(UPDATE: Due to the heartbreaking, tragic and utterly senseless events of this afternoon, we here at UPROXX, along with Marc, felt it best to postpone today’s scheduled live Q&A. We’re working on rescheduling it for some time in the near future. We’ll let you know as soon as we get a time and date nailed down. In the meantime, go hug the people you love.)
Oh boy, this should be interesting: today we’re welcoming Marc Maron, a vastly under-appreciated comedian and the host of WTF with Marc Maron — one of the more popular podcasts going these days, which is broadcast twice weekly from his California garage — in for a live Q and A with you guys, our wonderful readers. In a 2011 New York Times profile, Maron’s podcast is accurately described as a “cult hit and a must-listen in show business and comedy circles. The success of the show has everything to do with its perceptive, prickly host and his ability to coax surprisingly revealing things from his guests.” I’d add that it also offers some of the more revealing, insightful interviews of comedians and funny people you’ll ever find.
You may also know Marc from his more than 40 appearances on Conan O’Brien’s late night shows, as well as numerous appearances on Letterman. He was also the host of a daily Air America program called Morning Sedition back when Air America was still a thing, and just so happened to co-star in one of my favorite episodes from this past season of Louie. Marc has numerous cats, is developing a sitcom for IFC, has a book coming out next year and currently has a limited edition DVD set of the first 100 WTF episodes available for purchase here.
The chat is scheduled to begin at 2 PM EST, and will go for about an hour or so, which will give you all plenty of time to come up with questions for him. With that said, here are a couple of tips to help this all run smoothly as possible: 1) Begin your questions to Marc with “@Marc” or “@Marc Maron” to keep things organized and allow him to find your questions easily, and 2) Feel free to load up some questions ahead of time. This should be fun.
Now, let’s do this!