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Jun 28, 2010 67

How can you sell out 20,000-seat arenas, star in several Hollywood films, record the biggest selling comedy album in 30 years, and still be called "polarizing?" Dane Cook stops by the garage to talk about being Dane Cook and whether that might be more complicated than it seems. Meanwhile, Marc tries to kick his nicotine addiction. This may not end well.

67 Comments
  • almost two years ago
    Dana
    I like Dane Cooks comedy. Period. I don't think he borrows or steals material any more than other highly regarded comedians. Its strange how we can accept that in music, TV, books, etc that "everything is a remix" but with comedy there is some form of evil in bringing out similar/remixed comic ideas.

    As far as Dane Cook the man.... I don't know, he seems to be a typical entertainer. Hes go issues etc. But overall, he seems like a guy I would like to know IRL. Hes certainly funny. He may be a bit tense and defensive but who wouldn't be after being called a thief and getting so much jealousy from other comics. And thats most of what it is, jealousy. People always like to knock down the guys who are doing well for whatever reason. Its just human nature. Its dark human nature, but it is what it is.

    And Marc comes off as a bit of a a-whole quite often :) But he is still one funny sonnafabitch. He kept harping on the "my essence" quote trying to get Dane to just lose it. A bit too much but whatever.

    But it all made for a pretty great show with some interesting insights into Dane and Marc.

    P.S. I would never see them getting alone in real life. Marc is just to dark IMO for Dane.
  • over two years ago
    Dan
    Marc was an asshole in this interview. Very smug. Good radio, though.
  • over two years ago
    bobaloo
    Dane Cooks sucks, enough said.
  • over two years ago
    Rebecca
    Wow, I've never heard anyone with less self awareness than Dane Cook. Everything he says is to get sympathy, he's a complete narcissist. Also I'm not sure if it's that he can't take a joke or he's just too dumb to recognize when one is being made. Comedians make fun of each other all the time, that's part of the deal, he's so defensive after any small dig against him, I'm surprised he made it this far in comedy. Everything is a performance with this guy, he had the perfect anecdote for every question Marc asked, he's never not watching himself from the outside and trying to manipulate people's responses. If he wants to make a comeback perhaps he should try being a human being for a while and not a calculating comedy robot/sociopath.
  • two and a half years ago
    Kay K
    Wow, this episode was exhausting. But real conversations can be exhausting. WTF's the only reality show worth paying attention to.
  • two and a half years ago
    Jason
    I feel Dane was being a bit like Carlos Mencia in the 1st interview here as he definitely had an agenda.

    I do not feel Maron was the asshole so many are painting him to be but rather was trying to poke through in order to get Dane to break out and just have a conversation rather than a carefully constructed piece meant to curry favor.

    Dane was very political in this one and I think that is why Marc was trying to get him to stop campaigning and just act like the cameras and mics were off and just talk about anything and everything without being so calculated.

    I'd still like to hear a follow up Mencia-style where several of Dane's biggest foes speak their piece as to why they feel the way they do and then Dane gets brought back to address further points.
  • two and a half years ago
    Chris Smith
    Wow, Dane Cook is most tightly wound, humorless ego maniac I've ever heard. Seriously, talking about how spiritually connected to Steve Martin he feels (after one conversation,) believing every comedian on the radio gets asked "why aren't you doing what Dane does?" and all this sound bite-y new age bull about "essence" and "not lIving with fear in your heart". This man clearly has no friends because criticism makes him explode and he is completely unable to be self depreciating. Seriously, it you're so sensitive that you can't make fun if yourself without qualifying it with a "...no but really that's not true l, I'm not that at all, in fact I've struggled most my life with... Blah blah blah memorable sad idiom" then I imagine other comics will think you're an ass regardless of success or failure
  • almost three years ago
    shawn
    Dane Cook takes himself too seriously. He needs to relax a little bit.
  • almost three years ago
    What?
    Cook's comedic stuff is a little too frenzied for me to dig but after hearing him in this interview, I respect for him. Conversely, Maron comes across as kinda small and dickish. I have no problem that he was poking at Cook here and there but his "Delivery System" just seemed vindictive and childish.
  • almost three years ago
    brett
    marc was so rude in this. this was an intense, emotional interview and i respect dane cook.
  • almost three years ago
    JSL
    Greg Behrendt told a story on his podcast about Dane doing one of his bits in a Leno interview, or something, and it was pretty damning. As good as Dane came off in this interview, I couldn't get that out of the back of my mind.
  • almost three years ago
    lynxminx
    Thanks, Maron- for two seconds you made skullfucking sound hot...there's a brain stain that'll never wash out.
  • almost four years ago
    Karen
    I totally hated Dane Cook before hearing this podcast. Granted, I've only seen or heard commercials of his comedy, but I was always turned off. So when I heard he was stealing jokes from my favorite comedian, I did join the "Fuck Dane Cook" bandwagon. However, after listening to this podcast, I actually like the guy. If he really did steal those jokes, that's not ok. But I'm not going to throw the baby out with the bathwater. Everybody is both good and bad.

