Yes, People, I’m in NYC.
I hope you are all not offended that occasionally I don’t tell you exactly what I am doing at every moment. I don’t mean to leave you out but there are some things I just want to experience privately and then share them. Is that okay? It’s going to have to be.
First off, there are tickets available for all of the shows I added to the tour. Click here for cities and links.
Secondly, I will be interviewing the amazing Terry Gross at a live event at BAM for Radio Love Fest. She should be interesting. She is the preeminent interviewer of our time. She is the inquisitive voice of NPR’s Fresh Air. She is the industry standard of modern interviewing and she has agreed to have me interview her. Should be interesting. I’m curious. You? I don’t think anyone knows much about her. It’s actually very exciting. We will post it as a WTF episode.
Thirdish, our 600th episode is upon us. This milestone will be marked by a standard WTF interview with a guy who was there before the beginning, Sam Seder. Sam and I were hosting a doomed streaming video show at the last incarnation of Air America when we were fired. They didn’t kick us out of the building and Brendan and I started doing WTF in the studios after hours. I’ve known Sam a long time. He’s really one of the funniest people I know and one of the most difficult to work with. Needless to say he wasn’t part of WTF, thank god, but he was there at the beginning and this interview was a long time coming. Sam will also be appearing on an episode of Maron on IFC this season playing himself. We have a pretty set dynamic. It’s not for everyone but it’s definitely a thing.
Fourthster, the third season of Maron on IFC premieres on May 14th. I don’t mean to offend any of you radical cord cutters when I ask you to get IFC for the run of my show. Watch it however you want. I’m very proud of this season. I think it’s the best one we’ve done and I just want people to watch. Ratings mean something to the network. I mean, I know you are going to watch it however you are going to watch it: iTunes, DVR, BitTorrent, Netflix next year, etc. BUT if you watch on IFC you get counted and I’d like the numbers to be good. So, if you can, do it. If not, no big deal. Just watch it. It’s good.
Lastly, the other reason I came to NYC is for the VICE newfronts. I will be doing a show for the new VICE TV network. It will be called VICE Portraits with Marc Maron. It will be an interview show. It will be shot out in the world. I will be talking to the type of people I talk to in environments that are either important to the subject or challenging to them. We will also be shooting the journey to and from the talks. Should be exciting. I’ve been looking for a way to try to do what I do in the video format and this feels like it. I will let you know more details like when and where you can watch when I find out.
Today on the show I talk to the amazing Parker Posey in my hotel room in NYC. On Thursday I talk to Sam Seder on our 600th episode.
Yes, People, I’m in NYC.