Why am I highly recommending Marc Maron’s WTFpod episode with Michael Ian Black when it isn’t particularly “funny”? First of all, there are plenty of podcasts that involve comedians that don’t have funny episodes. There are plenty of moments of laughter in this episode of WTFpod so it can’t be said that humor found no purchase with these two gentlemen, after all, they are two of the funniest people on earth. I recommend this episode because despite all the backhanded compliments and pointed ribbing, it was fascinating to hear two people with a long history hear each other out on what may have contributed to their rocky past.
I like both of these guys very much and have had the pleasure of speaking them on a few occasions. Most recently, I talked to Michael Ian Black for the Channel Zero podcast. Have a listen here:
And this Spring I got to speak with Marc Maron who was very kind to me despite the intimidating prospect of interviewing someone I consider to be one of the best interviewers in the world:
Both of these guys are incredible performers so I also highly recommend that you pick up their most recent recordings, Marc Maron’s This Has To Be Funny and Michael Ian Black’s Very Famous. Find out more about Marc Maron’s tour schedule and other info at his website, as well as all of Michael Ian Black’s pertinents at his website.