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Marc Maron to Release New Comedy Album

IFC and Comedy Central’s Marc Maron is set to release a new comedy album entitled, “Thinky Pain,” out May 6.

In addition to said album, Maron is getting ready for the premier of the second season of his IFC hit show, “Maron,” on May 8 – the program he created, wrote, and produced. The veteran comedian also simultaneously runs the wildly popular podcast, “WTF with Marc Maron.”

Recorded in his old stomping grounds of Greenwich Village, N.Y., “Thinky Pain” is an intimate storytelling of some of Marc Maron’s childhood and is promised to be one of his best.

Maron was born to a Jewish family in New Jersey, where he lived until the age of 6. Maron’s father then joined the U.S. Air Force and Maron and his family moved to Alaska. Marc Maron graduated from Boston University with a B.A. in English literature.


Regina Spektor Announces Birth of “Super Cute” Baby Boy         

A heartfelt Mazal Tov goes out to the Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter on the birth of her baby boy.

On her Facebook page, Regina Spektor writes, “Hi everyone! I wanted to let you know that Jack and I have been happily hanging out with our new little son and that all is going great!”

Spektor has released six studio albums, beginning in 2001. She originally studied classical piano until the age of 17 and reportedly became interested in songwriting after visiting Israel with the Nesiya Institute.

The “Fidelity” singer was nominated for a 2014 Grammy Award in the Best Song Written for Visual Media category, with her song “You’ve Got Time”  recorded for the Netflix original series, “Orange is the New Black.”

Born in Moscow, Soviet Union, in 1980 to a musical Russian Jewish family, Regina’s father, Ilya Spektor, is a photographer and amateur violinist. Her mother, Bella, was a music professor in a Soviet college of music and now teaches at a public elementary school in Mount Vernon, N.Y.

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