If you’ve ever wanted to know what goes on inside the head of comedian Maria Bamford, watch one of her comedy specials. Her new special “Ask Me About My New God!” is no exception. The comedian unleashes her material in classic Bamford style via little anecdotes and inner voices ala creepy man, her mother’s concern and valley girl.
One of the funniest bits in the special is how church folks like to be vague to get people to come worship. Everything sounds like a commercial when it all boils down to church. Bamford suggests making it sexually fused so people would instantly want to attend but then later caps off the joke by saying, “No, it sounds too much like church.”
Bamford’s act has been consistent throughout her career and fans can compare her growth as a comedian because her previous Comedy Central Presents specials come with “Ask Me About My New God!” in a two disc package.
From bad relationships and Paula Deen to being over 40 and dating and the joy of Whack-A-Mole, Bamford delivers a comedic gem that in reality is probably her own form of therapy. Fans should devour this special as they did with previous ones because Bamford needs to clear her head in order to fill it with another successful special.
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