Sometimes disappointment turns into “HOLY SHIT! I WAS THERE!”
One example is when I saw a then 14-year-old girl open for Brad Paisley when I was hoping for a more-established country star on the bill. That young lady’s name? Taylor Swift.
I was at a dive-club in 2001 watching trash-rock act (hed) pe, when an unknown opener took the stage by the name of Linkin Park.
But above all else, I attended a taping of Late Night with Conan O’Brien in New York City, and his guests that evening were Tom Brokaw, a comedian I had not yet heard of, and…not shitting you, musical guest Soggy Bottom Boys? What the F*?
The comedian was Marc Maron, now one of my all-time favorite comics. Maybe I wasn’t super impressed on that summer afternoon in 2001, but looking back I smile that I had the opportunity to see him in Conan’s guest chair, even if I didn’t appreciate it at the time!
Maron now has achieved prominent theater status, playing Cleveland’s coveted Playhouse Sqaure complex in The Ohio Mimi Theatre on Friday, May 13. He’s earned enough respect to now ask (and receive) $45 “get in” ticket price, with preferred seatings selling for even more. (Good job, Marc!)
Maron has four hit stand-up comedy specials – including “MORE LATER”(2015) on Epix, and “THINKY PAIN”(2013),“MARC MARON: TOO REAL”(2017), and 2020’s“END TIMES FUN”, which was nominated for a 2021 Critics’ Choice Award, on Netflix. With his landmark podcast WTF with Marc Maron, which averages 6 million downloads per month, Maron has interviewed icons such as Robin Williams, Keith Richards, and former US president Barack Obama. He also starred in the Netflix original series “GLOW” and has had roles in the films JOKER, SPENCER CONFIDENTIAL, SWORD OF TRUST, STARDUST, and the 2021 Aretha Franklin biopic, RESPECT, alongside Jennifer Hudson.
All seats are reserved and priced at $59 or $45. All prices are subject to additional fees. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Playhouse Square box office or online via the link below: