An interview with Saturday Night Live head honcho, Lorne Michaels isn’t an easy get. Michaels does them, but not frequently. In fact, Marc Maron is following up his historic interview with President Barack Obama with an interview with Michaels. This weekend at the New Yorker Festival Maron revealed that he has an interview with Michaels scheduled for today.
Maron was asked by the magazine’s Kelefa Sanneh who would be tougher to book on the podcast, the President or Lorne Michaels. Maron responded, “Turns out the president is easier to book than Lorne Michaels.” But Maron later added that he was in fact going to talk to Michaels and that it was set to happen today on Monday.
Maron has famously told his story about being considered a replacement for Norm Macdonald on SNL’s Weekend Update in the 90s and we’re sure this will be something the two discuss on the interview. Maron added about the situation. “I’m set up for something to be horrible. I don’t have the right attitude for this interview.” Adding, “I have like some daddy sh*t to work out… The best and worst thing Lorne Michaels can do is when the topic comes up is say, “I have no recollection.” Maron added, “That would be so amazing. I would cry.”