Good news for What the Fu*kers, What the Fu*kaneers, Too Drunk to What the Fu*k, I’ll Have the Mandarin What the Fu*k fans everywhere: a semi-autobiographical pilot shot by Marc Maron, host of the popular comedy podcast WTF, has been picked up for 10 episodes by IFC, according to Laughspin.
The pilot centers around Maron, a guy who records a podcast from his garage dealing with that reality while trying to navigate his tense relationship with his much-younger girlfriend. If you know Maron or his hugely successful podcast “WTF,” you’ll recognize all of these concepts. In the pilot, Ed Asner plays Maron’s vitamin-pushing, bi-polar father. “Community” star Ken Jeong plays himself as a guest on the podcast. UCB LA’s Angela Trimbur plays Maron’s girlfriend and comedians Sean Patton and W. Kamau Bell also make appearances. (Laughspin)
It’s unknown whether Asner or Jeong will reprise their roles or when the show is scheduled to air (more info will be released Tuesday during IFC’s upfronts), but I, for one, can’t wait for The Return of Gallagher Episode during sweeps, when he reappears in Maron’s doorway, Sledge-o-Matic in hand, to deliver a heartfelt apology as big as a comically oversized couch. Bring the tissues.