Lock the gates, everyone. Marc Maron is coming to Tampa.
The host of the hugely successful podcast WTF With Marc Maron will bring his next standup tour to the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa on Feb. 15. Tickets are $37.50 and up, and they go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday. Click here for info.
It’s been a decade and more than 1,000 episodes since the veteran comic reinvented his career by launching WTF, which has become one of the most listened-to and influential podcasts in the world. Operating mostly out of his Los Angeles garage, he has interviewed everyone from President Barack Obama to Keith Richards, Robin Williams to David Letterman, Paul McCartney to Lorde. (Today’s guest: Cedric the Entertainer.)
The success of the podcast has re-energized his career as an actor, starting with his own loosely autobiographical sitcom Maron, leading into his award-nominated turn in Netflix’s Glow. He appeared in this year’s Joker, and will soon play legendary music executive Jerry Wexler in the Aretha Franklin biopic Respect, starring Jennifer Hudson.
This will be Maron’s first local standup gig since a performance at the Oddball Comedy Festival in 2014. While he’s here, which Tampa Bay celebrities should he pursue for a WTF interview? Hulk Hogan? Dave Bautista? Cheap Trick’s Robin Zander? John Travolta? Send us your ideas! Let’s do this, folks!