    My favorite part was that really intense part where he was saying that both of his parents died of cancer within the same year, so he doesn't care what other people think. It really put it into perspective and I think he was directing that energy at Marc.

    Oh and sorry Marc, I'm a big fan of you and everything, but I think you came across as really immature. It's fine to grill people and not just suck their cocks because they're a guest on your show. In fact, I respect people more when they don't do that. But after someone explains themself, whether you believe it or not, you let it go and move on. That's the adult thing to do. But you kept beating a dead horse and sounded like a bitter, jealous ex-girlfriend. Then when you started backpeddling, it just made you look petty and foolish. So seriously grow up. You're making me defend Dane Cook for christsake.
  • almost four years ago
    Nick
    This is the first time listening to Marc Maron's podcast, so I can't say I am familiar with his schtick or type of humour. But listening to this as a total outsider, Maron just seemed to be a total prick trying to twist and manipulate things to make Cook sound bad, and making snarky sarcastic remarks at his expense, and Cook took it all in stride.

    For instance, the part about Cook's act with the anonymous@yahoo.com. Maron made Cook sound like a complete vengeful douche for his response to the fan's apology. Cook saw the angle Maron was trying to work from a mile away, and explained himself that his response in the act was simply for the punchline. But Maron didn't give a shit, he just wanted to hear, verbatim, what he said in the act, which was not the complete story.

    I never followed Dane Cook either, until I heard him on Joe Rogan's podcast, among others. I saw his latest special Isolated Incident, and I thought it was great. I then went chronologically back in reverse at his past specials, and can definitely understand the perspective of the critics of his early work.

    His Comedy Central special was terrible in comparison to Isolated Incident. If that was my first exposure to Dane Cook I am sure I would be hating him too. But the fact of he matter is, is that he has definitely honed his craft and his previous work is no indication whatsoever of his current work.

    Maron just seems too proud to change his perspective of Cook after he tongue-lashing he gave with Garofalo.
  • over four years ago
    Doug Stanhope
    "I really liiike Daeeeenee Coook...I mean Barrack Obama...No, as a person."
  • over four years ago
    anon
    I dont really know Marc Maron, this is my first time on this site because Doug Stanhope tweeted that this was worth a listen. I gotta agree with the people saying Marc came off like an asshole a lot of the time. The comments also seem to imply that this isn't typical of him, but damn. And I really can't stand Dane Cook's comedy but he seems like an alright guy and came off well in this interview. And I have to admit, his movie with Jessica Simpson in the grocery store or whatever (I forget what it's called), guilty pleasure movie for sure, if you haven't seen it check it out. Funny stuff.
  • over four years ago
    Marc
    Yeah, I was expecting Marc to do his usual apology for being an asshole in the past. I think Dane would have reciprocated. Well, this was a good start. I also thoroughly enjoyed the interview. Keep up the good work! (And definitely take Dane up on his offer to come back. The intensity of both egos made for a great podcast, and plenty was left unsaid) =)
  • over four years ago
    denz
    I'm looking forward to a 2nd interview in the future. Because that'll be the first time we have a reference point when you start that interview off with "You know, I have to apologise. I seem to recall that the last time I met you I was an asshole'.


