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Todd Glass's Memoir Has a Title and a Release Date

Standup Todd Glass got a book deal after the excellent, acclaimed 2012 episode of WTF with Marc Maron in which he came out of the closet, and that book is finally hitting the shelves this summer.

Called The Todd Glass Situation: A Bunch of Lies about My Personal Life and a Bunch of True Stories about My 30-Year Career in Stand-Up Comedy, the memoir is being released on June 3rd, features blurbs from Glass's buddies Norm Macdonald, Sarah Silverman, and Patton Oswalt, and is available for preorder now.

(via The Comedy Bureau)

This Week in Comedy Podcasts: Paul F. Tompkins, John Oliver, and More

The comedy podcast universe is ever expanding, not unlike the universe universe. We're here to make it a bit smaller, a bit more manageable. There are a lot of great shows and each has a lot of great episodes, so we want to highlight the exceptional, the noteworthy. Each week our crack team of podcast enthusiasts and specialists and especially enthusiastic people will pick their favorites. Also, we'll keep you posted on the offerings from our very own podcast network. We hope to have your ears permanently plugged with the best in aural comedy.

The Bugle #243

MARC: I’ve been enjoying John [...]

Maron Talks about Drugs and Conversation in a Red Chair

Man, that red chair is magic. It basically boiled down the 289 episodes and around 3000 minutes worth of Marc Maron's stream of consciousness podcast intros into three minutes. If he got two of them, his interviews would quickly become just "We've got _____ in the garage… So, are we good?" Look out for Maron's new 45 second podcast, Wha– with Marc Maron.

Who Is Matt Graham?

(To the tune of the theme from Shaft:) Who's the comedian Louis C.K. and Janeane Garofalo thought would be famous in Boston in the 80s? (Graham!) Yes, Matt Graham. Who is the man that's been paying his rent with Scrabble winnings? (Graham!) Who's the cat that played NCAA ball when he was 40 years old? (Graham!) He's a complicated man, but no one understands him but Marc Maron. (Matt Graham!) Okay, enough theme song. If you've never heard of Matt Graham, here's a fascinating short profile on the comedian, who Colin Quinn describes as being "like a high school Indiana point guard that drives you nuts, because [...]

A Statistical Examination of the Introduction to the WTF with Marc Maron Podcast (episodes 191-240)

After the clip-and-music driven intro to almost every WTF with Marc Maron podcast, the show’s host introduces himself and welcomes his listeners. But instead of merely acknowledging the masses who have made WTF one of the most popular podcasts on the iTunes store and everywhere else, Maron lists and classifies them.

Over the course of 240 episodes, he has grouped his audience into categories ranging from the mundane (“What the fuckers”) to the arcane (“What the Fuckminster Fullers”). There have been creative references to patriotism (“What the fuckanadians”), activism (“What the fuccupy Wall Streeters”) and Cosbyism (“What the fuckstables”). And yet perhaps the most interesting part of each nickname sequence is Maron’s [...]

This Week in Comedy Podcasts: Andy Samberg Does 'WTF'

The comedy podcast universe is ever expanding, not unlike the universe universe. We're here to make it a bit smaller, a bit more manageable. There are a lot of great shows and each has a lot of great episodes, so we want to highlight the exceptional, the noteworthy. Each week our crack team of podcast enthusiasts and specialists and especially enthusiastic people will pick their favorites. Also, we'll keep you posted on the offerings from our very own podcast network. We hope to have your ears permanently plugged with the best in aural comedy.

WTF with Marc Maron  Andy Samberg

ZOE: First off, Marc Maron recorded his intro naked [...]

Talking to Marc Maron About His New IFC show 'Maron' and Having Rising Comics on 'WTF'

“It's based on the life I'm living now, or maybe a couple years ago,” says Marc Maron of his new IFC show, Maron. It's in this slightly alternate universe that Maron exists; his podcast is picking up steam, he's adjusting to life after his second divorce, and he's learning from the famous comedians who stop by his garage to share their wisdom. The show features an excellent collection of his celebrity comedian pals, including the always amazing Dave Foley as an inebriated version of himself in the pilot. I recently got the chance to talk to Maron about playing himself, finding closure, and helping out the next generation of [...]

Jay Mohr Starts Beef, Pete Holmes Wonders 'Who Charted?', Danny McBride in the WTF Garage

What's everyone's plan for Memorial Day? Wearing white? Watching Men In Black? It's a black and white weekend. Here's an idea: bring a couple podcasts with ya. I'm aware I'm talking about podcasts like they're lawn chairs but in a way aren't podcasts just like lawn chairs for our ears? In that they… are a recreational object, usually used outside one's home and are good for sitting back and relaxing. Nailed it! (No I didn't.) Enjoy this week's picks and your Memorial Day, please.

This Week in Comedy Podcasts

This space is usually reserved for some A-Class shoehorning of a current event into the world of podcasts. Instead, I wanted to earnestly state how great a week it was for the medium. There were some remarkably funny episodes, four appearances by Paul F. Tompkins, and an episode of WTF that will go down as one of the most affecting episodes of anything, across any medium, of 2012. Sometimes it’s difficult in a given week to find five particularly noteworthy shows, while this week there were enough to fill three columns. Podcasting is a volatile medium and that is why its fans are so attracted to it—at any moment [...]

WTF With Marc Maron Is Now On My Damn Channel

WTF with Marc Maron has a My Damn Channel channel now. If unchecked, this development may lead to more backstage videos with funny podcast guests. Oh no!

This Week in Comedy Podcasts: Chris Gethard Makes It Weird, and Michael McKean Visits Maron's Garage

The comedy podcast universe is ever expanding, not unlike the universe universe. We're here to make it a bit smaller, a bit more manageable. There are a lot of great shows and each has a lot of great episodes, so we want to highlight the exceptional, the noteworthy. Each week our crack team of podcast enthusiasts and specialists and especially enthusiastic people will pick their favorites. Also, we'll keep you posted on the offerings from our very own podcast network. We hope to have your ears permanently plugged with the best in aural comedy.

The K Ohle #18 - FactTime with Paul F. Tompkins and [...]

Marc Maron On Getting People to Talk About "Real Things"

“The bottom line is, people don’t talk about real things because they don’t think that other people have the capacity to carry their burden but all that stuff is essentially what makes us fucking human. We’re built to deal with death, disease, failure, struggle, sickness, problems. But we are too proud to reveal ourselves to each other anymore.” - Marc Maron in his New York Magazine profile, describing what he fundamentally is trying to capture with his WTF interviews.

This Week in Comedy Podcasts

Good news: April showers bring May podcasts. Or something about podcasts going in your ears like lambs, because they are soft and nice, and out of your ears like lions, because if you stop listening to podcasts, your dad will be killed by stampeding wildebeasts. Well, now I'm sad remembering that scene – thanks, previous sentence. You know what makes me happy, though? Podcasts! Here are our picks for this week's best:

Todd Glass Comes Out on an Incredibly Moving Episode of WTF with Marc Maron

Todd Glass was on WTFpod yesterday, where he publicly came out and proceeded to have a fascinating, honest discussion with Maron about his own story, the relationship between comedy and bullying, and why we need to just accept other human beings, already. Here's one piece of his message:

Leave everybody the fuck alone. Let people do what they want. And that's why that's my bigger cause. You know the gay flag? I always thought it would be better to have another flag – not pro-gay, pro-everything. I don't give a fuck: transgender, gay, straight, you're a little feminine. That flag means we don't give a fuck who you [...]