May 14, 2002
One of his earlier bios tells his story as this: "Marc Maron is a stand-up comic by trade but his performance style is anything but the typical set-up - punchline formula. Maron engages his audience as a storyteller with an intelligence that digs deep into subjects illuminating common truths that usually go unseen. There is a thought provoking excitement watching Maron take the risks of uncharted territory and riffing on subjects ranging from corporate domination of the planet to why the cooking channel is the only pure television. He always manages to ride that fine line."
Maron began his career as a stand-up comedian in Hollywood, working alongside Sam Kinison at The Comedy Store. A decade later, he founded the Eating It series, a gathering of "alternative" comics held weekly at Luna Lounge in New York. He's appeared in films (Almost Famous), on television (HBO Half-Hour Comedy Special, host of Comedy Central's Short Attention Span Theater, over twenty appearance on Late Night with Conan O'Brien, The Letterman Show, and as host of VH1's Never Mind the Buzzcocks, off-Broadway (the critically-acclaimed one-man show The Jerusalem Syndrome) and in print, transforming the stage version of Jerusalem Syndrome into a finely crafted book.