NEW YORK, July 18, 2011 – If it’s Marc Maron’s CD, then it must be funny! Maron’s new CD and digital album, “This Has to Be Funny,” will be released by COMEDY CENTRAL Records on Tuesday, August 9.
Maron is known for his incisive cultural and political commentary, mystical ruminations and neurotic insights into human nature. Recorded live last winter at Union Hall in Brooklyn, “This Has To Be Funny” features the comedian LA Weekly calls “devastatingly funny” at his very best as he gives his take on New York Hipsters, his “cat ranch” and The Creation Museum, among other subjects. The album is the follow up to Maron’s three other albums “Not Sold Out,” “Tickets Still Available” and “Final Engagement,” which are comedy cult classics. To celebrate the album release, Maron will be performing at Steve Allen Theater in LA on August 9.
For over fifteen years, Maron has been writing and performing raw, honest and thought-provoking comedy for print, stage, radio and television. A legend in the stand-up community, he has appeared on HBO, “Conan,” “Late Show with David Letterman,” “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson,” two “COMEDY CENTRAL Presents” specials and almost every show that allows comics to perform. Maron’s book based on his solo show, The Jerusalem Syndrome: My Life as a Reluctant Messiah, is available on amazon.com. He is currently writing his memoirs for a new book to be released in the coming year.
His podcast “WTF with Marc Maron,” featuring in-depth interviews with comedy icons including Conan O’Brien, Louis CK, Robin Williams, Judd Apatow and Ben Stiller, premiered in September 2009 and is a complete phenomenon. The show hits #1 on the iTunes comedy charts regularly, brags over 20 million downloads to date and counting, and has been called a “must-listen” by Vanity Fair and New York Times, among many others. Select WTF episodes began airing on public radio stations across the US in June.
Last year, Marc headlined an episode of COMEDY CENTRAL’s “John Oliver’s NY Stand-Up Show” and was ranked #7 in COMEDY CENTRAL’s annual Stand-Up Showdown.
Other previously released recordings by COMEDY CENTRAL Records include: Christopher Titus’ “Neverlution,” Louis C.K.’s “Hilarious,” Dane Cook’s “I Did My Best – Greatest Hits,” Bo Burnham’s “Words, Words, Words,” Doug Benson’s “Hypocritical Oaf,” Kevin Hart’s “Seriously Funny,” “The Sarah Silverman Program Soundtrack Album,” George Lopez’ “Tall Dark and Chicano,” Greg Giraldo’s “Midlife Vices,” Nick Swardson’s “Seriously, Who Farted,” Dane Cook’s “ISolated INcident,” Cook’s platinum-selling “Harmful If Swallowed” and double-platinum “Retaliation,” and Mitch Hedberg’s “Do You Believe in Gosh” among others.
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