Marc Maron is a standup comic, actor, and writer who has appeared in countless clubs, in film, and off-Broadway and is the author of The Jerusalem Syndrome (based on his one-man show).
Engaging his audience as a storyteller, Marc is known for his incisive cultural and political commentary, mystical ruminations, and neurotic insights into human nature. Born in New Jersey and raised in Albuquerque, NM, Marc started his comedy career in the late 1980s in Hollywood, as a doorman at the famed standup venue The Comedy Store.
He has lived in Boston, San Francisco, and New York City, where he co-founded possibly the first alternative comedy event, “Eating It”, with friend and comedy star Janeane Garafalo at the Luna Lounge Club.
Marc has appeared on just about every TV show that will allow comics, from The Late Show with David Letterman to Late Night with Conan O’Brien, where he is a special favorite.
Marc is currently back in Los Angeles where he lives with his fiancée Mishna and his girl cat Butch.
In September 2009, Maron began hosting a twice-weekly podcast titled WTF with Marc Maron in which he interviews comedians and celebrities. Highlights have included Conan O’Brien, Robin Williams, and an episode with Louis C.K. that was rated the #1 podcast episode of all time by Slate magazine. In June 2015, Maron interviewed the President of the United States, Barack Obama, at his podcast studio and home, in Highland Park, Los Angeles, California.
“Marc Maron had our opening night audience in absolute hysterics … We could not have picked a better performer to open our festival!” – Rory Richards, Chutzpah! The Lisa Nemetz Showcase of Jewish Performing Arts
“More intelligent than Lenny Bruce, loonier than Robin Williams and more emotionally honest than Spaulding Gray, Marc Maron’s Jerusalem Syndrome is a maniac memoir of a road trip to the promised land via Chelm, Hollywood and the dark side of the moon.” – Henry Korn, Poway Center for the Performing Arts Foundation.
“There’s no hell like being a seer in modern times, but it’s a burden that the mystically neurotic, hyper-intelligent comic Marc Maron gladly dears to make us laugh.” – The New Yorker