The GSpot: Marc Maron

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The GSpot: Marc Maron

Joseph Matheny in conversation withstand-up comedian and podcaster Marc Maron,. Also, an In Your Ear review of Marc’s podcast, WTF. It’s a WTF kinda day here at the GSpot!
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Marc Maron (born September 27, 1963) is an American stand-up comedian.

He has been host of The Marc Maron Show, and co-host of both Morning Sedition, and Breakroom Live all politically-oriented shows, produced under the auspices of Air America Media. He was also the host of Comedy Central’s Short Attention Span Theater for a year, replacing Jon Stewart. Maron has been a frequent guest on the Late Show with David Letterman and made 44 appearances on Late Night with Conan O’Brien, (more than any other stand-up performer).[1] He was a regular guest on Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn and hosted the short-lived U.S. version of the British TV Rock Trivia gameshow Never Mind The Buzzcocks on VH1. [2]

Maron has been featured in his own specials on HBO and Comedy Central, as well as on comedy showcases such as the Cam Neely Foundation fundraiser, which also featured such performers as Jon Stewart, Denis Leary, and Steven Wright. He can briefly be seen in the film Almost Famous as the “Angry Promoter” who engages in quasi-martial arts fisticuffs with Noah Taylor, then chases the tour bus yelling “Lock the gates!” [3]

In May 2008, he toured with Eugene Mirman and Andy Kindler in Stand Uppity: “Comedy That Makes You Feel Better About Yourself and Superior to Others.”

In January 2009, a collaboration with Sam Seder which had begun in September 2007 as a weekly hour-long video webcast became Breakroom Live with Maron & Seder, produced by Air America [1]. Until its cancellation in July 2009 the show was webcast live, weekdays at 3PM Eastern, with episodes archived for later viewing as well. In its final incarnation, the show was quite informal, taking place in the (actual) break room of Air America Media, with the cafeteria vending machines just off-camera. This meant occasional distractions when Air America staff and management alike would occasionally come in for food and drink. Maron and Seder also held court in an online “post-show chat” with viewers, in an even less formal continuation of each webcast, after the credits had rolled.

His first one-man show, Jerusalem Syndrome, had an extended off-Broadway run in 2000 and was released in book form in 2001. In 2009 he began workshopping another one-man show, Scorching The Earth. According to Maron (in Scorching The Earth) these two shows “bookend” his relationship with his second wife, comic Mishna Wolff, which ended in a bitter divorce.

During his career, Maron frequently appeared in the live alternative standup series he’d organized with Janeane Garofalo called “Eating It,” which used the rock bar Luna Lounge in New York’s Lower East Side as its venue from the 1990s until the building was razed in 2005.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marc_Maron

http://www.wtfpod.com/

http://www.marcmaron.com/

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