Comedian, Actor, and Podcast Host Marc Maron to Speak at Williams College

Media contact: Noelle Lemoine, communications assistant; tele: 413-597-4277; email: [email protected]

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., March 27, 2018—— Comedian, actor, and podcast host Marc Maron will be interviewed live at Williams College on Thursday, April 12, at 7 p.m. in the ’62 Center MainStage. It will be followed by a book signing. The event is free and open to the public. Tickets, which are required, are available by calling the box office at 413-597-2425, Tuesday through Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m., beginning April 3. To reserve tickets online, visit the box office at 62center.williams.edu.

Maron will talk about his life and work and discuss the theme of Jews, Comedy, and the Secular Jewish Art of Intimacy in Conversation. For more than 20 years, Maron has been writing and performing comedy for print, stage, radio, online and television. He has appeared on many television talk shows, including those hosted by David Letterman, Craig Ferguson, Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, Seth Meyers, Charlie Rose, Bill Maher, and Conan O’Brien. Maron’s critically acclaimed half-hour scripted series, Maron, which he created, wrote, and produced, was nominated for a WGA in 2016. Currently, he is acting in the Netflix original series GLOW.

Maron’s first book, The Jerusalem Syndrome: My Life as a Reluctant Messiah, was based on his solo show. He also penned a collection of essays titled “Attempting Normal,” which made The New York Times’ bestseller list. His podcast, WTF with Marc Maron, premiered in September 2009 and features monologues and interviews with figures such as Terry Gross, Robin Williams, Keith Richards, Ben Stiller, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Lorne Michaels and Barack Obama. It has been deemed as a “must-listen” by Vanity Fair and The New York Times.

Maron will be interviewed by Assistant Professor of Religion Jeffrey Israel. This event is sponsored by the program in Jewish Studies, the Bronfman Fund, and the Wiener Lecture Series.

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