Podcast Tuesday: Marc Maron Rides Shotgun
Welcome to Podcast Tuesday, where our D.C.-dwelling friends at MaDCap hook us up with the latest and greatest in the world of music and entertainment interviews. They recently sat down with Marc Maron–a standup comedian and host of famed WTF Podcast–to discuss his experiences in acting, writing and comedy all while sitting in the front seat of a car. So, what did we learn?
What was your favorite night ever doing standup?
“There’s been great nights where it’s not really an important night necessarily, but just where everything clicks in certain rooms…whether I’m at Acme in Minneapolis, Comedy Works in Denver, even Helium in Philly, there are some good comedy rooms around… I think my first Letterman was very exciting, doing my HBO special at The Fillmore in ’95 was a pretty important night.”
Tell us the Marc Maron losing your virginity story.
“Oh, that was awkward. It didn’t go well. I was working at a restaurant when I was in high school by the university, and I think that the guy who owned the place had a lot invested in me losing my virginity. I think he actually was trying to get waitresses to do it and offering them things maybe money even. One of the waitresses this girl Sheryl–who looked sort of like Diane Keaton, was kinda’ hippie–she came up to me at the restaurant and said, ‘Today come over, bring champagne and we’ll do it.’ …I remember I was very nervous and it all ended very quickly… It was not a great experience. I don’t think I really got the hang of sex until I was in my second year of college.”
What is your favorite medium to work in?
“Getting on a live stage and now being at a point where I think I’m fairly fearless around it is a great thing. You spend a lot of years as a comic just pretending you’re not afraid, and to actually have freedom of mind up there has been really rewarding. But also acting is not something I’ve done a lot of and having that experience and doing the TV show is a pretty great experience, and I’d really like to get better at that. And the same with writing–I don’t really consider myself a writer but I know that I’m good at it.”
Listen to the entire interview below, courtesy of MaDCapdc.org…
MaDCap with Marc Maron
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