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  • Summary: Marc Maron stars as a fictionalized version of himself in this new sitcom.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. Reviewed by: Ed Bark
    May 2, 2013
    91
    Maron, 49, seems to be effortlessly gliding through his angst, laughing only rarely while giving viewers far more reason to do so.
  2. Reviewed by: Tim Goodman
    May 6, 2013
    80
    It takes what's great about the WTF podcast--Maron's smarts, his profound love of and understanding of comedy and the people who perform it--and adds a scripted, fictional element where Sally Kellerman can play his mother and Judd Hirsch can play his father and a bevy of real-life comics and friends can stop by to mingle the two worlds and it all works out marvelously and hilariously.
  3. Reviewed by: John Anderson
    May 6, 2013
    80
    Maron is short, funny and coherent.
  4. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    May 3, 2013
    70
    The sardonically squirm-inducing Maron alternates between slice-of-rant sitcom and self-obsessed podcast from the comedian's garage.
  5. Reviewed by: Matthew Gilbert
    May 3, 2013
    70
    It’s a likable, natural extension of Maron’s brand.
  6. Reviewed by: James Poniewozik
    May 3, 2013
    70
    It can be claustrophobic; it can be, as Marc’s Twitter hater tells him in the first episode, “whiny.” But it can also be quite funny, as Maron’s instinctive kvetchiness runs up against the practicalities of life.
  7. Reviewed by: Hank Stuever
    Apr 29, 2013
    30
    The acrimony between the two men [Marc Maron and his father] doesn’t register as funny or entertaining. Louis C.K. has shown us, on “Louie,” what sort of deeper meaning can be mined in such deep contempt, but on Maron it just feels ugly and dull.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Jun 1, 2013
    10
    Great show. Smart story-lines, and gets better every week. Marc is terrific as an actor, because he is playing everything as he really would, and that shows. IFC should let this gem grow for many years. The perfect companion to "Portlandia". Collapse
  2. Jul 3, 2013
    9
    For those that miss the unique reality that was all Larry David in Curb Your Enthusiasm, or can't get enough of the perpetually awkward-to-hilarity relationship Louis CK portrays in his newer series of same name, you're in for one heck of a treat with this highly original, always entertaining, and downright hilarious new series starring Mark "get used to seeing this guy from now on" Maron!

    Enjoy,
    Christian Hunter
    Austin, TX
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  3. May 24, 2013
    8
    Watched the pilot, and I have to say it was pretty hilarious, will be looking forward to upcoming episodes of the show. If you enjoy comedies like Louie and My Name Is Earl, I would highly suggest this. Expand
  4. Jul 4, 2013
    2
    I wanted to like the show, I really did. Maron simply lacks the charisma necessary to star in his own vehicle. His acting is HORRIBLE. Stilted. He doesn't have Larry David or Louis CK's charm. The shows fell flat. I'll stick to his podcasts in the future. Expand