Joker star Marc Maron has poked fun at Marvel fans his new special on Netflix.
Marc Maron had a relatively small part in Joker but has played the role up as best he can. In the film, he played a character who’s assisted Robert De Niro’s Murray Franklin on his late-night talk show. He was in the studio at the film’s climax but was otherwise unharmed by the Joker’s attack on Murray. But now, Marc Maron is taking shots at the other major comic book publisher.
In Marc Maron’s special, titled End Times Fun he takes shots at Marvel fans in very long and involved monologues. He calls Marvel fans religious fanatics in regards to the latest popular film project and how fans, much like religious fanatics, get upset when their ideas are challenged. He then even goes on so far to say that by making fun of Marvel fans, he is essentially punching up because they’re no longer the underdogs in the entertainment industry but does call Marvel Studio films a cultural bubble that isn’t as evil as Fox but still culturally malignant. The whole thing is done in good humor but Marc Maron’s delivery is so dry that it can be a bit hard to tell what is just a joke and what could be a serious commentary on the industry.
What do you all make of Marc Maron’s words? Do you think his Marvel jokes go a little too far? What did you think of his role in Joker? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
Marc Maron’s End Times Fun is currently available for streaming on Netflix. You can also see him in the new Joker film starring Joaquin Phonix. Here is a plot synopsis for the film:
Director Todd Phillips “Joker” centers around the iconic arch nemesis and is an original, standalone fictional story not seen before on the big screen. Phillips’ exploration of Arthur Fleck, who is indelibly portrayed by Joaquin Phoenix, is of a man struggling to find his way in Gotham’s fractured society. A clown-for-hire by day, he aspires to be a stand-up comic at night…but finds the joke always seems to be on him. Caught in a cyclical existence between apathy and cruelty, Arthur makes one bad decision that brings about a chain reaction of escalating events in this gritty character study.
Directed by Todd Phillips from a script he co-wrote with Scott Silver, Joker stars Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Bill Camp, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen, Glenn Fleshler, Douglas Hodge, Marc Maron, Josh Pais, and Shea Whigham.
Joker is now available on Digital HD, Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray, and DVD.