Marc Maron

Stand-Up Comedian & Host of WTF with Marc Maron

Comedian Marc Maron’s podcast WTF with Marc Maron draws an average of 7 million listeners each month. The interviews are filled with banter layered with humor, neuroses, and genuine sentiment. Ira Glass said about Marc “As a performer, he’s incredibly bare. And then to bring that bareness to a journalism setting gives you this secret weapon that’s immensely powerful.” Maron brings these same traits to the stage. In his stand-alone program, Maron speaks candidly about his experiences with success, failure, addiction, and the nature of comedic creativity. Unparalleled as a moderator, Maron is able to elicit surprising candor and vulnerability, generating not only an interesting conversation but creating moments that audiences will remember for a long time.

BIO

For over twenty years, Marc Maron has been writing and performing raw, honest and thought-provoking comedy for print, stage, radio, online and television. A legend in the stand-up community, Maron has appeared on many television talk shows, including David Letterman, Craig Ferguson, Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, Seth Meyers, Stephen Colbert and Bill Maher. He has appeared on Conan O’Brien more than any other comedian.

Maron currently stars in the Netflix original series GLOW, which will premiere its second season on June 29, 2018. His portrayal of Sam Sylvia in GLOW earned him both Critics’ Choice and SAG Award nominations in 2018. His critically acclaimed half-hour scripted series, Maron, aired for 4 seasons on IFC. The show was created, written, and produced by Maron, who also directed episodes in seasons 2 and 3. Maron can be found on Netflix to stream and the show was nominated for a WGA Award in 2016. Maron also stars in Joe Swanberg‘s Netflix anthology series Easy. He has had guest starring roles in Girls and Louie. He can also be seen in the feature films Get A Job and Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates.

Maron’s first book, The Jerusalem Syndrome: My Life as a Reluctant Messiah, was based on his solo show and is available for purchase on Amazon.com. Maron also penned a collection of essays titled Attempting Normal, which was released by Spiegel and Grau in 2013, later making The New York Times’ Best Seller list. His first three stand-up albums, Not Sold Out, Tickets Still Available, and Final Engagement are comedy cult classics, and his release This Has To Be Funny (Comedy Central Records), was named #1 Comedy Album of 2011 by LaughSpin.com. Marc released his stand-up special Thinky Pain on Netflix in 2013 and as an album in 2014. His next special, More Later, premiered on Epix in December 2015 and is also available on Hulu, Amazon Prime, and on wtfpod.com. Maron’s most recent stand-up special and album, Marc Maron: Too Real, was released in 2017 and is currently streaming on Netflix. As a stand-up, Maron tours extensively, playing to sold out crowds at large theaters such as New York’s Carnegie Hall and London’s South Bank.

Maron’s podcast, WTF with Marc Maron, premiered in September 2009 and features compelling monologues and interviews with iconic personalities such as Conan O’Brien, Terry Gross, Robin Williams, Keith Richards, Ben Stiller, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Lorne Michaels and President Barack Obama. It has become a worldwide phenomenon, averaging 7 million downloads each month, with over 400 million lifetime downloads. WTF regularly hits #1 on the iTunes charts, and was named the #1 Comedy Podcast by LA Weekly, as well as The AV Club. It has been deemed as a “must-listen” by Vanity Fair and The New York Times, and, in 2014, Slate named WTF’s two-part episode with Louis C.K. the “best podcast episode of all time.” In 2017, Maron and WTF producer Brendan McDonald released the book Waiting For the Punch: Words to Live By from the WTF Podcast, a narrative collection of interviews from the show.

In 2012, TIME Magazine included Maron in its short list of the 100 Most Influential People, and he was nominated for two Comedy Central 2012 Comedy Awards: Best Comedy Podcast and Best Comedy App. He also travels the world performing sold-out, stand-up comedy shows and delivering lectures on podcasting, technology, and his journey through comedy. In 2011, Maron was given the honor of delivering the Keynote Address at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal and he has more recently spoken at Princeton, USC, The Connecticut Forum, the Podcast Movement Festival and AdTech.

For over twenty years, Marc Maron has been writing and performing raw, honest and thought-provoking comedy for print, stage, radio, online and television. A legend in the stand-up community, Maron has appeared on many television talk shows, including David Letterman, Craig Ferguson, Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, Seth Meyers, Stephen Colbert and Bill Maher. He has appeared on Conan O’Brien more than any other comedian.

Maron currently stars in the Netflix original series GLOW, which will premiere its second season on June 29, 2018. His portrayal of Sam Sylvia in GLOW earned him both Critics’ Choice and SAG Award nominations in 2018. His critically acclaimed half-hour scripted series, Maron, aired for 4 seasons on IFC. The show was created, written, and produced by Maron, who also directed episodes in seasons 2 and 3. Maron can be found on Netflix to stream and the show was nominated for a WGA Award in 2016. Maron also stars in Joe Swanberg‘s Netflix anthology series Easy. He has had guest starring roles in Girls and Louie. He can also be seen in the feature films Get A Job and Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates.

Maron’s first book, The Jerusalem Syndrome: My Life as a Reluctant Messiah, was based on his solo show and is available for purchase on Amazon.com. Maron also penned a collection of essays titled Attempting Normal, which was released by Spiegel and Grau in 2013, later making The New York Times’ Best Seller list. His first three stand-up albums, Not Sold Out, Tickets Still Available, and Final Engagement are comedy cult classics, and his release This Has To Be Funny (Comedy Central Records), was named #1 Comedy Album of 2011 by LaughSpin.com. Marc released his stand-up special Thinky Pain on Netflix in 2013 and as an album in 2014. His next special, More Later, premiered on Epix in December 2015 and is also available on Hulu, Amazon Prime, and on wtfpod.com. Maron’s most recent stand-up special and album, Marc Maron: Too Real, was released in 2017 and is currently streaming on Netflix. As a stand-up, Maron tours extensively, playing to sold out crowds at large theaters such as New York’s Carnegie Hall and London’s South Bank.

Maron’s podcast, WTF with Marc Maron, premiered in September 2009 and features compelling monologues and interviews with iconic personalities such as Conan O’Brien, Terry Gross, Robin Williams, Keith Richards, Ben Stiller, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Lorne Michaels and President Barack Obama. It has become a worldwide phenomenon, averaging 7 million downloads each month, with over 400 million lifetime downloads. WTF regularly hits #1 on the iTunes charts, and was named the #1 Comedy Podcast by LA Weekly, as well as The AV Club. It has been deemed as a “must-listen” by Vanity Fair and The New York Times, and, in 2014, Slate named WTF’s two-part episode with Louis C.K. the “best podcast episode of all time.” In 2017, Maron and WTF producer Brendan McDonald released the book Waiting For the Punch: Words to Live By from the WTF Podcast, a narrative collection of interviews from the show.

In 2012, TIME Magazine included Maron in its short list of the 100 Most Influential People, and he was nominated for two Comedy Central 2012 Comedy Awards: Best Comedy Podcast and Best Comedy App. He also travels the world performing sold-out, stand-up comedy shows and delivering lectures on podcasting, technology, and his journey through comedy. In 2011, Maron was given the honor of delivering the Keynote Address at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal and he has more recently spoken at Princeton, USC, The Connecticut Forum, the Podcast Movement Festival and AdTech.

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An Evening with Marc Maron

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