Despite HBO specials and his own show on Air America, Maron’s was a name that never gained traction in the industry before WTF. “After a certain point, if it’s not really taking hold, if it’s not resonating with anyone, eventually you get really beaten up and think you’re on the wrong track,” Maron says. “I couldn’t sell tickets and thought, ‘Maybe I’m just not good enough.’”
In 2009, though, Maron discovered his golden ticket: confessional humor delivered in a podcast. “The whole podcast thing was just born out of desperation,” he confesses. “I was at the end of the line, and I didn’t have any expectations. To finally break through with the public, it had a profound effect on me.”
And the public will be lining up to see Maron in person for four shows today and tomorrow at Comedy Works, 1226 15th Street. Tickets are $27; for more information, visit comedyworks.com.
Fri., Aug. 23, 8 & 10 p.m.; Sat., Aug. 24, 7:30 & 9:45 p.m., 2013