2012 3

Chris Elliott has left his mark on comedy, whether it was on Letterman, on his own show Get a Life, or in Farrelly Brothers' movies. Chris takes us through his comedic arc, from the inspiration he got from his very funny dad to the show business advice he now gives to his daughters. Plus, Marc puts in a phone call to Jim Gaffigan. This episode is sponsored by Adult Swim, Adam and Eve, and Comedy Central.

3 Comments
  • five and a half months ago
    Jacqui
    My take on the Jim call was that you were in fact being the comics champion, and not the dick older brother.
  • over two years ago
    swac
    Great interview, Chris's work has fascinated me for as long as I can remember (I've got the old Rhino DVDs of Get a Life, and a copy of Cabin Boy) and it's a treat to hear about both him and his father (I have a huge collection of Bob & Ray material, going back to some of their earliest work together in Boston). In fact, I'd love to send Bob a letter telling him how much their work has meant to me (I have cassettes of them that I got in the '70s), but aside from "Bob Elliot, Maine" I haven't a clue. So I'm going to make like one of those writers to an old showbiz answer columns and ask for an address I can sent a quick thank you note to. I have no idea if you or anyone else can scrounge that up for me, but I'm going to make it my mission to get a letter to him, so here goes step one.
  • over two years ago
    Henry
    Hey Marc!

    Love the show! Your ladder story reminded me of a similar story of my own, so I figured I'd share it with you just to let you know that everybody makes dumb mistakes.

    Over the summer, I spent a week in New Orleans to see my girlfriend of one year and to meet her parents and family. On my last night in town, she and I decided we were gonna go out to dinner together at her favorite restaurant and catch a movie.

    Literally ten minutes before leaving, we'd been hanging out on the bed in her room just watching tv. She left the room for a while to freshen up some more before we left. A couple minutes after she'd gotten up, I decided it was time to get off her bed and put my shoes on.

    Her bed was a bit messy, so for some reason I decided it would be easier if I stood up on the bed and walked my way off of it. As I was just stepping off the bed, keeping my eyes on the floor, I felt these 4 rapid, hard thwaps against the side of my head, just above my left ear. I realized that I hadn't been paying attention and walked right into the ceiling fan.

    As if that didn't make me feel dumb enough (not to mention it fucking hurt) my head started bleeding. I dunno if you've ever suffered a head wound before, but they bleed ALOT!

    Panicked, I ran myself to the bathroom as quietly as I could without anyone in the house noticing, and somehow without getting any blood on the floor. I locked myself in there and proceeded to use nearly half a roll of toilet paper trying to get the bleeding to stop.

    I had a lot of thoughts similar to what you had after you'd fallen off the ladder. "Oh shit, should I tell my girlfriend?" "What if this doesn't stop." "Please tell me I don't have to get stitches. That would ruin this entire trip."

    Luckily, after about five minutes or so, I finally got the bleeding to stop somehow without getting any blood on the floor or carpet. I cleaned myself up as best I could, and thankfully said nothing to anyone about the entire event. Also fortunately, I have red hair, so I think that helped in covering up my wound, but I worried that entire night that if she decided to touch my ear, or brush her fingers through the wrong part of my hair, she'd be shocked and confused at what she'd discover.

    I made sure to wrap my head in one of my t-shirts that night cuz I didn't wanna bleed on her mother's pillow case while I slept.

    Anyway, the head wound eventually healed up just fine, and to this day, my girlfriend has no idea that anything unusual happened that night.

    Everybody makes mistakes.
    Again, love the show, keep it up!

    Your fan,
    -Henry
    Minis
    Savannah, GA