COMEDY
05/11/2012 07:44 am ET Updated Jul 11, 2012

Stand-Up Comedy And Mental Illness: A Conversation With Maria Bamford

Slate.com: Over the last several years Maria Bamford has become one of the most acclaimed and original stand-up comics in the country. Along with Patton Oswalt, Zach Galifianakis, and Brian Posehn, Bamford was part of the Comedians of Comedy tour; she's also released three solo albums and done two Comedy Central specials. Bamford's voice (or rather, voices) can be heard regularly on Nickelodeon, Adult Swim, PBS, and elsewhere.

But her signature work may be The Maria Bamford Show, a brilliant web series from 2009 that was screened last year at the Museum of Art + Design in New York...

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