I think of Steven Wright as a genius comedy writer like Woody Allen when Allen performed standup comedy. Only instead of teller longer stories, Wright is briefer and packs in a lot more punch lines. I like the way he takes a new view of common words and adds a funny new twist and way to interpret them.
Maron has been on the cutting of the stand-up comedy world for over 25 years now, and is finally calming down just enough to make friends faster than he creates enemies. Despite the title of this recording, he is now, at last, finally selling out shows, without I should add, selling out his audience. Marc has a mind that makes improbable leaps and can run with an idea into dark corners not usually associated with comedy. If you like performers who rattle off jokes one after the other, play-act different characters, or get really funny only after you've had 5 or 6 beers, Maron may confuse and dismay you. If you like your comedy smart, honest, inventive, daring, manic, and yes, sometimes angry, you ought to check out Marc Maron.