Maria Bamford uses a small, tremulous voice that contrasts hilariously with the unflinching way she brings up controversial subject matters, including her own mental illness. Bamford diagnoses herself with a type of obsessive-compulsive disorder that forces her to think about terrible situations all the time - an illness from which she's derived the title of this album. Bamford pokes fun at her high-strung and nervous persona with comical anecdotes, including a failed attempt to mentor troubled teens. Listeners will find her impersonations of her mother and her sister especially irresistible.
Almost an hour of hilarious stories told with characters in her inimitable, idiosyncratic style. Maria Bamford is well-known from her two Comedy Central Presents specials, two critically acclaimed and strong-selling albums, her role in The Comedians of Comedy, and in Fox's series Sit Down, Shut Up, from the talk-show circuit, and from extensive touring.
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My second review of a Maria Bamford Audible Audio Program! This is an excellent addition to her repertoire. Her depressive and derealistic view of everyday life seems almost like therapy; and I love being her therapist. Her voices are incredible as ever; jarring, accurate, and hilarious. There's nothing like being inside of her head for an hour; though don't stay too long. You may go insane.
Again, if you enjoy this, watch The Maria Bamford Show on YouTube!!!
Thank Goodness I didn't waste more money. I never heard of her, but she was a pure delight. Just wonderful. Very funny. Made my morning, my day, my night.
"Endearing and funny"
Endearing and very funny.
Fans of Stewart Lee and Eddie Izzard should give Maria Bamford a try.
"Something special here..."
"High voice. Low voice. Yeah, we get it, Lady!!!"
Maria Bamford is properly brilliant. Weird and inspired and most of all very, very funny. Buy this - and the Burning Bridges tour.
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