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Marc Maron Explains the History of Kale on 'Conan'

Here's a clip from Marc Maron's visit to last night's Conan, where he looks back on his Thanksgiving break and explains to O'Brien the sudden importance of kale, which apparently is tied to the rise of bacon in cupcakes. Watch more from Maron's interview below:

Mike Myers Gives Advice to Young Performers: "Don't Want to Be Famous"

"I've never thought that I was going to be discovered. I just didn't think that — I just thought I'd be somebody who was a hard worker. And for me things started to happen once I completely gave up the concept of being discovered, and I in essence discovered what I wanted to do. That would be my advice to young performers: Don't want to be famous. Want to be legendary, but in many ways, fame is the industrial disease of creativity — it's a sludgy byproduct of making things."

- Mike Myers gives some stellar advice to aspiring performers in a new interview with Marc Maron.

This Week in Comedy Podcasts: Marc Maron's 500th Episode of '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 team of podcast enthusiasts and specialists and especially enthusiastic people will pick their favorites. Also, we'll keep you posted on the offerings from our very own podcast network. We hope to have your ears permanently plugged with the best in aural comedy.

WTF with Marc Maron – Episode 500

MARC: Marc Maron chooses some interesting ways to [...]

Marc Maron Explains the Difference Between Real Marc and TV Marc

Here's one of six new web clips called "Inside Maron's Garage" to promote the new season of IFC's Maron, where Maron gives a behind-the-scenes look at the differences — or lack thereof — between himself and TV Marc. Click through to watch the other five clips, in which Maron gives a tour of his garage, shows off some fan art, and talks about his podcast.

'Maron' Season 2 Premieres May 8th and Will Feature a Ton of Guest Stars

A bunch of new info on the second season of Marc Maron's IFC show Maron surfaced today. Entertainment Weekly reports that the 13-episode season will debut on Thursday, May 8th at 10:00pm and here's a massive list of guest stars for the season:

Michael Ian Black, Bill Burr, Wyatt Cenac, David Cross, Joey "Coco" Diaz, Paul Feig, Chris Hardwick, Rachael Harris, Moshe Kasher, Tom Kenny, Johnny Knoxville, David Koechner, Tig Notaro, Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Pardo, Eddie Pepitone, Andy Richter, Richard Riehle, Rob Riggle, Ray Romano, Sarah Silverman, and Nora Zehtner.

Recurring actors Judd Hirsch, Sally Kellerman, Andy Kindler, and Josh Brener, who play Maron's father, mother, comedian friend, and assistant, respectively, will [...]

John Mulaney and Marc Maron Talk 'SNL,' Standup, and 'Mulaney' on 'WTF'

Marc Maron released a brand new episode of WTF today with guest John Mulaney, who talks with Maron at length about his work as a standup, former SNL writer, and creator and star of Fox's struggling freshman sitcom Mulaney. The whole interview is full of insight into Mulaney's career and many SNL memories, like writing monologue jokes with Mick Jagger, Paul McCartney, Elton John, and Danny DeVito. Here's what Mulaney had to say when Maron asked him about previously being the "heir apparent" of Weekend Update:

Did you want to do Update?

Sure. Of course.

And was it ever offered to you?

It was not offered like [...]

Marc Maron Trips on 'Late Night' and Talks About His Anger Issues

On last night's Late Night, guest Marc Maron tripped over a step during his entrance, but instead of getting too enraged, he used it as an opportunity to explain some of his anger issues to Meyers. Click through for the second part of the interview.

Jokes on Wax: Inside Comedy's Vinyl Resurgence

Marc Maron hasn't exactly built his career on happy memories. But when the WTF host thinks back on his comedy education, he fondly remembers sitting on shag carpet in his bedroom in the 1970s listening to Cheech and Chong and Richard Pryor albums on vinyl.

"I grew up with vinyl," says the 50-year-old, who frequently praises the format on his podcast and on stage. "You can hold the cover while you listen to it and open it up on your lap and look at the pictures. Vinyl wants you to sit down and focus."

Maron's Thinky Pain, which was released on CD, DVD, and digital on May 6, even includes the track "Vinyl [...]

Marc Maron Has an Unfriendly Backstage Meeting with Michael Ian Black and Chris Hardwick

Here's a clip from the new season of IFC's Maron in which Marc Maron has a very tense greeting with Michael Ian Black and Chris Hardwick backstage at Hardwick's AMC show Talking Dead, which is filled with as much thinly veiled contempt as you'd expect a clip from Maron to have.

Marc Maron Is Making His Directorial Debut with an Upcoming Episode of 'Maron'

Marc Maron announced on Twitter that he's directing an upcoming episode of his IFC comedy Maron, which he stars in and created. The episode, a part of the show's second season, will mark Maron's directorial debut. Maron premiered its 10-episode first season on IFC last May and was renewed for a second season in July. Season 2, which will consist of 13 episodes, is set to premiere sometime this spring.

IFC Renews 'Maron' for a Third Season

Marc Maron is returning to IFC next year. The network announced today that they've renewed his series Maron for a 13-episode third season slated to begin production this fall. The third season will premiere sometime in spring 2015, but no exact premiere date has been announced. "I am very proud of both seasons of the show and thrilled we're doing another one," Maron said in a statement. "Through all the episodes I can see the growth and evolution of the character, writing and comedy. I'm excited about getting back to the process. The character of Maron needs some work on and off screen and fortunately that's what drives the [...]

Marc Maron Tells Jimmy Kimmel About His Biggest 'WTF' Interview Mixup

On last night's Jimmy Kimmel Live, Marc Maron told a story about the time he thought he was about to interview The Kids in the Hall's Kevin McDonald for his podcast but The Last King of Scotland director Kevin Macdonald showed up at his house instead. Click through for another clip from the interview.

Talking to Marc Maron About IFC's 'Maron', Directing, and the Future of 'WTF'

Marc Maron's IFC show Maron returns for its second season tonight, and the show looks a little different than it did when we last saw it. IFC upped the show's episode order from 10 to 13 for season two, Maron is casting more of his standup peers on the show, and the new season finds the fictionalized version of himself he plays growing slightly more successful as his podcast and career start to take off. On top of that, Maron is now a season more experienced as a writer/actor, and he's adding director to his resume, as well, making his directorial debut with the show's comedy world-centric season [...]

This Week in Comedy Podcasts: Lena Dunham Visits '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 team of podcast enthusiasts and specialists and especially enthusiastic people will pick their favorites. Also, we'll keep you posted on the offerings from our very own podcast network. We hope to have your ears permanently plugged with the best in aural comedy.

WTF with Marc Maron  Lena Dunham

ROB: Lena Dunham has no problem with expressing herself [...]