Welcome to the second installment of "Why Aren't You Watching This Web Series?"
This week features The Maria Bamford Show!!!
If you already know who Maria Bamford is, your life is correct, flavorful, full of splendor and generally going in the right direction.
If you do not know who Maria Bamford is, relax. It'll be fine. But, just quickly, OH MY GOD, YOUR WHOLE LIFE IS ABOUT TO IMPROVE.
Maria Bamford is a highly accomplished and superb stand up comic who uses her ability to do fantastic impressions of her family members and others to make hysterical points about the world from her highly enjoyable perspective. She has two half-hour specials on Comedy Central (What up, gangsta). She's performed on Conan, Jimmy Kimmel, the Tonight Show and Craig Ferguson as well as toured as one of the headliners on the Comedians of Comedy Tour. Check out some of her stand up here.
The Maria Bamford Show is a web series that strings together many of Maria's stand up bits into a fun, episodic (usually four to five minutes long) and wacky narrative in which she plays all of the characters using different camera angles. The show's story sets up as her having suffered a nervous breakdown, disappearing and her parents find and bring her (and her pug, Blossom, RIP) home to live with them while she gets medicated for various mental health issues and, yes, hilarity does ensue. (Duh)
Watch an episode of the web series by clicking here, and love!!