  • over four years ago
    Ian
    OH MY GOD Marc, I am RIGHT there with you on the nicotine withdrawals, down to the wanting to shave my head, I thought I was crazy. Still debatable. I'm directing my nonsmoker friends who don't get it to this episode.
  • over four years ago
    dangeraardvark
    I love this shit soooooo much. I can't believe you actually got Dane Cook and Mencia twice, to sit down and talk that candidly. And it got soooooo uncomfortable. I love it.
  • over four years ago
    Beelzebud
    I don't appreciate Cook's brand of comedy, but I thought this interview was great, and I think I understand where he's coming from now.

    This interview didn't convert me into liking his stand up comedy, but I can't deny that I'd definitely watch a buddy movie with Maron/Cook.
  • over four years ago
    Aaron The Truck Driver
    Holy Shit. Its a Marc v.s. Dane thermonuclear war!

    Comics are supposed to have sharp tongues and stinging wit. While there is alot of philosophy talk behind the scenes, and self loathing (for comics). This wasnt a god damn theropy session. Could you imagine Howard Stern trying to make friends with everyone who doesn't like him? Or Russell Brand or Chris Rock.

    Cook was so WEAK! Im not a comedian expert. If i laugh i laugh. Dane is funny. But hearing him wallow around while trying to make nice with the world on this podcast, was sad. I was like hearing Ronnie James Dio trying to make friends with all the religious types.

    Dane seemed to treat this interview as if he was on The View. Love both Dane and Marc but Dane was a turd. A smelly turd wanting people to like the smell. No thanks! Wrong time wrong place.
  • over four years ago
    zef
    "Lux Aeterna" By Clint Mansell
  • over four years ago
    Tad
    Can anyone tell me what song that is playing for the Nicotine Diaries?
  • over four years ago
    Lee
    This was a great episode. I echo the sentiments that Dane seems like a genuinely nice guy. I mean, if the guy is faking his niceness, then he is on a pathological skill level 10X that of Mencia. In my experience, you can sniff a persons "true essence" (har har) out. Its difficult to fake in a long interview, especially the type of interview Marc does.

    I don't find Dane funny but thats ok. I believe him when he says he did not steal. Maybe I'm wrong. There is not near the evidence for his supposed thievery as there is for Mencia.

    As far as Marc's behavior, sure he was pretty sardonic with regards to the "steal my essence" comment, but shit, how could you not be? "He stole my essence"? Maron is from a class prior to Dane's. He is the perpetual cool senior of alt. comedy and Cook is the upstart freshman no matter how much money and fame Cook achieves. That's all there was to Marc's behavior. And it seems from the interview Cook accepted those roles. Not a big deal to me.

    Great episode. Ever think about weaning yourself off the nicotine instead of going cold turkey, Marc? Just a sane, rational thought. Thats all.
  • over four years ago
    Steve C
    I thought Maron handled himself extremely well and was more focused than he was in Mencia Pt 1 and I agree with Tramel's comment that he compensated with Cook: he didn't want to have to call him back and re-address anything. He tried to push Cook to be up-front about his ambition, to admit to being a 'control-freak'-given that he talked of growing up in chaos, it's a perfectly reasonable line of questioning. It's basic psychology. And Cook was not completely forthcoming about it, didn't have a sense of humour about himself, had excuses for his aloofness and defensiveness during the "Catch" days in Boston with Cross and the gang and then NYC, and the most telling thing I think is, he asked Maron to be on the show. Why? To control what the comedy community opinion of him. He so desperately wants to be liked. "Hey Marc, you gave me a bag of coffee, here, have 6 bags." "I see a buddy movie, you and me" Gahd does he pander. I give it to Maron for not taking the bait.

