Comedy Central to Release Marc Maron’s “This Has to Be Funny”
When he isn’t picking at the ugliest scabs of his psyche on his beloved WTF podcast or being psychoanalyzed from a distance by humorless hacks prone to selective outrage, Marc Maron performs stand-up comedy from time to time. Check out Not Sold Out or Final Engagement for further proof of this.
Yet all of his previously released material predates the success of WTF which, for those who haven’t bothered to listen yet, is unfailingly raw, darkly funny, bleak, cathartic, and utterly essential. Furthermore, Maron’s the type of guy whose best material arises out of a sense of personal persecution, whether that sense has any basis in reality or not. So will success have a negative effect on Maron’s ability to be the eloquent, self-immolating curmudgeon he’s always been?
We’ll have a chance to find out on August 9th when Comedy Central releases Maron’s latest comedy album, This Has to Be Funny. Maron will be doing a few dates across the country, which are listed below, around the time of the album’s release.
7/25 – Brooklyn, NY @ The Bell House -SOLD OUT
7/26-31 – Montreal, QC @ Just for Laughs Festival
8/4-6 – Chicago, IL @ Maynestage
8/9 – Los Angeles, CA @ Steve Allen Theater – Cd Release Show
8/18-20 – Las Vegas, NV @ Playboy Comedy Club
8/25-28 – Cleveland, OH @ Hilarities
9/8-11 – Nashville, TN @ Zaines
9/22-25 – Louisville, KY @ Improv