Maria Bamford is a stand-up comedian, actress, and writer, whose iconically surrealist comedy toys with matters of family, anxiety, and depression. Whether performing for her parents in their living room or to unexpecting strangers on the street, Bamford manages to be awkward, vulnerable, and funny all at once. Her first special, Maria Bamford: the special special special was named “one of the most fearless explorations of mental illness in recent memory” (A.V. Club) and her web series The Maria Bamford Show has been hailed as “a cold blast of brilliance” (The New Yorker). She is the star of the Netflix comedy series Lady Dynamite, and her latest Netflix special, Old Baby, was lauded as “inspired gibberish” by The New York Times, capturing Bamford in her purest and most brilliant form: using a baby voice and cackling wide-eyed into the camera.