Maria Bamford

“Woo-wee” stuff to do: Mighty Joshua at Dogwood Dell, Maria Bamford at the National, Carytown Watermelon Fest, and Man or Astro-man? at Richmond Music Hall

You want to know why it's called "Woo-wee" stuff to do this week? No? Good. Comedians Maria Bamford and Jackie Kashian at the National on Friday, Aug. 12. Lady Bamford is a comedy veteran of TV and stage, a lover of pugs, and she’s funny, with goofy voices and scrunchy faces for days. Recommended if you’re a fan of quirky comedians like Amy Sedaris. Need a sample of her supposedly controversial stand-up material? (Yes, it can be self-deprecating and it does deal with mental illness and family dysfunction, thanks Wikipedia): Here’s Maria imitating her religious mom: 'Honey, when you don't wear makeup, you look mentally ill.' And here’s Maria’s response: “So now when I go home, I'm certain to wear thick green eye shadow and a line of lipstick around my lips. 'Baby look pretty now, Mommy?'”
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V3 Weekend: CD Rose, Maria Bamford, ‘Dirty Dancing’

Editor’s Note: Welcome to V3 Weekend, Vanyaland‘s guide to help you sort out your weekend entertainment with curated selections and recommendations across our three pillars of Music, Comedy, and Film/TV. It’s what you should know about, where you need to be, and where you’ll be going, with us riding shotgun along the way.
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Comedian-actor Maria Bamford brings comic force to Helium

Maria Bamford is a unique character on the comic landscape, whether sitting down, performing stand-up or hiding behind cartoon characters. Beloved for the reality of her autobiographical, live action series, ‘Lady Dynamite’, her appearances throughout ‘Arrested Development’, and her willingness to honestly essay the travails of her own mental health, Bamford’s impressive resume also includes voiceover animation work on Netflix’s ‘BoJack Horseman’, Cartoon Network’s ‘Adventure Time’, PBS’s ‘Word Girl’, Nickelodeon’s ‘Kung Fu Panda’ and ‘Legend of Korra’.

Amy Schumer, Maria Bamford, Jimmy Carr, Katherine Ryan Join Just for Laughs Comedy Festival Lineup

Just for Laughs has added to the star power of its 40th edition in July by booking Amy Schumer, Maria Bamford, Jimmy Carr and Katherine Ryan for the upcoming comedy festival in Montreal. As Schumer holds her first major tour post-pandemic, the Amy Schumer: Whore Tour will touch down at Just for Laughs on July 30 for one night at the Place des Arts. And Carr is bringing his Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny tour to Montreal on July 27 for a concert stop, while Silicon Valley star Jimmy O. Yang that same night will stage a stand-up show at L’Olympia.More from...

Maria Bamford to bring unique offbeat comedy to The Orpheum Theatre stage this summer

GALESBURG — Renowned standup comedian and actor Maria Bamford will appear at The Orpheum Theatre at 7 p.m. Sunday, June 26. Stephen Colbert called her his “favorite comedian on earth” and Judd Apatow said she is “the funniest woman in the world.” Maria is the first female comic to have two half-hour “Comedy Central Presents” specials. And now, two well-received specials on Netflix called “The Special Special Special” and “Old Baby.”

Comedian Maria Bamford coming to Galesburg’s Orpheum June 26

Renowned comedian and voice actress Maria Bamford will bring her wit, quirky personality, and 11 different voices (not including her own) to the Orpheum stage in Galesburg on Sunday, June 26 at 7 p.m. Known for her work on shows such as “BoJack Horseman,” “Big Mouth” and “Adventure Time,” alongside...

Gilda's Laughfest 2022 Festival Line-up, Fortune Feimester, Maria Bamford and more

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Feb. 9, 2022 – Gilda’s LaughFest, the nation’s first community-wide celebration of “laughter for the health of it,” has added several artists and shows, including Brent Morin, star of NBC’s show Undateable and Netflix’s Merry Happy Whatever, to the March 16–20 community-wide festival of laughter. Tickets can be purchased at or at (search LaughFest).