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Maria Bamford's New Special, Where Her Parents Are the Only Audience Members, Is Available Now

Here's a preview of Maria Bamford's new stand-up special, entitled Maria Bamford: the special special special!, which she recorded in her living room with only her parents (Marilyn and Joel Bamford) as audience members. Bamford's longtime friend Jackie Kashian is there to introduce her and Wayne Federman accompanies her on keyboards. You can download the special now on Chill.com for $5. It promises to be the best stand-up special with a two-person audience you'll watch all year.

A Funny Thing #25: I Come From You with Christian Capozzoli

Parents. They're supposed to be our rock, our paragons of sure-handed, stoic capability. Oh, but aren't they all too human? Maybe no one ever says "divorce", maybe we still go out to dinner as a family, and maybe this makes as much sense as driving from France to America, but they'll do it. And maybe, in their desperate all too human effort to hold it all together, to stave off the chaos of the world for just one more precious, fleeting moment, they leave a Buick-wide wake of mutilated animals and stunned children. Perhaps that is just the cost of doing business, the cost of being a parent, the [...]