Sunday, Aug 05, 2012 7:30 PM CDT
Mayne Stage, Chicago, IL
18 years and over
For 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 Comedy Central’s 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,” featuring in-depth interviews with comedy icons like Robin Williams and Ben Stiller, premiered in September 2009 and now averages 160,000 listeners per week. The show hit #1 on the iTunes comedy charts numerous times and has been downloaded by 4.4 million people since its inception in Sept 2009.
“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