Comedian Marc Maron is tackling the most complex philosophical question of our day – WTF? He’ll get to the bottom of it with help from surprise comedian friends, celebrity guests and the voices in his own head at the Vancouver Comedy & Arts Fest, February 7-17. www.comedyfest.com
In September 2009, Maron began hosting a twice-weekly podcast titled WTF with Marc Maron, in which he interviews comedians and celebrities. “Since I was eleven, being a stand-up comic is all I ever wanted to be,” says Marc. “I actually thought it was a noble profession. I remember being a kid and watching Rickles and Hackett on the tube, reading the My Favorite Jokes column at the back of Parade magazine every Sunday, listening to Carlin, Pryor, Cheech and Chong records with my little brother, and staying up late on Saturdays to see the first season of SNL.”
To Maron, being a comic meant to be autonomous, angry, truthful, and funny. It meant being alive and present in the moment. It meant having the freedom to figure out and then be who he is in the purest way, to do it shamelessly in front of people and to try and blow some minds in the process. He has been called: neurotic, a story teller, heady, cerebral, angry, brilliant, a problem, a cultural critic, a satirist and an important voice. Marc McLaughlin from the Sacramento Press quotes, “for those who like the thought-provoking humor of a bygone era then Maron is for you. He makes no excuses for who he is and instead uses it to his advantage. One must be prepared for profanity and awkward silence but in the end you should not walk away disappointed.”
The Vancouver Comedy & Arts Fest, February 7-17, is shaping up to be the best one yet! Ten days of belly up comedy from the masters featuring Martin Short and Margaret Cho to a raunchy and unforgettable evening with Bob Saget’s “My Nasty Valentine.” Experience the hilarious and unpredictable Reggie Watts and Maria Bamford. The #1 podcasts on the planet with Scott Aukerman’s “Comedy Bang! Bang!: The Podcast Live!”and Professor Blastoff featuring comedian/ cancer survivor Tig Notaro and so much more. www.comedyfest.com
WTF WITH MARC MARON at the
VANCOUVER COMEDY & ARTS FEST
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16, VENUE
Doors: 6:30 p.m. Show: 7:30 p.m.
TICKETS ON SALE, THURSDAY JANUARY 24 @ 10 a.m.
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