Deon Cole didn't think he would become a comedian when he was growing up on the South Side of Chicago. But now with a new comedy special, acting roles on two hit TV shows and continued success on Conan, Deon tells Marc how it all went down. Also, Dweezil Zappa returns to discuss the struggle he's up against as he heads out on a new tour. This episode is sponsored by Atlassian, Spotify Discover Weekly, Ministry of Supply and Audible.
Neil Young. There's not a lot you need to say in introducing a legendary musician with three dozen studio albums spanning five decades. Neil joins Marc in the garage to talk about his music, his family, his friends, his guitars, his innovations and his new album, Earth. This episode is sponsored by Any Given Wednesday with Bill Simmons on HBO, the Blue Cash Preferred Card from American Express, Stamps.com and Squarespace.
Chelsea Handler is embarking on a brave new world with a weekly talk show on Netflix. But Marc wants to find out if this Chelsea is really any different than the last Chelsea. Awkwardness ensues. Plus, Jen Kirkman stops by to talk about her new book and figure out how she's grown since her last WTF appearance, nearly seven years ago. This episode is sponsored by Another Period on Comedy Central, Squarespace, Zip Recruiter, Blue Apron and Starry Station.
Louie Anderson's standup career is unquestionably legendary. But his astounding performance as Christine Baskets has put Louie in an entirely new dimension. Marc and Louie go through it all, from the Midwestern upbringing in a household of 11 kids to getting called over by Johnny Carson to his current TV success. This episode is sponsored by Starry Station, the Blue Cash Preferred Card from Amex, Squarespace and Stamps.com.
Cartoonist and writer Daniel Clowes brings the world of underground comics into Marc's garage. They talk about the great comic artists who paved the way, the difficulty in translating some graphic novels to film, and the similarities between creating comics and performing standup. Plus, filmmaker Ezra Edelman stops by to talk with Marc about his documentary OJ: Made in America. This episode is sponsored by Starry Station, MeUndies, Audible.com and ZipRecruiter.
It's a surprise Part 2 of the 700th Episode, as Marc's friend and past WTF guest Louis CK stops by to spill the beans on everything that went into making and releasing his series Horace and Pete. Louis and Marc go over every aspect of the creation, production and distribution of this new project that defies categorization and rattles expectations.
In Part 1 of WTF's 700th episode, Julia Louis-Dreyfus takes a break from playing the President and stops by the garage, where she and Marc share notes on meeting the actual President. They also talk about Seinfeld, SNL, Second City, Larry David, Woody Allen, Veep, being a mom and getting older. This episode is sponsored by Squarespace, ZipRecruiter, and Audible.
In the history of WTF, Lorne Michaels is talked about more than any other person. Now he is finally a guest. The man behind SNL goes through it all, from the reason he started the show back in 1975 to the reason he keeps doing it. Meanwhile, Marc tries to get some closure on the meeting he had with Lorne 20 years ago that has haunted him ever since. This episode is sponsored by Squarespace, ZipRecruiter, Fandango, Stamps.com and Audible.
From the minute the Presidential motorcade pulled away, Marc began recording his reaction to the momentous event that just occurred in his garage. Hear Marc's ongoing reflections in the aftermath as well as a discussion with WTF producer Brendan McDonald about how this happened in the first place. This episode is sponsored by Stamps.com, Squarespace, Comedy Central, and Vegas.com.
Marc welcomes the 44th President of the United States of America, Barack Obama, to the garage for conversation about college, fitting in, race relations, gun violence, changing the status quo, disappointing your fans, comedians, fatherhood and overcoming fear. And yes, this really happened. This episode is presented without commercial interruption courtesy of Squarespace. Go to MarcMeetsObama.com to see behind-the-scenes photos and captions.