Bamford and Kaufman

b_and_kas i type this blog entry, maria bamford has a comedy special on netflix. it’s called maria bamford: the special special special! the show is basically an awkward stand up routine in her own living room to an audience of two– her parents. i haven’t seen anything like this since andy kaufman had a heart to heart talk with howdy doody.
**ADDENDUMmy mom asked me if this was funny, and that IS a fair question since i didn’t include any audio or video, and only focused on the awkwardness of it. i’m going to rectify that situation now. hey mom, here are the last 3 minutes of the show, and i’ll answer your question: yeah, i thought it was funny.

7 Responses to Bamford and Kaufman

  1. so was it funny?

  2. yes. i wrote a little addendum and added audio. let me know what you think.

  3. can’t get it to play. I get the arrow and triangle to touch to play but nothing happens. it all looks like it should work but it doesn’t.

  4. to quote charlie brown, “AAAAUUUUUGGGGHHHH!” the audio was about “joy-whack-a-mole” a game that her family plays when one person starts talking about something good that happened recently, and another family member finds a way to SMACK it down. example: she’s telling her dad how she got this really neat jacket for $10, and her dad responds “well you know, honey, you bought it so cheap because that jacket was made by slave labor! they just move the manufacturing plants to a third world country where they don’t have to pay the workers anything, and then they pass the savings on to you! that’s a really sweet jacket though.”

  5. I’ll have to listen again. I didn’t get it. Do you have any of Koffman’s tapes? I really liked him.h

  6. dad, i was just comparing her to andy kaufman. the audio is from maria bamford’s comedy routine. and yes, i do have a VHS tape of his TV special where he talks to howdy doody.

  7. oh davy, don’t let me forget to talk to you about this conversation. it is hilarious.

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