"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.
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 [...]
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“The bottom line is, people don’t talk about real things because they don’t think that other people have the capacity to carry their burden but all that stuff is essentially what makes us fucking human. We’re built to deal with death, disease, failure, struggle, sickness, problems. But we are too proud to reveal ourselves to each other anymore.” - Marc Maron in his New York Magazine profile, describing what he fundamentally is trying to capture with his WTF interviews.
Good news: April showers bring May podcasts. Or something about podcasts going in your ears like lambs, because they are soft and nice, and out of your ears like lions, because if you stop listening to podcasts, your dad will be killed by stampeding wildebeasts. Well, now I'm sad remembering that scene – thanks, previous sentence. You know what makes me happy, though? Podcasts! Here are our picks for this week's best: