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Maria Bamford prepares for business at Laugh Out Loud

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If Maria Bamford isn’t one of the most original voices in the history of comedy then I suck at hyperbole. There’s just no one you can compare her to. Where most comedians do set-ups and punch lines, she creates odd little stories and surreal realities, with depression and self-deprecation fueling her outlook. She incorporates impersonations so dead-on and different, you’ll question whether or not they’re really emitting from her own small frame. And the characters that come out of her are so fully developed and unique, you’ll catch yourself wondering just which one is the real Maria Bamford. The answer is — all of them.

I bumped into Bamford on Cherry Street around 3 a.m. recently and was able to squeeze out a quick interview before everything went terribly, terribly wrong.

 

Ms. Bamford. Is it OK if I call you Maria?

Baby, you can call me anything you like.

 

Awesome. With three stand-up albums to draw from, how much time do you spend performing each show?

Its 80 roses for 15 minutes, 125 for half an hour, or 200 roses for the full-hour session.

 

Well who doesn’t love flowers? (Laughing) Now, you’ve been labeled an alternative comic, a connotation many assume means obscene. How dirty do your shows actually get?

I don’t do anal or any of that rough, kinky shit.

 

Do you find audiences relate easily to you because you find uncommon ways to describe common events? Or is because you find a nice way to mock the characters in your life, without coming across as smarmy or superior?

Baby, I don’t know what ‘smarmy’ is, but no glove, no love. Understand? Now we doin’ this or what? I ain’t got all night, my feet hurt.

 

Hey, is that Eddie Murphy parked across the street?

Yeah. He next. •

 

While we obviously got the wrong Bamford,* you can catch the real Maria Bamford as she performs two exclusive engagements at Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club this Wednesday and Thursday, 8pm August 10 and 11. Visit lolsanantonio.com or call (210) 541-8805 for tickets and show information.

* A spell-it-out-for-you, last-minute addition, just in case any humor-challenged publicists are lurking about.

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