Marc Maron’s EPIX comedy special set for December release
20 years is a long time coming, especially for someone who is coming off an interview with the President of the United States. Marc Maron: More Later is Maron’s first premium TV stand-up event in 20 years. Maron, who made headlines last month when he interviewed President Barack Obama on his p... [Read More]
Marc Maron’s Epix Standup Special Premieres on Friday, December 4th
Not long after his landmark episode of WTF with President Obama, Marc Maron is headed to Epix with his first standup special in 20 years. In a press release, Epix announced today that it’s ordered an hourlong standup special from Maron called Marc Maron: More Later. The special was filmed at T... [Read More]
Jon Stewart and Marc Maron, It’s Time to Bury the Hatchet
For comedy voyeurs like me, one of the most intriguing aspects of Barack Obama’s recent appearance on WTF was that Jon Stewart might have to mention Marc Maron on his show (as it turns out, there was just one passing reference by Larry Wilmore at the end). Throughout their decades of know... [Read More]
Last Things First, Episode #5: Marc Maron
Today’s guest is Marc Maron. Marc and I go back to the summer of 2001, when I interviewed him during the tour for his one-man show, “The Jerusalem Syndrome.” A lot has happened personally and professionally for both me and Marc since then – I remember visiting his garage to w... [Read More]
Obama Shouldn’t Be a One-Off: Why Comedy Podcasters Should Embrace Politicians
A few days after interviewing President Obama on his WTF podcast, Marc Maron traveled to New York and did some press about the historic episode. In one radio interview Maron makes a point to defend the sanctity of his podcast, saying this was a rare opportunity that he couldn’t possibly pass u... [Read More]
This week in comedy: the President podcasted
Easily the biggest moment comedy saw this week was when Marc Maron hosted President Barack Obama on his podcast. A watershed moment for podcasting and for comedian Marc Maron. As the new medium that’s heavily trafficked by comedians. For one hour, Maron and the President chatted about politics... [Read More]
This Week in Comedy Podcasts: President Obama Visits Marc Maron on ‘WTF’
The comedy podcast universe is ever expanding, not unlike the universe universe. We’re here to make it a bit smaller, a bit more manageable. There are a lot of great shows and each has a lot of great episodes, so we want to highlight the exceptional, the noteworthy. Each week our crack te... [Read More]
President Barack Obama on WTF with Marc Maron
"How do we talk to folks who already aren't so dug in to a particular way of thinking about politics? That we can create more space for people to have a normal, ordinary conversation? And one in which the lines aren't clearly drawn in black and white, and it's not this battle in a steel cage, one si... [Read More]
Marc Maron Discusses His Podcast Interview With President Obama
Mr. Maron spoke on Friday afternoon about the interview, including how it was arranged and what was discussed with Mr. Obama. These are edited excerpts from that conversation.. [Read More]