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10 Times Marc Maron Had Bad Luck With Women

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By Nikki Wantz

Marc Maron might be considered a self–obsessed misanthrope with a particular “je ne sais quoi” that keeps us glued to our televisions every week, but the real meat in Maron’s muddled misadventures are the women. They are interesting, complex and often bring out the best (and worst) in Marc. Let’s honor them by counting down some of the most memorable women on Maron and their cringe-worthy encounters with the show’s star.

10. Shay, “Boomer Lives”

Shay was Marc’s good-natured neighbor who also had a missing cat. It seemed like they had an instant chemistry until Marc finds out she’s not buying what he’s selling. Oof. Back to the drawing board.

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9. Caroline Rhea, “Nostalgic Sex Buddy”

Newly single Marc wants no frills sex? When fellow comic and former flame Caroline Rhea makes an appearance it seems like he met his match. But he ends up getting more than he bargained for.

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8. Rachael Harris, “Yoga Teacher”

Marc saw a meaningful relationship with Rachael. (It helps that they both share a common bond in dating emotional terrorists.) Unfortunately, Rachael wasn’t done with dating screwed up guys and ended up leaving Marc in the dust. At least he tried!

Rachel


7. Sydney, “Mouth Cancer Gig”

Sydney (Tig Notaro) was the concierge at the Lubbock, Texas hotel where Marc stays while on the road. He shows her an unsightly sore on his mouth, to which she replies, “I’m not allowed to give out medical advice anymore.” (Anymore? What’s the story there?)

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6. Justine, “Dominatrix”

Justine was so nuts, she had an entire episode named after her chosen profession. They say don’t judge a book by its cover but you can barely get through a few pages of Justine without cringing. Run, don’t walk away. When he could have had a nice girl, which leads us to…

Justine


5. Megan, “Dominatrix”

Megan was perfect for Marc. She’s beautiful, articulate (aside from not listening to The Stooges) and was generally interested after Illeana Douglas gave her the hard sell. Even after he went with Justine, she gave Marc another chance. Geez Marc, fall for the nice girl already!

Megan


4. Lauren, “White Truck”

Marc meets Lauren in a parking lot and before they know it sex happens (well, that was easy). Little did Marc know about the husband she was kinda sorta leaving but actually wasn’t. Pro-tip: If you’re not sure someone is getting divorced, make sure you have a shotgun handy or at least a pair of boxing gloves.

Lauren


3. Alexia, “A Real Woman”

Alexia is beautiful, age appropriate and knows good tunes! Too bad she had ulterior motives leaving Marc in an awkward unexpected position. Sadly, not a first for him.

Alexia


2. Toni Maron, “The Mom Situation” and “Marc’s Family”

It’s not going out on a limb to say his mom is a major reason Marc has issues with the fairer sex. She’s cruel, vapid and might make a better Disney villain than a mother.

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1. Jen, Various episodes

Jen was the closest Marc has come to a serious relationship thus far. They even lived together for a while, even though the whole thing was based on a lie. Will we see Jen again? For Marc’s sake, it’s probably best if we don’t.

Jen

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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…

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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.

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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.

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Artfully Off

Celebrity All-Star by Sisters Weekend is available now on IFC's Comedy Crib.

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Sisters Weekend isn’t like other comedy groups. It’s filmmaking collaboration between besties Angelo Balassone, Michael Fails and Kat Tadesco, self-described lace-front addicts with great legs who write, direct, design and produce video sketches and cinematic shorts that are so surreally hilarious that they defy categorization. One such short film, Celebrity All-Star, is the newest addition to IFC’s Comedy Crib. Here’s what they had to say about it in a very personal email interview…

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IFC: How would you describe Celebrity All-Star to a fancy network executive you just met in an elevator?

Celebrity All-Star is a short film about an overworked reality TV coordinator struggling to save her one night off after the cast of C-List celebrities she wrangles gets locked out of their hotel rooms.

IFC: How would you describe Celebrity All-Star to a drunk friend of a friend you met in a bar?

Sisters Weekend: It’s this short we made for IFC where a talent coordinator named Karen babysits a bunch of weird c-list celebs who are stuck in a hotel bar. It’s everyone you hate from reality TV under one roof – and that roof leaks because it’s a 2-star hotel. There’s a magician, sexy cowboys, and a guy wearing a belt that sucks up his farts.

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IFC: What was the genesis of Celebrity All-Star?

Celebrity All-Star was born from our love of embarrassing celebrities. We love a good c-lister in need of a paycheck! We were really interested in the canned politeness people give off when forced to mingle with strangers. The backstory we created is that the cast of this reality show called “Celebrity All-Star” is in the middle of a mandatory round of “get to know each other” drinks in the hotel bar when the room keys stop working. Shows like Celebrity Ghost Hunters and of course The Surreal Life were of inspo, but we thought it
was funny to keep it really vague what kind of show they’re on, and just focus on everyone’s diva antics after the cameras stop rolling.

IFC: Every celebrity in Celebrity All-Star seems familiar. What real-life pop personalities did you look to for inspiration?

Sisters Weekend: Anyone who is trying to plug their branded merch that no one asked for. We love low-rent celebrity. We did, however, directly reference Kylie Jenner’s turd-raison lip color for our fictional teen celebutante Gibby Kyle (played by Mary Houlihan).

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IFC: Celebrity seems disgusting yet desirable. What’s your POV? Do you crave it, hate it, or both?

Sisters Weekend: A lot of people chase fame. If you’re practical, you’ll likely switch to chasing success and if you’re smart, you’ll hopefully switch to chasing happiness. But also, “We need money. We need hits. Hits bring money, money bring power, power bring fame, fame change the game,” Young Thug.

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IFC: Who are your comedy idols?

Sisters Weekend: Mike grew up renting “Monty Python” tapes from the library and staying up late to watch 2000’s SNL, Kat was super into Andy Kaufman and “Kids In The Hall” in high school, and Angelo was heavily influenced by “Strangers With Candy” and Anna Faris in the Scary Movie franchise, so, our comedy heroes mesh from all over. But, also we idolize a lot of the people we work with in NY-  Lorelei Ramirez, Erin Markey, Mary Houlihan, who are all in the film, Amy Zimmer, Ana Fabrega, Patti Harrison, Sam Taggart. Geniuses! All of Em!

IFC: What’s your favorite moment from the film?

Sisters Weekend: I mean…seeing Mary Houlihan scream at an insane Pomeranian on an iPad is pretty great.

See Sisters Weekend right now on IFC’s Comedy Crib

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