'WTF' is up with comedian Marc Maron

August 5, 2011

Produced by Eight Forty-Eight

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Comedian Marc Maron joined host Alison Cuddy on 'Eight Forty-Eight.'

Just shy of two years ago, comedian Marc Maron hit a real low. "W-T-F"-–a not so radio-friendly acronym pretty much summed up his life at that point: No job, a recent and costly divorce and thoughts of suicide. But what a difference a podcast makes.

The man behind WTF with Marc Maron the popular podcast and public radio program joined Eight Forty-Eight's Alison Cuddy to provide more details. The podcast airs Sunday nights at 8:00 p.m. on WBEZ. Maron was in town doing shows at the Mayne Stage in Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood. His new comedy album, This Has to Be Funny, is out Tuesday.

The final episode on WBEZ airs this Sunday night at 8:00 p.m. Maron will perform multiple shows Friday and Saturday night at the Mayne Stage.

Full disclosure: WBEZ is the media sponsor for the event.