Some serious shop talk goes down when Jake Johannsen gets together with Marc in the garage. Few people have better insights into the lives and experiences of stand-up comics than the prolific and vital Jake Johannsen. Marc and Jake try to get to the bottom of what it really means to be a professional comedian. This episode is sponsored by Independent Lens on PBS and by Audible.
Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally bring some love to the garage at The Cat Ranch. They tell Marc about their starts in legitimate theater, their courtship as co-stars, and their two classic television characters, Ron Swanson and Karen Walker. This episode is sponsored by Stamps.com. Click the radio mic and enter WTF for a no-risk trial and a bonus offer worth $110.
Comedian Paul Gilmartin and Marc find themselves in a wormhole of self-doubt and passive aggression as they delve into the mental health and pathology of stand-up comics. Plus, Marc's buddies Ryan Singer and Geoff Tate stop by to discuss a late night television conundrum. This episode is sponsored by Independent Lens, Comedy Central and Adam and Eve.
This is no parody, this is the real deal. "Weird Al" Yankovic graces the garage at The Cat Ranch for a conversation with Marc about his three decades in entertainment and the unique connection he has with audiences, including their ability to lift him up during the most difficult time in his life. This episode is sponsored by Stamps.com. Click on the radio microphone and enter WTF to start a no-risk trial.
Diablo Cody won an Oscar for her first screenplay but people still doubted her achievements. She talks with Marc about her development as a writer and how she managed to silence her loudest critics with Young Adult. This episode is sponsored by Independent Lens featuring the Oscar-nominated documentary Hell and Back Again. Also sponsored by Comedy Central and by Audible.
Marc Maron. Tom Scharpling. Just a couple of dudes trying to figure things out, one podcast at a time.
Big Jay Oakerson did not take the traditional path into comedy. Of course, being a bouncer for stag party strippers and a dress-up Elmo for children's birthday parties isn't the traditional path into anything. Jay regales Marc with his wild road stories and chronicles the rise and fall of his infamous closing bit. This episode is sponsored by Stamps.com. Click on the radio microphone and enter WTF for a no risk trial and bonus offer.
Bill Maher is one of the drivers of political conversation in America but he still sees himself, first and foremost, as a comic. Marc talks with Bill about his beginnings in comedy, the reason he's always been interested in having a take on the news, and atheism. This episode is sponsored by Stamps.com. Click on the microphone and enter WTF for a special offer.
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Singer-songwriter Nick Lowe joins Marc for a talk about life in music. Nick dishes a bit about Elvis Costello and Johnny Cash before giving the Cat Ranch microphones a real workout with a top-shelf acoustic performance. This episode is sponsored by Comedy Central, Audible and Berries.com, where you can enter WTF as the offer code for a Valentine's Day deal.