Marc Maron Doesn't Know How to Handle Being Okay
Terry Gross: Do you worry that your persona and comedy would have to change if you allowed yourself to experience happiness or enjoy success?
Marc Maron: I wish I had that much control over it. I worry about...I don't really know how to handle being okay. You spend a lifetime struggling to get someplace, and then you find your little place, and things are going well. The work you're doing is relevant. You're making an honest buck. You're saving a little money. A lot of the things that were so out of reach are now happening, and you feel a little more confident and a little more self assured. I do feel these things. But my concern is not that my persona will change. I think I'd like to, but I don't know how, Terry. It's a very immediate problem. I've got to write new comedy, and I feel myself doing things instinctively to make myself uncomfortable.
From Marc Maron's interview with Terry Gross on Fresh Air, 2016; Photo by Leigh Righton
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