    And yes, someone else here posted that like Mencia, "he wished he really stole those bits so he could have a cleansing of confessing to it". Bull Fucking Shit you wish that Cook. Your act is physical and energetic (like other thieves Robin Williams and Carlos Mencia) but there's very little content. Why not supplement what little there is with other people's material, just change it up a little using my cadence.

    I do feel bad that Cook lost both parents within a year, that is terrible. But, a little nagging feeling in me believes that maybe he uses that emotional appeal as another way to gain sympathy, to be likeable? It's an ugly thought, I know, but it just recalls Mencia's blatant appeal to sympathy about his ethnically varied upbringing and how it fucked with his identity. May very well be true but when you hold it up as a shield to deflect questions about loose professional ethics, well, you lost your credibility.

    I'm rambling too, another great show Maron. I too have finally given up the nic gum. It'll be fine.
  • over four years ago
    Neil W. Ahrens
    Started listening last year when I got an iphone and listened to the land of podcasts from itunes. Nice work Maron, really.

    This is not snark, but you may be hitting your stride in these interviews , Larry King just bailed on his show yesterday...I think you would be perfect!
  • over four years ago
    Germ
    Nev, your point is well taken, people with focus and drive rather than the tortured souls of the intelligent and creative-> Marc is the prototypical example.
  • over four years ago
    Belle
    Marc,

    Rape jokes are never funny.
  • over four years ago
    jenn
    Hey Marc, I've fallen a bit behind on the pods. Just caught this one. Love the nicotine bits. Take it easy with that stuff (or lack thereof). I don't know much about that Dane Cook guy. Not into his comedy. He seems alright, though. Just as messed up as the rest of us.

    Be well, from a little WTFerina.
  • over four years ago
    Germ
    I was surprised when Dane made the quick witted comment about being "knocked into West Side Story" during football tryouts. Well a quick Google search later and surprise surprise he made the same joke 3 years ago in a sports illustrated article. Not only is not witty, he recycles his own stale material.
  • over four years ago
    J
    yeah, gotta say mark...a little dickish on this one.
    though i always thought that it would be fun to hear cook picked on i found that i was wrong.
    love the show though, especially these john stossel type exposes on shitty comedians. keep it up bearded one.
  • over four years ago
    some guy
    For a comedian, Dane Cook seems awful humorless. His inability to get Marc having fun with the 'essence' thing especially.
  • over four years ago
    Joe Tily
    Great episode Maron, i was looking forward to it after reading all the comments and it didn't disappoint. I only know Dane Cook for his roll as 'The Waffler' in the flick Mystery Men but he seemed an ok kinda guy in the interview even when you were baiting him.

    One thing i have to say though - Marc, if you are that messed-up after quitting Nicotine you must have been an unbearable fucker when you quit cocaine and booze. Part of me is enjoying hearing you whine and part of me is thinking what a big pussy! Mind you, i haven't given up anything yet myself so maybe its me who's the big pussy!

    Either way, WTF is my favourite podcast dude. Keep it up.
  • over four years ago
    Pat
    Mencia - an american comedian who worked for comedy central
    Cook - an american comedian who worked for comedy central
    Coincidence? I think not.
  • over four years ago
    nev
    Mencia - has never drank or done drugs.
    Cook - has never drank or done drugs.
    Coincidence? Me think not.
  • over four years ago
    Craig M.
    Marc you seemed kind of like a jerk in this interview. It started out great, but then went uncomfortable and akward.
    Still a big fan, and I wish you the best of luck dealing with the lack of nicotine...it's tough.
  • over four years ago
    Steve B.
    Not a big fan of Dane's comedy, but he seems like a nice enough guy. I believe him when he says he's never consciously stolen material because I think his ego is way too big to ever allow him to sink to that (And I don't even mean that as a put down). I think Marc is right about the control freak thing, and like I said I think there's definitely an ego there, but I also think he carries it pretty well, all things considered.
  • over four years ago
    moodster
    Thought Marc lost his way halfway through this one (not that it wasn't still great).

