Why I Enjoy Marc Maron
I’m not a ‘podcast’ guy, but I do listen to one podcast, always, without missing a beat. It’s called WTF with Marc Maron. Mark Maron’s been a comedian for over 20 years; he came up with folks like Luis CK and Janeane Garofalo in the 80s/90s. He’s been an upper, downer, outter, and recoverer, and he brings a thorough understanding of what it’s like to be f’ked up and “in process”to his interviews and monologues. What I love about this podcast is that you really get to know Marc over time. He exudes sincerity, heart, and the proper amount of cynicism and you get the feeling that he’s really trying to figure his life out, process his family of origins stuff, decode his f*ckd-upness, and change for the better. It’s all just as real as can be – no phoniness, no lame. He’s been through a bunch, and he’s wise, weirdly wise, wiser than he knows probably. And he interviews loads of comedians, which is great if you like to laugh. Go get it…
Click here, then open in iTunes and subscribe… laughter and pants-sh!tting ensues.
Update #1: Marc Maron is coming to Portland at the end of January. Do it!
Update #2: Also, there’s an awesome New York Times Marc Maron write-up. Highly recommended; they do a great job. Comes with a video, below… enjoy!
- *PS, I’ve written about
Marc Maron before. And here’s a vid that gives you a little flavor of Marc’s standup: