Marc Maron: 'Attempting Normal' Amid Unprecedented Success

Aug 21, 2014

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.