    The 'essence' taunting was a bit childish and presenting it as 'I'm only joking' just made it obnoxious. Dane's 'Me, and Chris Rock and Steve Martin' put down definitely put Marc in his splace after which it went a bit uneven. Marc certainly has issues with jealousy and envy (although that's why he's so funny). This guy wasn't just a contemporary, he was from a generation behind. Let it go Marc (unless you can make it funny, of course).

    Thing is Dane is not in the sane league as those superstars. Sure, comercially he is on a par with them, but they got their props through material and talent, and while Dane has undoubted talent, his success is more to do with MySpace and networking. I'm sure the guys who peddle penis enlargement make truck loads of cash, but spamming a quality product does not make.

    The thing with stealing didn't wash. It wasn;t just that those two bits and also the itchy ass/smelly finger bit were small and universal, it was all three were on the same Louis C.K. CD. ALL FROM THE SAME SPECIAL.

    Ultimately Dane Cook is sometimes funny, his stadium gigs are awful, and he lacks grace. People above you, who make sure you know it aren't cool people.

    Good day to you from England. Pip pip.
  • over four years ago
    Aaron The Truck Driver
    I respect a guy trying to set things straight but this was a awkward interview mostly. Like listening to Robert Plant and Jimmy Page argue about what is the best Air Supply song. I think Dane is funny, I know one air supply song. I didn’t know Dane had so many things to set straight.. Mr Cook wouldn’t even throw a jab back after you tried joking with him. I don’t mean to kick a guy when he is down but Dane was kind of wallowing. Dane should of stood up and farted in your general direction after the ”steal your essence” line, and taken command of the conversation, with wit and power and his Essence!
  • over four years ago
    Robert
    this is the first time that I thought that you behaved like an asshole, Marc. Sorry! Still a great show.
  • over four years ago
    American Pundit Fighting
    Marc Maron - The Charlie Rose of comedy. I can't wait to hear Maron do a post mortem of this Cook interview, talk about the feedback from listeners and also his own appraisal of the conversation a few days removed.
  • over four years ago
    Tramel
    I don't know if you were trying to compensate for going soft on Mencia the first time, but you surely overcompensated by going after Dane Cook. It seemed like you kept trying to goat him into admitting he was an asshole. I thought he explained pretty well why he wouldn't hang back in the day, but you kept pushing. Unless you have some evidence, or you've heard it from other people that the guy can be an asshole I don't see why you had to keep pushing him to validate your preconception. By the way, if you Do know people that say he's an asshole in person, you should have them on the show, just like you did in Mencia Part 2.

    Also, you didn't really get into the joke stealing thing much. Dane mentioned a couple of things from the Louis CK controversy, but we never got to hear what they said to eachother when they talked; and we never heard what Rogan had to do with any of it.
  • over four years ago
    sean bedlam
    I've been listening to hour after hour of this podcast and it's never boring or predictable. It has the easy flow of conversation and it's about something I care deeply for: comedy. That said, Dane's bit about- roughly- little people having no idea what the pressure is like at the top? Fuck that in every orifice. You no like the big stardom, don't work tirelessly for that same stardom.
  • over four years ago
    jake
    Is it just me or does Maron seem really snotty toward more successful comics he doesn't worship? And his suck up to Ben Stiller, one of the d baggiest of all people, was strange.
  • over four years ago
    Rank
    I have to give it to Cook for bringing the camera. The only smart thing Michael Jackson did near the end of his life was bringing his own camera crew to the Martin Bashir interview. Not comparing Marc to Bashir, but a person should keep their own copy of an uncut interview.

    Cook was right about the "Comedy Central Presents" being rerun too much.

