The native Californian began her stand-up act at 19 in Minneapolis. Since then, Bamford has also dipped her toes into acting and voice acting. Her acting credits include Dharma & Greg and, most recently, in Netflix’s Arrested Development. Her voice acting credits include CatDog, Bravest Warriors, Unsupervised and Adventure Time.
She made multiple appearances on late night talk shows, including Late Night with Conan O’Brien, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Bamford also has her own web series called The Maria Bamford Show.
As an adorable funny lady, Bamford delivers an eclectic mix of stories and jokes and parodies of voices and characters. She is well-known for her wide range of vocals, and she has received praise from Rolling Stone and The AV Club. Ask Me About My New God! contains audio from her performance Maria Bamford: the special special special! and a bonus DVD of her 30-minute comedy specials.
If you’ve never seen Bamford, watch the Comedy Central clip below.