Andy Daly was a civic-minded youngster who contemplated a life in politics, despite his terrible grades. He tells Marc how his interests led him to sketch comedy and how he began his evolution into one of the best straight-men in the comedy world. This episode is sponsored by Stamps.com. Click on the radio mic and enter WTF to start a no-risk trial with a $110 bonus offer.
Jack Black and Kyle Gass turn The Cat Ranch into a Mecca of Rock. After taking some time to rock your socks off, JB and KG show the more introspective side of The D. Plus, Marc gives Mike Birbiglia a call as he prepares to rip tickets and scoop popcorn at screenings of his new movie Sleepwalk With Me. This episode is also sponsored by Comedy Central and Adam and Eve.
Fellow podcaster and author of "I Don't Care About Your Band" Julie Klausner joins Marc in the garage for some heavy lifting on gender roles, psychotherapy, Jewish identity and bad relationships. There's also some bonding over cats. Plus, Marc rediscovers his inner insult comic. This episode is sponsored by Go To My PC. Click on the Try It Free button and use WTF as the promo code.
Before Anchorman, SNL or The Office, David Koechner was in rural Missouri avoiding the family business of turkey transport manufacturing. He tells Marc how he fled into the arms of Second City in Chicago and never looked back. This episode is sponsored exclusively by Adult Swim. Check out new seasons of Childrens Hospital and NTSF:SD:SUV every Thursday starting at Midnight.
In the 90s, Comedian Sebastian Maniscalco was an opener for Andrew Dice Clay and a featured act at The Comedy Store. All the while he was stuck waiting tables. He tells Marc how he broke out and grabbed hold of his career. Plus, Marc gives some behind-the-scenes details about his appearance on "Louie." This episode is sponsored by Go To My PC. Click on "Try It Free" and enter WTF to start a 30-day free trial.
Comedian and actor Brett Gelman was hooked on the Marx Brothers at age six. Brett talks to Marc about his pursuit of classical training, his unlikely big break and his idea for WTF The Musical. This episode is sponsored exclusively by Adult Swim. Check out Season 4 of Childrens Hospital and an all new season of NTSF:SD:SUV every Thursday at Midnight.
Comedian Ryan Stout shows up to The Cat Ranch with tempting, delicious ice cream. But the pleasant gift and Ryan's charming demeanor obscure a darker soul who engages Marc on issues ranging from abortion to fiscal conservatism. Also, Marc puts in a phone call to his old friend Matt Graham. This episode is sponsored by Stamps.com. Click the radio mic and enter WTF to start a no-risk trial.
Bob Golub experienced many stops on the road to becoming a comic. Drug dealer. Prison inmate. Boxer on the correctional facility circuit. Novelty potato retailer. Bob tells Marc the stories behind these chapters in his life, as well as the unbelievable tale of how he was cast in Scorsese's Goodfellas. This episode is sponsored by the new one-hour comedy special from Graham Clark, as well as by Audible and by Adam and Eve.
After 300 episodes, Marc has some questions about the future of WTF. Is the show still vital? Has podcasting peaked? Will success lead to Marc's undoing? He'll get some answers with help from The A.V. Club head writer Nathan Rabin, podcasting veteran Jesse Thorn, podcasting newcomer Pete Holmes and WTF superfan Andy Kindler.
Rory Scovel sifts through his Deep South DNA, Ron Funches explains why his son should bite him, Brent Weinbach thinks Marc is a sexy cowboy, and Retta tells the boys which word is off limits. Plus, Jim Earl tries a soft sell approach with his new book and Eddie Pepitone experiments with beach poetry. This episode is sponsored by Comedy Bang! Bang! on IFC and by Audible.