“I’ve been on Conan O’Brien like 47 times, and you don’t know who I am, right?” asks Marc Maron in the premiere episode of Maron, a new IFC comedy that’s based on his real life as a comedian and podcast host. He’s talking to his veterinarian, which is kind of funny: What kind of self-important blowhard cares if his veterinarian knows who he is? But really, he’s talking to you and me and anyone else who might’ve caught his show while flipping through the channels. Because nothing is more important to Maron than making sure that everyone knows who he is.
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In the new trailer for Maron, we get a first look at some of the top-shelf talent set to appear on the single-camera comedy, which begins its 10-episode first season May 3 on IFC. Judd Hirsch and Sally Kellerman play his parents, while Anthony Jeselnik, Illeana Douglas, Andy Kindler, Dave Foley, Denis Leary, Danny Trejo, Jeff Garlin, Aubrey Plaza, Mark Duplass, Ken Jeong, Adam Scott, and Gina Gershon all pop up, many as guests on star Marc Maron’s popular WTF podcasts.
Maron busts out of his garage, where he famously records his podcasts, to play a fictionalized version of himself on the show, which also features Nora Zehetner as his girlfriend, and Josh Brener as his assistant.
“They can expect a humorous struggle with self,” Maron told EW in March of what audiences should expect from the show. “It’s about 90 percent me, but it’s me out in the world as opposed to me in my head or at home.”
Check out the NSFW Maron trailer below.
Marc Maron is about to go from his garage into your living room: The neurotic, ultra-candid comedian — who hosts the popular WTF podcast — will star as himself in the IFC scripted comedy Maron (May 3, 10 p.m.). “People can expect the travails of a guy who’s trying to level out his life after having a rough go at it,” the twice-divorced owner of three cats who’s been sober for more than a decade tells EW. “They can expect a humorous struggle with self.” Given that the show is based on his life, how much of the actual Marc Maron is “Marc Maron”? “It’s about 90 percent me, but it’s me out in the world as opposed to me in my head or at home,” he says. “I feel very good about the show, the story, and the performances, but I get uncomfortable in the sense that like, ‘Wow, this is a little close to home.’ I don’t know if that’s the feeling you want to have when you’re watching what you made on television, but I have that.” READ FULL STORY »
The comedy series starring podcasting comedian Marc Maron as himself will finally see the light of your television on May 3 at 10 p.m. ET, IFC announced today. READ FULL STORY »
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