TV ShowsThe Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, HBO Half Hour Comedy Special, Comedy Central Presents, Short Attention Span Theater
FilmsMitch Hedberg’s Los Enchiladas, Almost Famous (hint: "Lock the gates"), Sam Seder’s "Whose the Caboose" and Seder’s controversial, now available on DVD "A Bad Situationist" (www.abadsituationist.com)
Websitemarcmaron.com and wtfpod.com
BioFor over fifteen years, Marc Maron has been writing and performing raw, honest and thought-provoking comedy for print, stage, radio and television. A legend in the stand-up community, he has appeared on HBO, Conan, Letterman, his two Comedy Central Presents specials and almost every show that allows comics to perform. His book based on his solo show, The Jerusalem Syndrome: My Life as a Reluctant Messiah, is out of print and overpriced by vendors who think it might have some collectors value’. His three CDs, “Not Sold Out’, ‘Tickets Still Available’ and ‘Final Engagement’ are comedy cult classics.
This year, Marc headlined an episode of John Oliver’s NY Stand-Up Show and was ranked 7 in Comedy Central’s annual Stand-Up Showdown. His podcast “WTF with Marc Maron” skyrocketed to 1 on the iTunes comedy charts and was ranked 3 Best Podcast of 2009 by iTunes Rewind. He also premiered ‘Scorching the Earth,” a one-man show based on his two divorces and anger problem described as “captivating... refreshing in its candor, and relatable” (Time Out NY). He is currently developing WTF for Comedy Central.
“Marc Maron is a startlingly honest, compelling and hilarious comedian-poet. Truly one of the greatest of all time.” -Louis CK
"I’ve known Marc for years and I can tell you first hand that he’s passionate, fearless, honest, self-absorbed, neurotic, and screamingly funny. And if that’s not a delicious recipe for a night of painfully hilarious comedy... Oh, and he’s a Jew!!!" -David Cross
- Aug 4, 2012 8:43 PM Babyhouse
- Nov 19, 2008 11:07 PM Marc Returns to High School
- Nov 19, 2008 11:06 PM Kansas Freak Out
- Nov 19, 2008 11:04 PM Marc’s Internal Dialogue 1
- Dec 27, 2007 9:40 AM The Religion of Conspiracy: A Partial Transcript of a Performance
THE NEW WEBSITE IS UP!
At the new site there are a shitload of videosfrom clubs and TV and more photos and a mailing list subscription and some weird scribbled napkins and a link to streaming radio comedy from my two radio shows.
Since I was eleven, being a standup comic is all I ever wanted to be. I actually thought it was a noble profession. I remember being a kid and watching Rickles and Hackett on the tube, reading the My Favorite Jokes column at the back of Parade magazine every Sunday, listening to Carlin, Pryor and Cheech and Chong records with my little brother, going to Woody Allen movies, and staying up late on Saturdays to see the first season of SNL.
To me being a comic meant to be autonomous, angry, truthful, and funny. It meant being alive and present in the moment. It meant having the freedom to figure out and then be who I am in the purest way and do it shamelessly in front of people, impose it on them and try to blow some minds in the process. It meant avoiding the soul death of the day job. Being a comic entitled me to live like a fucking gypsy until something clicked, and if it didn't, who knows? I've been fortunate to have a few dispersed clicks throughout what I guess has been a show biz career of relative obscurity but with a real freedom from the bondage of mediocrity.
I have a hard time describing what I do or what I am up there on the stage. I've been called: neurotic, a story teller, heady, cerebral, angry, brilliant, bad, a problem, a cultural critic, a satirist, fucking funny, an important voice, etc.
Recently a young woman who had just seen me came out on to the street, came up to me, excited, and said, ..You were really great. You..re like Woody Allen... Of course, I found a way to make that a negative and said, ..Really, I think I'm a little angrier than Woody Allen... In response she said, ..You're like an Iggy Pop Woody Allen...
I liked that. I think if that helps you understand what I do, it's a reasonable description of where I'm at lately.
So, that being said, I am first and foremost a stand up comic. I have appeared on TV, in film, on the stage, in print, on the radio, but all I ever wanted to be, and what I am now, is a stand up comic. I've appeared on just about every show that allows standup comics.
Who I'd like to meet:Any half siblings or children I don't know about.
- Status: Single
- Hometown: Albuquerque, New Mexico
- Zodiac Sign: Libra
- Smoke / Drink: No / No
- Occupation: Stand Up Comic
HeroesHunter S.Thompson, William Burroughs, Baudelaire, Richard Pryor, Muddy Waters, Mark Twain, Woody Allen, Keith Richards, David Letterman, Michael Ware, Mark Rothko, Thelonius Monk, Joel Peter Witkin