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.
Marc is back at Comix in New York City with a superstar lineup. Eugene Mirman, Kristen Schaal, Jon Glaser, Jessi Klein and Sam Seder are on hand for a live show that only WTF can deliver. This episode is available as part of your Upgraded WTF APP.
Janeane Garofalo returns to the show for a heart-to-heart with Marc about their shared beliefs and why those beliefs tend to get them into trouble. Also, a sample of Mike DeStefano from a recent Live WTF to help prepare you for full-on Mike coming up in Episode 130. Plus, Marc contemplates a new career strategy.
The 40 Year Old Boy Mike Schmidt is a fellow podcaster as well as a fellow can't-get-out-of-his-own-way-er. He talks with Marc about self-sabotage, quitting stand-up, dealing with rage, dealing with obesity, and dealing with dreams that may not come true. Also, Marc celebrates a breakthrough in modern psychology.
Aziz Ansari takes a break from being one of the hottest stars in comedy to drop in at the cat ranch. Potential problem: He's allergic to cats. He'll talk with Marc about growing up in the Deep South (with a deep Southern accent) and the pressures of measuring up to his comedy idols. Plus, Marc returns from a trip to his mom's house. What baggage came back with him?
Find out what life is like as the head writer of a late night comedy show from A.D. Miles, the guy in charge of the writers' room at Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Marc also talks with A.D.'s old partner and current Jimmy Fallon writer Bobby Tisdale. Plus, a Thanksgiving blessing from the founder of this WTF feast.
Get ready for a whole lot of weirdness. Bizarro comedy legend Charles Fleischer (he of Roger Rabbit fame) stops by for one of the strangest appearances ever on WTF. Plus, Australian warmth from Brendon Burns, hilarious passive aggression from Andrew Daly, and remembrances for the dearly departed from Jim Earl round out this live show at UCB LA.
'The League' star Paul Scheer has some great stories about his early career as a touring improv comic and his days forming Human Giant with Aziz Ansari and Rob Huebel, but none of that will prepare you for the dark and stormy details of his upbringing. Brace yourself. Plus, Marc becomes an Airline Customer Service Vigilante.
Marc and fellow comics Ryan Singer and Geoff Tate jump in the car and head to the Creation Museum in Petersburg, Kentucky. Marc struggles with his suceptibility to grand spectacles as he walks through a giant model of Noah's Ark. Geoff confronts the uncomfortable memories of his Pentacostal upbringing. And Ryan laughs at both of them.
In the midst of pitching her own projects out in LA, comedian Jessi Klein takes a break to head over to Marc's garage and talk about what it was like on the other end of those pitches when she was a Comedy Central executive. She'll also detail her time as a writer for SNL and recall the first time she had to crush someone's dream. This episode is sponsored by Adam and Eve. Visit www.adamandeve.com and use offer code WTF to receive 50% off almost any product.