How Maria Bamford made comedy a team sport on ‘Lady Dynamite’ / Fusion

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Maria Bamford’s comedy is a combination of storytelling and wait-for-it, perfectly aligned punchlines, all with the ability to transport viewers through a completely surreal experience. Bamford is on everyone’s mind because of the release of her new episodic sitcom, Lady Dynamite, on Netflix, created with Mitch Hurwitz (Arrested Development) and Pam Brady (South Park).

On a not-broiling-hot Thursday morning, I drove my golden station wagon over to her house in L.A. Alongside her and her husband’s three elderly dogs, Bamford talked about all the different comedic formats she’s tried, the horrors of auditioning and the questions she always wanted to ask comedian (and her friend) Kate Berlant, who recently came out with her own Netflix special, The Characters. (I wanted to include her in the conversation, but technology had other ideas.)

Read the feature interview on Fusionhttp://fusion.net/story/321457/maria-bamford-lady-dynamite-netflix/