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Maria Bamford

Maria Bamford

I was recently introduced to this strange and brilliant person. It hard to describe her act, if in fact there actually is one (you very quickly get the sense that her detailed descriptions of therapy sessions are not crafted from thin air), so just go to You Tube and spend time with her. Her bit about hiding under her covers talking to her heavyset pug, Blossom, as she performed his impersonation of George W. Bush is sublime. She’s also got a website that, among other things, includes a robust list of mental health resources.

You can also see Maria in the awesome comedy documentary Comedians of Comedy, which is available for streaming on Netflix.

Here is the first episode of the ‘Maria Bamford Show’: