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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.

Marc Maron Visits Pete Holmes to Tell Him How Exhausting He Is

Marc Maron made his Pete Holmes Show debut last night and spent the episode, as usual when he's around Holmes, completely making fun of him for stealing his podcast format, his ego, and the fact that he finds him exhausting.

Talking to Marc Maron about His New Special ‘Thinky Pain’, ‘Maron’ Season 2, and Getting His Due

Marc Maron, who debuted a book and a TV show this past spring while still maintaining his wildly popular podcast WTF with Marc Maron, has had a more productive year than most. Amazingly, he’s also found the time to tape a new special — called Thinky Pain — released today on Netflix. Thinky Pain, shot at the intimate Le Poisson Rouge in Greenwich Village, is Maron at his storytelling best: Perched atop a stool, he reminisces about performing with Bill Hicks, stresses about discovering Captain Beefheart years too late, and stages a riveting psychodrama in which he counsels “Fat Marc,” his Pee-Wee Little League self, through a [...]

IFC Renews 'Maron' for a Second Season

IFC announced this morning that they've renewed Marc Maron's sitcom Maron for a second season. The series, which portrays a fictionalized version of the life of the popular standup and WTF podcast host, premiered on the cable network in May to generally positive reviews. IFC ordered 13 episodes for season two, expanding on season one's 10, and it's expected to premiere in 2014.

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 [...]

11 Uniquely Brilliant Standup Specials of 2013

As with most years, 2013 saw an overwhelming amount of excellent standup, far too much to ever catalogue. But the greatest specials of the year were unique and inventive; many played with the very idea of a special itself, while others featured profoundly personal stories spun into brilliant standup. What they share is their distinctness — each of these comics has made a special that captures their own undeniable form of genius. Here are the most distinctive, memorable standup specials of 2013.

Maron Did Some Top Quality Maron-Ranting on 'Conan' Last Night

Marc Maron swung by Conan last night, and as an old friend of the show, he felt more than comfortable immediately switching into rant mode on Conan's couch, detailing his ongoing war with ice cream. Below, he delves into how his rage manifests itself in Los Angeles. 

Catherine O'Hara Says Michael O'Donoghue Didn't Really Scare Her Away from 'SNL'

Living comedy legend Catherine O'Hara went on Marc Maron's WTF podcast this week for an in-depth interview, and she ended up setting the record straight on the time she was hired to be a cast member on Saturday Night Live in 1981 and abruptly left. In the SNL oral history, Live from New York, which O'Hara was not interviewed for, executive producer Dick Ebersol said this:

"I'd hired Catherine O'Hara. It had taken a lot to lure her, because live was not her style. So in that very first meeting with Michael, when he was telling everybody the show was shit, and spraying all over the writers' [...]

Season One of 'Maron' Should Be the First of Many

Maron had a lot stacked against it. The immediate, unfair comparisons to that great show on FX that is taking this year off, for one. The fact that the show's built-in audience knew everything or felt like they knew everything about Marc Maron, who played a character very similar to his public persona so that any change from reality to television was dissected and obstructed whatever comedy was actually taking place. And if you weren't aware, Marc Maron kept on performing and recorded and put out his podcast that started this entire personal renaissance in the first place during the nine weeks Maron's first season was on the air. Plus [...]

'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 [...]

This Week in Comedy Podcasts: Will Ferrell Visits Marc Maron

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 Will Ferrell

MARC: Marc Maron hits his 450th episode with style, [...]

This Week in Comedy Podcasts: Tom Scharpling Tributes Lou Reed and Announces the End of 'The Best Show'

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.

The Thrilling Adventure Hour #140 - Beyond Belief, “Touch of Keeble”

ROB: It’s [...]

'The New Yorker' Writes About 'How Podcasts Conquered Comedy'

The New Yorker has a new article out today called "How Podcasts Conquered Comedy," an in-depth history of how the newish medium has changed the comedy landscape and the careers of standups like Marc Maron, Nikki Glaser, and more.