• Bill Cosby, Marc Maron, Amy Schumer headline 2014 New York Comedy Festival

    The New York Comedy Festival, in association with Comedy Central, has announced its star-studded line-up for this year’s festival. Comedy favorites Marc Maron, Amy Schumer & Maria Bamford share the bill with legendary stand-up comedian Bill Cosby (whose new NBC sitcom recently finalized negotiations). The 11th annual New York Comedy Festival features some of comedy’s biggest stars in New York City’s greatest venues. The event will bring over 200 comedians

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    Maria Bamford, Melinda Hill’s Funny Or Die series The Program features Jerry Minor, Oscar Nunez and more as Debtors Anonymous members (Videos)

    Maria Bamford is leading a new kind of 12-Step program in her new Funny or Die webseries The Program. In the first episode, Bamford’s character Peace introduces us to her Debtors Anonymous group filled with compulsive debtors from varied walks of life– a former sex worker (co-creator Melinda Hill), a delusional paranoid dude (Oscar Nunez) and more. Sure it’s true the United States is a nation deeply in debt, with

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    Laughspin presents: The 10 best comedy albums of 2013

    In some form or another, I say this every year. But that doesn’t make it untrue. So here goes: In 2013, so many amazing comedians released so many amazing albums and specials that I struggled greatly to cram just 10 in this list of the very best. Sure, we can make the list longer to include more, but, then, the value of the list declines. Right? Right. Before we get

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    Judd Apatow interviews Maria Bamford about the 1990s (Video)

    What happens when one of today’s most powerful comedy filmmakers sits down to interview one of today’s most brilliant (and underrated) comedians about the 1990s? Well, for one, you find Judd Apatow and Maria Bamford examining Ben Affleck’s aging patterns. But you also see the goofy pair remember Tickle-Me Elmo and the Spice Girls. And you learn that Bamford would kill an old, slow dog and eat it if her

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    Humble Bundle does comedy with Maria Bamford, Patrice O’Neal, Hannibal Buress, more

    Ever since Louis C.K. self released Live at the Beacon Theater in December of 2011, the way in which comedy fans consume laughs at home has been ever-changing. Comedians like Jim Gaffigan and Aziz Ansari followed C.K. with the direct-to-fan model and still others (and ultimately C.K., Gaffigan and Ansari as well) found balance in a hybrid approach, wherein self-released projects happily co-existed with traditional distribution methods. In other words,

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    Comedy album releases for July 16, 2013

    Editor’s note: This is a weekly feature on Laughspin.com in partnership with Pandora Comedy. These new comedy albums will be released like so many kraken on Tuesday, July 16. That’s tomorrow! Celebrate the 78th anniversary of the world’s first parking meter by financially supporting one (or all) of these fine funny folk. • Maria Bamford: Ask Me About My New God! (Comedy Central Records) • Moshe Kasher: Live from Oakland

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    Laughspin Podcast, episode 63: Maria Bamford, Bill Burr, Bo Burnham

    On a new episode of The Laughspin Podcast, Mike and I listen to a track from Maria Bamford’s new album, Ask Me About My New God! (out July 16), hear Bill Burr’s response on that whole Paula Deen debacle, discuss the canceling of Bo Burnham’s show on MTV and deliver exciting news on Tig Notaro, Jim Gaffigan and much more! Also, Mike is kinda drunk. And this episode is brought

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    New Maria Bamford album ‘Ask Me About My New God’ will be released July 16 (Photo)

    Comedy Central has announced it will release Maria Bamford’s newest stand-up album Ask Me About My New God! on July 16. While a lot of the material on the album was seen on Maria Bamford: the special special special! which was released last fall and filmed in her apartment with her parents as audience members, Ask Me About My New God! will include a bonus DVD of Bamford’s two half

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    Just For Laughs, Chicago recap: Bob Newhart, Team Coco, Maria Bamford, more!

    CHICAGO — While there is still Bill Maher and a handful of smaller shows tonight, last night’s Bob Newhart performance and the round of killer stand-ups at Stage 773, pretty much wrapped up the Just For Laughs– Chicago festival. With a surprise set by Maria Bamford, some statistics from The Drinking Institute by Sean Flannery, and a punk rock cabaret from Bridgette Everette, 773 was popping with an exhaustive marathon

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    The first two episodes of Maria Bamford’s new Web series ‘Ask My Mom’ are here!

    Comedian Maria Bamford’s lunacy and mastery of awkwardly disgusted facial expressions has looped itself on the silver-silver screen this past week. Coming off the tailspin of a brilliant drug-addled performance in the new season of Arrested Development (alright, the comments section isn’t for your feelings on the new season, but if you can’t contain your hatred or admiration any longer and need to flush those opinions out, well, I guess

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    Maria Bamford launches new Web series on My Damn Channel (Video)

    Once upon a time when the concept of a Web series was a novel one, Maria Bamford starred in the hilarious Maria Bamford Show (watch here), which ran on the now-defunct TBS Networks-owned site called Super Deluxe. That was 2008 and this is now— and My Damn Channel has given second life to The Bammer’s Web show career! This time, it seems instead of portraying her entire family (and her

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    David Cross announces Bonnaroo comedy lineup, festival launches Web series with Rob Cantrell (Videos)

    Daniel Tosh, Mike Birbiglia and Nikki Glaser are only three of the stellar comedians who will perform at Bonnaroo this year, as the music and arts festival takes over Manchester, TN from June 13 to 16. The full list of comedians to appear at the Bonnaroo Comedy Theatre hosted by IFC is below. Also, David Cross mouth-talks them in the video below: Daniel Tosh Bob Saget David Cross Maria Bamford

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    Maria Bamford will self-release a comedy special recorded in her living room

    Ever since Louis C.K. self released Live at the Beacon Theatre at the end of last year, the direct-to-fan model for comedians has been embraced in a big way. And the well-loved, wholly hilarious Maria Bamford is the latest comedian to harness that power, albeit with a fittingly quirky twist. On Nov. 28, Bamford will release Maria Bamford: The special special special!, which she recorded in her living room. Making

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    Aisha Tyler, Maria Bamford, Margaret Cho part of 10 Sexiest Women in Comedy list

    Thanks to Nerve.com, we here at Laughspin need not rate our favorite female comics by based on their “sexiness.” Although we’ve thought about it, it’s just not in line with what we do, which is to attempt to cover the world of comedy from a journalistic point of view with an emphasis on his or her body of work– not their bodies. But that’s what Nerve’s all about. And that’s

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    Maria Bamford recounts teary experience at morning zoo radio show (Animation)

    In the second installment of the AV Club’s weekly animated series, Stand Down (where comedians tell a story about one of their lowest career points), we find Maria Bamford recounting a terrible experience with a morning zoo-type radio program. You can watch the first episode of Stand Down, featuring Patton Oswalt, here.

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