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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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Apr 4, 2011 25

Conan. That's really all you need to know. The late night legend makes good on his promise to sit down in Marc's garage for a chat. They discuss Conan's personal insecurities, the people who leave him starstruck, how he's still processing what happened to him at NBC and how the recent events in his professional life helped him relax. This episode is sponsored by Merge Records. Go to mergerecords.com/shop and use the code 'WTF' at the checkout for 20% off all music and merchandise.

25 Comments
  • a year and a half ago
    Justin Ciner
    Thank you so much Marc for providing this little window to what lies beneath Conan's mask of comedy. I've always known that Conan had a lot of depth to him, but he rarely divulges any information about his real life. His show is one of the best on television right now, but I feel like none of those talk show hosts ever really get to reveal much of their true selves on their shows. It's so great just to hear him say 'fuck' without the bleep. I've been fascinated with Conan ever since that whole Leno thing, and you were definitely the best person to do this interview. I've been listening to your show for a few months now, I'm working my way through all the archives, it's so intriguing and interesting and funny and I've just gotten so much out of this, it's opened my mind up and exposed me to this whole world of comedy and all the things that you guys go through. I can't thank you enough for this podcast, and I hope things continue to go well for you with this.
  • over three years ago
    James
    Hey why were my comments deleted? I wasn't being a troll. Alright maybe they were stupid. I hear you admin.
  • over three years ago
    CTD
    Thanks for spoiling "The Sound And The Fury", assholes.

    (otherwise, fantastic interview)
  • over three years ago
    Crate&Trauma
    Jake have you ever thought about actually being truthful instead of the lying deceptive little agenda monster you are? Next time, don't start off your statement by saying how much you love Conan, it's a clear sign you don't.

  • over three years ago
    Lee Pendarvis
    Conan is a comedy genius and seems like a great person. I came away from this interview loving Conan O'brien more than ever. And I agree with an earlier comment about Conan cursing. For some reason, hearing fwords from the guy made me happy. I look forward to continuing to see this guy on TV for the next 25 years.
  • over three years ago
    jake
    I love Conan but am soooooooo tired of his garglers talking about his "horrible year"..uhhh what? The guy failed in the prime slot ratings wise, got paid giant amounts of money to go awaya and was able to tour and have fun. That doesn't sound like a horrible year for failing to produce a good show at 11:30. Anyhoo love Conan but he kinda sucked on the Tonight Show and is much better now!
  • over three years ago
    Melanie
    "The women looked like Emily Dickinson after a bike accident" Possibly one of the best descriptions EVER. Also, that describes my type of lady.
  • over three years ago
    LeKevbo
    Fantastic show, Marc.
  • over three years ago
    tom R
    Loved Conan's, ~'you're trying to work through something through me' comment. Saw as much of the intellectual/emotional side of Conan that we'll likely ever see. Pretty cool that circumstances dictated he was fragile enough to come on. By hook or by crook (I think the answer is yes) Maron gets about as much out of people as they can possibly spit forth: Maron gets his guests to their asymptote of thoughtfullness

    Too bad we didn't get something Inappropriate.
  • over three years ago
    Joe Tily
    I heartily agree with exitBxC on this episode - Marc's interview skills are on fire! Fuckin' great episode man.
  • over three years ago
    vcinbc
    Fess up Marc: if you hadn't seen this tweet (and i quote.. RT @assfacerobot Challenge is living in a country where someone can bust her ass as an ER nurse for 30 yrs & still need to be a hotel maid) would you have commented as you did on your hotel maid? Just curious. Slick. Now I see how it's done..
  • over three years ago
    Pobrien
    I agree with Tone, PART 2 please!

    P.s. the verification code for this was irish. Just thought I'd point that out.
  • over three years ago
    Johnathan Cruise
    Marc's Back! Good on yer, cobber.
    This more than makes up for your Rogan "Mosh" (sorry, that was a terrible play on words). Great, laid back interview with a man who is a hell of a lot nicer than he might have been considering his show biz "status" and his annus horribilis. I doubt I've got any of those long words spelt right.
  • over three years ago
    Tone
    Conan and yourself are two of my favorite people. I was really looking forward to this show and was not disappointed. It was cool to hear him talk about his childhood, parents, etc. He does not talk about his relationship with his parents all that much and I feel there is a lot there to discuss. I love that Conan wasn't silly the whole time like how he was on Jimmy Pardo's podcast, although that episode was hilarious. I'm just pumped that you got him on, but there needs to be a part 2!! You just barely scratched the surface with COB's story.
  • over three years ago
    Tom
    This was such a great interview. It was great to hear the real Conan & not just the parts of him that he allows us to see on tv.
  • over three years ago
    Brad in Ohio
    "Clearly you're working on some personal issues through me."

  • over three years ago
    Renaud
    "Emily Dickinson after a car accident" Thanks for that.
  • over three years ago
    chad
    Had no idea that Nick Kroll could do such a good Conan!
  • over three years ago
    exitBxC
    Marc, your interview skills are sharper than ever. You know when to lay back and let a person just talk, but also when to chime in and steer the convo in the right direction. (Rogan postees, relax, all is well, just ask Joe) Plus Conan curses, so that's great. Sure wish we were Twit buddies Marc, I'd never abuse the privilege (man, that's a sad hat in a sad hand?)
  • over three years ago
    Gregory
    Great get, Marc. Really loved this version of Conan. Thank you once again.
  • over three years ago
    jim jim
    this was a huge treat for me. great interview. i especially liked hearing about Conan's college experience. this is my favorite WTF so far. thank you marc!
  • over three years ago
    Michael Patrick G
    I'm glad that Conan threw down against "The Social Network."
    That whole movie is shit. It's based on myths, and none of the people are portrayed as they actually were/are.
    Even Mark Zuckerberg stated that he had that girlfriend long before he started Facebook, and there was no rejection from a woman that inspired him to invent it.
    William S. Burroughs said about Harvard, "everything about it was dead" when he attended it in the dinosaur age, and Conan confirmed that he had exactly the same experience in the '80s. I doubt seriously that it's a non-stop-partying whore house now.
    Plus, who the hell thought that the protagonist in that film is even slightly likeable? I wanted to punch him in the face repeatedly. I wanted him to FAIL.
    How in the living fuck did that thing win a Golden Globe award for best picture?
  • over three years ago
    Louis
    Marc not only did you get Merge as a sponsor.(WHICH IS FUCKING INCREDIBLE.) you also had a guest, lets not overlook Merge here this will go down with as most downloads until the next giant.

    But holy fuck marc MERGE RECORDS. that is an actual sponsor.
  • over three years ago
    Magoo
    If it wasnt for my watching Conan everday in college I wouldn't have ever learned of Marc.
  • over three years ago
    Germ
    Looking forward to this!!!