Marc Maron's first HBO comedy special is in the works.
The multi-hyphenate, whose series Maron ran for four seasons on IFC, will film a new special for HBO next month. Maron has recently appeared in series like GLOW on Netflix and has hosted podcast WTF with Marc Maron since 2009. The special will feature all-new material and debut on HBO in 2023.
"I’ve wanted to do an HBO special my entire life. Literally my entire life. Not since I started doing comedy, but since I started watching comedy as a kid. It was where the real comedy happened. Always. I’m honored to be working with them," said Maron.
"It’s been a hard few years and the hour I’ve been working on is very provocative and personal. I trust HBO to present it properly because they have the courage to have a point of view as a network. AND they get the deep funny."
The HBO presentation will mark Maron's fifth stand-up special; he has three currently streaming on Netflix - Thinky Pain, Too Real, and End Times Fun - as well as Epix special More Later.
"We’re long-time fans of everything Marc does, from his iconic podcast to his fearless standup," said Nina Rosenstein, EVP of HBO Programming. "His new hour is deeply personal and darkly funny. This long overdue collaboration is an extra special one for us."
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