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
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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.”

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Home Run

Hank Azaria Gets Thrown A Curve Ball

Brockmire Premieres April 5 at 10P

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Unless you’ve somehow missed every episode of the Simpsons since 1989, then surely you know that Hank Azaria is one of the most important character actors of our time. He’s so prolific and his voice is so dynamic that he’s responsible for more iconic personalities than most folks realize. Basically, he’s the great and powerful Oz — except that when you pull back the curtain the truth is actually more impressive. And now Hank is coming to IFC to bring yet another character to the TV pop culture hive mind in the new series Brockmire. Check out the trailer below.

Based on the following Funny or Die short and co-starring Amanda Peet, Brockmire follows the story of imploded major league sportscaster Jim Brockmire as he tries to resurrect his career by calling plays for a floundering minor league team in a podunk town.

The series is written by Joel Church-Cooper (Undateable) and produced by Funny or Die’s Mike Farah and Joe Farrell, meaning that there’s funny in front of the camera, funny behind the camera–funny all around. Sounds like a ball to us.

Brockmire premieres April 5 at 10P on IFC.

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Car Notes

Portlandia On People Who Can’t Park

Portlandia returns tonight at 10P on IFC.

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If flagrant bad parking takes nerve, then retaliatory note writing takes neuroses. Watch Fred and Carrie take passive aggression to next level in Car Notes, the new Portlandia web series presented by Subaru. The first episode is yours right here and now, and you can see every installment of Car Notes anytime online, on the IFC app and on demand.

Portlandia returns tonight at 10P on IFC.

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Nick Kroll and John Mulaney To Host Spirit Awards

The Spirit Awards Air February 25 LIVE on IFC.

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The 2017 Spirit Awards have finally found their frontmen: Nick Kroll and John Mulaney. And it’s no wonder. Just marvel in their splendid chemistry back when they appeared on Comedy Bang! Bang!:

The pair are prolific within the performing arts community: television (Kroll in The League and The Kroll Show, Mulaney as a writer of IFC’s own Documentary Now!), theater (including Broadway’s current Oh Hello Show), and stand-up comedy. In fact, it’s entirely possible that emceeing an awards show is one of the few remaining line items on their professional bucket lists.

It’s important to caveat this announcement, however. Unlike the bigger and more ubiquitously known awards shows, the Spirit Awards are not, well…boring. (We’re talking to you, Oscar.)

They’re funny. They’re honest. They have quality to match the red-carpet fanfare. And that’s alarmingly special. Last year’s show included some legitimately historic moments, like when transgender actress Mya Taylor won best supporting female, or Kate McKinnon’s hilarious and timely parody of Carol. See more highlights here to get the flavor of the Spirit Awards and read all about Film Independent to dig deeper.

The 2017 Spirit Awards air live February 25 at 5P ET exclusively on IFC.

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