Comedian and podcaster Marc Maron has some unflattering opinions of Hamilton, but some residents insist there’s a nicer side to the city.
The American radio and television personality, best known for his podcast “WTF with Marc Maron,” told listeners on Thursday that he’s currently staying in the southern Ontario city.
Let’s just say he’s not having the greatest time.
“Look, I don’t want to be condescending, cause I’m not from here and I don’t want to be the rude foreigner. I think I am supported by many people I’ve spoken to from Toronto and other parts of Canada that Hamilton is not – it’s not a high-water mark for Canada,” Maron said.
“It’s a little beat up here. It’s kind of interesting. But there’s definitely a – it’s got its own frequency.”
Maron is working on an undisclosed project in Hamilton. He appears to be preoccupied by his surroundings.
“I don’t know if it’s the neighbourhoods that I’m staying in or where we’re shooting, but there just seems to be a sort of ongoing ragtag parade of frenetic sadness in many manifestations. It’s weird when your focus is not consumed by what’s going on culturally. You can really kind of zero in on people and there’s definitely a bit of a – a lot of humans twisted by soul sickness of one kind or another wandering the streets here.”