Maynard James Keenan of Tool is now a celebrated wine maker and he tells Marc how he wound up in his own vineyards after several decades of hardcore rocking with bands like A Perfect Circle and Puscifer. Maynard also explains why he became a fixture within the alt-comedy community of the 90s and how he got to know Bill Hicks. This episode is sponsored by Go To Meeting with HD Faces. Try it free at gotomeeting.com with the offer code WTF.
Simon Pegg gives Marc a much-needed education about the the Power of Nerd Culture. Simon explains how Star Wars changed everything for him and how his projects like Spaced, Shaun of the Dead, and his new movie The World's End changed the way he thought of making comedy. This episode is brought to you by GoToMeeting with HD Faces. Try it free at gotomeeting.com with the offer code WTF.
Iron Chef Alex Guarnaschelli trades Kitchen Stadium for the Garage at The Cat Ranch to talk with Marc about the passion involved in her creative process. Alex and Marc trace her path to culinary greatness and try to figure out the magic ingredients in great cooking. This episode is sponsored by Comedy Central and by Stamps.com. Click on the radio mic and enter WTF to start a no-risk trial with a $110 bonus offer.
Fresh off his move to LA, Bill Hader finds himself in the garage reflecting on his last 8 years with Saturday Night Live. Bill tells Marc how he got on the show, how he made it through those initial years when he was trying to carve out a place for himself, and how he broke it to Lorne Michaels that he was leaving. This episode is sponsored by LegalZoom, Squarespace, HuluPlus and Audible.
It's a blockbuster live WTF from Austin, Texas, with old friends Dom Irrera, Janeane Garofalo, Todd Barry, and Maria Bamford. Plus, Marc and Michael Ian Black renew their hostilities in person. And to bring it all home, Jim Norton takes the panel on a very unexpected journey. This episode is sponsored by GoToMeeting, the fast and simple way to meet and collaborate online. Use the promo code WTF to try it free.
Comedian Don Barris was the first guy Marc met when he moved to Los Angeles in the 80s. Don had a pretty insane journey to get into show business and he shares with Marc a chaotic history at The Comedy Store. The two of them look back on the mythology of the club and how they both made it out on the other side. This episode is sponsored by HuluPlus, LegalZoom, Squarespace and Adam & Eve.
Musical virtuoso John Cale gives Marc details on the formation of The Velvet Underground, the creation of The Stooges' first album and many other seminal moments in rock history. Plus, John tells Marc why he was disappointed in The Velvet Underground reunion and why his latest project has roots in hip hop. This episode is sponsored by Comedy Central and by Stamps.com. Click on the radio mic and enter WTF to start a no-risk trial with a $110 bonus offer.
Judy Gold and Marc share a bond that only two contemporary comedians who both love women can share. In her long awaited trip to the garage, Judy tells Marc about her struggles to fit in as a teen, the tragic story of her first time, breaking into comedy by way of Secret Santa, and being a gay rights activist. This episode is sponsored by Adult Swim. Check out new episodes of Childrens Hospital and NTSF:SD:SUV:: every Thursday at midnight on Adult Swim.
Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke and Marc meet up at The Mansion, the famous recording studio in Laurel Canyon. They talk about the evolution of the band, as well as Thom's solo projects and collaborations with other musicians. Plus, Thom reveals his most important influences and explains why he gets so much pleasure out of noise. This episode is sponsored by GoToMeeting. The fast and easy way to meet and collaborate - wherever, whenever.
Marc returns to his roots in Boston for a live WTF at The Wilbur Theatre with Dan Crohn, Sue Costello, Rick Jenkins, George McDonald, Teddy Bergeron and DJ Hazard. Old friends are reunited, new relationships are forged, and everyone remembers what it was like when they were first starting out in Beantown. This episode is sponsored by Hulu Plus, LegalZoom, Audible and Adam and Eve.