Guess who came to my school last night to give us all a little laugh and a half in these stressful times?
Maria Bamford's One-Hour Homemade Christmas Special! from Maria Bamford on Vimeo.
MARIA BAMFORD THAT'S WHO
My friend showed me one of her videos three years ago. I thought she was hi-larious, of course, but as I was walking back home from the show last night, I found out that her comedy is apparently an acquired taste.
"I didn't really understand what she was saying," I heard over and over, from various people. "But like, that part when she was acting like the stereotypical female comedian? That was hilarious, I-oh my god, I loved that."
If the only time you laugh at a comedy show is when the performer is acting like a stereotypical comedian, there's a good chance that you are a stereotype, yourself.
That's what I think, anyway.
Really, how could they miss such gems as this:
"Can't change people. Can't change me. Cause I'm a gypsy, y'know? I'm a sea cow. I know the motorboats are gonna hit me, but this is where I FUCKING SWIM!"
Wise words, Maria. Wise words.