David Spade kicks of 2016 in the garage, talking with Marc about growing up with guns, becoming a father unexpectedly, turning the corner at SNL after years of struggling, getting to know and love Chris Farley, and hitting the road to do stand-up again. Plus, David explains how he narrowly avoided becoming a Hollywood tragedy during a terrifying night at his home. This episode is sponsored by Squarespace, Blue Apron, Casper and Stamps.com.
Bill Burr returns to WTF for the first time in six years. He talks with Marc about big banks, the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, playing drums for Slash, and his new animated series on Netflix, F is for Family. Also, Marc bids farewell to Lemmy and looks back at a year of great conversations, including highlights from President Obama, Terry Gross, Keith Richards and more. This episode is sponsored by The Jerry Springer Podcast and Audible.com.
Author and journalist Neil Strauss became the story after he wrote the enormously popular and controversial book, The Game. He got so deep into the world of pick-up artists and the seduction community, he struggled to find the truth about his own identity and personal relationships. Neil and Marc sit down in the garage to talk about what Neil learned from the experience. This episode is sponsored by Colony on USA Network, Squarespace, and SimpliSafe.
Singer-songwriter Bob Forrest has a hell-and-back story befitting the 666th episode of WTF. Bob tells Marc how he became a drug counsellor after struggling with addiction while leading the band Thelonious Monster. He also explains why he felt Celebrity Rehab was desperately needed and why he worked with Dr. Drew to create it. This episode is sponsored by Squarespace, The Jerry Springer Podcast and SimpliSafe.
Horatio Sanz didn't always plan on becoming a comedian or an SNL cast member for eight seasons. Initially he wanted to be a CIA special agent. Marc talks with Horatio about the sudden change in career path and how it eventually led to the start of the UCB Theater. Horatio also explains why he decided to kick the hornet's nest a little after he was gone from SNL. This episode is sponsored by Blue Apron, Star Wars Card Trader, 1-800 Flowers, and MeUndies.
Eric Bogosian leads several creative lives, as a stage performer, a film actor, a playwright, a screenwriter, a novelist and now a non-fiction writer. Eric takes Marc on the journey from his breakout play Talk Radio through his absorbing new history book Operation Nemesis and explains the tricks to keeping all the balls in the air: Have fun, keep things interesting, and don't plan to make money because those plans usually fail. This episode is sponsored by Zip Recruiter, NatureBox, 1-800 Flowers and Blue Headphones.
Super-producer Brian Grazer joins Marc in the garage for an incredible conversation about what it takes to get stuff done in Hollywood. Brian is responsible for dozens of the most beloved movies and television shows of the past three decades, everything from Splash to Empire. He and Marc talk about the intersection of creativity and commerce, and why the most important part of the equation is usually curiosity. This episode is sponsored by Comedy Central, Fandango, and Stamps.com.
Director Danny Boyle takes Marc through his impressive and versatile filmography, from Shallow Grave and Trainspotting to Slumdog Millionaire and Steve Jobs. And while all of Danny's films are vastly different, he says redemption is at the core of all of them, which might explain why Danny almost became a priest. This episode is sponsored by The Message podcast, Adam & Eve, Blue Headphones and Fandango.
Adam Resnick's career should be the envy of any living comedy writer. He's written for Letterman, Get a Life, SNL and The Larry Sanders Show. But as Adam tells Marc, he never really wanted to be in show business, a sentiment underscored by his devastating experience directing the movie Cabin Boy, an ordeal that left him questioning his place in the world. This episode is sponsored by Comedy Central, SimpliSafe, Squarespace, and Stamps.com.
Comedian Brian Kiley has been writing for Conan O'Brien's shows for more than 20 years. But prior to that, he and Marc were doing open mics in Boston and Brian was living with Todd Barry. They revisit the good old days, and the bad ones, too. Plus, Brian Posehn returns to the garage to talk about his leading role in the new movie Uncle Nick. This episode is sponsored by Marc Maron: More Later on EPIX, Adam & Eve, Bombas, ShipStation and NatureBox.