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For over 20 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, Charlie Rose, and Bill Maher. He has appeared on Conan O'Brien more than any other comedian.
On the small screen, Maron's critically acclaimed half-hour scripted series, Maron, launched its fourth season on IFC in May 2016. The show was created, written, and produced by Maron, who also directed episodes in seasons 2 and 3. Seasons 1-3 of Maron can be found on Netflix to stream and the show was nominated for a WGA Award in 2016. Marc has also performed guest starring roles in the hit series Girls and Louie and can 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 Garu in 2013, later making The New York Times' Best Seller list.
His first three 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 most recent special, More Later, premiered on Epix in December 2015 and is also available on Hulu and Amazon Prime.
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, Lorne Michaels, and President Barack Obama. It has become a worldwide phenomenon; averaging 6 million downloads each month, with over 240 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 wiht Louis C.K. the "best podcast episode of all time."
In 2012, TIME Magazine included Maron in its short list of the 100 Most Influential People and 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, and at the 2015 Podcast Movement Festival and AdTech. Maron currently resides in Los Angeles