Maria Bamford is best-known for her self-deprecating comedy and jokes about her dysfunctional family. Her semi-autobiographical Netflix comedy series, “Lady Dynamite,” was called “revelatory” by Entertainment Weekly and one of 2016’s must-see shows by Variety and Rolling Stone. The series was created by Mitch Hurwitz (“Arrested Development”) and Pam Brady (“South Park”).
The stand-up comedian and actress, who won the American Comedy Award for Best Club Comic in 2014, will take the stage at The Paramount on Friday, Jan. 18 at 8 p.m.
Bamford is the creator and star of “Maria Bamford: The Special, Special, Special!” on Netflix and of the cult hit web series, “The Maria Bamford Show,” which screened at the Museum of Art and Design. She was the first female comic to have two half-hour Comedy Central Presents specials, and starred alongside Patton Oswalt, Zach Galifianakis and Brian Posehn in the Comedy Central series, “The Comedians of Comedy” and Netflix’s “Comedians of Comedy: The Movie.”
Bamford voices characters on numerous animated series, including “BoJack Horseman,” “Adventure Time,” “Legend of Korra,” “Puss in Boots” and PBS’s Emmy-winning series, “Word Girl.” She can also be heard voicing lead roles on Fox’s “Golan the Insatiable” and Yahoo’s “Talking Tom & Friends.”
Bamford recurred as DeBrie Bardeaux on Netflix’s “Arrested Development” reboot, for which she was praised as a “standout” (Time) and “perhaps one of the high points of the entire new season” (Black Book Magazine). She has also had recurring roles on USA’s “Benched,” FX’s critically-praised “Louie,” and ABC’s hit show “Fresh Off the Boat.” Her new special, “Old Baby,” is available on Netflix.
To purchase tickets to the show, go to www.paramountny.com.
The Paramount is located at 370 New York Ave. in Huntington.