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Nov 16, 2009 21

Marc and Doug Stanhope sit down for their first-ever conversation to mull over the possibility of going off the grid. Plus, Janeane Garofalo drops by to join in the conversation, complete with a Rashomon-like retelling of a violent encounter Marc had with a club-goer in the mid-90s.

21 Comments
  • two and a half years ago
    JustCurious
    Garofalo said very clearly on Letterman that she was 4'11". How is she 5'1" now?
  • over four years ago
    Online Plasterer
    Loving Marc and Doug
  • over four years ago
    disappointed
    I love wtf and Stanhope, so I was looking forward to this one. Why did he have to bring Janeane into this episode? She\'s boring enough on her own, but putting her next to Doug was almost a setup. It is interesting that she compares herself to Margaret and Wanda, because none of them are funny. Margaret is at least interesting when she talks about her sex life. Please have Doug back.
  • over four years ago
    ugg and adidas and converse
  • over four years ago
    Sorry but Mr. McFeelie
    I liked hearing from both of your guests. I don\'t listen enough to Janeane (despite hotness), but I know Doug quite well.

    I think it was interesting that you brought up Bill Hicks. It made me think, what would Bill Hicks be doing now if his show hadn\'t been cancelled forever? I liked that you engaged his assumed influence honestly, because Bill remains a hurdle. It\'s ok that comedy doesn\'t surpass what he did. He confronted the religious right, which remains to this day the last stronghold of ignorance. But he also had as much faith in religion as he did in science, which makes him an outdated outsider today.

    I see in your work and in Doug\'s an attempt to ready people against their own biases. I imagine there is a readying happening, but sadly your generation has to die before the embrace. It\'s you transitional figures in American comedy that are the remembered throwaways to a new enlightenment.

    And what is this newness? It\'s apolitical, silent religion, and children with better science and math scores. Whether or not you want that as your ultimate effect, it is.

    Bill did. And you do. Doug does, and Janeane wants it, too. Don\'t succomb to pigeon-holeing an idea in ideology like libertarianism or liberalism or conservatism. These things don\'t abide. There\'s a joke here somewhere, and it\'s really, really funny, or it\'s really, really sad. But it\'s waiting to be told and listened to.
  • over four years ago
    CJ
    AWESOME Episode!!!! One of the best yet! Great chemistry in that room!

    I\'ve got my co-worker hooked on Maron now.

    And I also think Janeane is hot!
  • over four years ago
    jdev
    I\'ve long had a crush on Janeane. I also like that she\'s that girl who doesn\'t know that everyone has a crush on her, but I\'m not surprised that she is that girl.
  • over four years ago
    Andy A
    I just listened to this. I have loved all 3 of these comics for a long time. What a great show. I wish it had been longer. Thanks Marc.
  • over four years ago
    Ty
    This was an awesome show. I hope you\'ll have Doug and Janeane back sometime to talk some more, together or separately. Three of my favorites under one roof is hard to come by.

    And you were right, Marc, Garofalo was and is still totally crushworthy.

    Great show!
  • over four years ago
    dentext (james the geek)
    3 peers chattin, first pcast I\'ve listened 2x in a while.
    Was from suburban Hou same time as Hicks & JG...it wasn\'t till napster\\kazaa came out, that i heard Bill Hicks tapes, did I really figure he was the guy I\'d seen years before, that I still remembered lots of his jokes I\'d heard in high school (pit bulls on crack).
    That comedy style is about figure/ground reversal..like clearing a room. Setting a \'funny\' bit against against truth(ontology)..ie not funny bit.
    Never really had a JG crush but her persona was useful in pursuing countless other creative/crazy women into process.
  • over four years ago
    American Pundit Fighting
    I love this concept of Marc having conversations with people he sorta know, or knows of \"but never really spoken to\". I\'m likin the awkward familiarity and sincere discovery and rapport building.

    Ummm I would assume every male comedian would have had a crush on Garofalo. Considering Comedians are of a type anyway, sensitive etc...
    Pete Dominick made an observation (not really a bit)that its really partly due to scarcity. I.e not too many hot politicians so Palin stands out etc...

    So the same names stand out in Comedy, Gaorfalo and Silverman. Probably unfair and patronising but true.
  • over four years ago
    Patrick
    Crush
  • over four years ago
    Steven Doyle
    Yeah, those awful office jobs . . . wish I had one, since I\'ve been unemployed all fucking year. But not being \"inappropriate\" is a pain in the ass, and might be related to me being fired so many times.
  • over four years ago
    Justin
    Fuck yes! I too always wondered if you knew Stanhope.

    Favorite episode so far, I always look forward to your podcasts each week, keep up the good work man!
  • over four years ago
    Joe
    I saw Janeane do a set in Bozeman, MT about 10 years ago (they didn\'t really get it) when I lived there for about 2 years.

    She is as visually appealing as she it mentally appealing.
    To be completely crass: \"I\'d hit it\"
  • over four years ago
    James Inman
    Nice one Marc.
  • over four years ago
    David Fitzgerald alias Frog
    Love your podcast, Marc, especially the intro music Down Payment Blues by AC/DC! Started listening just to hear Janeane\'s voice. Tell her not all guys are against her and I personally love her,real or imagined.Also,that she\'s full of shit that she\'s not smart.Beauty and brains do go together in her case.Would love to meet her someday or at least see her live.Anyhow,will be listening to your podcasts,past and present,as I listened to some of the others that were cool, especially about the concerts.Keep it up Marc!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • over four years ago
    Jmach1P
    Marc I saw you at the LakeShore Theatre in Chicago \"STAND UPPITY\": May 12th:2008: with Andy Kindler,Eugene Mirman. Excellent!
    http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc108/Jmach1P/shows/20080512.gif

    An Hour long interview with Janeane:
    on BreakThroughRadio:
    May 2009:
    http://www.breakthruradio.com/index.php?show=6998

    YouTubes of Marc on the road Oct.2008:
    http://pws.prserv.net/jmach1p/Misc/Marcs-trip.htm
  • over four years ago
    Joe
    WTF is the intro music?
    Maron v Seder / Break Room Live used it as well -- and I\'d like to hear more of it -- WTF is it called? Can I iTune it?!?!?!!
  • over four years ago
    Felipe
    Excellent episode! I was wondering if you knew Doug. The dynamic between you three was so good, I wish you bring them again to the show...

    And add my name to the Janeane-Garofalo-Is-Hot group!
  • over four years ago
    Bert
    I have a massive crush on Janeane Garofalo! She is HOT. Does she no stuff about Jew crap?