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Patton Oswalt Names His Dream Comedy-to-Drama Crossovers

"Something gritty. Something early-70s. Boston. Icy grime. Low-stakes larceny, with her psyche as collateral. I don’t think there’s anything Amy can’t do."

- Patton Oswalt in a new piece for New Republic, in which he nominates Maria Bamford, Kevin James, Martin Short, Amy Poehler (above), and Eric Idle as the comedy actors he'd most like to see make the jump to more dramatic roles.

This Week in Comedy Podcasts: Maria Bamford Bonds with 'Tom Leykis', Paul F. Tompkins Analyzes Bond, and More!

The comedy podcast universe is ever expanding, not unlike the universe universe. We're here to make it a bit smaller, a bit more manageable. There are a lot of great shows and each has a lot of great episodes, so we want to highlight the exceptional, the noteworthy. Each week our crack team of podcast enthusiasts and specialists and especially enthusiastic people will pick their favorites. Also, we'll keep you posted on the offerings from our very own podcast network. We hope to have your ears permanently plugged with the best in aural comedy.

Comedy Bang Bang - Maria Bamford, James Adomian

ROGER: James Adomian and his interpretation of [...]

Tenacious D, Chris Elliott, Maria Bamford, and Tons More Are Doing 'Everything Is Festival' Next Week

Everything Is Terrible is having their fourth annual "Everything Is Festival" starting next week, and they have one heck of a lineup for it. This year's highlights include Tenacious D closing out the event with a preview of their Festival Supreme, Chris Elliott screening rare and unseen clips from his entire career, Mike Judge showing found footage from his personal archives, Patton Oswalt hosting a screening of the comedy The Phynx,  Maria Bamford hosting a video show, Dan Harmon's HarmonQuest, Doug Benson's Movie Interruption, a screening of Comedy Bang Bang's upcoming musical episode with a Q&A, and tons more. The event is taking place at Los Angeles's Cinefamily [...]

Maria Bamford's New Album Is Out July 16th

Comedy Central announced today that they'll be releasing Maria Bamford's new standup album Ask Me About My New God! on Tuesday, July 16th. The album is a brand new audio performance, mostly consisting of the same material she did on her last special, Maria Bamford: the special special special!, which was released last fall and filmed in her apartment with her parents as the only audience members. The new album will presumably find her performing that material in front of an actual audience not in her apartment. The Ask Me About My New God! CD comes with a DVD of Bamford's two Comedy Central Presents specials, one from 2001 and [...]

Watch a Trailer for Maria Bamford's New Web Series 'Ask My Mom!'

The delightful Maria Bamford is set to launch a new web series called Ask My Mom! on the comedy website My Damn Channel next week, but here's a short teaser trailer. New episodes will debut each Thursday starting with the show's premiere May 30th. In the show, Maria Bamford is playing her own mother, Marilyn Bamford, "a 70-year-old retired family therapist and a Netflix connoisseur," in an advice show. You can submit your own questions now at ask-my-mom.com to become a part of this wackiness.

Maria Bamford Discusses Her Parents, Mental Illness Stigma, and LA with Kamau Bell

Maria Bamford was the guest on FXX's Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell last night, and here's the full interview, in which Bamford and Bell discuss the comedy special she made with only her parents in the audience, mental illness stigma, and what living in LA is like.

Vine 5 Film Festival: Yeah!

Vine is a toy from Twitter that challenges users to make the most profound work ever committed to video in exactly six seconds. Or at the very least, challenges comedians to bring a little more laughter into this world. Every Tuesday we showcase five of the funniest short shorts of the past week.

Your RSS feed might be difficult and not show the videos, but trust us – they are there.

This past week on Vine there was some positivity; a tragic, contemporary death; a loud opinion; another example of poor elevator etiquette; and possibly the funniest Disney feature ever made.

This Week in Comedy: UCB's Del Close Marathon, Talking to Amy Schumer, and Maria Bamford's New Web Series

-We talked to Fred Armisen about leaving SNL and diving back into Portlandia.

-We talked to Amy Schumer about her Comedy Central show, Inside Amy Schumer.

-We made a guide to this weekend's Del Close Marathon at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in NYC.

-We interviewed Maria Bamford on her new web series, Ask My Mom!, the guys behind comedy podcast Superego on their new country-rock album, and The Heat [...]

'Arrested Development' Episode Reviews: Indian Takers / The B. Team

In addition to our Arrested Development season 4 review, Splitsider has also been posting episode-by-episode recaps that will cover two episodes at a time. So if you haven't yet plowed through all 8 hours of the new season, and instead opted for a slower, more leisurely approach to screening the episodes, these weekly recaps should suit your old fashioned and increasingly obsolete lifestyle perfectly. These articles will be written from the perspective of someone watching the episodes sequentially, with no knowledge of future reveals or plot twists. That said, there may be some discussion of running gags or seemingly throwaway jokes, which, given the show's reputation, may very well [...]

The Vine 5 Film Festival: Jackasses, Yokels, *and* Idiots

Vine is a toy from Twitter that challenges users to make the most profound work ever committed to video in exactly six seconds. Or at the very least, challenges comedians to bring a little more laughter into this world. Every Tuesday we showcase five of the funniest short shorts of the past week.

Your RSS feed might be difficult and not show the videos, but trust us – they are there.

The Vine app continues to expand its reach, with none other than POTUS himself singing up. And during Jimmy Fallon's monologue on Friday night, a bit aired where "Barack Obama" failed to grasp the six second maximum [...]

Watch Judd Apatow and Maria Bamford Remember the '90s

As part of a series on the '90s for Vanity Fair, here's a video of Judd Apatow and Maria Bamford reminiscing about the biggest moments of Buzzfeed's favorite decade, from O.J. Simpson to Tonya Harding.

Humble Bundle Gets Into Comedy with Downloads from Louis C.K., Patrice O'Neal and More

Humble Bundle, the online company that "bundles" collections of video games, eBooks, and music for a pay-what-you-want download, has launched its first comedy bundle this afternoon with downloads from Louis C.K., Maria Bamford, Jim Norton, Tig Notaro, Hannibal Buress, and the late Patrice O'Neal. The curated selection of albums and specials went on sale at 2pm ET today, and will be available for two weeks. Buyers choose how much they pay for the collection, and how that money will be split between the artists, Humble Bundle, and certain charities. Buyers who pay more than the average price at the time of their visit will "unlock" C.K.'s Live at [...]

This Week In Web Videos: Maria Bamford's 'Ask My Mom!'

Last week, I got to live out a childhood dream and talk to Maria Bamford, a woman I watched on many a standup special as a wee lad. She makes me laugh now just as much as she did then and her new My Damn Channel series, Ask My Mom! has a lot to do with that. Maria was kind enough to talk with Splitsider about the series and, without further ado, I present a very talented individual who’s also as humble as they come.

Did you make these on spec, just kind of for fun? 

Yes. Well for me it was fun, but Precision Productions + Post and [...]

Watch the First Two Episodes of Maria Bamford's New Web Series

Hot on the heels of her appearance in the new season of Arrested Development, the very funny Maria Bamford has just released the first two episodes of her new web series, Ask My Mom (the first one's above, second one's below). Produced by online comedy network My Damn Channel, Ask My Mom finds Bamford playing her own mother, 70-year-old Marilyn Bamford, and fielding questions from internet strangers. You know, just a normal web series.