When Maria Bamford, one of the most unique comedic voices working today, decides to release a special, she doesn't need to adhere to your stinkin' rules. That's why her next stand-up special, entitled "Maria Bamford: The special special special!", will be filmed in her living room for an audience of two: her parents.
Available on November 28, Bamford will also release the special directly to fans for $5, using a model pioneered by Louis C.K. and since copied by Jim Gaffigan, Aziz Ansari and Rob Delaney. Instead of releasing the show via her website, as those comics did, Bamford will release the special via Chill.com.
The special, or "anti-special" as Bamford calls it, follows two Comedy Central Presents half-hour specials, as well as a DVD in 2010 and a YouTube-only special from 2009 that has since been taken off the Internet. She was also featured in the "Comedians of Comedy" documentary and special, and has been on most late night shows performing stand-up in the last decade.
Bamford also made news recently with the announcement that she would have a recurring role in the upcoming season of "Arrested Development."
Her next album, "Ask Me About My New God," will be available next year.