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Oct 4, 2010 23

After months of false starts, Marc finally tracks down his old friend Louis CK and it's more than one episode can hold. Louis is at the top of his game today, but he and Marc recall the days when they were both struggling young comics in Boston, when Louis was getting rejected by SNL, and when his movie was being taken away from him by a Hollywood studio. Oh yeah, and when Louis bought a trumpet.

23 Comments
  • almost three months ago
    Ras
    On the Daily Show tonight, Louis CK mentioned the jizz trumpet. Apparently he sold it to John Stewart for 5k, (3600 profit) which he used to fund Tomorrow Night.
  • over two years ago
    dave
    Holy shit! This is fucking great!
  • over two years ago
    WTF
    Ian - The premium membership / app access only allows for streaming. The most recent 50 episodes can always be downloaded.
  • over two years ago
    Ian
    Hay,

    Latecomer to WTF (today) - Bought the Doug Stanhope ep on iTunes then bought a premium subscription immediately when I saw the list of past episodes.

    Any way I can download this instead of streaming?
  • over three years ago
    G
    I lost it when he talked about buying the trumpet. I'm so happy I found this podcast! :D
  • three and a half years ago
    A. L. Venable
    @booger - Jim Gaffigan was on WTF episode #9, Michael Ian Black and Hannibal Burress are on one of the live episodes (Aspen) available for sale.
  • three and a half years ago
    Jim S.

    Marc,

    I became a fan of Louis from the start of his first appearance on Conan's show.

    It is a real treat to hear Louis talk about his early success during the late 80's comedy boom.

    I wish that Louis had expanded on why he disliked Seinfeld when it was on the top of the heap of the 90's television sitcom compost heap.

    In my opinion, Louis current show on FX is a delightful mashup of Seinfeld and old school Danny Thomas (in "Make Room For Daddy") filtered through a French dude's plan to "├ępater le bourgeois".

    Unfortunately, this middle class dude, with the advent of the internet, cannot be shocked.

  • three and a half years ago
    gurthang
    @andrew h

    I'm pretty sure Marc was laughing at him because he knows exactly what the fuck it feels like to be that impulsive and to get an idea like that and just burn yourself out in its execution before you can even begin to think about whether or not you should have ever put one foot in front of the other.
  • three and a half years ago
    booger
    My WTF wishlist (I realize some of this can't/won't be done because of their fame):
    1) Paul Reubens
    2) Gallagher
    3) Jim Gaffigan
    4) Michael Ian Black (don't remember if you've had him)
    5) Barry Sobel
    6) Larry the Cable Guy (I'd like to hear some kind of the same treatment as Mencia)
    7) Ellen DeGeneres
    8) Paula Poundstone (hmmmm...)
    9) Dave Chapelle
    10) Paul Mooney
    11) Seinfeld
    12) Larry David
    13) Dave Coulier
    14) Carrot Top
    15) Sandler (although you guys had a falling out)
    16) Hannibal Burress

    Keep up the good work.
  • three and a half years ago
    mike gainer
    @g

    i think maybe dana gould said it to him? i think.
  • three and a half years ago
    andrew h
    Hey Marc, I find it interesting that a man with so many neurotic tendencies laughs at what were obviously manic episodes that Louis experienced, especially buying a $1400 trumpet when he doesn't even know how to play. Kind of sad actually.
  • three and a half years ago
    gurthang
    To the folks that can't download the podcast at work:

    There's a mobile version of the site at www.wtfpod.com/handheld.htm
    Where it says get the podcast, click on No iTunes, then click on the link to the episode you want to download and save to your phone and play.
  • three and a half years ago
    Steve Marber
    Loved this interview. In response to Dutch: To be a little more fair, there's more than one account that attempts to explain what happened to the Great Library. The one that supposedly occurred before Christ, whom it's never been proven existed in the first place, is just an assumption that when Caesar set fire to his ships, the flame spread to land and burned the library. This account was based on the misconception that the Great Library was near the port. All the other explanations for what happened, place the library's destruction in the Christian Era.
  • three and a half years ago
    Joe Tily
    ". . . should i tea-bag Ken Mehlman? - i'll do it for America . . ."

    Really interesting conversation - finding the old computer, Coppola, Heart of Darkness, Pootie Tang, Ken Kesey, the Trumpet.

    I certainly know all about anxiety based retail therapy - really related to that one!

    Yet another classic podcast Maron, cant wait for pt.2
  • three and a half years ago
    g
    Marc: I'm pretty sure that you've told that story about Francis Ford Coppola on "The Tonight Show" saying "Do you have kids?" to another comic on your show before, and thus are confusing who told you that story.
  • three and a half years ago
    Dutch
    I love Louis CK and loved this episode. Only objection is with Louis' history. The Romans burned the Great Library down. This happened before Jesus was born so to be fair Christians really aren't to blame.
  • three and a half years ago
    Alex Fellows
    That was great. I love Louis' comedy but I have trouble understanding how such a smart, insightful man could put a BMW on his credit card. Marc really hit the nail on the head when he mentioned that Louis seems to get himself in situations just to provide him with material. I think this might inspire more than one budding comedian to drop hot sauce on the floor of their apartment.
    Can't wait for Part 2!
  • three and a half years ago
    Acheron
    OBSESSED with Louis CK. http://www.itsasickness.com/obsession/louis-ck
  • three and a half years ago
    Jim Jim
    Excellent. Been waiting to hear you and Louis in a room together since I started listening and definitely looking forward to part 2
  • three and a half years ago
    f-stick
    Louie's TV show KILLS me.
    I tell everyone about it, and they
    all LOVE it. Much success to Louis C.K.!!!
  • three and a half years ago
    Erik
    You're a very evil man if you dont post part 2 asap, please.

    p.s. Great interview, Louis can always spin a great yarn.
  • three and a half years ago
    direct
    Great episode. Gave me insight to my own fears and how they control me. Loved the story about the fall of comedy and the story about the trumpet.
  • three and a half years ago
    Johan
    Oh my god mark, I'm at work and I've just listen to my last maron-episode (With patrice) and now I see this...

    To bad I cant download becaus of this fucking firewall my work set up...Im in tears!

    You're great btw