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Marc Maron: 'Attempting Normal' Amid Unprecedented Success


Things have been going unprecedentedly well for comedian Marc Maron in recent years: his podcast, WTF, began as an upstart taped in his garage and is now chugging past its 500th episode, downloaded by millions; his eponymous television show is now in its second season on IFC; and his book, Attempting Normal, is now out in paperback.

But if you know anything about Marc Maron and his more than quarter-century stand-up career, you know he’s probably looking over his shoulder right this minute, wondering when everything will come to a crashing halt.

Maron’s self-doubt and self-loathing have made for fertile comedic ground on stage in own one-man shows and on screen.

A lifelong resident of the Capital Region, Ian joined WAMC in late 2008 and became news director in 2013. He began working on Morning Edition and has produced The Capitol Connection, Congressional Corner, and several other WAMC programs. Ian can also be heard as the host of the WAMC News Podcast and on The Roundtable and various newscasts. Ian holds a BA in English and journalism and an MA in English, both from the University at Albany, where he has taught journalism since 2013.
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