Dax Shepard has always seemed bro-y to me. He wasn’t quite alt for me and back during his Punk’d days, I equated him to Dane Cook. I don’t know why. Maybe it’s because they were both white or something, but I just lumped them into the same category.
I saw him in a couple of things every now and then, but remained indifferent to him. I think I just kept him on my radar because he was married to Kristen Bell and as you know, I love me some Veronica Mars.
After listening to his spot on WTF with Marc Maron, he is one fascinating dude. Marc and him had a very thoughtful conversation. From his family life to his drug addiction to his obsession with cars to the start of his comedy, he’s been through a lot of interesting shit. He’s not just another dude who came to Hollywood with a dream. He’s had a very dynamic life. I loved his stories that helped inform his character, but I was thoroughly entertained by his story about the time when Justin Timberlake was on Punk’d and how Dax kept his cool after J.T. continually told him he wanted to punch him after the prank was over. You can listen to the entire podcast here.