Highland Park’s most famous garage gets a presidential visit

HIGHLAND PARK  – Secret Service agents in the driveway. A sniper on the neighbor’s roof.  The President of  the United States in the garage. Comedian and podcast host Marc Maron provided some details about his interview with President Obama,  who showed up last Friday at Maron’s garage studio in Highland Park.

The Obama interview, which was made public today, not only raised Maron’s profile, but also provided the comedian’s neighborhood with some national media exposure.  Maron told the Times:

“When I bought my house, I didn’t know nothing about Highland Park either. It seemed very far away from everything. And yeah, it’s a nightmare to get to the Westside. I don’t ever want to go. Like, I gotta pack a tent. But I have immediate access to the Valley, downtown, Silverlake. I’m happy to be part of this community.”

Maron was instructed to tidy up the 165-square-foot garage “so the president wouldn’t trip over anything” and keep his cats in the bedroom for the President’s visit.

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  1. While cool it happened, wish Marc gave a better, more casual and insightful interview. I feel that barely touched upon Obama’s other side. Hope they do a second after he retires.

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