Maria Bamford is Stephen Colbert’s favorite comedian.
Which is pretty much the greatest endorsement any comedian could ever want.
I love Maria Bamford, too, for her brutal honesty about her life, for the many amazing voices that come out of her wicked imagination, for the lacerating insight she has about sisters, friends, and mothers. She makes me laugh so hard.
Hubbo and I are pretty much PhDs at the Institute for Maria Bamford Studies. We’ve watched pretty much all the Maria there is to watch. We have even, more than once, done the incredible and attended her live shows at (yes) Zanie’s, a comedy club in Nashville.
If you’re new to Maria Bamford, I recommend The Special Special Special, in which she performs a stand-up show for an audience of exactly two: her mom and dad.