    Marc, please have John Mulaney on. Lorne Michaels needs to fire Fallon and give him Late Night.
  • over four years ago
    richard
    i don't have the best memory, but i could have sworn Mencia said something very like "sometimes i wish i DID steal material, so that...etc. etc." Cook said the same thing. It sounds like a subconscious admission of guilt, to me. And I don't want to speculate & assume whether it was calculated, evil theft, or the kind of absorption theft that's been mentioned on wtf a few times. But either way, I think they both know that simple coincidence wasn't a factor.
  • over four years ago
    LATaurus
    Sorry, forgot to say that the decision to use music and the actual choice of music during the Nicotine Diaries segment was fantastic. :)
  • over four years ago
    LATaurus
    I'm not ashamed to admit that I find Dane Cook funny. Even if I didn't, I admire his initiative in making this interview happen. He did seem to take himself a little too seriously at times. Marc was just having fun with the "essence" thing, and I was surprised that Dane didn't pick up on that.

    Lighten up a little, Dane.... learn to laugh at yourself.
  • over four years ago
    Solomon Raabe
    I don't feel the need to come to the aid of any certain comedian who is able to make a decent living by talking on a stage, and just to soften what I'm about to say, I respect Louie C.K. more than most comedians.
    I saw Louie C.K. do a bit about the 40 P's of success, while talking about giving young comedians advice (during a recent appearance he did on "Late Night with Conan O'Brian") and I remembered it and still think it's funny.....but I was watching a "Mr.Show" playlist on You Tube and I saw David Cross doing basically the same joke back in the 90's.....There is no question in my mind that Louie didn't steal the joke intentionally or unintentionally, but I just wanted to give an example using the alleged victim of Dane Cook.
    Just for the record, I don't care for Dane or his brand of comedy, I do respect his sense of standards though, especially the choice not to be like almost everybody else in the country who uses drugs for no reason....And it seems that that is actually a defining quality, since it appears that most comedians at some point have used drugs. As a person with a disability, I'm especially sensitive to hearing stories that come from the use of drugs (for no reason)
    In Colorado we have lazy hippies who are physically able to work, but instead of bathing and getting a job they decide to wait at one of the marijuana dispensaries for somebody they will be able to rob easily, then follow them home & take the medicine from them, that helps them to deal with whatever has become such a disibility that even a doctor (who in most cases, is gladly in the pocket of the highest paying pharmaceutical Co.) even a doctor is willing to Say "well your liver and kidney function has been almost completely taken, looks like we're down to the one thing that might actually help".
    Marijuana is not addictive (physically), but I think that being lazy is a lifestyle choice and it seems that a lot of lazy people who want to slow their neuron activity (for no reason) maybe to be a lazy thief, you find that people like you find yourself sharing space with people who use drugs more often than not, or maybe it helps you not look or address the kind of person you're becoming.
    I don't know, I only included this rant because I've met, known, and am related to, people like this, so I know what I'm saying when I say that unless Dane is just a horrible person who chooses to steal, without need, even though he has full use of his faculties....well, I probably don't need to explain again, how I feel about someone who would choose to exist as scum, even though there might be other options available to them.
    I do think Carlos is another story though, but that's just my opinion, and has nothing to do with any concrete proof.
  • over four years ago
    Cat Admirer
    The interminable uncomfortableness over Dane's "essence" can hopefully be attributed to Marc being in the nicotine vortex. And then, in the midst of this odd outburst of playground taunting, to come out with "drive shaft" without a hint of self-deprecation! Had Marc said this in the same context in front of a comedian (rather than a defendant), we might have seen it thrown back at him in a hilarious or humbling way.

    We missed the jerky Marc here who cops to his own massive sense of entitlement and jealousy after -- or instead of -- behaving in such a manner.

    Anyway, good luck with the withdrawal.

    P.S. Don't know what the product itself is like, but it will at least be nice, as listeners, to no longer hear the word "Snus."
  • over four years ago
    Michael
    This episode was supercharged by a strange and lurking undercurrent, and I loved it. I'm a little surprised that it didn't end with a sloppy sex embrace or some kind of violent choking, but maybe there will be a follow-up.

    I haven't followed Dane Cook much beyond seeing some of his stand-up on TV, but I think I may have dismissed him based on the reputation -- and I know that's unfair. I really enjoyed hearing his take, and I think he's a good guy and I wish him the best. He may be on the verge of eruption, though, and I'm not sure he realizes it. I'd like nothing more than for Marc to be there to catch what spatters. Just think how well those pants would fit when sodden with whatever's powering a Dane Cook.

