Description: Marc Maron with special guests Maria Bamford and Eddie Pepitone
Marc Maron: MARC MARON
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, Craig Ferguson, Real Time, The Green Room, two Comedy Central Presents specials and almost every show that allows comics to perform. He has appeared on Conan O’Brien more than any other comedian (a record 48 times and counting). Marc’s book based on his solo show, The Jerusalem Syndrome: My Life as a Reluctant Messiah, is available on amazon.com. He is currently writing his memoirs for a new book to be released by Spiegel and Grau in the coming year. Marc’s first three CDs, ‘Not Sold Out’, ‘Tickets Still Available’ and ‘Final Engagement’ are comedy cult classics while his newest album, ‘This Has To Be Funny’ (Comedy Central Records), which was recorded live in Brooklyn, was named #1 Comedy Album of 2011 by LaughSpin.com and named in The Onion’s Best Comedy Albums of 2011.
His podcast “WTF with Marc Maron,” featuring compelling monologues and in-depth interviews with iconic personalities such as Conan O’Brien, Louis CK, Robin Williams, Anthony Bourdain, Judd Apatow and Ben Stiller, premiered in September 2009 and is a worldwide phenomenon with over 53 million downloads and counting. The show regularly hits #1 on the iTunes charts, was named the #1 Comedy Podcast by LA Weekly as well as The AV Club, and has been called a “must-listen” by Vanity Fair and New York Times, among many others. Select WTF episodes began airing on public radio stations across the US in June 2010. A limited edition collection of the first 100 episodes of “WTF with Marc Maron” with video from Live WTF recorded in Brooklyn is available as a two-disc DVD box set on aspecialthing Records.
Marc’s half hour scripted series MARON was picked up by IFC for ten episodes (air date tba). Marc is included in TIME Magazine’s 100 short list of the Most Influencial People 2012. He was nominated for two Comedy Central 2012 Comedy Awards: Best Comedy Podcast and Best Comedy App. He also travels the world performing sold out stand up shows as well as Live WTF stage shows, and was given the honor of delivering the Keynote Address at the 2011 Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal.
“The Charlie Rose of comedy podcasts” – The National Post
“One of the best comedians in the country” – LaughSpin.com
“one of the darkest, funniest, most influential figures in comedy today” – Rolling Stone
“Maron isn't just a remarkable interviewer in his DIY Internet operation, he's also a one-of-a-kind stand-up comic.” – LA Times
Marc Maron featured in New York Times - http://nyti.ms/u2HDUl
Marc Maron performs on Conan - http://teamcoco.com/video/marc-maron-mouth-cancer
Marc Maron’s keynote speech at Just For Laughs Festival 2011 - http://bit.ly/nbxq5m
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Maria Bamford: What 38-year old comedian earned “Best of the Web” from Salon.com and the Harvard Crimson for her web series The Maria Bamford Show? What entertainer is one of Variety’s “Top Ten Comics to Watch” and was voted by Comedy Central viewers as one of their “Top Ten Favorite Comics?” What comic has appeared on both Garrison Keilor’s Prairie Home Companion and in Dave Eggers’ DVD magazine, Wholpin? Maria Bamford! That’s who!
Maria started her performing arts career in Duluth, Minnesota at the age of 11 where she starred in the Chester Park Elementary production of How the West Was REALLY Won! A short 24 years of self-discovery and secretarial work later and look at her now! Maria is the first female comic to have two half-hour Comedy Central Presents specials. She starred in the Comedy Central series, The Comedians of Comedy and Netflix’s Comedians of Comedy: The Movie. She has made multiple late-night appearances on Late Night with Conan O’Brien, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn and Jimmy Kimmel Live, as well as not-so-late appearances on Premium Blend, Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn and The World Comedy Tour: Melbourne 2003. Maria also appears regularly on Adult Swim’s Tim and Eric: Awesome Show and a spinoff called Check It Out (starring John C. Reilly).
Maria currently contributes comedic voiceovers for such animations as Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time, Disney Channel’s Kick Buttowski, Comedy Central’s Ugly Americans, Nickelodeon’s Kung Fu Panda, and PBS’s Emmy-winning series Word Girl. She was also a regular voice on Nickelodeon’s CatDog and Back at the Barnyard (in which she reprised the role of “Mrs. Beady” from the Nick feature Barnyard).
Maria’s writing has been featured in The Onion, The Melbourne Age, and LA Weekly. (You can read archived versions on her site, www.mariabamford.com.) She is currently working on a book about depression and mental illness with funny experiences of her own and other comedians that will be published in 2009 by Quack! Media. Her CD, Unwanted Thoughts Syndrome was released on Comedy Central Records and features a bonus DVD of the cult hit web series, The Maria Bamford Show.