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Marc Maron – Maron – Season 4, Episode 6

Answer Man

10 Things We Learned From Marc Maron’s Facebook Q&A

Catch brand new Maron Wednesdays at 9P on IFC.

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This week, Marc Maron delved deep into social media’s seamy underbelly to host a live Q&A with Facebook users. Marc fielded questions spanning all arenas of life — music, politics, unremitting grudges — and provided quotably succinct responses for easy digestion. (The Maron star doesn’t fool around!)

Here are 10 things we learned from Marc Maron’s live Facebook Q&A, which you can watch in full here.

1. “If you could work with any comedian from anytime, who would they be?”

Marc: “Shecky Greene and Buddy Hackett.”

2. “With Lorne [Michaels] out of the way, who’s on the podcast wish list?”

Steve Carell

Marc: “[Steve] Carell, Albert Brooks, Lily Tomlin, Carol Burnett.”

3. “Do you have advice for aspiring comics trying to break big?”

Marc: “Don’t worry about showbiz, just be a great comic. You might throw your life away. You in?”

4. “How long have you been sober?”

Maron Sober Dick

Marc: “It’s my 17th year. I have not smoked a fattie since before ‘fattie’ was the word for that. 17 years. I do miss pot.”

5. Was this season challenging to act?

Maron Wahh

Marc: “I knew it would take me a couple of seasons to figure out how to be an actor. This season was easier and more interesting to act. The fictional element of it gave me distance from my real life and allowed me to really do something. I’m pretty proud of this season.”

6. “What do you feed your cats?”

Maron Cats

Marc: “Occasionally I’ll spend a little money and feed them cooked chickens. My mother did that. She fed the damn animals better than she fed us children.”

7. “Would you ever write a play?”

Maron Pointlessness

Marc: “I don’t know. It’s a lot to worry about when you write long things.”

8. “Can you get Bill Murray on the podcast?”

Murray Ghostbusters
Columbia Pictures

Marc: “Trying. He’s hard. It’s a weird process with him. It’s really going to come down to whether or not he wants to do it.”

9. “Have you considered hosting a talk show?”

Maron Talk Show

Marc: “I’ll never stop doing the podcast. Wouldn’t mind doing a talk show if we could get the tone we get on audio. Sort of like Charlie Rose or Tom Snyder, the old Tomorrow Show.”

10. “Have you tried getting Charles Grodin on your podcast?”

Charles Grodin
Universal Pictures

Marc: “Yeah, we tried. He was in the running to be cast as my father [on Maron]. I’d love to talk to Charles Grodin.”


Rev Up

Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.


Give Back

Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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It’s the final countdown to Christmas and thanks to IFC’s movie marathon all Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, you can revel in classic ’80s films AND find inspiration for your last-minute gifts. Here are our recommendations, if you need a head start:

Musical Instrument

Great analog entertainment substitute when you refuse to give your kid the Nintendo Switch they’ve been drooling over.

Breakfast In Bed

Any significant other or child would appreciate these Uncle Buck-approved flapjacks. Just make sure you’re not stuck on clean up duty.

Cocktail Supplies

You’ll need them to get through the holidays.

Dance Lessons

So you can learn to shake-shake-shake (unless you know ghosts willing to lend a hand).

Comfy Clothes

With all the holiday meals, there may be some…embigenning.

Get even more great inspiration all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC, and remember…


A-O Rewind

Celebrating Portlandia One Sketch at a Time

The final season of Portlandia approaches.

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Most people measure time in minutes, hours, days, years…At IFC, we measure it in sketches. And nothing takes us way (waaaaaay) back like Portlandia sketches. Yes, there’s a Portlandia milepost from every season that changed the way we think, behave, and pickle things. In honor of Portlandia’s 8th and final season, Subaru presents a few of our favorites.


Put A Bird On It

Portlandia enters the pop-culture lexicon and inspires us to put birds on literally everything.

Colin the Chicken

Who’s your chicken, really? Behold the emerging locavore trend captured perfectly to the nth degree.

Dream Of The ’90s

This treatise on Portland made it clear that “the dream” was alive and well.

No You Go

We Americans spend most of our lives in cars. Fortunately, there’s a Portlandia sketch for every automotive situation.

A-O River!

We learned all our outdoor survival skills from Kath and Dave.

One More Episode

The true birth of binge watching, pre-Netflix. And what you’ll do once Season 8 premieres.

Catch up on Portlandia’s best moments before the 8th season premieres January 18th on IFC.