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That pug was pretty cute.
posted by heydanno at 6:38 PM on September 6, 2007


I love her work.
posted by nola at 6:45 PM on September 6, 2007


The Bammer is absolutely 1000% awesome.

I reccomend this episode of the "Never Not Funny" podcast on which she is a guest. (Here's a direct MP3 link if you prefer.)

She's really one of the funniest comics around.
posted by YoungAmerican at 6:52 PM on September 6, 2007 [1 favorite]


Big Maria Bamford fan here. My first exposure to her brilliance was this excellent interview from Morning Sedition [MP3].
posted by McLir at 7:03 PM on September 6, 2007 [1 favorite]


That was the first time that I have ever been exposed to her. I liked her. Funny. I like that she seemed totally unafraid to appear cheesy and corny and hokey and whatnot. Too many comedians these days are too busy trying to be a cool guy to make anyone laugh. Even when they are telling jokes about liking Star Trek they are still trying to be cool. Not her. She embraced total dorkiness without reservation. I like that. Thanks.
posted by ND¢ at 7:08 PM on September 6, 2007


Does she do the voice for that cartoon cat who talks about politics? The cat who asks rhetorical questions and asnswer them "Well... "?

Anyways this is good. While at super deluxe visit baby cakes.
posted by fleetmouse at 7:08 PM on September 6, 2007 [1 favorite]


She is great. And, a super live performer. Her impressions of her family just kill me, and you'd think since she's such a good mimic she would pick a different voice as their natural voice. Great post.
posted by Blingo at 7:13 PM on September 6, 2007


Maria Bamford = awesome
posted by DU at 7:15 PM on September 6, 2007 [1 favorite]


Maria Bamford = awesome.
posted by basicchannel at 7:18 PM on September 6, 2007 [1 favorite]


Best ever.
posted by doift at 7:21 PM on September 6, 2007


I stumbled on her standup late one night taking a stab at Comedy Central. She is the funny.
posted by papercake at 7:23 PM on September 6, 2007


Praise? PRAISE? What have you all done with the real Metafilter?
posted by Justinian at 7:26 PM on September 6, 2007 [3 favorites]


Yay! Comedians of Comedy will rise!

Been watching this for a bit. I'm happy it was posted to the blue. Thanks sluggy.
posted by OrangeDrink at 7:27 PM on September 6, 2007


Praise? PRAISE? What have you all done with the real Metafilter?

< gratuitous snark>< /gratuitous snark>

There ya go.
posted by Zinger at 7:35 PM on September 6, 2007


Yay, Maria! I was just watching her on the Comedians of Comedy Tour DVD earlier today. She is also fantastic on Tim and Eric, Awesome Show, Great Job!
posted by porn in the woods at 7:41 PM on September 6, 2007


well, that's art.
posted by kuujjuarapik at 7:53 PM on September 6, 2007


Is anyone else really, really, really reminded of zefrank? Same expressions, same mannerisms, same voices...
posted by TheNewWazoo at 7:54 PM on September 6, 2007


I like her stuff, actually I REALLY like her stuff, but she's had the same material since I first saw her in 1998 or something.

Having said that, the last link really is new and different. It's very good, and it sucks that there's really no venue for it.

Whatever happened to the network variety show, anyway? Would people REALLY rather watch someone eat a scorpion on a hoagie bun than a little song and dance routine?

Really?
posted by Ynoxas at 7:59 PM on September 6, 2007 [1 favorite]


No traditional venue, I should say.
posted by Ynoxas at 8:00 PM on September 6, 2007


Since I've been on her mailing list, she has not toured Michigan.

Can any of my Detroit-area peeps give a shout out for her to come her?
posted by McLir at 8:08 PM on September 6, 2007


She's very funny. The third link was like Sarah Silverman, lite.
posted by Camofrog at 8:15 PM on September 6, 2007


Maria's an original. Totally brilliant. There's also some good footage of her stand-up on Patton Oswalt's "Comedians of Comedy" documentary.
posted by ryanhealy at 8:16 PM on September 6, 2007


I am up to my eyepits in talent watching these.
posted by CynicalKnight at 9:15 PM on September 6, 2007


No sir.... I don't like it.
posted by BlackLeotardFront at 10:19 PM on September 6, 2007


I've heard the material in the first video dozens of times now, but the other two were good stuff. Thanks for the links.
posted by mullacc at 10:31 PM on September 6, 2007


I...I...have nothing at all bad to say about this. Uniformly excellent. She really is very, very good. Thanks!
posted by Jon Mitchell at 12:13 AM on September 7, 2007


My only beef is that I'm getting a really choppy download on my mac. Content-wise, this is some good stuff. Her cutter/former schoolmate from the first link is still giving me some chills. Wow.
posted by maryh at 12:31 AM on September 7, 2007


Didn't we just have a post about how we're drowning in quirk?
posted by eclectist at 12:54 AM on September 7, 2007 [1 favorite]


Dammit, I didn't enjoy this. Just when I thought I knew how to fit in with the cool kids...
posted by davejay at 1:05 AM on September 7, 2007


I laughed, like, no times.
posted by brautigan at 1:59 AM on September 7, 2007


I liked these, thanks.
posted by tomcooke at 2:46 AM on September 7, 2007


OMG I have Unwanted Thoughts Syndrome too!

I <3 you Bammer!
posted by sweetwildandmad at 6:44 AM on September 7, 2007


Meh.
posted by squirrel at 7:35 AM on September 7, 2007


Dammit, I didn't enjoy this. Just when I thought I knew how to fit in with the cool kids...

Hang out on the dark fringe. That's were the real cool kids are anyway.

She's nuthin special, and she is a little over the top with the enunciation and facial expressions on the tight camera angles.

Besides, I'm too old for quirky.

/curmudgeon
posted by Doohickie at 7:50 AM on September 7, 2007


Uhm... w/r/t Maria and Ze Frank... no. Both are make web video using tight camera shots, but much of Maria's show is adapted from her standup... material she's been doing for years. I know Maria a bit, and I am 100% confident she has no idea who Ze Frank is. (Nothing against Ze, btw)
posted by YoungAmerican at 8:12 AM on September 7, 2007


Maria is starring in a FOX late night pilot, which features a lot of other really great people, and it's taping next week. There may still be some (free) tickets available, instructions are here.
posted by YoungAmerican at 8:18 AM on September 7, 2007


She makes me want to kill myself, but I liked this one.
posted by pinothefrog at 10:14 AM on September 7, 2007


These are awesome, good post!
posted by JHarris at 11:13 AM on September 7, 2007


Ugh. No. Obviously, taste is subjective, especially in comedy, but not for me at all. The dark song was painfully bad. I don't like Patton Oswalt either, so maybe I'm just different.

I can see the stylistic similarities, but she's nowhere near as funny as Ze Frank, imo. More dorky, less clever.
posted by mrgrimm at 12:43 PM on September 7, 2007


I can't take a dump!!
posted by scarabic at 9:37 PM on September 7, 2007


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