Marc Maron, who for 20 years has produced honest and thought-provoking comedy across all mediums, is one of the great comedic iconoclasts. A legend in the stand-up community and of the podcast medium, Maron has appeared on every late night talk show you could list, released multiple comedy specials and in 2009 premiered the landmark podcast WTF with Marc Maron, which would prove pivotal to the development of comedy and journalism in the 21st century.
For decades, Maron has mastered print, stage, radio, online and television in the constantly changing world of entertainment and journalism. The invariably incisive author, actor, writer, producer and director is foremost a stand-up, and returns seamlessly to his original craft. Maron’s inimitable raw and darkly funny stage shows illustrate to his ever-growing fan base why he is a legend of his field.
Since it’s inception, WTF with Marc Maron has featured compelling monologues and interviews with iconic personalities; from President Barack Obama – a landmark occasion in itself, which has been viewed by many as a paradigm shift for modern media – to Louis CK, Robin Williams and Australian comedians Jim Jeffries and Greg Fleet. WTF with Marc Maron has deservedly become a worldwide phenomenon; averaging 4 million downloads each month and regularly hitting #1 on the iTunes charts.
On the small screen, Maron’s critically acclaimed half-hour scripted series Maron has been renewed for a third season by IFC. Created, written, and produced by Maron himself, the series can currently be found on ABC2, while his latest special, Thinky Pain, came to Netflix Australia in 2015.
There are few comedic voices that can occupy the echelons of TIME Magazine’s Most Influential People list whilst maintaining the integrity of a seasoned road comic. Such is the uniqueness of Marc Maron – he is idiosyncratic and universal all at once.
A comedy superstar today by way of a few microphones in a garage and decades spent honing his craft, Maron now tours the globe leaving sold out theatres and exalted audiences in his wake. This rare Australian visit from a true legend is not to be missed.
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