For years, Marc Maron was what’s called “a comedian’s comedian” – a deep and raw voice that was funny, but maybe too dark, too personal, too provocative to ever be embraced by the mainstream. He was always funny, but like many before him, he seemed to be doomed to obscurity.

That is until he started recording an interview with his friends, other comedians, in a new format called “a podcast.” The interviews were funny and insightful. Sometimes, in those conversations, Maron was able to bury hatchets and put to bed old grievances with other funny people. To his surprise, and to the surprise of many, it made for great radio.

Since then, Marc Maron has become a quiet superstar. On his podcast, he’s interviewed huge celebrities, including the then-sitting president Barack Obama. He’s starred in shows like Netflix’s Easy, as well as Glow. He’s published several books and starred in a number of independent films. And he’s only gotten funnier.

On September 6, you can see Maron on the “Hey, There’s More Tour” at the Vogue Theatre. Watch his incendiary mix of hilarious observation, raw vulnerability and political insight in what is sure to be an amazing show.


Westward Music Festival is a multi-venue music festival that draws incredible acts from around the world to Vancouver to play shows from September 13-16. A relatively young festival, it fast became a local favourite and is slowly working towards building an international reputation.

Up and coming acts join scene stalwarts: Paper Kites, Lissie, Black Mountain, Busty and the Bass, Leikeli47, Junglepussy, Le1f, Wonder Years, Joseph, Owen Pallett, Titus Andronicus, Why?, Harlequin Gold, Bombargo, Needles//Pins, Casinos, Chief State, Kim Gray, Douse and many, many more.

If you love live music, this is a fantastic chance to see your faves and discover new ones – especially if you pay for the wristband that will let you into every show all over town.

Spending a few days checking out Westward? Save by booking an extended stay suite at the Landis Hotel & Suites. Multi-night bookings give you discounts on your entire trip!