    WTF is getting better all the time. This show is really something to be proud of, Marc. Good luck crushing nicotine. You can do it.
  • over four years ago
    Felipe
    Haha, very nice use of the Requiem for a Dream soundtrack on the Nicotine Diaries... great episode.
  • over four years ago
    Rich
    Yea, the joke cock thing was cute but kinda derivative of Dane's Tourgasm, no?
  • over four years ago
    Zaq
    Wow... Pushing your joke cocks into our brain pussies and shoot a load of funny in. That's hot.
  • over four years ago
    Swede
    Snus is great. Hooked on Göteborgs Rapé (White Portion). Delicious.
  • over four years ago
    kjgear
    "...Dane's fans being fans of his excitement for what he's talking about as opposed to what he's talking about actually being funny..."

    I've never been interested in Dane Cook and definitely not in the "controversy" surrounding him. But the above quote sums up Dane's stage act pretty well. And I think that is a damn good reason to dismiss his act. No?
    I did see Dane in some movie revolving around a family vacation of some sort and thought Mr. Cook did a really good job in his role.
    So Dane in a movie: sure, I'd watch it.
    Dane on stage: not in this lifetime.
  • over four years ago
    Terry1
    Dane doesn't seem pathological like Mencia, but I don't see how it's possible those three jokes didn't come from Louis CK. If he's not stealing, it just doesn't make sense that all of his pilfered jokes come from one source.

    The thing about Cook is, someone else SHOULD be writing his material. Only the worst hater could deny the guy's got presence and charisma. The problem is he's got no decent jokes. And he never will; he's just not a very thoughtful or intospective dude.
  • over four years ago
    milly
    great interview but you seemed way harsher on Dane cook then you did on Mencia .was that the nicotine withdrawl ? cause you seemed to enjoy "needling " Dane way more then was necessary . Did you know something you weren't saying cause it seemed that way .
  • over four years ago
    Zounds
    I don't dislike Dane Cook as I've never met him and from what little I know of him he seems like a decent person. What I dislike is his brand of comedy because it just isn't funny; it's corporate comedy. It's the Menudo of comedy. It's dumbed down to the lowest level so it sells and so it pushes out of the limelight better comedy.

    I liked Dane Cook when I first heard of him. He seemed a bit raw and full of energy. It seemed that the more his career went up the less effort he put into his material.
  • over four years ago
    lee
    An empty vessel full of fuel and an ominous demon. Awesome
  • over four years ago
    sev
    Marc - I can appreciate your honesty with Dane Cook but I did sense some jealousy from you in the interview.

    As an over-achiever myself, I can empathize with Dane's frustration over his ambition, success, confidence, and opinions being misinterpreted as asshole egocentric narcissism.

  • over four years ago
    Beherit
    Dane Cook? ugh... Needless to say, I only listened to it because its Marc's podcast

    At any rate, keep up the good work Marc :D
  • over four years ago
    joe
    I used to say Dane Cook was to comedy what Nickleback is to music.

    Maybe I still will.

    Great podcast, Marc, but seriously, buy a nice pair of slacks and stop all this craziness.
  • over four years ago
    gurthang
    Dane sounds a little full of shit on lots of points. It seems like he hasn't taken enough time to think about the issues and questions Marc wanted to get to and so waffled a bit on his responses. Maybe he isn't quite at that point in his life where he wants to or recognizes a need to evaluate his shit. Also, Marc did get a little obnoxious.

    Also, 1 : appealing to feelings or prejudices rather than intellect
    2 : marked by or being an attack on an opponent's character rather than by an answer to the contentions made
  • over four years ago
    Brendan
    Sorry folks. There was a spam attack on this post and I zapped all the comments. If you posted something and don't see it here, it was not deleted because of content, so please post again.
  • over four years ago
    Mister Fonzie
    Careful with that WTF Blend coffee while you're wearing the wet pants, Marc. POW!