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Comedian Marc Maron is tackling the most complex philosophical question of our day - WTF? He'll get to the bottom of it with help from comedian friends, celebrity guests and the voices in his own head.
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Oct 7, 2010 18

Picking up where they left off, Louis tells Marc about the major changes in his life over the past decade, from the birth of his children to his rebirth as a stand-up comedian, from the demise of one television show to the rise of another. Oh, and if you're reading this and haven't listened to Part 1 yet, you might want to go do that first.

18 Comments
  • over three years ago
    kjgear
    This was definitely one of my favorite episodes so far, although I'm 20+ episodes behind, so that could change. And loved the story about finding the computer and Louis talking about his children.

    Keep up the great work with the podcast, Marc and the producer guy (sorry, can't remember your name, Brendon?).
  • three and a half years ago
    Abzurdistan
    Does Louis CK say "absurd" with a "z"? Is that how people say it?
  • three and a half years ago
    sk
    This is a great fucking interview. But actually I came here to ask what happened to all the episodes before March? Itunes only lists the last 50 now, and they seem gone from here too. Is there any way to get them anymore? I don't have a decent phone so I can't really buy the phone app.

    I'm kinda pissed at myself for not listening to everything when I had the chance.
  • three and a half years ago
    Robert Bott
    Mark: I like the podcasts but as an interviewer you have an annoying habit of including your verbal punctuation into the stories of others; in particular, "Yeah". For example, in a one minute section of this interview (start at 18:57 and go to 20:00), there are 24 Yeahs, 2 Uh Huhs, 2 Oh My Gods and all the while Louis CK is telling a story. This happens quite a bit in your interviews. Please read about how Studs Turkel interviewed people:

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/profiles/studs-terkel-the-worlds-greatest-interviewer-395040.html

    Silence is golden. When you ask a question, be quiet afterwards. Do not be afraid of long silences, especially if the person is talking about difficult subjects. Do not try to fill in the spaces to make them feel comfortable. Sit with the discomfort. Let them tell the story at their own pace and you will get juicier details.

    http://www.williamcronon.net/researching/interviews.htm
  • three and a half years ago
    tbone
    I straddle between breaking down the 4th wall and leaving the barrier up; but pretentious comics that think they are bigger than they are gets a bid old. And, I loved lucky louie (and I had heard that louis himself closed shop there)but hearing some of this shit about how you guys change your acts and buy jokes and have writers and all that and someone who hasn't really presented anything great visually and if anything is just aping the tv style of la david's hbo show talk about shots and what not like he was fellni is a little much.
    Guys like Louis CK and David Cross that have done some stuff that I find so funny, just seem to be such bores, and then other guys like say an Eddy Peppitone are always just a character, but, hell, at least they are almost always funny.

    i'd say at the end of the day someone like Fitzsimmons (who is still to some extent palying a character) and Maron are at least funny and interesting.
  • three and a half years ago
    Pontusky
    Thanks for doing this show, youre wonderful!
  • three and a half years ago
    Felipe
    Oh, and I saw you on Ferguson, and you were amazing, man! Let's hope next time you can actually sit down with the guy, I'd love to see you two riff
  • three and a half years ago
    Noemi
    I really loved these episodes. Usually I get nervous or even ashamed by Marc's honesty, but in this interview it was natural and was integrated perfectly in the frame of an estranged friendship. It was probably the best Louis CK interview I ever heard or read and it was insightful and moving.
    Thank You.
  • three and a half years ago
    Joe Tily
    Great podcast Maron, loved it. I put this conversation up there with my favorites like the Robin Williams episode. Honest, interesting and inspiring. WTF rules. You neurotic fuck.
  • three and a half years ago
    dangeraardvark
    Louis is my favorite comedian, and you really pulled a lot of stuff out of him. I'm in awe of your ability to get your guests to pour their hearts out. Awesome episode. Awesome podcast. There's nothing out there like it.
  • three and a half years ago
    toobigtofail
    Wonderful podcast. I hope you and LCK can rekindle your relationship.
  • three and a half years ago
    Robin Rubbermaid
    This was a great and surprisingly moving WTF. I love Louis CK and I'm a fan of his new show.

    But I have to say that I did not love Lucky Louie, and I kinda didn't like his suggestion that anyone who didn't like it didn't "get it." I got that the show was supposed to be a kind of pastiche of cheap old-school sitcoms but with more "adult" content...but it just didn't work for me. For one thing, I felt like it was too much a violation of the form-follows-function edict...I'm all for profanely honest comedy, but it's jarring (and not in a good way) to see it shoehorned into such a fundamentally square format. It was an interesting experiment, but most experiments just don't have wide audience appeal.

    As for the fact that the show was filmed in front of a live audience, I don't see Louis's point here. Lots of sitcoms are filmed in front of an audience and then "sweetened" with canned laughter. The laughter on Lucky Louie sounded sweetened as hell; whether it was or not is beside the point. The effect was the same, which was one of cheap audience manipulation in the style of awful '70s-'80s sitcoms like Diff'rent Strokes.

    So but did I mention that this was a great WTF?
  • three and a half years ago
    Raul
    Amazing, touching, insightful interview.

    Marc, at the end when Louie is trying to tell you how you could have been a better friend, you're stammering and on the defensive. Listen a little, brother.
  • three and a half years ago
    Rick
    The raw honesty in your interviews continues to astound -- sincerely hoping you and Louis can keep rekindling the friendship. Especially since I want to hear you guys do another interview sometime in the future, as this one was excellent. Thanks, Marc.
  • three and a half years ago
    Brad in Ohio
    "Not just a bunch of alt-comedy kids acting awkward on a street corner."
  • three and a half years ago
    psychicvampire
    I really enjoyed both these episodes. Thank you very much Marc, I hope you and Louis can rekindle your friendship in the future.
  • three and a half years ago
    Brad in Ohio
    POW! I love Marc Maron!

    Please get some of those crazy Bat Mitzvah emails.
  • three and a half years ago
    Felipe
    Very inspiring ending!