Maria Thayer

Maria Thayer is an actress who you might recognize from Strangers with Candy, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, or the Adult Swim comedy Eagleheart. Her other television credits include Will & Grace, 30 Rock, Lipstick Jungle, House M.D., and Important Things with Demetri Martin.

Guest Appearances

December 19, 2016

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes grownups (children get out of here!) to this week’s episode of Spontaneanation! This week, Paul’s special return guest is actress Maria Thayer of truTV’s Those Who Can’t! They chat about the time Maria’s primary caregivers let her down, the two different Berenstain Bears/Berenstein Bears universes, and the Lowly Worm. Paul is then joined by Stephanie Courtney, Colleen Smith, and Chris Tallman, to improvise a story set in A Fast Food Restaurant Kitchen In An Alternate Universe. And as always, Eban (only the best) Schletter scores it all on piano!

LOS ANGELES! Spontaneanation records its 100th episode LIVE at Largo on Saturday, January 7th! Be there for boring your future grandchildren purposes! Tickets:

This episode is brought to you by Smartypants Vitamins ( and Mack Weldon ( code: PFT).

November 21, 2016

Novi-Doggie is upon us and it’s the time of year where we are thankful for everything in our lives. We are thankful that actress Maria Thayer of truTV’s Those Who Can’t and Strangers with Candy fame is here to honestly answer Scott’s questions about her personal life. We are thankful that our old friend and world famous actor Paul Giamatti has returned to the show to let us know the real way he was offered the show Billions. We are thankful for small business owner Gary Urbansky to come visit us by the way of Chicago to tell us all about his hair business. We are thankful for all you listeners. Happy Thanksgiving!

This episode is brought to you by TBS’ Search Party, Mack Weldon, Blue Apron, and HUAWEI.

October 19, 2016

Did you ever have the sneaking suspicion that when your history teacher rolled out the old A/V cart for movie time that he was completely hungover? Or that that one teacher who seemed to hate you on a molecular level was giving you bad grades on purpose? Chances are you were right and we have the evidence to prove it: full admissions of guilt from actual teachers. Suck it, Mr. McKinley!

Yes, we got real (and anonymous) teachers to come on the podcast and dish the dirt about the real behind-the-scenes of this supposedly squeaky-clean profession. Spoiler alert: teachers are all hot messes.

Interviewing our panel of masked and maybe inebriated educators, Jack O’Brien is joined by Cracked’s Soren Bowie and Daniel O’Brien as well as Andrew Orvedahl and Maria Thayer from truTV’s hilarious show ‘Those Who Can’t’. They share some all-too-common stories about teachers sleeping with their students, some tips for spotting the teacher who’s secretly living at the school and why the teachers who instruct the youngest grades are the most likely to be drunk. Catch ‘Those Who Can’t’ Thursdays on truTV.

July 7, 2016

Actress Maria Thayer (Those Who Can’t, Eagleheart, Strangers with Candy) joins Sarah and Susan to talk about crying as a stress release, “Isn’t It A Pity” by Nina Simone, a scene from perennial “Crybabies” favorite Brokeback Mountain, and the heartbreaking documentary Brother’s Keeper.

This episode is sponsored by Blue Apron, Third Love, and Now Hear This Podcast Festival.

April 13, 2016

Actress Maria Thayer joins Kulap and Engineer Brett on Who Charted. They share a love for laughter and a hometown Arby’s during the top 5 songs on Spotify chart. Maria talks about co-starring in the trueTV sitcom “Those Who Can’t” and movie theater etiquette in the movies chart. Also, Ku and Stard give updates on new summah music and Bajillion Dollar Propertie$ during Two Charted.

February 23, 2016

Actress Maria Thayer and comedian David Huntsberger join the Sklars for a special episode of Sklarbro County. They discuss Maria’s experience co-starring in the show “Those Who Can’t” and where a suspiciously delicious pizza from a kids’ restaurant was made. David fills in for Daniel Van Kirk with a crazy story about a drunken father who urinated in the aisle during his flight. They also talk about finding their voices as comedians and actors. Later, Dick Vitale stops by and predicts who will be this year’s NCAA men’s basketball champions.