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Mar 11, 2010 23

Expect a little bit of fear and a whole lot of loathing when Marc spends the weekend in Las Vegas. He'll talk with mythic comic and Vegas resident Ron Shock about the long and winding road to Sin City and the last days of Bill Hicks. Plus, he'll visit an unlikely showbiz mecca in a search for some entertainment inspiration. 

23 Comments
  • eight and a half months ago
    Mark Duwe
    This is a movie... Who will produce?
  • over two years ago
    Roger Stude
    RIP Ron Shock.

    http://www.avclub.com/articles/rip-comedian-ron-shock,75384/
  • three and a half years ago
    Cole
    I'm still in the process of listening to all WTF shows from beginning to present and just listened to this one. Absolutely one of my favorites. I'm utterly fascinated with Ron Shock's way of telling a story. I really hope you have him on again in the future!
  • over four years ago
    Huggy Bear
    Milly Mandy, you\'re so negative sounding on all your posts. What a bummer.
  • over four years ago
    Steven Doyle
    Ron Shock is great. I think much of what he says isn\'t based on reality, but he either believes it or is a damn good bullshitter.
  • over four years ago
    Cody
    It\'s a shame that none of Shock\'s albums are available for digital download.
  • over four years ago
    Dan T.
    I think Vegas used to be one of those all-American original things that had a soul - maybe a condemned soul, but a soul nonetheless. Then some corporate-minded types decided it was a good idea to try to distill it and package it, and it just became a caricature of itself. When you\'re selling the idea of wild, unpredictable fun in a prime-time commercial (What Happens in Vegas...), how can it be true? It\'s a theme park now, and the theme is nostalgia.
  • over four years ago
    milly mandy
    ron shock has a terrible verbal tic of constantly saying \"ya know \" ...and My bullshit detector was very much in the red for most of it .....
  • over four years ago
    Dick
    Great podcast...loved Ron and your take on Vegas. Are there any plans to include video for at least some of the content ? ... I think that\'d be very cool....
  • over four years ago
    musicmars
    What an episode. Marc\'s social commentary was right on. The interview with Ron was unforgettable. Hicks. One of the best yet Marc. You are on a roll here.
  • over four years ago
    Demetria Dixon
    Great podcast Marc. As an new Texas comic who experienced an epiphany my first time doing comedy this was a very affirming thing to hear. Had the pleasure of sitting down and listening to Ron tell stories. Enjoyed the conversation between the two of you. Also really, really liked your take on Vegas.
  • over four years ago
    Scott
    Ron Shock blew a bong hit out and everything burst into flames...? Okey Doke.
  • over four years ago
    M. de Varona
    This episode was tops. Phenomenal conversation with Ron Shock. Fascinating insights about Bill Hicks who is without doubt a comedic god. I like the idea of a traveling Marc doing interviews on the road - the essence of the show seems to become, I don\'t know, more pure. Again, great episode.

    I plan to start donating to WTF. You deserve it Maron!
  • over four years ago
    Blake
    The great depression happened and then we later made tons of money...so america is not ending we are just bipolar.
  • over four years ago
    Abraham
    OMG Marc you are like the scooby doo of comedy. I Rove You man. I wish I can give you a big old Scooby snack. If you are the Scooby Doo of comedy, is Brendon the Shaggy of your podcast? I mean your timing is NO JOKE. You made me laugh so HARD that I farted. That would usually not be a problem but I was on a packed NYC subway and I generated some LP, that is liquid poop in case you are not familiar with the abbreviations. Sometimes I laugh so strong that I get hard. OMG i need to calm down. keep UP the good work. Oh I hope you got my donation, I sent some cash in the mail.
  • over four years ago
    Meredith
    The story Ron told about Ellen hit me in the heart. Thank you Thank you Thank you
  • over four years ago
    Felipe
    I really liked this one, Marc.
  • over four years ago
    Rudie
    Best episode in a while Marc. Keep traveling - the show is more interesting when you are uncomfortable.
  • over four years ago
    John Smith
    Marc, you are the Studs Terkel of podcasting.
  • over four years ago
    Scott
    I think this is your best episode yet Mark.
  • over four years ago
    red 5
    Aww, yeah.
    Marvelous episode-- far from sad,
    in fact, equal parts earthy, transcendent
    enlightening and epiphanic.
    Ron kinda reminds me of my sister
    in his grounded sense of self.

    Never been to Lost Wages,
    but I\'m with you Todd.
    The podcast is a far better bet.

    Thanks again BMcD and MM.
    Have a \"greet teem\" in Glasgow.

    - 5 -
  • over four years ago
    allen mezquida
    Here\'s that word again---Genius. I saw Hicks at the Village Gate and also saw you many times at the Cellar. I particularly remember feeling a weird mixture of hysterical awe as you tore a heckler in half one night. Nice take on Vegas too. Great show Marc.
  • over four years ago
    Todd Mason
    Wow. Aside from some of the comedians one can see there, and apparently not too much otherwise (Shock, Rita Rudner, a few others), there really doesn\'t seem like much reason ever to go to Vegas--unless one is in the market for table games, booze, pros, and such, which I\'m not (one line I\'ve tended to hear/read is that Vegas averages the second-best in professionalism in prostitution after DC, where the pros are engaged as lobbying tools). Sitting in the airport for an hour on the way back from my brother\'s wedding was enough. Thanks for helping confirm that.

    I\'d much rather drop a bit of change in the podcast well.