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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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Aug 30, 2010 22

Judd Apatow is one of the most prolific and successful creators of comedy in Hollywood. But at age 16, Judd was doing his own radio show not unlike WTF. In Part 1 of a two-part interview, you'll hear rare clips of young Judd in 1983 talking to Jerry Seinfeld, Jay Leno and Garry Shandling, well before the big breaks that launched them all to superfame. Marc finds out what those interviews taught Judd and how they impacted his own career.

22 Comments
  • two and a half years ago
    Sue Fellers
    "Well, that should do it." I love it! This was a GREAT interview Marc! Thanks.
  • two and a half years ago
    Pat R
    Judd Apatow's bus boy job at the comedy club is like the comedians' Boogie Nights story.
  • almost four years ago
    James J. Kaufmann
    Genuine and inspiring. The final Seinfeld clip was perfect, with sitcoms as a passing mention.
  • almost four years ago
    Nat Russell
    Thanks alot Marc, I stumbled on your podcast after I saw it on Jud's twitter and have since started downloading them all. You're doing a great thing, and this interview in particular really affected me. It definitely made me look at what I wanted to do with my life more clearly.
  • almost four years ago
    Joe Tily
    Totally great show - again. WTF is the best podcast ever! Love the way you are mixing up the format . . . . . . . keeps it fresh!!
  • over four years ago
    Sunshine Jim
    these shows keep getting better.

    the depth and directness are refreshing.

  • over four years ago
    fan
    Wow, I really want to listen to all of those tapes. I hope Marc lets us hear more.
  • over four years ago
    andrew h
    it's amazing how insightful Seinfeld was in 1983, just in his 20's, he had a great quote "getting breaks is easy, having talent is hard". those tapes are gold, GOLD i tells ya. thanks for sharing Judd and Marc.
  • over four years ago
    Hey Now
    You've really out done yourself w/this one Maron. I think it was wise for Judd to tap you as the conduit for this important unknown/forgotten history to emerge. It's out there now, & the perception has been altered, & it's all positive from this corner of the net (for once). & I gotta say, I think I'll give 'Funny People' another go. I definitely wouldn't have gotten this kind of interview/perspective from 'Stern'. /rant
  • over four years ago
    Lorenzogate
    Fuck! Heroes.

    I'm at a loss for words. I am just about download and listen to this and it feels like I'm about to install a Supernova explosion of awesomeness into my brain hole.
  • over four years ago
    DB
    wow. Amesome podcast. Loved the message about really going after what you want. It has really inspired me to keep trying in my own life....
    And Joe, your comment was just as amazing. I don't know what your dream was or is, but you really can capture what you are feeling in words....
  • over four years ago
    RB
    Judd, thanks for sharing your tapes! Hope to hear more.
  • over four years ago
    moodster
    Great interview.

    Possible Judd Apatow vehicles for Marc:

    Superambivalent
    Knocked Down
    The Unstable Guy
    The 40 Year Old Curmudgeon
  • over four years ago
    Burly Matron
    This was one of your best episodes yet! What a coup scoring those interview tapes...can't wait for part 2. Hey, any chance of getting Alex Bennett on?
  • over four years ago
    Wattsi
    I love the way you're mixing it up with the podcasts.
    Pt 1 was illuminating, a well crafted audio documentary and I can't wait for Pt 2.
    Everyone involved should take a Gold Star out of petty cash.
  • over four years ago
    Joe
    I have a horrible 65 mile (one-way) commute to a job in Corporate America. If you knew how much that I looked forward to your podcasts every day you'd blush. This one broke my heart. I'm fighting back tears thinking about how much of my life I've wasted. If I were a younger man I would have been so inspired by it. I don't believe in miracles but how wonderful it must be to understand what you want at an early age and have the courage to go after it. That's not to say that it wasn't beautiful. It was. But most things of beauty are both exhilarating and heart-wrenching.
  • over four years ago
    Matthew
    holy shit man.

    amazing.

    gold.

    priceless.

    other words of astonishment.

    thank you a thousand times for doing what you do.
  • over four years ago
    ThunderMonkey
    Awesome bit.

    I would have liked to hear more of Judd's interviews they were very inspiring.

    Great stuff Marc.
  • over four years ago
    Todd Mason
    When Apatow movies get called to the carpet, it's because the guys are supposedly not just jerks, but lovable doofuses...while the women aren't allowed to be people, so much as (as Apatow notes) unobtainable creatures. We can see the efforts to make them characters, but they ain't fully paying off yet.
  • over four years ago
    DickM
    This was GREAT !! Can't wait for #2.

    BTW on the weekend someone played Billy Connolly's Colonoscopy bit and it reminded me that you should reach out to him. Talking to him about the Biz would be awesome and we'd all enjoy it.

    Dick
  • over four years ago
    GuruOne
    Once again Marc, you are proving you are the KING of comedy podcasts. Can't wait for Part 2

    Cheers

    Rich
  • over four years ago
    A. L. Venable
    I couldn't help but compare Apatow to Cameron Crowe. Both started really young in their respective careers, but managed to cross paths with the right people at the right time. I'm both jealous and inspired.

    Looking forward to the second part.